The American Institute of Architects Richmond was founded in 1976.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Alice Lehmen Sunday Prize

Submissions Due:     April 4, 2018
Reception and Jury:    April 5, 2018

Open to all Associate AIA members and other non-licensed employees of the AIA Richmond Chapter member firms. Entrants are limited to those with less than 10 years working 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 and states the category of entry in the file name.  
  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 $100 for each Honor and $50 for each Merit. The Awards presentation ceremony will be held during the Chapter Honors and Awards program on April 12, 2018.

Entries are due by Wednesday April  4, 2018.  The Artists Reception and Jury of the submissions will be at Sam Miller’s Restaurant at 1210 East Cary Street, Richmond, Virginia from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  The Jury will begin at 6 p.m. and may be viewed by submitters.  Food and drinks will be served!  Submissions may be sent by email to

Contact Lee Shadbolt, AIA at (804) 640-5994 or

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