On Friday, the San Joaquin chapter of the American Institute of Architects gives its bi-annual awards for exemplary architectural design by San Joaquin Valley architects and for work built within the San Joaquin Valley. From the group’s website:
Local firms and clients submit their completed works to the awards program and they are judged by and independent judges from partner AIA chapters outside of the San Joaquin Valley. The awards program honors the architects, clients, and consultants who work together to set the bar for design excellence.
I’m once again one of the jurors for the competition — I’m the non-architect on the panel — and I’m looking forward to spending a long day tomorrow going through the entries. The awards will be presented Friday night at the Fresno Art Museum. (Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres start at 6 p.m., with the presentation from 7-9.) There’s still space to attend the awards; check out the flyer on the jump.
In addition to the juried awards, there’s a People’s Choice Award sponsored by Creative Fresno. You can vote here. Voting will close at noon Friday.
Here’s the flyer: