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Please note that the following information will be needed to complete your submission to Built By Women Los Angeles 2020:
Project details, including names of women leaders in project; category; location; completion date
Project synopsis and description of the significance of the project (projects will be recognized for exemplary achievement in design, technology, sustainability, social import, public space design, projects that represent innovations in team building and execution and projects with historical significance)
Submitting firm information
Collaborating and consulting firm information
Client details (optional)
Project images and drawings. This should be a PDF file of maximum length 10 pages meeting the following criteria:
- A minimum of three high-resolution (300dpi) images clearly labeled and/ or captioned with descriptive text must be included in the document.
- PDF must be a single file smaller than 10 MB.
- PDF should be formatted as 11x17, landscape, and maximum 10 pages long.
- Please check that uploaded PDF opens and will be viewed as designed.
2-3 high-resolution (300dpi) press-ready images
Publication release form (available to download and sign in the last part of the submission) in order to provide permission for use of images and information
Historic submissions will be directed to a different entry form after registration that does not require all of the above information.
The purpose of this competition is to recognize the significant but often overlooked work of women architects, landscape architects, urban designers, engineers, contractors, and developers in the Los Angeles Metropolitan area. The initiative is modeled on similar, successful programs in NYC and Washington DC. A map, exhibitions, programming, and tours will be organized to feature the selected projects; also extending architectural programming around the AIA National Convention in Los Angeles, May 14–16, 2020.
Projects will be selected for this initiative through a juried entry process. In order to be eligible, projects must have been lead by a woman. Projects will be recognized for exemplary achievement in design, technology, sustainability, social import, public space design, projects that represent innovations in team building and execution and projects with historical significance. Preference will be given to work that is publicly accessible. All selected projects will be included in the exhibition and other promotional material.
The competition is open to architects, landscape architects, urban designers, engineers, contractors, and developers with work in the Los Angeles Metropolitan area. This includes both the City of Los Angeles, and LA County. Work in Los Angeles by firms from outside the area is eligible.
Submissions may be by individuals, firms, and students of architecture and allied disciplines.
Credit for the work
Teams led by women are eligible, even if the firms are not women owned business enterprises. In this case, the submitting firm will attest to the leadership credit for the project, indicating the women led team on the project credit form.
BWAF Friends: $75/first entry, $50 additional entries
Non-BWAF members: $125/first entry, $100 additional entries
Historic projects: FREE. Historic work is defined as work executed by a woman who was born prior to 1940 and is no longer in practice.
- Architecture, including renovations
- Landscape Architecture
- Urban Design/Landscape
- Development Projects
- Construction Projects
Deadline for submissions: October 15, 2019.
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