Monday, September 12, 6:00PM

Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park

Join us for the premier architectural celebration of the year, DESIGNIGHT.

Pull up a chair or bring a blanket and celebrate with us at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park as we celebrate the global design achievements of AIA Chicago members and their projects of all sizes through the Design Excellence Awards, administered during the evening.

Hosted by Peter Sagal, host of NPR’s Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!, this event will be informational and comedic for all.

Come join us and learn about the newest pieces of architecture in your community and around the world.


This year's DESIGNIGHT will be special in a number of ways:

  • The 2022 Design Excellence Awards will recognize projects of all sizes, XS to XL, in one awards ceremony.
  • DESIGNIGHT will be a public awards event where all are welcome: the entire firm, consultants, partners, clients, friends, and family.
  • It's a week of architectural celebrations! The Chicago Architecture Center (CAC) will also be hosting their Annual Gala on Wednesday, September 14. Sponsors that have committed to both AIA Chicago’s DESIGNIGHT and the CAC Gala will be recognized as Champion Sponsors at both events, including pre- and post-event communications. Sponsors must give at the $5,000 level or above to both organizations.

Pritzker Pavilion Event Entrances

Please head to entrances A, B, E, or G (Garage) for access to the Jay Pritzker Pavilion. THERE IS NO PAVILION ACCESS FROM MICHIGAN AVENUE. 

Gates open at 4:30pm. Arrive early to avoid lines.

Thank you to our Current Sponsors