Presented by the AIA Houston Design Awards Committee

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April 6, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Brought to you by the Design Awards


*This is a free event however advanced registration is requested*

Join us on April 6, from Noon – 1pm, to learn how to complete the common app and submit for the Design Awards program. This presentation will give an overview of the Framework for Design Excellence’s 10 measures, the tools and resources available, and how firms can use this for their design projects in Texas. The presenters will then discuss the Common Application for AIA Design Awards, which follows the Structure of the Framework for Design Excellence, and they will review key strategies and common mistakes of Common App submission with the audience.

The Common Application is based on the AIA’s Framework for Design Excellence which seeks to inform progress toward a zero-carbon, equitable, resilient, and healthy built environment. These are to be thoughtfully considered by designer and client at the initiation of every project and incorporated into the work as appropriate to the project scope. The Framework is intended to be accessible and relevant for every architect, every client, and every project, regardless of size, typology, or aspiration.

Visit the 2023 Design Awards Submission Guidelines for more information on submitting.

AIA credit: 1.0 LU

Chris Mundell, AIA, LEED Fellow
Chris Mundell, AIA, LEED Fellow is a Project Manager and BD Champion for Parkhill.  He has over 25 years of experience in a variety of architectural projects for government, healthcare, commercial, educational and multi-family clients.  In addition to his work, Chris is also actively involved in local AEC organizations including the TxA Committee on the Environment, CSI Dallas Foundation, and USGBC Texas Chapter.

Beth Brant, AIA, LEED AP
Beth Brant is Associate Principal and Director of Sustainability with DSGN Associates in Dallas.
For more than fifteen years, Beth has been a leader in the Green Building Industry.  She has overseen over a dozen LEED projects through design, documentation, and certification. She continues to stay educated on the constantly evolving practices of the green building industry while educating her DSGN associates and other professionals on topics such as Living Building Challenge, LEED, IgCC and other green building initiatives.  She currently serves on the AIA National Committee on the Environment as well as Living Building Challenge Ambassador and Facilitator for the North Texas LBC Collaborative under ILFI.