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The winner receives a $500 stipend towards travel and miscellaneous expenses at the AIA National Convention, which will be in New York City June 21-23, 2018.


Eligible candidates must have achieved licensure between December 2016 and December of 2017 and live in the New York City area. The winner is announced during the WIA annual New Year Party, which will be at the Fisher Paykel showroom January 10th. An invite to this event will follow.

How to Enter

Entry package requirements:

  • One essay of not more than 500 words describing  your leadership role in the professional community
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Proof of licensure

The Women in Architecture committee launched this new component to its annual Recognition program in 2010. Please plan to submit for 2017 if you expect to achieve licensure. Submission deadlines will be December 18, 2017, and documents should be submitted to


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