2018 SCDF Design Awards

The annual Southern California Development Forum Design Awards recognize the contributions and commitment to the business environment and the communities of Southern California.  The design awards celebrate built and un-built projects that demonstrate innovation and commitment from both owners and design teams.  Award winners will be celebrated at the SCDF Design Awards ceremony on December 11, 2018 at the California Club.

Our organization is comprised of developers, architects, engineers, planners and other land-use parties, the design awards offer an excellent opportunity to showcase your projects to the business community of Southern California.


PROJECT ELEGIBILITY

  • All entries must represent built projects completed between September 1, 2016 through September 1, 2018, and must be located in Southern California. 
  • Un-built projects must be submitted under the “Un-built Concept | On the Boards | Under Construction” category only, and must be located in Southern California.
  • Projects may be entered in multiple categories but separate entry fees must be paid and entries should reflect the category they are submitted to.
  • Projects by any 2018 Design Awards jury members are ineligible. 


ENTRY CATEGORIES

  • Commercial | Mixed Use (including retail, hospitality, corporate commercial, entertainment)
  • Healthcare
  • Educational
  • Civic (including museums, government projects)
  • Single-family residential
  • Multi-family residential
  • Adaptive Reuse | Renovation | Historic Preservation
  • Interior Architecture
  • Urban Design & Planning
  • Technological Innovation (including systems, facades, construction techniques and other built innovations)
  • Un-built Concept | On the Boards | Under Construction
  • Development Team of the Year (please see specific submission criteria)

Notes:

  1. In all categories, jury awards may be given in two classifications:  Honor and Citation
  2. The jury panel is not required to issue an award for every category and will do so based on their assessment and judgement of all entries


REGISTRATION

Individuals or firms may submit any number of projects to the SCDF Design Awards.  SCDF only uses paperless, digital submission entries.  Registrations for all awards must be completed online.


DEADLINE

All submittals are due on or prior to October 12, 2018 at 9 PST.    Complete submittals required at time of entry.


ENTRY FEE - Complete Submittals Required at Time of Entry

 Early Bird Submission prior to September 7, 2018
$225 (nonrefundable) first submission,
 
 $150 subsequent submissions
 Submission on or after September 8, 2018     
 $325 (nonrefundable) first submission
  $250 subsequent submissions

SUBMISSION MATERIAL

For ALL Categories other than Development team:

1.      All entries must include the below and not exceed 20MB maximum submission
2.      Complete project team, project data & contact information form online
3.      Project Presentation in PDF format only
a.      The pdf file should contain no more than 8 pages, and should have NO references to any project team members.
b.      The first slide should contain the following project information:
·        Name and location of the project
·        In less than 250 words, provide a brief description of the design intent and its award worthiness
·        Project completion date for built awards only.

4.      Three (3) project images 300dpi /jpg format, which may be used during the Awards Ceremony.

 

For the Development Team of the Year:

The Development Team of the Year represents a successful built collaboration with meaningful impact to  Southern California. Urban projects of at least 100,000 sf and completed between September 1st, 2017 and September 1st, 2018 are eligible. Winning projects should successfully demonstrate how the team was able to accomplish project goals through complex problem-solving and innovative means.

1. All entries must include the below and not exceed 20MB maximum submission

2. Only Developers, General Contractors, Architects, or Cities may be the submitting agent on behalf of the team for this project

3. Complete project team, project data & contact information form online (Name so as to avoid form confusion)

4. Project Presentation in PDF format only

a. The pdf file should contain no more than 12 pages

b. The first slide should contain the following project information:

• Name and location of the project

• In less than 250 words, provide a brief description of the design intent

c. The second slide should contain the following project information:

      • In less than 250 words, provide a brief description of project concepts and metrics demonstrating collaborative success and project innovation

o Samples include solving complex site problems, innovations in design, construction and/or engineering, strong public engagement, and cultural relevance, financial implications, community benefit, etc.

5. Three (3) project images 300dpi /jpg format, which may be used during the Awards Ceremony.

 

KEY DATES

 Entry OpensAugust 7, 2018
 Early Entry Submission Due DateSeptember 7, 2018
 Entry Submission Due DateOctober 13, 2018
 Awards Ceremony     
December 11, 2018

AWARDS CEREMONY

The Awards Ceremony will be on December 11, 2018 at California Club in Downtown Los Angeles.  Winners of the awards will be announced at the event, where they will be given their award plaques. 

In addition to honoring the SCDF Design Awards winners, the 2018 Philanthropy and William Feathers Award winners will also be recognized. 

Tickets for the awards ceremony will be available for purchase through the SCDF website. 

Questions regarding the submission process should be directed (emails only with SCDF Awards in the subject of the subject line) to Dianne Ochoa @ info@scdf.org, and copy the program chairs Bee Rarewala, HED @ brarewala@hed.design and Keith Collins, Gensler @ keith_collins@gensler.com

 

Questions?

Contact us at info@scdf.org

Submit your Entry

645 W. 9th Street, Unit 110-174
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Phone:
888-466-7412

Email:
info@scdf.org