10UP Competition

The AIA Atlanta Honor Awards are an annual program recognizing individuals and firms demonstrating exemplary leadership and service to AIA Atlanta, the community, and the profession.

Nominations are evaluated by a committee, with winners to be announced during Build Something Great on Thursday, November 18.

Below, review the Honor Awards categories to determine eligibility and nominate yourself, your firm, or a deserving peer.


Silver Medal Award – Firm of the Year

The Silver Medal Award is the highest honor bestowed by AIA Atlanta upon an architecture firm for its general excellence, open to any firm within AIA Atlanta’s jurisdiction. The award honors a firm, single practitioner up to a large entity, that has sustained outstanding performance as evidenced by a consistently high level of design quality and demonstrated community, political or AIA leadership in the interests of the profession.

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Dorothy Spence Citizen Architect Award

The Dorothy Spence Citizen Architect Award recognizes an AIA member who engages in their community with a design mentality, seeing their community the same way an architect sees a project: “it is all connected.” They break down silos, see how various community problems are interconnected, and determine how a community leader can find a leverage point for solutions. This award recognizes contributions made outside of volunteer roles within AIA.

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John A. Busby Jr. Award – Exceptional Young Architect

The John A. Busby Jr. Award is given to a young chapter member who has been an active member for two consecutive years and has been in the profession of architecture for 10 years or less.

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James G. Fausett Service to the Profession Award

The AIA Atlanta Award for Service honors a firm, group, or individual for outstanding service to the chapter, Institute, or profession at large.

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Key dates

Submissions open
September 22, 2021

Submissions close
October 8, 2021

EXTENDED to October 11, 2021

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Past Winners by Year

2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015

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