AIA New Hampshire is committed to excellence in architecture and looks forward to celebrating outstanding works of architecture through its annual Design Awards Program. The purpose of the program is to recognize achievements in design and to honor the project teams and the clients who work with them to create and enhance our built environment. Projects should exemplify the value of good design in creating livable communities and safe, valuable, and sustainable buildings, neighborhoods, towns, and cities.


SUBMISSION SUPPORT

It is recommended to use Chrome or Firefox browsers for submissions made through Submittable.  If you encounter technical difficulty with your awards submission, please contact: Submittable Tech Support at: (855) 467-8264, ext. 2 or support@submittable.com.  Non-technical questions about awards can be addressed to:  Bonnie Kastel, bkastel@aianh.org.


SUBMISSION DEADLINE

February 26, 2021, 5:00 PM

All submissions must be complete by this date.  Your submission will be received by AIANH after payment has been made.  If your submission fee has not been paid, AIANH will not see or have any record of your submission.  Once your submission fee is paid, your submission cannot be edited.  Prior to that point, drafts may be saved to your Submittable account and modifications made.  You may submit multiple projects to this awards program.  Each project must be submitted and paid for separately.  If you submit multiple projects, remember to select the discounted, subsequent entry fee after the first entry. 


NOTIFICATION OF AWARDS

Submitters will be notified after March 26.


ELIGIBILITY

  • This award recognizes and honors excellence in architectural design by registered, licensed architects who are members of AIANH.
  • Firms domiciled in NH may submit projects anywhere in the world.
  • Firms domiciled outside NH may only submit projects located in NH. One principal from this firm must be a member of AIANH.   If you are not currently a member, complete the AIANH Component Allied Membership form and submit it with your payment. 
  • Built projects substantially completed after January 1, 2011 are eligible.
  • Each entrant may submit any number of eligible entries with the appropriate fees for each entry.
  • Projects that have been honored in a past AIANH Design Awards program are not eligible (unless the project was submitted in the Unbuilt category and the project has since been built).
  • Projects previously submitted that have not won an award may be entered again, but may not be submitted more than two years consecutively. 
  • The submitted work must be eligible for publicity and reproduction. 



CRITERIA

Entries will be judged on their own merit regardless of project size or type. The jury evaluates entries based on how successfully projects have met their individual requirements. Entries are judged individually—not in competition with each other.

The sole judging criterion is design excellence. The jury is empowered to determine the extent to which design excellence is informed by aesthetic, technical, functional, contextual, sustainability, social or other characteristics.

The jurors’ decisions will be based solely on the materials submitted.


FEES

First project entry: $220

Additional project entries:  $185

All fees are not refundable and must be paid online via credit card at time of submission.  Submissions cannot be received and marked complete until payment is made.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

All submissions for the 2021 AIA New Hampshire Design Awards must be digital and submitted by February 26, 2021, 5:00 PM. No binders will be accepted. The decisions of the jurors will be based solely on the materials submitted. 


2021 AIA New Hampshire Design Awards Permission for Textual and Visual Works

For good and valuable consideration, the sufficiency and exchange of which is hereby acknowledged, the undersigned hereby grants to the American Institute of Architects New Hampshire (AIANH) a non-exclusive license to use the work submitted in connection with the design awards program identified above, including all text, brochures, drawings, photographs, graphics, plans, slides, books, transparencies or other copyrightable material (Work), as follows:

This license permits AIANH to use the Work, to reproduce, crop or resize it; to display it publicly; and to distribute and transmit it worldwide in all media now known or hereafter devised, including the internet, without payment of any royalty or license fee in connection with the announcement of awards, if any, and the promotion of the design awards program identified above.

The undersigned acknowledges that all copies of the work submitted in connection with an entry to the design awards program identified above shall remain the property of AIANH, but that the copyright to the Work is NOT transferred to AIANH. AIANH agrees to include in reproductions of the Work a reasonable copyright notice and credit provided that the necessary copyright and credit information were provided in the electronic submission of the entry.

