Friday / October 26, 2018 / 5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Join us for the 63rd annual Designight celebration on Friday, October 26, 2018 at the Navy Pier Aon Grand Ballroom.
5:30 PM: COCKTAIL HOUR IN THE LAKEVIEW TERRACE
7:00 PM: DINNER AND AWARDS PRESENTATION
MC: Geoffrey Baer of WTTW
Suggested Dress Code: Business Formal
All tickets will be held for pick-up in the Lakeview Terrace. FAQ below.
The Design Excellence Awards honor outstanding work from Chicago architecture firms for projects throughout the world in the following categories:
- DISTINGUISHED BUILDING AWARD
- INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE AWARD
- DIVINE DETAIL AWARD
- UNBUILT FORWARD AWARD
We will also celebrate:
PETER LANDON, FAIA, RECIPIENT OF THE 2018 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
For individual tickets, click "REGISTER" below.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Will I get a ticket in the mail?
No - seating cards will be held for pick up during Designight’s cocktail hour. The cocktail hour will begin at 5:30pm in the Lakeview Terrace. Dinner and the awards presentation will begin at 7:00pm in the Aon Grand Ballroom.
Is there a dress code?
Suggested dress code is 'Business Formal'. You can see photos of last year’s sold-out crowd here and here.
Is there valet?
There is no valet or discounted parking rate available. Uber/Lyft/Taxis should travel down the north side of Navy Pier to drop off and pick up at Entrance 2. Guests arriving by car should park at Navy Pier's East Garage. Navy Pier Map.
Is there a coat check?
Yes, a complimentary coat check is available in the Lakeview Terrace.
(Photos from Designight 2017)