In 2016, the jury awarded 11 projects out of 28 submissions.

Honor Award: VMDO - Arlington Discovery Elementary School

Merit Award: Thrive Architecture - Center of Hope Haiti

Merit Award: VMDO - Tidewater Community College Chesapeake Campus Student Center

Merit Award: VMDO - Western Albemarle High School's Environmental Studies Academy

Merit Award: Alloy Workshop - Rose Hill Drive Studio

Merit Award: Cunningham | Quill Architects - Strategic Investment Area Plan for Charlottesville

Honorable Mention: STANTEC - The Lab School of Washington, D.C.

Honorable Mention: VMDO - VCU Basketball Development Center

Honorable Mention: Thrive Architecture - CATEC IT Academy

Student Awards: Andrew SheaHonor Award, for Intermodal Housing Network & Ariel ChelseaHonorable Mention, for Heads + Tails Public Space.

The honors program recognizes the best efforts of Virginians who, by profession or avocation, have made creating, preserving, and enhancing Virginia’s communities an important life commitment.

Nominations must be submitted electronically. Nominations should be submitted as one PDF document up to 20 pages (not including letters of support) and no larger than 30 MB.

Eligibility criteria and submission requirements vary by award. Click on the awards listed below for additional details and to review past recipients.

Nominations for all AIA Virginia honors may be made by individual members, by chapter honors committees, by Society committees, or by the Board of Directors itself. Current AIA Virginia Board members and Honors Committee members are not eligible for any award. No member of the Honors Committee may be used as a reference or advisor or be solicited by the candidate or the candidate’s advisor.  See the 2015 Honors Committee members.