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The AIA Connecticut Women in Architecture Award honors Connecticut registered and practicing female architects who demonstrate design excellence, promote equitable practice, and are affecting change in the profession.


  • Provide a submission that describes how the nominee meets the criteria listed below:
    • Design Excellence - A body of work that conveys contributions to the design community and built environment through the design of built or unbuilt work, writing, teaching, or publication.
    • Exhibits a collaborative and participatory approach to working with others.
    • Promote Equitable Practice - Demonstrated intent and ability to promote equitable practice through their work and values.
    • Promotes sustainable practices – demonstrated by their body of work
    • Affect Change - Exhibits a forward-thinking and progressive approach with a goal to create positive change in the profession, built environment, or wider community.
    • Must be a member of AIA Connecticut

Submission Requirements 

  • Submissions are to be composed as a single multi-page PDF document.  
    • Description of the nominee
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • 100-word bio of nominee
    • 100-250 words that describe how the nominee meets the three awards criteria
  •  Headshot 
  • Supporting material for 5 relevant projects, articles, or publications.
    • 100-250-word description of the project, including description of applicant’s role
    • List of project collaborators
    • If a project, 5 images of each project as a high-resolution jpeg
    • If an article or publication, pdf
  • Description of action toward a Sustainable Practice
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Contact information for support material, such as a marketing department or nominee’s address, phone number, and email address.
  • If the nominee is recognized with an award, individual high-res project photographs in JPEG format will be required from the submitter.

Registration Opens: September 7, 2021
Registration Deadline: September 21, 2021
Submission Deadline: October 18, 2021


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