The number of people 65 and older is on the rise—set to represent 21.7 percent of the US population by 2040 and total nearly 98 million by 2060. Designing for this aging population is an architectural imperative.

The Design for Aging Review Awards Program, a joint effort of the AIA Design for Aging Knowledge Community and LeadingAge, celebrates architecture and design excellence that improves quality of life for the aging.

  • Open to AIA Members and non-members based in the United States or Internationally.
  • Projects submitted by jury members or by the organizations they represent, and projects that included jury members on their team, will be disqualified.
  • All entries must receive permissions from owners and other team members and acknowledge that permission as part of the submission. Designers and providers should collaborate on completing the form, as there likely are some questions better answered by one group or the other.
  • Projects may only be submitted once, under one category (i.e., not Built and Small Projects, or Not Built and Small Projects). If a project can be classified under more than one category, applicants are encouraged to choose the one they think best applies to their project.



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