By submitting this Permission Form for Textual and Visual Works, the undersigned represents that s/he has obtained all permissions that s/he believes are necessary to Grant the license granted by this Form and that the use or reproduction of the Work by AIANH as permitted by this Form shall not, to the best of his/her knowledge, information and belief, infringe or violate any other entity’s copyrights.

The undersigned hereby agrees to indemnify and hold harmless AIANH from and against all claims and damages arising out of a breach of the foregoing representations.

This award was established in 2014 in honor of Rick and Duffy Monahon as a way to recognize their extraordinary contribution to architecture and preservation in New Hampshire. The award promotes outstanding and exemplary historic preservation projects as defined by their sensitivity to an historic structure and its surrounding environment; the quality of architecture, workmanship, and materials; as well as the degree of challenge or accomplishment and the level of community support for the project.


SUBMISSION SUPPORT

It is recommended to use Chrome or Firefox browsers for submissions made through Submittable.  

If you encounter technical difficulty with your awards submission, please contact: Submittable Tech Support at: (855) 467-8264, ext. 2 or support@submittable.com.  Non-technical questions about awards can be addressed to:  Bonnie Kastel, bkastel@aianh.org.



SUBMISSION DEADLINE

February 26, 2020, 5:00 PM

All submissions must be complete by this date.  Your submission will be received by AIANH after payment has been made.  If your submission fee has not been paid, AIANH will not see or have any record of your submission.  Once your submission fee is paid, your submission cannot be edited.  Prior to that point, drafts may be saved to your Submittable account and modifications made.

You may submit multiple projects to this awards program.  Each project must be submitted and paid for separately.  If you submit multiple projects, remember to select the discounted, subsequent entry fee after the first entry.


NOTIFICATION OF AWARDS

Submitters will be notified after March 26.


ELIGIBILITY

Entrants must be members of AIA New Hampshire.  

Firms domiciled outside NH may only submit projects located in NH.      

One principal from the firm must be a member of AIANH.   If  you are not currently a member, complete the AIANH Component Allied Membership form and send it with payment to the AIANH office: bkastel@aianh.org.


The following project types are eligible:

  • Sensitive Addition/Alteration: a project that successfully integrates an addition/alteration within the architectural style of a building and complements the context and character of an historic district, neighborhood, or specific area.
  • Adaptive Reuse: a project that creatively achieved the reuse of an existing structure originally used for another purpose. The project must have undertaken at least substantial rehabilitation.
  • Appropriate New Construction: a new structure that, through its design and use of building materials, enhances the quality of the built environment. The project must have a positive impact on its immediate surroundings, including historic district, neighborhood or specific area.
  • Innovative Solutions in Preservation: Showing sensitive and creative solutions incorporating issues of sustainability, adaptive reuse and integration of accessibility improvements.


Projects must be located in New Hampshire. The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation and the Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings will be considered in evaluation for this award.   

 • A property will be used as it was historically or be given a new use that requires minimal change to its distinctive materials, features, spaces and spatial relationships. 

• The historic character of a property will be retained and preserved. The removal of distinctive materials or alteration of features, spaces and spatial relationships that characterize a property will be avoided. 

• Each property will be recognized as a physical record of its time, place and use. Changes that create a false sense of historical development, such as adding conjectural features or elements from other historic properties, will not be undertaken.

• Changes to a property that have acquired historic significance in their own right will be retained and preserved. 

• Distinctive materials, features, finishes, and construction techniques or examples of craftsmanship that characterize a property will be preserved. 

• Deteriorated historic features will be repaired rather than replaced. Where the severity of deterioration requires replacement of a distinctive feature, the new feature will match the old in design, color, texture and, where possible, materials. Replacement of missing features will be substantiated by documentary and physical evidence. 

• Chemical or physical treatments, if appropriate, will be undertaken using the gentlest means possible. Treatments that cause damage to historic materials will not be used. 

• Archeological resources will be protected and preserved in place. If such resources must be disturbed, mitigation measures will be undertaken. 

