Design Awards

2016 SCDF Design Awards

The annual Southern California Development Forum Design Awards recognize the contributions and commitment to the business environment and the communities of Southern California.  The design awards celebrate built and un-built projects that demonstrate innovation and commitment from both:  owners and design teams.  Award winners will be celebrated at the SCDF Design Awards ceremony on December 13, 2016.

Because our forum is comprised of developers, architects, engineers, planners and other land-use parties, it’s an excellent opportunity to showcase your projects to the business community of Southern California.

PROJECT ELEGIBILITY

  • All entries must represent built projects completed between September 1, 2014 through September 1, 2016, and must be located in Southern California. 
  • Un-built projects must be submitted under the “Un-built Concept | On the Boards | Under Construction” category only.
  • All entries must clearly identify the category in which the specific project would like to be considered.
  • Projects by any 2016 Design Awards jury members are eligible.
  • All project presentation slides should be anonymous

ENTRY CATEGORIES

  • Commercial | Mixed Use (including retail, hospitality, corporate commercial, entertainment)
  • Institutional (including healthcare and educational)
  • Civic (including museums, government projects)
  • Single-family residential
  • Multi-family residential
  • Adaptive Re-Use | Renovation | Historic Preservation
  • Interior Architecture
  • Urban Design & Planning
  • Un-built Concept | On the Boards | Under Construction

Note:  In all categories, jury awards may be given in two classifications:  Honor and Citation

JURY

The SCDF Design Awards jury will be comprised of notable architects, industry media, development and engineering professionals. 

REGISTRATION

Individuals or firms may submit any number of projects to the SCDF Design Awards.  SCDF only uses paperless, digital submission entries.  Registrations for all awards must be completed online

DEADLINE

All submitals are due on or prior to October 14, 2016

ENTRY FEE

 Early Bird Submission prior to September 15, 2016 $200 (non- refundable)
 Submission on or after September 16, 2016 $300 (non- refundable)

We only accept entries online. 

SUBMISSION MATERIAL

All entries* must include:

1.       Fill out project team & contact information form online
2.      Project Presentation in PDF format only (10MB maximum)
a.      The pdf file should contain no more than 8 pages, and should be anonymous.
b.      The first slide should contain the following project information:
·        Name and location of the project
·        In 300 words only, provide a brief description of the project including program area and design concept
·        Project completion date for built awards only. 
3.      Two (2) high-res digital project images, a selection of which may be used during the Awards Ceremony

*Jurors review all entries using a projector.  All text and images should be legible up to 10 feet away. 

AWARDS CEREMONY

The Awards Ceremony will be on December 13, 2016 at City Club in Downtown Los Angeles.  Winners of the awards will be announced at the event, where they will be given their award plaques. 

In addition to honoring the SCDF Design Awards winners, the 2016 Scholarship and William Feathers Award winners will also be recognized. 

Tickets for the awards ceremony will be available for purchase through the SCDF website. 

Questions regarding the submission process should be directed (emails only with SCDF Awards in the subject of the subject line) to SCDF Office @ info@scdf.org, and copy the program chair Carolina Tombolesi, Urbana Design @ carolina@urbanadesignco.com

KEY DATES   

 Entry Opens
 August 15, 2016
 Early Entry Submission Due Date 
 September 15, 2016
 Entry Submission Due Date  October 14, 2016
Awards Ceremony  December 13, 2016

Questions?

Contact us at info@scdf.org

Submit your Entry

645 W. 9th Street, Unit 110-174
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Phone:
888-466-7412

Email:
info@scdf.org