Since 1983, AIA Maine has recognized outstanding architectural projects and firms through various awards programs.
for ME Awards
Biennially, AIA Maine sponsors a juried review of Maine architecture to recognize the important and diverse work of Maine architects. The jurors are nationally recognized peers who, after reviewing and critiquing the entries, select outstanding projects for recognition. The program has provided AIA Maine with the records of approximately 500 juried projects. This archive has become a fundamental record of the evolution of contemporary architecture in Maine.
AIA Maine launched its first Unbuilt Award program in 2017. The purpose of the AIA Maine Unbuilt Awards Program is to recognize design excellence in unbuilt projects.
The AIA Maine COTE Awards program recognizes exemplary and innovative built projects that establish a standard of over-all design excellence that creatively integrates sustainable design strategies, demonstrating their benefits while educating and inspiring the profession and the public.
SustainABLE for ME AWARDS
For the 25th anniversary of the ADA, Alpha One and AIA Maine collaborated to announce the SustainABLE for ME Maine Design Awards program. The program recognized built projects that demonstrate creative sensitivity toward the accessibility of all users including entire facilities, or site-specific interior/exterior space.