The American Institute of Architects has long been an organization that is committed to promoting design excellence. However, the awards and recognition pieces that it bestows on award winners and to significant contributions is anything but excellent in design. Recognizing the need for honoring achievements through a higher form of expression, a solution was designed that better aligns with the organization and the design professionals it represents. The solution is a low-tech approach to trophy hardware that provides an unpretentious yet refined piece from one material and one detail.
Jury Notes: The jurors praised the design of the actual awards elevated to a designed object -highly coveted objects we would proudly display!