The American Institute of Architects Richmond was founded in 1976.

Call for Entries: 2022 Sunday Prize

AIA Richmond is now accepting entries to the Alice Lehmen Sunday Prize. The deadline is Sept. 26.

Entries are accepted online.


Open to all Associate AIA members and other non-licensed employees of firms in the AIA Richmond service area with fewer than 10 years work experience. Previous winners will be eligible within the same category. Work should be recent and not include school projects.


Entries in each category as follows: Sketches: Freehand only Presentation and Technology [manually drawn, computer generated or physical models]. Construction Documents [manually drawn or computer generated. May be a series of 5 drawings].


Entries are judged on the ability to clearly and efficiently communicate the information of the document to the user.


1. Maximum number of entries from each participant is limited to two per category.

2. Each entry shall be submitted in electronic format in PDF files not exceeding 8 MB. Each submittal shall contain two pdf files, the first file containing the participant’s name, drawing title, company/organization, principal supervisor, business telephone and signature. The second file containing the drawing attached in a manner which conceals/deletes any firm or individual’s identification.

3. Entries which are not the product of a single individual must include the names of all individuals responsible for their production.


Honors and Merit Awards will be presented in each category. Presentations will include a certificate and cash prize of $200 Best-In-Show, $ 125 for each Honor, $ 75 for each Merit.

The Awards presentation ceremony will be held during the Chapter Honors and Awards program on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022.


Entries are due by Sept. 26.

The Artists Reception and Jury of the submissions will be on Wednesday, Sept. 28 at Storefront for Community Design. (Note: This is a change from the previous date of Sept. 29 for the Artist’s Reception) The Jury may be viewed by entrants. Food and drinks will be served! Entries can be submitted online.

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