2014 AIA Columbus Architecture Awards

 2014 Save the Date

2014 AIA Columbus Architecture Awards 

Save the date for Thursday, November 13, 2014 for the architecture awards ceremony at Strongwater Food and Spirits! 

When: November 13, 2014

Time: Reception 5:30 PM   l   Program 7:00 PM

Where: Strongwater Food and Spirits
         401 West Town St. Columbus, OH 43215

Ticket Price: Associate AIA - $15 
                     AIA Member - $25
                     Non-AIA Member - $40
                     Table Price (10 people) - $225

Worth 1 Learning Unit!


 To see this year's submissions, click here.


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Join us Friday, November 14th, from noon to 1:00 p.m. at The Center to hear a presentation by this year's head juror, Michael Wilkinson! More Information.


About the AIA Columbus Architecture Awards

The AIA Columbus Chapter's Annual Architecture Awards Program recognizes excellence in architectural design by Columbus architects and those within the boundaries of the AIA Columbus Chapter. The program's purpose is the recognize the achievements for a broad range of architectural activity in order to elevate the general quality of architectural practice, establish a standard of excellence against which all architects can measure performance, inform the public of the breadth and value of architectural practice, and to honor the architects, clients, and consultants who work together to improve the built environment. 



2014 Head Juror 

 Michael Wilkinson PhotoThe lead juror for the 2014 AIA Columbus Architecture Awards is Michael Wilkinson, AIA.

Michael Wilkinson is an award-winning architect based in Chicago with a wide range of experience at multiple scales. For thirteen years Wilkinson ran a boutique architectural practice with partner Richard Blender, focusing primarily on high-end residential and small commercial projects, exclusively urban. Upon dissolving the firm in 2010, Wilkinson assumed an associate principal position with the Chicago office of Solomon Cordwell Buenz, concentrating on medium and high density residential and mixed-use markets. Currently Wilkinson has re-established a small practice focusing on housing, urban development, and construction.

Wilkinson's work has appeared in numerous national publications, including Dwell, Metropolitan Home, Metropolis, Crains, The Chicago Tribune, and Architectural Record. He has received numerous AIA design awards for creativity and was responsible for the first LEED Gold rated residential project in the State of Illinois. He currently serves as the chairman of the AIA Chicago Design Awards Committee. Wilkinson has held teaching positions at both the University of Illinois, Chicago and the Illinois Institute of Technology, and has lectured on his work at both schools, in addition to others. Community involvement has included serving as a director on the Roscoe Village Neighborhood Association, where he chaired the Zoning and Land Use Committee for four years. In 2010 he served on the 47th Ward Zoning Transition Committee, leading a group charged with rewriting the zoning policies of the ward and interfacing with the newly elected freshman alderman. Wilkinson is a past President of the Chicago Architecture Club, during which time he spearheaded a design activism effort focused on the re-appropriation of abandoned post-industrial sites in Chicago. The ensuing publication was instrumental in demonstrating the viability of a project currently being realized by the Chicago Parks District and transportation authorities after receiving state and federal funding.
Passionate about the intersection of design, policy, and politics, Wilkinson continues to actively and vocally participate in issues of importance which shape our urban environment. He lives in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago with his wife, two teen-aged sons and a dog.

For more information regarding the Architecture Awards, please contact Jordan Iseler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or call the Chapter office at 614-469-1973. 

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