The Calibre Design Awards are open to any firm located in Southern California, having at least one Associate or Professional Member of IIDA SoCal. IIDA Memberships must be current through 2021 and in good standing. Self-employed design professionals who are IIDA SoCal Members can may also enter.
2021 Calibre Design Awards
Who Can Enter
How to Enter
The online submission form will be live on December 7th, the link will be published here. In the meantime, you may download the Call for Entries to prepare your submission(s).
Projects must be located in Southern California and must have been completed between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020. All projects must be completed in the 2020 calendar year except On the Boards submissions that have to be scheduled for completion between January 2021 and December 2022. Projects previously submitted are not eligible to be resubmitted a second time. Absolutely no changes will be accepted once the project is submitted, including adding or deleting team members. Photography must be included with the submission and cannot be submitted separately or later than the due date.
The cost for the first entry is $275, and each additional entry is $200. There is no limit to the number of entries a designer or design firm may submit. Fees must be paid in full at the time of submission and are non-refundable under any circumstance.
Date and Time
Work Extra-Large: 75,000 + sq. ft.
Work Large: 35,000 - 74,999 sq. ft.
Work Medium: 10,000 - 34,999 sq. ft.
Work Small: under 10,000 sq. ft.
Public & Community Spaces: Government, institutional, transportation, worship and museum galleries
Education: Elementary/secondary educational facilities, colleges/universities
Health & Wellness: Hospitals, laboratories, long term care facilities, and MOBs, gyms, spas, fitness, mental health, and therapy
Hospitality: Hotel main spaces, point of sale retail, restaurants, country clubs
Evolving Adaptations: Where is the built environment headed in the future? In light of the growing emphasis on healthy environments in 2020, what has your team done through design and engineering to adapt and support these evolving initiatives? What were the challenges brought forward during design that you provided solutions for? Visually demonstrate, through floorplans, renderings and/or photos how the design program was impacted to focus on user wellbeing. Project to have been completed by December 31, 2020.
On the Boards: Projects that are still in design or construction phases, with an established construction schedule, set for completion between January 2021 - December 2022. Tell the story of the design challenge, and the proposed design solution. Provide team member information and their contributions to the design solution, which will be judged on concept originality as well as construction feasibility. Images submitted should include one floor plan and up to 5 renderings and/or construction photos. Project may be submitted in the future after completion.