• New additions, exterior alterations, or related new construction will not destroy historic materials, features, and spatial relationships that characterize the property. The new work will be differentiated from the old and will be compatible with the historic materials, features, size, scale and proportion, and massing to protect the integrity of the property and its environment. 

• New additions and adjacent or related new construction will be undertaken in such a manner that, if removed in the future, the essential form and integrity of the historic property and its environment would be unimpaired.


CRITERIA

Entries will be judged on their own merit regardless of project size or type. The jury evaluates entries based on how successfully projects have met their individual requirements. Entries are judged individually—not in competition with each other.

The sole judging criterion is design excellence. The jury is empowered to determine the extent to which design excellence is informed by aesthetic, technical, functional, contextual, sustainability, social or other characteristics.

The jurors’ decisions will be based solely on the materials submitted.


FEES

First project entry: $220

Additional project entries:  $185

All fees are not refundable and must be paid online via credit card at time of submission.  Submissions cannot be received and marked complete until payment is made.


SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

All submissions for the 2021 AIA New Hampshire Design Awards must be digital and submitted by February  26, 2021, 5 PM. The decisions of the jurors will be based solely on the materials submitted.

2021 AIA New Hampshire Design Awards Permission for Textual and Visual Works

For good and valuable consideration, the sufficiency and exchange of which is hereby acknowledged, the undersigned hereby grants to the American Institute of Architects New Hampshire (AIANH) a non-exclusive license to use the work submitted in connection with the design awards program identified above, including all text, brochures, drawings, photographs, graphics, plans, slides, books, transparencies or other copyrightable material (Work), as follows:

This license permits AIANH to use the Work, to reproduce, crop or resize it; to display it publicly; and to distribute and transmit it worldwide in all media now known or hereafter devised, including the internet, without payment of any royalty or license fee in connection with the announcement of awards, if any, and the promotion of the design awards program identified above.

The undersigned acknowledges that all copies of the work submitted in connection with an entry to the design awards program identified above shall remain the property of AIANH, but that the copyright to the Work is NOT transferred to AIANH. AIANH agrees to include in reproductions of the Work a reasonable copyright notice and credit provided that the necessary copyright and credit information were provided in the electronic submission of the entry.

By submitting this Permission Form for Textual and Visual Works, the undersigned represents that s/he has obtained all permissions that s/he believes are necessary to Grant the license granted by this Form and that the use or reproduction of the Work by AIANH as permitted by this Form shall not, to the best of his/her knowledge, information and belief, infringe or violate any other entity’s copyrights.

The undersigned hereby agrees to indemnify and hold harmless AIANH from and against all claims and damages arising out of a breach of the foregoing representations.

AIA New Hampshire is committed to excellence in architecture and looks forward to celebrating outstanding works of architecture through its annual Design Awards Program. The purpose of the program is to recognize achievements in design by New Hampshire architects and to honor the project teams and the clients who work with them to create and enhance our built environment. Projects should exemplify the value of good design in creating livable communities and safe, valuable, and sustainable buildings, neighborhoods, towns, and cities.

This award category is intended to recognize exceptional small projects from small architectural firms.

SUBMISSION SUPPORT

It is recommended to use Chrome or Firefox browsers for submissions made through Submittable.  If you encounter technical difficulty with your awards submission, please contact: Submittable Tech Support at: (855) 467-8264, ext. 2 or support@submittable.com.  Non-technical questions about awards can be addressed to:  Bonnie Kastel, bkastel@aianh.org.



SUBMISSION DEADLINE

February 26, 2021, 5:00 PM

All submissions must be complete by this date.  Your submission will be received by AIANH after payment has been made.  If your submission fee has not been paid, AIANH will not see or have any record of your submission.  Once your submission fee is paid, your submission cannot be edited.  Prior to that point, drafts may be saved to your Submittable account and modifications made.

You may submit multiple projects to this awards program.  Each project must be submitted and paid for separately.  If you submit multiple projects, remember to select the discounted, subsequent entry fee after the first entry.

NOTIFICATION OF AWARDS

Submitters will be notified after March 26.


