Call For Nominations
It’s important to the AIA Orlando Board of Directors and Design Awards Committee to recognize outstanding contributions in the architectural community.
To nominate an individual or company in the industry:
1. Please fill out the Chapter Service Recognition Nomination Form below.
2. Individuals and firms nominated must submit their complete application electronically in a PDF format and email it to email@example.com. Nominations for Chapter Service Recognition Awards should include a clear description of how the individual being nominated meets the spirit of the requirements for being honored in the categories listed below. Specific examples of how the individual meets the criteria should be included.
3. Recipients will be recognized at the 2020 Design Awards Gala.
4. SERVICE AWARDS DEADLINE EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 1st
Chapter Service Recognition Nomination Form
MEDAL OF HONOR
The Medal of Honor shall be awarded to a distinguished AIA Orlando Member who has demonstrated extraordinary service to AIA Orlando, the Central Florida Community or the profession of Architecture. While this honor is not intended to be a life time achievement award, it should represent and credit a series substantial achievements throughout ones career that distinguishes the Member in the eyes of his or her peers related to design, practice, education, research, literature, leadership in the profession or public service. This award will be the highest honor the Chapter can bestow on a Member. The recipient of the Medal of Honor must be or have been, in the case of retirement or death, a member in good standing of the AIA for a period of ten years. A nomination must be made by at least five AIA Orlando Members (Associate members are not eligible to be nominees). Nominations shall include a detailed biography and history of achievement with examples of the individual’s achievements (not to exceed 15 pages). Nominees shall be AIA members in good standing for at least ten years. Winner is selected by the previous Medal of Honor recipients.
NILS M. SCHWEIZER AWARD
This prestigious award is given to recognize an architect whose leadership in community activities and service has been a direct benefit to the profession or community. Winner is selected by the Executive Committee of the AIA Orlando Board.
AWARD OF MERIT
This award was developed to give recognition to an individual citizen, public official, or member of an allied profession, who is not an architect, who has advanced the cause of good design and planning and/or has enhanced the public awareness of the value of architects and architecture to society. Winner is selected by the Executive Committee of the AIA Orlando Board.
This award recognizes an individual that, as an AIA Orlando International Associate Member, has followed the path of pursuing an architectural degree and licensure from another country and currently contributes to the individual or corporate practice of architecture in the AIA Orlando coverage area. This award is open to all AIA Orlando membership levels. Winner is selected by the Executive Committee of the AIA Orlando Board.
FIRM OF THE YEAR AWARD
This award recognizes outstanding achievement in design, community services, education, and service to the profession and the AIA by an architectural firm. Projects, accomplishments and service submitted must reflect a period of at least 10 years. Winner is selected by the Executive Committee of the AIA Orlando Board.
THEMED ENTERTAINMENT-TEAM OF THE YEAR AWARD
This award recognizes the unique design collaboration that occurs on Themed Entertainment Projects, by awarding all partners of a design team that have executed a built, outstanding Themed Entertainment Project. Projects submitted should have been built within the past five years and can be located anywhere in the world. Winner is selected by the Executive Committee of the AIA Orlando Board.
CONTRACTOR OF THE YEAR AWARD
This award is given to a company or firm in the State of Florida who has exemplified a sincere and genuine interest in encouraging and affecting outstanding craftsmanship and workmanship. The award is given to a company or firm in Central Florida who has exemplified a sincere and genuine interest in encouraging and affecting outstanding craftsmanship and workmanship on local projects, and has made a significant impact to Central Florida by its active involvement and leadership within the community. Winner is selected by the Executive Committee of the AIA Orlando Board.
CONSULTANT OF THE YEAR AWARD
This award is given to recognize an individual or company in the state of Florida who, in acting as Consultant to an AIA member, demonstrates consistent dedication to superior standards of design, across a range of projects, and under varying conditions based on exceptional performance in the critical Customer Service areas of Client Focus, Teamwork, Communication, Project Management, Critical Thinking, and Specialist Knowledge. Winner is selected by the Executive Committee of the AIA Orlando Board.
FRED H. PRYOR YOUNG ARCHITECT ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
This award is given to honor and recognize a young licensed architect who consistently demonstrates excellence and exceptional promise. Some criteria include a maximum of ten years out of school (with either a bachelor or masters degree), strong leadership qualities, and community involvement. Winner is selected by the Fellows.
Entries are to be made by active members of AIA Orlando in accordance with specific instructions for each award.
Medal of Honor
Nils M. Schweizer
Award of Merit