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AIA Columbia Design Awards are now open! Click here to enter!

The AIA South Carolina Chapter & Section Design Awards programs are designed to encourage and recognize distinguished architectural achievement; to honor the architectural team, their clients and consultants who work together to improve the built environment; to demonstrate the breadth of services architects provide; and to raise public awareness of the Architect’s role in shaping the quality of life through design excellence.


In an effort to streamline the submission process for our members and to encourage participation in design excellence awards throughout the state, AIA South Carolina and its sections have collaborated to produce one standardized format and online submission process for our members. Entrants will now prepare a project submission one time only and be able to use that submission for both local and state Design Awards Programs.


Design entries must be prepared and formatted per each program's Submission Instructions to process through the portal. To enter an Awards Program of a local Section, click on the tab with the Section name in the Navigation Tool Bar above. You will automatically establish an account when you create an application to submit your first project by clicking on the designated link on the chapter's awards landing page. You may save your work and return to the submission site as often as needed as long as you complete and submit all parts of the project submission by the due date for the respective chapter awards program. Once an application is completed for a particular project, that entire project submission may then be copied for submission to another component awards program without any key re-entry or re-uploads. Example: You submit a project to the AIA Columbia section awards program. If you then wish to submit that same project to the state chapter's awards program, you would return to the submission portal, log into your account, select your previously submitted project, copy it, pay for it, and proceed with submitting it to the state chapter awards program.


Please contact Adrienne Montare, AIA, AIASC Executive Director at adrienne@aiasc.org or 803-252-6050.