AIA Seattle confers honors and awards on individuals to recognize significant achievement, encourage leadership in design and sustainability, and shed light on leaders in our community who are making a difference through design.
Medal of Honor
The Medal of Honor, the highest award that AIA Seattle can confer on one of its own members, recognizes distinguished lifetime achievement in architecture including design, professional practice, and service to the profession, the community, education, or the arts. Medal of Honor Winners
Community Service Award
Recognizing an individual or group for achieving significant community service objects and examplifying the application of architectural skills, values and dedication to the advancement of community goals. Community Service Award Winners
Young Architect Award
A new award given to individuals licensed fewer than 10 years how have shown exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the profession in an early stage of their architectural career. A young architect may be recognized for contributions to design excellence, sustainable design, community engagement, the practice of architecture, technological innovation, or education. Young Architect Award Winners
Marga Rose Hancock Diversity Scholarship
Annual support to a minority University of Washington student demonstrating economic need. A UW faculty committee reviews applications and selects a qualifying student to receive scholarship support.
Denice Hunt K-12 Internship
Honoring the memory of Denice Johnson Hunt AIA, a K-12 activist and the first woman of African-American heritage to serve as an AIA component President, and her commitment to diversifying the design professions through youth education. Funds are held and administered by the University of Washington.
The chapter also nominates local members for national awards, including College of Fellows. For more information on national awards nomination, visit the Fellows and Honors Committee page. View a list of all Seattle-area Fellows here.
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