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8 Tips for Improving the Odds of Winning a Design Award

Posted by Michael Quesenbury, CSI, CDT, LEEP AP on Nov 29, 2018 2:30:00 PM

I had a very unique opportunity this Fall.  I was asked to help facilitate the AIA Chicago’s jury review of the Redwood Empire’s AIA 2018 Design Awards as one of their Board Members.  A quick Expedia booking, a 12P P.M. red-eye to Chicago, a Blue Train to the Chicago AIA Headquarters, a 6-hour deliberation followed by the Blue Train and 12 P.M. return flight to San Francisco, I had an interesting 24-hour insight to the review of what happens in AIA Design Awards review process.  The following are some of the take-aways for helping submitting firms understand the thinking of a jury.

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Topics: AIA Redwood Empire, design awards

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