“Inventing is a combination of brains and materials. The more brains you use, the less material you need.”
call for entries
The vision of this year’s honor awards – improv \ improve – celebrates the agility, inventiveness and foresight we bring to our work in this era of change. Today we transcend professional boundaries to improve design and solve urgent problems.
IMPROV: Design for change requires us to quickly react to new constraints with creative and delightful solutions – improv! We roll up our sleeves and work together often breaking new ground seeking smart, responsible design solutions.
IMPROVE: Improve is the mindset for transforming ourselves and bettering our surroundings, above and beyond the scope of each project.
We invite you to submit your most creative solutions and resourceful projects to celebrate design excellence in these exciting and challenging times. It is time for small projects with big impacts and big projects with small footprints. Some projects are built, others are on paper, but all awaiting their chance to tell their story, spark conversation and inspire action by example. This year’s engaging jury and compelling moderator will lead a vivid and provocative conversation about the elegance and sustainability of our region’s architectural work.
Chairs, AIA Seattle 2009 Honor Awards
Don Miles, FAIA
Shannon Nichol, ASLA, RPA
ENVISIONED: Recognizes explorations, concepts, and potential with the field of architecture.
REALIZED: Recognizes built work and the challenges inherent in realizing an architectural idea.
* September 21, 2009: Early Registration deadline
* October 6, 2009: Submittal deadline
* November 9: Awards presentation at Benaroya Hall, Seattle