Allied Members are not Architects, but are professionals in related fields, who collaborate with and support Architects in the creation of the built environment.

Design Awards + Winn Park Emerging Professionals Design Competition


The AIA Central Valley Design Awards Program recognizes excellence in the categories of architecture, interior architecture, reconstruction / renovation with opportunities for special recognition for sustainable design (COTE) and custom residential projects (CRAN).

The program demonstrates to the public the value of good design, and celebrates the work of AIA Central Valley architects.

This year we are excited to add a new competition specifically for Emerging Professionals! The Chapter has partnered with the Midtown Association and the City of Sacramento on a design competition to activate Winn Park and the abandoned fire alarm building in its center. Grand prize is $2,500 cash!

For more information on this new competition, including eligibility, click here.



Projects entered:

  • must be designed by AIA Central Valley members in good standing, or member firms paying supplemental dues
  • must be completed or designed after January 1, 2007
  • must not have previously received an AIA Central Valley Design Award (exception: projects receiving a prior award in the unbuilt category may submit again in the built category)
  • may be located anywhere in the world

Registration Opened: April 18
Registration Ends: June 30
Submission Deadline: June 30
Exhibition Board Due: September 7
Awards Presentation: September 23

$300 – Design Award Entry
$60 – Divine Detail
No fee – Regional Recognition

Entry fees are non-refundable.

Click here for the Design Awards entry requirements.
To enter the Design Awards, click here.
Click here for the NEW Emerging Professionals / Winn Park Competition requirements.
To enter the EP Winn Park Competition, click here.

Special thanks to Corporate Design Group / Lasertech Floorplans.


Experience Architecture 2017

Experience Architecture is an annual public-outreach event that is developed and led by AIA architects and associate members in collaboration with our Allied members, Sustaining Partners and community organizations.

The event is designed to facilitate greater transparency with the public in how architects create our built environment and how it impacts their daily lives; to create an ongoing dialogue to inform a distinct, regional, architectural identity; and to highlight existing relationships between the region and its architecture.

The 2017 event will take place Wednesday, September 20th to Sunday, September 24th. In addition to a fantastic line-up of events, we are celebrating our 75th year as a Chapter this year with a big celebration at Lincoln Plaza Saturday, September 23rd.

Stay tuned for details on events and sponsorship opportunities!

Please visit Experience Architecture Week page on FaceBook:

Click HERE to see last’s years Experience Architecture Event Guide.