Our opening reception and awards program will take place on Friday, October, 20.
3S Artspace
319 Vaughan St, Portsmouth, NH 03801


photo credit: David J. Murray,ClearEyePhoto

photo credit: David J. Murray,ClearEyePhoto



All submissions must be complete by Friday, September 22, 2017, 11:59 PM.  

Eligibility & Criteria

  • Any structure or building of any size or project type (including rehabs, interior architecture, monuments, etc.) located anywhere in the world and designed by a New England architect/firm is eligible.
  • Any structure or building of any size or project type (including rehabs, interior architecture, monuments, etc.) built in New England by any architect/firm anywhere in the world is eligible.
  • Projects must have been completed after January 1, 2010.
  • Associate AIA members and other unlicensed architecture graduates may submit projects that do not require the stamp of a licensed professional.
  • Projects that have been honored in this program in past years are not eligible.
  • Work by the design professionals serving as jurors this year (or by their firms) are not eligible.

 The sole judging criterion is design excellence. The jury is empowered to determine the extent to which design excellence is informed by aesthetic, functional, contextual, sustainability, social or other characteristics. The jury may elect to honor projects by building type or other categories, or may choose to make no such distinctions.

Call for Entries

You can view the Call for Entries here.


  • AIA New England Member (i.e., any AIA member of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont): $175 for the first entry and $100 for subsequent entries.
  • Non-Members: $275 for the first entry and $165 for subsequent entries.

Fees are not refundable and must be paid online via credit card at time of submission.


Sameer Kumar, AIA, LEED AP

Sameer Kumar is the Director of Enclosure Design at SHoP. He is a registered architect and a LEED accredited professional, as well as a member of the AIA. Sameer has been involved as a mentor and expert in every project at the firm, offering his experienced guidance in design, development and execution of the building enclosure. He has led facade direction on many of SHoP’s most high profile projects including 111 West 57th Street, South Street Seaport, and Domino Sugar Refinery Development. Prior to joining SHoP, Sameer’s work experience focused on complex tower and cultural institution design with Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates and R.A. Heintages and Associates. 

Rashida Ng, R.A.

Rashida Ng is Chair of the Architecture Department and a Associate Professor at Temple University's Tyler School of Art in the Division of Architecture and Environmental Design. She is also President and Co-founder of SEAMLab, a collaborative think tank dedicated to research and the dissemination of design-based knowledge focused on materiality within the built environment. Motivated by the promise of experimental materials to provoke innovation within design, Professor Ng’s research and creative activities broadly explore the potential for sustainable and performative architecture. In response to the environmental mandate for more ecological means of architectural production, her work negotiates the complex interrelationships between constructed and natural systems. Though rooted in the fundamental principles of building science, her research challenges conventional methods of building construction and seeks to promote material invention and technical advancement within the field. She has authored numerous papers on these topics and co-edited the book, Performative Materials in Architecture and Design, published by Intellect in 2013.

Mark Sanderson, AIA

Mark Sanderson is a Principal and one of the founding partners at DIGSAU, a design focused firm based in Center City Philadelphia. DIGSAU pursues a broad view architecture, how it is made, and who makes it. As a firm, DIGSAU is committed to sustainable design practices at all levels while aspiring to develop places – through the use of form, space, light, and material – that convey potent ideas and connect to the human spirit.  Mark’s extensive project experience positions him as an in-house expert in architectural technology, project management, and holistic visioning. As a designer, Mark combines an ability to capture conceptual clarity with an acute attention to detail.  His thoughtful use of materials and consistent pursuit of innovative construction techniques, creates a direct link between the design process and built form. Mark is a Registered Architect in numerous states, is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) and is a LEED-Accredited Professional. Mark has taught design studios and served as a guest critic and lecturer at numerous design schools.