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AEI Professional Project Awards

  • The AEI Professional Project Award (PPA) program is conducted annually and is designed to publicly acknowledge outstanding achievement in design and construction. The program seeks to educate students and professionals through examples that illustrate the application of academic studies to practice, with a focus on the art and science of an integrated approach to architectural engineering.   AEI PPA 2018 Flyer.

    These innovative ideas lead to high-performance buildings which are setting new standards for the industry to follow. These award winners exemplify the best of our industry, showcasing the beauty and functionality that architectural engineers strive for, so that users can enjoy the project for generations to come.”
    – Amy L. Hackney, P.E., LEED AP BD+C, PPA Chair, Principal, Vice President, 
    Simpson, Gumpertz & Heger 

    AEI PPA 2017 Winning Images


    • To mirror the goals, program, and schedule of the AEI Student Design Competition
    • To nationally showcase best practices by industry professionals and companies on real-world projects


    • To publicly acknowledge outstanding achievement in design and construction
    • To educate students through examples that illustrate practice focusing on the art and science of an integrated approach to architectural engineering
  • Requirements


    The Professional Project Award is open to any domestic or international project and the entry form may be submitted by any individual, firm, or company.   The professional projects submitted may be new construction or a remodel and renovation project which is currently under construction or shall have completed construction within the last five years. Entrants may submit more than one project, and each project may be entered in multiple award categories. Each entry submission is required to be submitted by or include written permission of the Engineer-of-Record or Responsible Engineer.  The contestant agrees to release all information and data, including photographs included in the submission package for public dissemination to facilitate publicity.  All required submission materials must be received before entries will be considered. 

    2018 Schedule

    • Submission Deadline  -  February 13, 2018 (extended)
    • Award Notification       -  March 12, 2018 (revised)
    • Awards Ceremony      -  April 6, 2018


    All submissions should discuss and highlight the integration of the building systems.

    • Architectural Engineering Integration (Required)

    In addition to integration, each entry may also discuss and highlight at least one of the following discipline specific categories: 

    • Structural Systems Design
    • Mechanical Systems Design
    • Electrical Systems Design
    • Lighting Systems Design
    • Construction Management and Methods
    • Renovation

    For more information and to submit a project, download the registration form. (pdf)

    View the winners of the 2017 AEI Professional Project Awards