AIA East Bay recognizes the outstanding achievements in architecture and design. This prestigious competition is designed to recognize the contributions of teams of architects, contractors, and developers in creating and implementing outstanding building projects in the East Bay. 

This honor is given to architects and firms for projects that demonstrate exemplary design skill of formal, functional and technical requirements, including ecological and environmental sustainability, social responsibility, and a strong sense of place.


  • AIA East Bay members can submit any project from any location 
  • Nonmembers can submit projects in our East Bay Chapter area which includes Alameda, Contra Costa, Solano and Napa Counties.
  • Project must be completed within the last three calendar years (Jan 1, 2018 – Dec 31, 2021)
  • Download Submission Guidelines here

The deadline to submit has been extended to October 22nd!

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Meet Your Judges

Janet Tam, FAIA, LEEP AP | Principal, Noll & Tam Architects
Gunnar Hubbard, FAIA, LEED Fellow | Principal & Sustainability Practice Leader, Thornton Tomasetti
Pierluigi Serraino, AIA | Founder, Pierluigi Serraino Architects & Author
Kirsten Sidell, AIA, LEED AP | Founding Principal, Sidell Pakravan Architects
Fernanda Canales | Founder, Fernanda Canales Arquitectura
David Burton, AIA | Executive Director of Architecture, KTGY

Important dates:

Call for Submissions: Monday, September 6th, 2021
Submissions due: Friday, October 22nd, 2021 (up until 11:59 pm)
Ticket sales begin: Monday, Oct 18, 2021
Finalists announced: Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021

Day of event: Thursday, November 11, 2021

Committee Chair:

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