Design Awards + COTE: Common App Clinics


Prepare for AIA Austin's new Common App requirements

The AIA Austin Design Awards is transitioning from the Design Excellence Scorecard to the Common App as a requirement with all 2022 submissions.The App aligns with the AIA Framework for Design Excellence as well as the TxA Awards requirements.

In this year’s membership letter, 2022 AIA President Robert Ivy, FAIA, states that AIA is prioritizing climate action efforts now and into the future. AIA Austin shares this priority, and believes that aligning our awards program to support the values of the Institute is important and necessary.

If you are planning on submitting for the 2022 Design Awards, we highly encourage you to attend our upcoming Clinics. Please join us on Tuesday, January 18 and Tuesday, February 22, to help you prepare.

Clinic 1
Rewarding What We Value: Introducing the Common App
This initial clinic will introduce you to the ten measures that constitute the Framework and will walk you through the organization of the Common App. We’ll answer the following questions: What is it? Why does it matter? What types of questions are included?
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Clinic 2
Rewarding What We Value: Common App Do's and Don’ts
Join us for the second clinic, which will walk you through the Common App, with step-by-step instructions so that you and your firm are fully prepared to submit.
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Other Tutorials

The following AIA chapters have shared their tutorial videos for using the Common App:

AIA CA’s Tutorial video:

AIA SF’s Tutorial video:

AIA TxA Tutorial videos:

AIA Dallas Tutorial video:

AIA SA’s Tutorial videos: