2022 SCDF Design & Philanthropy 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 our in-person 2022 SCDF Design & Philanthropy Awards event on December 13th

Our organization is comprised of developers, architects, engineers, contractors, planners and other land-use parties, the design awards offer 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, 2019 through September 1, 2022 and must be located in Southern California (zip codes 90000-93599).
  • Unbuilt projects must be submitted under the “Unbuilt Concept | On the Boards | Under Construction” category only and must be located in Southern California (zip codes 90000-93599).
  • Projects may be entered in multiple categories, but separate entry fees must be paid, and entries should reflect the category in which they are submitted.
  • Projects associated with any 2022 Design Awards jury members are ineligible. 

ENTRY CATEGORIES

  • Commercial | Mixed Use (retail, hospitality, corporate, entertainment)
  • Healthcare
  • Educational
  • Civic (including museums, government projects)
  • Single-Family Residential
  • Multi-Family Residential
  • Adaptive Reuse | Renovation | Historic Preservation
  • Interior Architecture
  • Engineering Excellence (systems, products, facades, construction techniques and other built innovations)
  • Unbuilt Concept | On the Boards | Under Construction
  • Landscape, Urban Design & Planning
  • Modular / Prefab (Built or Unbuilt)
  • Infrastructure / Transportation
  • Project Team of the Year (please see specific submission criteria below)

Notes:

  1. In all categories, jury awards may be given in two classifications:  Honor and Citation
  2. The jury panel is not required to issue an award for every category and will do so based on their assessment and judgement of all entries

REGISTRATION

Any member or firm associated with a project are eligible to submit an entry for that project.  This includes architects, general contractors, developers, engineers, and specialty consultants (please consult with your extended team to ensure that duplicate entries have not been submitted).  SCDF only uses paperless, digital submission entries.  Registrations for all awards must be completed online and are paid at time of final project upload.

DEADLINE  

All submittals are due on or prior to September 20, 2022 at 9PM PST

ENTRY FEE

Early Bird Submission prior to August 30, 2022 $225 (nonrefundable) first submission,
$150 subsequent submissions

Submission on or after August 30, 2022   $325 (nonrefundable) first submission,

$250 subsequent submissions

SUBMISSION MATERIAL

For ALL Categories other than Development team:

1. All entries must include the below and not exceed 10MB maximum submission
2. Complete project team, project data & contact information form online
3. Project Presentation Requirements:
  • Your submission must be submitted in PDF format only.  A template has been supplied in both In-Design and PowerPoint to facilitate ease of layout.  Please output as a PDF for submission.  Click HERE for templates.
  •  Your final PDF file must not exceed 8 pages total.
  •  This is an anonymous awards submission, and any reference to firms and/or team members associated with the submitted project in word or image will result in disqualification.
  •  Identifying the name of the project or client is permitted.
4. Three (3) project images
a. 300dpi/jpg format, which may be used during the Awards Ceremony (images are not included in the 10MB maximum of project presentation).

For Project Team of the Year:

The Project Team of the Year represents a successful built collaboration with meaningful impact to Southern California. Urban projects of at least 100,000 sf and completed between September 1st, 2020 and September 1st, 2022 are eligible. Winning projects should successfully demonstrate how the team was able to accomplish project goals through complex problem-solving and innovative means.

  1. Your submission must be submitted in PDF format only.  A Project Team Entry template has been supplied in both In-Design and PowerPoint to facilitate ease of layout.  Please output as a PDF for submission. Click HERE for template.
  2. All entries must include the below and not exceed 10MB maximum submission
  3. Only Owners, Developers, General Contractors, Architects, or Cities may be the submitting agent on behalf of the team for this project
  4. Complete the Confidential Team Data Form online.  Please maintain anonymity of firms and members of the project team in the submitted PDF.  Failure to do so will result in disqualification.
  5. Project Presentation in PDF format only and should contain no more than 12 pages
  6. Three (3) project images
    • a. 300dpi /jpg format, which may be used during the Awards Ceremony (images are not included in the 10MB maximum of project presentation).

KEY DATES

Entry Open
August 1, 2022

Early Entries Due
August 30, 2022

Entries Due
September 20, 2022

Awards Ceremony
December 13, 2022

AWARDS CEREMONY

At this time the Awards Ceremony will be on December 13, 2022 at a live ceremony in Downtown Los Angeles.  Shortlisted entries will be notified, and physical awards will be distributed at the live event.

In addition to honoring the SCDF Design Awards winners, the 2022 Philanthropy, The Makers Hub, and the 2022 William Feathers Award winner will also be recognized. 

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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Questions regarding the submission process should be directed via email, with “SCDF Awards” in the subject line, to: designawards@scdf.org.

 

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Los Angeles, CA 90015
Phone:
888-466-7412

Email:
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