The AIA is now accepting entries for its 2015 Technology in Architectural Practice (TAP) Innovation Awards. The 10th annual contest, overseen by the AIA TAP Knowledge Community, aims to distinguish and recognize exemplary achievement in technological innovation as applied to design, construction, and building management. Entries should demonstrate these criterion through case studies that employ data-centric methodologies, such as building information modeling (BIM).
The four submission categories are:
Category A: Stellar Architecture
Category B: Delivery Process Excellence
Category C: Academic Program/Curriculum Development
Category D: Exemplary Use in a Small Firm
The 2015 jury includes: chair Steven Wolf, AIA, lead design project manager of Target Corp., based in Minneapolis; Dr. Carrie Sturts Dossick, professor at the University of Washington; Federico Negro, director of projects at Case, Inc., in New York; Shane Burger, New York–based director of design technology at Woods Bagot; and Randall Deutsch, AIA, professor at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Entry fees range from $100 to $350. Online submissions are due by 5 p.m. EST on Dec. 8, 2014. Winners will be notified in April 2015 and honored during at the 2015 AIA National Convention in Atlanta.