It’s a life necessity, a sanctuary for the human spirit, and many people’s first and most personal encounter with architecture: the house. By recognizing the best in home design, AIA Housing Awards show the world how beauty, safety, sustainability, and comfort can come together.
Applications are due November 17, before 5pm ET.
- Architects licensed in the US or any owner of a structure or project.
- On team projects, the architect submitting the entry doesn’t have to be the head of the team.
- All team, group, or firm projects must credit all who substantially contributed in any capacity (for example, landscape architects and construction firms).
- New construction, renovations, and restorations are eligible.
- Projects must have been completed after January 1, 2015.
The AIA Housing Awards offer opportunities in four categories:
- Category one: One- and Two-Family Custom Residences
- Category two: One- and Two-Family Production Homes
- Category three: Multifamily Housing
- Category four: Specialized Housing
All projects must demonstrate design excellence. The jury evaluates entries based on how successfully projects have met their individual requirements. The jury also evaluates entries’ sustainability, affordability, social impact, innovation, durability, how the projects address the natural and built contexts, and how they meet specific client needs.
Entries are judged individually—not in competition with each other.
Entry fee: $375 for members and $750 for non-members (with the exception of category 2 where the fee will be waived again this year)
Please View the 2021 Housing Award Sample Application.
The submission site will open on August 27, 2020, all applications must be completed through the submission site. Visit the submission site for full submission details prior to the deadline. After logging in, you may view the entire submission site, and save your submission as you work to complete it. You will not be asked to pay until your submission is complete.
If you are interested is reviewing previously successful submissions please contact our archivist.
Bridge House, Joeb Moore & Partners
Marlboro Music: Five Cottages, HGA Architects and Engineers
Old Briar, Applied Research
Studhorse, Olson Kundig Architects
The North Parker – mixed use, affordable housing, Jonathan Segal, FAIA
Bayview Hill Gardens, David Baker Architects
Broadway Affordable Housing, Kevin Daly Architects
160 Massachusetts Avenue Tower, William Rawn Associates, Architects Inc.
John C Anderson Apartments, WRT LLC
La Casa Permanent Supportive Housing, Studio Twenty Seven Architecture | Leo A. Daly JV
Informal House, Koning Eizenberg Architecture Inc.
Kicking Horse Residence, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
Park Passive, NK Architects
Sol Duc Cabin, Olson Kundig Architects
Topo House, Johnsen Schmaling Architects
1221 Broadway, Lake|Flato Architects
Cherokee Studios, Brooks + Scarpa
Merritt Crossing Senior Apartments, Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects
28th Street Apartments, Koning Eizenberg Architecture Inc.
Sweetwater Spectrum Community, Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects
Eagle Ridge, Gary Gladwish Architecture
Halls Ridge Knoll Guest House, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
House in the Mountains, GLUCK+
Lake View Residence, Alterstudio Architecture LLP
Via Verde – The Green Way, Dattner Architects and Grimshaw Architects
West Campus Housing – Phase I, Mahlum Architects