ELIGIBILITY

  • Firms must have no more than five practitioners, including both licensed architects and architectural interns. 
  • Firms domiciled in NH may submit projects anywhere in the world. 
  • Firms domiciled outside NH may only submit projects located in NH. One principal from this firm must be a member of AIANH. If you are not a current member, complete the AIANH Component Allied Membership form and submit it with your payment 
  • Built projects substantially completed after January 1, 2011 are eligible. 
  • Submissions may be a small project construction of any building type, an object, work of environmental art, or an architectural design element not to exceed 1,500 SF in total. 
  • New construction and renovations are equally acceptable. 
  • Each entrant may submit multiple entries. 
  • Projects that have been honored in a past AIANH Design Awards program are not eligible (unless the project was submitted in the Unbuilt category and the project has since been built). 
  • Projects previously submitted that have not won an award may be entered again but may not be submitted more than two years consecutively.
  • The submitted work must be eligible for publicity and reproduction.


CRITERIA

Entries will be judged on their own merit regardless of project size or type. The jury evaluates entries based on how successfully projects have met their individual requirements. Entries are judged individually—not in competition with each other.

The sole judging criterion is design excellence. The jury is empowered to determine the extent to which design excellence is informed by aesthetic, technical, functional, contextual, sustainability, social or other characteristics.

The jurors’ decisions will be based solely on the materials submitted.

FEES

Each project: $ 140

All fees are not refundable and must be paid online via credit card at time of submission.  Submissions cannot be received and marked complete until payment is made.


SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

All submissions for the 2021 AIA New Hampshire Design Awards must be digital and submitted by February 26, 2021, 5 PM.  The decisions of the jurors will be based solely on the materials submitted.


2021 AIA New Hampshire Design Awards Permission for Textual and Visual Works

For good and valuable consideration, the sufficiency and exchange of which is hereby acknowledged, the undersigned hereby grants to the American Institute of Architects New Hampshire (AIANH) a non-exclusive license to use the work submitted in connection with the design awards program identified above, including all text, brochures, drawings, photographs, graphics, plans, slides, books, transparencies or other copyrightable material (Work), as follows:

This license permits AIANH to use the Work, to reproduce, crop or resize it; to display it publicly; and to distribute and transmit it worldwide in all media now known or hereafter devised, including the internet, without payment of any royalty or license fee in connection with the announcement of awards, if any, and the promotion of the design awards program identified above.

The undersigned acknowledges that all copies of the work submitted in connection with an entry to the design awards program identified above shall remain the property of AIANH, but that the copyright to the Work is NOT transferred to AIANH. AIANH agrees to include in reproductions of the Work a reasonable copyright notice and credit provided that the necessary copyright and credit information were provided in the electronic submission of the entry.

By submitting this Permission Form for Textual and Visual Works, the undersigned represents that s/he has obtained all permissions that s/he believes are necessary to Grant the license granted by this Form and that the use or reproduction of the Work by AIANH as permitted by this Form shall not, to the best of his/her knowledge, information and belief, infringe or violate any other entity’s copyrights.

The undersigned hereby agrees to indemnify and hold harmless AIANH from and against all claims and damages arising out of a breach of the foregoing representations.

 

AIA New Hampshire is committed to excellence in architecture and looks forward to celebrating outstanding works of architecture through its annual Design Awards Program. The purpose of the program is to recognize achievements in design by New Hampshire architects and to honor the project teams and the clients who work with them to create and enhance our built environment. Projects should exemplify the value of good design in creating livable communities and safe, valuable, and sustainable buildings, neighborhoods, towns, and cities.

This award recognizes unbuilt architectural designs of any project type, including purely theoretical projects.


SUBMISSION SUPPORT

It is recommended to use Chrome or Firefox browsers for submissions made through Submittable.  

If you encounter technical difficulty with your awards submission, please contact: Submittable Tech Support at: (855) 467-8264, ext. 2 or support@submittable.com.  Non-technical questions about awards can be addressed to:  Bonnie Kastel, bkastel@aianh.org.


