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Design Awards Gala & Student Design Showcase
Architects, Consultants, GC's, Owners: You are Invited!
The 2018 AIA Spokane Design Awards recognizes excellence in architectural design within our design community. We invite you to celebrate the work of great design with friends and colleagues from the Spokane AEC Industry.
This year AIA Spokane received:
6:30-8:30 pm - Dinner Program & Awards. Enjoy a plated dinner and dessert followed by the Design Awards presented by our esteemed jury.
Dress: Business Attire
Cost: AIA Architects & Allied Members $30
AIA Associate Members $20
Register by April 19th
For Vegetarian Meal selection email office@aiaspokane by April 19th
Angela Bigotti, AIA, Principal
Van Woert Bigotti Architecture
Angela Bigotti is a Principal of Van Woert Bigotti Architects in Reno, Nevada. Born and raised in Nevada, she received a Bachelor of Science in Design degree and a Master of Architecture Degree from Arizona State University. Since becoming a partner in her firm in 1999, she leads most of the firm’s design efforts. Angela gained diverse experience leading the firm’s work for Religious, Academic, and Research based projects. Her design leadership has earned the firm numerous AIA Nevada Honor awards, sustainability awards, and several prestigious design awards in the western region. Angela was the recipient of the Young Architect Citation for AIA Nevada in 2000. For over 25 years, she has created architecture that reaches beyond function and form, transforming the practicalities of space into enlightened architectural environments. The shaping of both material and light combined with contextual innovation takes her projects from the ordinary to the extraordinary for an “everyday uniqueness” that resonates with both public and private clients. This lack of pretense carries into her service to her profession and her community earning her the AIA Service to the Profession Award. Angela has served as President for both the northern Nevada and Nevada State Chapters of the American Institute of Architects. Her active involvement in the community, contributes to various quality of life causes and numerous civic and educational committees and organizations.
Asheshh Saheba, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Partner
San Francisco, California
Asheshh has over two decades of experience as a design architect. His work strives to connect the creation of a building’s concept to the craft of construction. Initiating his career with Renzo Piano Building Workshop in Italy, Asheshh has gained professional experience at firms in Houston, Ahmadabad, Atlanta, Boston, New York and San Francisco, and his unique design aesthetic is influenced by this global perspective. Asheshh serves on the regulatory committee of the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition (SFHAC) and is a member of AIA San Francisco and the San Francisco Planning & Urban Research Association (SPUR).
Jeanie Lai AIA IIDA, Principal
Jeanie Lai is a design principal at Bora Architects. She has more than 20 years of experience grounded in academic environments, collaborative workspaces, and facilities for the performing arts. With a background in both architecture and interior design, her design approach is multifaceted working both from the outside in and the inside out. Leveraging the specific character of each project and place, her work is conceptually driven with a focus on spatial experience, materiality, and light. Her ability to balance a forward-thinking design with clients' functional, cost, and sustainability goals, has resulted in some of Bora's most innovative work. Recent projects include Oregon State University’s Learning Innovation Center, the University of New Mexico’s McKinnon Center for Management, Building 83 on Microsoft’s Redmond Campus, and a 21st Century Classroom Building for Texas A&M. Jeanie earned her Master of Architecture at University of Maryland, College Park.
The Spokane Chapter of the American Institute of Architects offers a Design Awards Program to encourage excellence in all types and areas of architecture. Through the program, the Chapter seeks to honor works of distinction by its members and to bring public attention to outstanding architectural services rendered by its membership.
Submitted projects are eligible for the following awards: Citation, Merit, Honor Awards for Architecture, Renovation Architecture, Interior Architecture & Conceptual. Craftsmanship and Sustainability Awards are also available.
- Registration Deadline: 5pm, Thursday, March 1, 2018 - EXTENDED to March 9th
- Submission Deadline: 5pm, Thursday, April 5, 2018
- Awards Gala, Thursday, April 26th at the Spokane Convention Center
DESIGN AWARD GUIDELINES