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AIA SWO People’s Choice Awards 2010

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People Choice Awards Voters

People Choice Awards Voters

OPUS VII was proud to host an exhibit of entries on display for the 21st American Institute of Architects Southwestern Oregon People’s Choice Awards, following voting that took place at Oveissi and Company during Eugene Celebration 2010.

Each year, the American Institute of Architects – Southwestern Oregon Chapter (AIA-SWO) in collaboration with the American Society of Landscape Architects – Willamette Valley Section of the Oregon Chapter (ASLA) sponsors the People’s Choice Awards for Architecture.

The intent of the program is to educate and inspire our fellow citizens by showcasing architecture, interiors, and landscape architecture projects designed by AIA-SWO or ASLA members. The program demonstrates to the public how design professionals enhance the built environment.

Anyone from the community can vote for their favorite designs in several categories. These categories may include:

•    Residential
•    Commercial / Public / Institutional
•    Interiors
•    Residential Landscape
•    Commercial / Public Landscape
•    Unbuilt

The People’s Choice Awards committee announced the winners at the September AIA-SWO Chapter Meeting at OPUS VII.

AIA-SWO Chapter Meeting

AIA-SWO Chapter Meeting

Visit AIA Southwestern Oregon’s site here to view all of the 2010 Award Winners.

The purpose of the People’s Choice Awards program is to present the recent work of architects and landscape architects, and to encourage the public to critically engage the built environment. The emphasis is not on winning but on sharing and honoring all the work undertaken to make buildings and landscapes important and meaningful in our daily lives.

The “Colleague’s Choice” vote is an ancillary program to the People’s Choice Awards and meant to be a fun way for AIA-SWO and ASLA members to weigh in on the question of which of their peers’ projects are most worthy of recognition.

Mayor Kitty Piercy

Mayor Piercy discusses entries with fellow voters

New this year is the “Mayor’s Choice” awards.  Eugeneans are fortunate to have Kitty Piercy as mayor.  She is an enthusiastically public advocate for design excellence, sustainability, and smart growth.  Unable to attend the meeting in person, Mayor Piercy did the next best thing: she announced her selection of favorite projects on YouTube.

Click the following link to see her video:


Original content by Randy Nishimura, AIA 2010 Executive Board Member.  Edited and reposted with permission.  View the complete original articles at Randy’s Blog: SW Oregon Architect.

People’s Choice Awards
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