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AEI Professional Project Awards

  • The AEI Professional Project Awards (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.  

  • "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 Past-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



    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. 

    2020 Schedule 

    • Registration/Submission Opens: October 23, 2019 
    • Submission Deadline:  @ 1:00 p.m. EST
    • Award Notification:
    • Awards Ceremony:


    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

    To learn more, contact us at    

    Daniel S. Grauerholz, LEED AP BD+C, PPA Chair

    View Entry Form (PDF)

    View the winners of the 2019 AEI Professional Project Awards