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Thursday, June 4, 2020

2020 Design Awards Declaration of Intent

Start Date: 6/4/2020 1:00 PM CDT
End Date: 8/26/2020 11:59 PM CDT

Venue Name: Association of Licensed Architects

One East Northwest Hwy
Suite 200
Palatine, IL  United States  60067

Organization Name: Association of Licensed Architects

Lisa Brooks
Email: awards@alatoday.org
Phone: 847-382-0630

Enter the 2020 ALA Design Awards Program. Showcase your Talent - Give your Projects the Professional Recognition they Deserve. 

The ALA Design Awards Program is our annual showcase of the power of design by our members. Winners are highlighted in the Winter issue of "Licensed Architect" magazine, press releases and on social media.

Projects of all sizes and architectural elements are encouraged to enter. 
You may re-submit previous projects that have not won an ALA award. Judging is overall, not by category.

NEW in 2020... Online Submission of Projects

ALA will be using Award Force, a secure, online registration and review software platform. All entries will be completed online. You will recieve a set-up link in your email confirmation. You can register your account and password when ready to start your entry information. You may return to your submission/s once you register your account.

Due to uncertainties related to the COVID-19 situation, ALA will not hold a Design Awards Celebration Dinner.  Instead a recorded video or slideshow will be available for viewing.  Certificates will be mailed to each award winning firm in early November.  ALA will publish the awards in the Winter Issue of Licensed Architect magazine, on the website ALAtoday.org and through press and social media.

The ALA Design Awards is open to current 2020 members.  Not a member?  You can learn more about ALA and join , then login and proceed to register. 

Submit Your Declaration of Intent by July 8th
To submit your Declaration of Intent, click on the Member Registration button above right.  If you have forgotten your login information, simply click forgot and enter your email on file.  The system will send an email with your user name and a temporary password.

Deadlines for 2020:
Declaration of Intent: July 8, 2020
Submissions Due: September 4, 2020 (No Exceptions or Extensions)
Judges Begin Review Process: September 18, 2020
Group Judging Live Virtual Meeting: October 16, 2020
Awards Announcement: October 20, 2020
Certificates Mailed: Early November

Members: $150 for the first entry, $125 each additional entry

Review Entry Requirements:
Entry Requirements
Categories - (Not used for judging)

Meet our Judges: 

Karl Griffith, ALA - BCA Architects & Engineers, PC
Mike Groth, ALA, AIA, NCARB - Groth Design Group
Mark Hansen, ALA, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP - Mohagen Hansen
     Architectural Group

Dwayne MacEwen, AIA, NCARB - DMAC Architecture
Belinda O'Kelly, ALA, AIA, LEED AP - O'Kelly Kasprak LLC


Online Registration

Registration is Closed
Closed: 8/26/2020 1:00 AM

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