Saturday, August 1, 2015

26th Annual AIA-SWO People's Choice Awards

Each year, the American Institute of Architects, Southwestern Oregon Chapter (AIA-SWO) in collaboration with the American Society of Landscape Architects, Willamette Valley Section of the Oregon (ASLA) hosts the People's Choice Awards for Architecture. As the 26th annual edition of the event, this year's People's Choice Awards program promises to be bigger and better than ever.

The intent of the People's Choice Awards is to educate and inspire our fellow citizens by showcasing architecture, interiors, landscape architecture, and planning projects created within the Southwestern Oregon Chapter area by AIA, ASLA, and AIAS members. The program illustrates to the public the role of the design professions in enhancing the built environment.

This year, AIA-SWO is exploring the use of a more effective online voting platform, which the program organizers hope will make the Awards more engaging to a wider variety of people. Voting will remain open for the month via both analog and online platforms. The show will be an excellent opportunity for local designers to showcase their best projects.

The Colleague's Choice Awards will again occur this year in an online format. AIA-SWO will count votes and recognize People’s and Colleagues’ Choice winners at an AIA-SWO Chapter meeting later in the year.

Participation Benefits
Entrants gain valuable public exposure and feedback from the community by entering the People’s Choice Awards. Your professional colleagues will also have the opportunity to vote on your entry as part of the Colleagues’ Choice Awards. AIA-SWO is in the process of securing a venue to display the entered projects throughout the month of October. AIA-SWO will post pictures and written descriptions of all the winners on the chapter website, and also seek to further publicize the Awards program through various local media outlets.

Intent to Enter: Save the Date!
Look for the Intent to Enter form in a couple of weeks. I’ll post a link to the AIA-SWO website with all the details.

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