2018 CAA Business Awards Submission & Eligibility Details

 

Mark the date. June 30, 2018. Countdown to deadline is:

 


Step 1:

Brainstorm your submission idea regarding the 2018 CAA Business Awards.
 
Step 2: 

Describe your initiative in a short video or text and/or with images on a maximum of 6 letter size pages or 3 tabloid size pages to meet submission size requirements. 
 
Step 3:
 
Mail to Jayne Jeneroux by 11:59 p.m of June 30, 2018. Payment can be made by cheque via mail or EFT. 

 

ELIGIBILITY

  • Work by an Alberta firm (or firms), undertaken or completed in Alberta.
  • Work to have begun or due for completion within five years of the award year.
  • Eligibility is not limited to CAA membership.
  • Submissions are to be in keeping with the CAA vision, mandate and mission.

(Awards background information is provided at the bottom of this page.)


HOW TO SUBMIT

  • Submit digital files (PDF) via email only. Submissions to be a maximum of 6 letter size written pages or 3 tabloid size graphic pages.
  • Submit to the CAA c/o Executive Director Jayne Jeneroux.


AWARDS RECEPTION

  • The Awards event will be linked to CAA’s 9th anniversary and AGM (Date TBA).
  • Opportunity for display of successful award submissions.

 

ENTRY FEES

  • Entry fee for CAA members: $150. (Note: A firm may submit multiple submissions with the submission fee.)
  • Entry fee for non-members: $300. (Note: A firm may submit multiple submissions with the submission fee.)         


Provided below are a few examples:


  • Creative experiments in office environment (e.g. creating a positive atmosphere that fosters creativity, teamwork or mentorship and encourages retention and development of quality staff).
 

And yet another idea to add to your inspiration:


  • Excellence in community service (e.g. commitment to, charitable, philanthropic, volunteerism, or outreach; or advancing activities that highlight the community building contributions of architectural practice in the province).

 

And here two more examples:
 
Promoting or participating in activities that reflect the Mission and Vision of the CAA by seeking to ... 
  • contribute to the development of a positive business environment for our profession
 
Developing, supporting or participating in formal or informal educational opportunities that significantly contribute to raising awareness of:
  • potential valuable strategic partnerships for local architectural firms

 

      If you want more ideas, contact Jayne Jeneroux. We have many more          suggestions to inspire you. Watch for e-notice reminders with more examples.

 

DEADLINE

  • June 30, 2018, 11:59 p.m.

 

 

 

If you are not yet on our mailing lists, please contact Rusti Lehay to be added to our growing list. This will ensure you stay in the loop and continue to be advised of updates and any further ideas on how and what to submit.


BACKGROUND ON THE CAA AWARDS PROGRAM


Launched in 2017, the CAA’s Business Award Program initiated efforts in celebrating the Business of Architecture across Alberta. The award highlights initiatives that exemplify creativity and innovation in the practice of architecture.  Several quality submissions were received and ultimately, the 2017 winner of the Award of Excellence was Elevate – DIALOG from DIALOG’s Edmonton office.


The Consulting Architects of Alberta (CAA) is pleased to be continuing its inaugural and unique awards program for architects.
 
  

There are already a number of architecture-related awards programs, but none like the program the CAA launched in 2017.  This program focusses on the “business” of architecture.

The CAA was established to represent the business interests of architectural firms in Alberta.  As an association, we are focused on the business aspect of architecture, and so too, is the CAA Awards Program.

The CAA Awards are designed to highlight the value of potentially under-recognized skills and contributions of Architects.

Essentially, we are looking for creativity and excellence in the business of architecture in Alberta. That could be achievements and innovation in problem-solving or it might be planning in a broad, business-oriented sense.  The work may or may not directly result in a completed building.