2020 AIA Illinois Honor Awards
WINNERS ANNOUNCED

A Celebration of Better Illinois Communities by Design

The AIA Illinois Honor Awards recognize people and projects epitomizing the contributions of the architecture profession, the transformative power of design, and the dedication of individuals to service and excellence. All award winners have positively impacted citizens throughout the state of Illinois by helping create communities in which people are drawn to live and work, and to live healthier and happier. 

DESIGN AWARDS

SULLIVAN AWARD - University of Chicago Keller Center

The top award chosen from all award submissions

THE PRESIDENT'S AWARD – Chicago Architecture Biennial - Student Design Competitions

Chosen each year by the current AIA Illinois President

 

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT AWARD – Carter Woodson Regional Chicago Public Library Restoration

For the greatest impact made by new design or renovation of one individual building

 

DANIEL BURNHAM AWARD- Chicago Park District, South Lakefront Framework Plan

 Master planning or implementation of a master plan

 

CROMBIE TAYLOR AWARD PRESERVATION-Chicago Union Hall Station Restoration 

For preservation and restoration

 

MIES VAN DER ROHE AWARD- 95th / Dan Ryan CTA Station

For innovation in overall concept design or detail

 

 

MEMBER SERVICE AWARDS

ALAN MADISON AWARD -  Maya Bird-Murphy, AIA

For Illinois minority architects or architectural interns who demonstrate leadership and who promote diversity within the profession

 

NATHAN CLIFFORD RICKER AWARD – Curtis J. Sartor, Jr. AIA

For Illinois architecture educators

 

RICHARD NICKEL AWARD- David Doig

For (non-architect) citizens who lift up architecture and the profession

 

R. BUCKMINSTER FULLER AWARD FOR SOCIAL GOOD - Dave Gerald Broz, AIA

For Illinois architects involved in humanitarian, social impact or community endeavors

AWARD CATEGORIES
DESIGN AWARDS
THE PRESIDENT'S AWARD

Chosen each year by the current AIA Illinois President

LOUIS SULLIVAN AWARD

Submissions Are Not Accepted for this award, the highest state honor, a transformational project

selected from all other categories

A winner will be chosen by the jury from all design submissions

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT AWARD

For the greatest impact made by new design or renovation of one individual building

DANIEL BURNHAM AWARD

 Master planning or implementation of a master plan

CROMBIE TAYLOR AWARD PRESERVATION

For preservation and restoration

MIES VAN DER ROHE AWARD

For innovation in overall concept design or detail

MEMBER SERVICE AWARDS
GOLD MEDAL AWARD

The highest honor for outstanding lifetime service by an AIA member

ALAN MADISON AWARD

For Illinois minority architects or architectural interns who demonstrate leadership and who promote diversity within the profession

CHARLES W. NOTHNAGEL AWARD

 For Illinois architects involved in public service

JOHN WELLBORN ROOT AWARD

For Illinois emerging professional architects licensed under 10 years

NATHAN CLIFFORD RICKER AWARD

 For Illinois architecture educators

RICHARD NICKEL AWARD

For (non-architect) citizens who lift up architecture and the profession

R. BUCKMINSTER FULLER AWARD FOR SOCIAL GOOD

For Illinois architects involved in humanitarian, social impact or community endeavors

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