Design Awards Program

2020 Don Erickson Presidential Award
Ullem Chapel
ASK Studio
Photo Credit: Cameron Campbell

The ALA Design Awards Program is our annual showcase of the power of design by our members.  

Participate in the 2021 Design Awards

Cost to Participate:
Members pay $150 for the first entry and $125 for each additional entry.

Learn about our Distinguished Judges for 2021:
Nicola Springer, AIA, LEED AP - Kirksey Architecture
Tomoo (Tom) Fujikawa, ALA, NCARB - Fujikawa Johnson Gobel Architects
Martin Felsen, FAIA - UrbanLab
William Schwarz, ALA - Schwarz Lewis Design Group
Gordon Klaus, ALA, NCARB - Three i Design

2021 Entry Requirements and Categories:
Entry Requirements
Categories (Not used for judging)

Not a member? Join ALA today!

2021 Design Awards Program Schedule:
Program Announcement and Registration Opens:  June 18
Intent to Participate Due:  July 23
Online Submission Opens: July 30
Submissions Due: September 24 (No Exceptions or Extensions)
Judges Begin Review Process: October 8
Group Judging Live Virtual Meeting: November 5
Awards Announcement: November 9



The 2020 ALA Virtual Design Awards Celebration was held on Thursday, January 14, 2021 from 4:00 - 5:30 PM Central.  The recording is available below for your viewing.  Enjoy!



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