The American Institute of Architects San Diego

20×20 Boards due October 14 by 5:00PM
Complimentary registration given for entries in: Unbuilt, Young Architect of the Year, Patron of the Year, Outstanding Metro Tijuana, and Legacy

Design Awards Reception & Ceremony: October 27
Early Bird tickets on sale from June 20-October 4

This year’s Design Awards reception  and ceremony will be hosted at The Auditorium at The Scripps Research Institute on October 27, 2016.

We’re switching it up this year–awards first, party last!

Awards Presentation: 6:00-7:30PM
Reception: 7:30-8:30PM*
*Alcohol and food served at this time. During the ceremony, water will be available for attendees.

Group discounts available during regular pricing.

Early Bird (Ends Oct 4th!)

  • AIA Members $45
  • SMPS Members $50
  • Non-members $55

Regular (Starts Oct 5th. Online sale ends noon Oct 26th. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door.)

  • AIA Members $55
  • SMPS Members $60
  • Non-members $65
  • Group discount available: Buy 10 tickets at $50 each!


Various Sponsorship Levels available. Please contact Executive Director, Bastiaan Bouma, directly at or (619)232-0109.

 *Submission registration does not include tickets to the Design Awards event on October 27th. All entry registration, and event tickets are nonrefundable.

Registration for the Design Awards Competition has closed

View the Call For Entry and learn more about the categories.

Meet the Jury

Entry submission fees are nonrefundable. Please contact Buu Huynh at for all questions.

About the Design Awards

The AIA San Diego Annual Design Awards are the ultimate recognition of design achievement for firms and projects in the San Diego region. These awards celebrate the spirit of innovation and creativity found among the practitioners who make San Diego County their home as well as the patrons with the vision to take chances and make design achievement a reality.


Thank you to our Annual Sponsors

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