SUBMISSION DEADLINE

February 26, 2021, 11:59 PM

All submissions must be complete by this date.  Your submission will be received by AIANH after payment has been made.  If your submission fee has not been paid, AIANH will not see or have any record of your submission.  Once your submission fee is paid, your submission cannot be edited.  Prior to that point, drafts may be saved to your Submittable account and modifications made.

You may submit multiple projects to this awards program.  Each project must be submitted and paid for separately.  If you submit multiple projects, remember to select the discounted, subsequent entry fee after the first entry.


NOTIFICATION OF AWARDS

Submitters will be notified after March 26.


ELIGIBILITY

  • Architects who submit must be members of AIA New Hampshire.
  • Architects domiciled outside NH may only submit projects that are intended to be built in NH. One principal from this firm must be a member of AIANH.   If you are not currently a member, complete the AIANH Component Allied Membership form and submit it with your payment. 
  • Emerging professionals do not need to be members but must be working in a New Hampshire firm. 
  • Students do not need to be members, but must be either from New Hampshire or attending school in New Hampshire. 
  • Submitters may work in teams of up to three people.
  • Unbuilt architectural designs of any project type are eligible including purely theoretical projects and unbuilt, client-sponsored projects (buildings, interiors, transportation infrastructure, monuments, etc. – all project types). Projects under construction or otherwise apparently assured of construction are not eligible. 

There are no restrictions on the presumed or imagined location of projects. The intent is to invite unbuilt work by practicing design professionals, design educators, and design students.

CRITERIA

Entries will be judged on their own merit regardless of project size or type. The jury evaluates entries based on how successfully projects have met their individual requirements. Entries are judged individually—not in competition with each other.

The sole judging criterion is design excellence. The jury is empowered to determine the extent to which design excellence is informed by aesthetic, technical, functional, contextual, sustainability, social or other characteristics.

The jurors’ decisions will be based solely on the materials submitted.


FEES

AIANH Architect First project entry: $140

AIANH Architect Additional project entries:  $100

Emerging Professionals and Students First project entries:  $20

Emerging Professionals and Students Additional project entries:  $60


All fees are not refundable and must be paid online via credit card at time of submission.  Submissions cannot be received and marked complete until payment is made.


SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

All submissions for the 2021 AIA New Hampshire Design Awards must be digital and submitted by February 26, 2021, 5 PM. The decisions of the jurors will be based solely on the materials submitted.


2021 AIA New Hampshire Design Awards Permission for Textual and Visual Works

For good and valuable consideration, the sufficiency and exchange of which is hereby acknowledged, the undersigned hereby grants to the American Institute of Architects New Hampshire (AIANH) a non-exclusive license to use the work submitted in connection with the design awards program identified above, including all text, brochures, drawings, photographs, graphics, plans, slides, books, transparencies or other copyrightable material (Work), as follows:

This license permits AIANH to use the Work, to reproduce, crop or resize it; to display it publicly; and to distribute and transmit it worldwide in all media now known or hereafter devised, including the internet, without payment of any royalty or license fee in connection with the announcement of awards, if any, and the promotion of the design awards program identified above.

The undersigned acknowledges that all copies of the work submitted in connection with an entry to the design awards program identified above shall remain the property of AIANH, but that the copyright to the Work is NOT transferred to AIANH. AIANH agrees to include in reproductions of the Work a reasonable copyright notice and credit provided that the necessary copyright and credit information were provided in the electronic submission of the entry.

By submitting this Permission Form for Textual and Visual Works, the undersigned represents that s/he has obtained all permissions that s/he believes are necessary to Grant the license granted by this Form and that the use or reproduction of the Work by AIANH as permitted by this Form shall not, to the best of his/her knowledge, information and belief, infringe or violate any other entity’s copyrights.

The undersigned hereby agrees to indemnify and hold harmless AIANH from and against all claims and damages arising out of a breach of the foregoing representations.

DUE DATE

Friday, April 30, 2021, 12PM Submissions due

AIANH will only see your submission after you submit it.  Until that time, it is in draft mode and is accessible only to you.


COMPETITION MATERIALS

All materials related to this competition are available on the AIANH website, including the project description, site plans and submission requirements.  

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