AIA Northern Virginia
Virginia by Design Awards Deadline Extended to January 31
Posted Wednesday, January 8

The Virginia by Design Awards recognize the best efforts of designers or visionaries who have made creating, preserving, and enhancing design in Virginia a notable endeavor. They tell stories about The Commonwealth and its people, and elevate the power of design for the public good. The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design intends to acknowledge excellence in design, visionary thinking, and patronage that influence social change in our communities throughout Virginia.

Nominations are accepted for four awards:

Design Achievement Award is given to a corporation or institution for utilizing design as a strategic tool in their mission and consistently exhibiting ingenuity and insight in relating design to quality of life.

Emerging Designer Award honors a designer, not yet licensed or professionally certified, who demonstrates an exemplary level of excellence in design execution and a dedication to advancing the discipline.

Prize for Public Interest Design is given to a creative project that has transformed its surroundings, whether a setting, neighborhood or community. It is for an individual or entity responsible for shepherding the project within Virginia.

Vision in Design Honor recognizes a visionary thinker such as an educator, author, critic, curator, preservationist or designer who has had a profound impact or influence on design education, theory, practice or public awareness. The recipient may live in Virginia or have executed significant work in Virginia.

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