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AIA Triangle Design Awards


Celebrating Design Excellence!

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Raleigh Union Station's Grand Hall

222 W. Hargett Street | Raleigh

The AIA Triangle's annual Design Awards are presented to AIA Triangle architects in recognition of architectural design excellence. Awards are given to projects demonstrating exemplary skill and creativity in resolution, integration of formal, functional, and technical requirements, ecological stewardship, social responsibility, and a strong sense of place.


Enjoy great conversation and networking with colleagues, peers, and sponsors as we celebrate the finest work in in the Triangle!

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - Reception

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm - Design Awards Program

AIA Members $60 | AIA Members (Associate AIA): $30 | Students $20

Non Members/Guest of Member: $75


AIA Triangle Annual Partners: $0

Registration required for each partner rep:

Platinum 6 reps | Gold 4 reps | Silver 2 reps | Bronze 1 rep





February 01 - Early Registration Begins
February 07 - Early Registration Ends
February 22 - Submission Deadline Extended from 2/15/19
April 03 - Lecture at NC State: Steve Dumez, FAIA
April 04 - Awards Reception

Visit for more information

AIA Triangle Award Submission Criteria: HERE



2019 Design Awards Jury Chair

Steve Dumez, FAIA

Principal | Director of Design


In over 25 years of professional practice, Steve Dumez has led the design of complex projects in a wide range of building types. As Director of Design, he oversees the design of all projects from concept to construction documents, working closely with a team of senior designers in ensuring the consistent quality level that drives our design-first practice. His engaging design process concentrates on first developing a detailed design program for clients including building image and brand goals, program compliance and ultimately physical design drivers. Under his design leadership, Eskew+Dumez+Ripple has been the recipient of numerous prestigious awards for design excellence, including more than 25 national design awards and an additional 100+ awards at the local, state and regional levels. 

Take a look at the 2018 AIA Triangle Design Awards Recipients


2-D Studio, Phase 2 - Penland School of Crafts | Penland, NC

Cannon Architects 

NC State Gregg Museum of Art and Design | Raleigh, NC


Piedmont Retreat | Durham, NC | tonic design




Taylor Residence | Raleigh, NC | in situ

Durham County Library - Addition + Renovation| Durham, NC

VINES architecture

Emancipation Park | Houston, TX


GO (Shelter) - Go Raleigh Bus Shelter Prototype| Raleigh, NC

Clark Nexsen



Wake County Facilities Design & Construction

Wake County Facilities Design & Construction has been selected as the 2018 Isosceles Award winner due to the significant contributions to the improvement of the built environment through their libraries, civic and public, and educational buildings. They are committed to investing in our local community by selecting Triangle based architects and continuously advocate for architects to be innovative and to push the envelopes of good design rather than falling into a false sense of security by doing the same old thing.

They also understand that success in good design is thoughtful planning, solid building, and comprehensive maintenance. They are a model to other governments not only bolstering the urban core by keeping their facilities downtown; but by also embedding this philosophy into their culture making a lasting contribution to our profession and to our community.


Traci Rose Rider, PhD

Design Initiative for Sustainability & Health | Research Associate
North Carolina State University | College of Design


Dr. Traci Rose Rider has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the AIA Triangle Gail Lindsey Sustainability Award – in recognition of her research, writing, outreach, and teaching efforts focusing on the relationship of health, wellness, and the built environment.  As noted by the jury, Dr. Rider “has been steadfast, consistent, generous of her time and talent and most accomplished at advancing many of the ideals Gail championed.”


Community Search

Sketchy Tuesday with Frank Harmon

NC State Joint Lecture | Jean Pierre Crousse

YAF - ARE/AXP Study Group

YAF - ARE/AXP Study Group

Joint Lecture | Steve Dumez, FAIA

Pre Design Awards Tour: The Dillon - Cultural Shifts in an Evolving Environment

AIA Triangle Design Awards

Thank You AIA Triangle Platinum Partners!