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Professional Excellence Awards - Call for Entries
You are invited to participate in the annual Professional Excellence Awards program of AIA Chicago. The awards will be presented at the chapter's Annual Meeting and Holiday Party in December.
The Firm Award was established in 1991 to recognize outstanding achievements by a firm, excellence in the body of work produced by a firm over a period of time, and the ongoing contributions of the firm to the advancement of the architectural profession. Firms must be a member of AIA Chicago. Successor firms may be considered, as long as the collective body of work presented is that of a majority of the remaining principals. The entire history of the firm will be examined, but particular attention will be given to the work and achievements of the past. Entries will be judged by a jury from another AIA chapter.
Dubin Family Young Architect Award
The purpose of this award, which was established in 1983, is to recognize excellence in ability and exceptional contributions by Chicago area architects between the ages of twenty-five and thirty-nine. In 2003, the Young Architect Award was renamed the Dubin Family Young Architect Award. Thanks to the generosity of M. David Dubin, FAIA, this award has been endowed with a cash prize in recognition of Mr. Dubin's half-century of membership in the AIA which is administered by the AIA Chicago Foundation. Entries will be judged by a jury of local architects. Entries will be judged by a jury of local architects.
Martin Roche Travel Scholarship
Established in 1926, the AIA Chicago Foundation Martin Roche Travel Scholarship provides a Chicago architecture student with a $5000 grant to complete a self-designed overseas independent study of a relevant architectural subject. Architecture students enrolled at IIT, UIC, and SAIC are eligible to apply. The successful applicant's proposed independent study will include the production of a finished work product, in the form of a report, article, presentation, film, or other communications medium. Past awards have been granted to students who studied topics ranging from the transformation of brownfield sites in Germany; the relationship between design and crime in Medellin, South America; and modernist religious architecture in Italy.
The recipient of the Martin Roche Travel Scholarship is selected by the AIA Chicago board of directors. Selection is based on individual merit as evidenced by strength and relevance of independent study plan, faculty recommendation, academic background, personal and professional achievement, and general indication of future promise in the profession. The AIA Chicago Foundation reserves the right to interview any applicants before making a final decision, divide the scholarship if multiple applicants are selected, or to not make an award.
Please note the award is intended for self-designed independent study itineraries and is not to be used for credit-earning activities sponsored by educational institutions or other organizations. Independent study proposals for activities that earn academic credit are not eligible for consideration and will not be reviewed by the selection committee.
Submissions for the Martin Roche Travel Scholarship are accepted from February 13, 2013 to April 12, 2013.
Award: $5,000 to be used toward studying architecture abroad