Patty Lampert
AIA Cleveland


Friday, November 1, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM EDT

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Hilton Downtown Cleveland
100 Lakeside Avenue East
Cleveland, OH 44114

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Thank you so much for your interest and past support of the Cleveland Design Awards. It is our pleasure to announce the 2019 AIA Cleveland Design Awards. This year’s event will be held at the Hilton Downtown Cleveland on Friday evening, November 1st. We are looking forward to this year’s event as an opportunity to continue collaborating with the local design community in recognizing architectural design excellence in Cleveland and northeast Ohio.

Brooks + Scarpa
Lawrence Scarpa, FAIA

The work of Lawrence Scarpa has redefined the role of the architect to produce some of the most remarkable and exploratory work today. He does this, not by escaping the restrictions of practice, but by looking, questioning and reworking the very process of design and building. Each project appears as an opportunity to rethink the way things normally get done – with material, form, construction, even financing – and to subsequently redefine it to cull out to latent potentials – as Lawrence aptly describes: making the “ordinary extraordinary.” This produces entirely inventive work; work that is quite difficult to categorize. It is environmentally sustainable, but not ‘sustainable design;’ it employs new materials, digital practices and technologies, but is not ‘tech or digital;’ it is socially and community conscious, but not politically correct. Rather, it is deeply rooted in conditions of the everyday, and works with our perception and preconceptions to allow us to see things in new ways. 

Mr. Scarpa has received more than 100 major design awards including twenty National AIA Awards, 2014 Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt National Design Award, 2005 Record Houses, 2003 Record Interiors, 2003 Rudy Bruner Prize, five AIA COTE “Top Ten Green Building” Awards and was a finalist for the World Habitat Award, one of ten firms selected worldwide. In 2004 The Architectural League of New York selected him as an “Emerging Voice” in architecture. His work has been exhibited internationally including the National Building Museum in Washington, DC. He has been Featured in NEWSWEEK and appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show. In 2009 Interior Design Magazine honored him with their Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2010, his firm Brooks + Scarpa was awarded the National and State of California Architecture Firm Award from the American Institute of Architects.


Date Night Ticket Package for 2
(One ticket must be for an AIA member, Must provide valid member #) = $200.00
*(2) 3-course plated dinners, (4) drink tickets 

Non Members and Guests = $125.00
*3-course plated dinner, (2) drink tickets 

AIA Members and AIA Cleveland Allied Professionals
(Must provide valid member #) = $110.00
*3-course plated dinner, (2) drink tickets 

AIA Associate Members
(Must provide valid member #) = $65.00
*3-course plated dinner, (2) drink tickets 

Full Time Students
(Must be a currently enrolled full-time student) = $30.00
*3-course plated dinner 

Autographed copy of Lawrence Scarpa's, FAIA book
"Ordinary and Extraordinary" = $35.00

Please join us as we celebrate the outstanding achievements of Northeast Ohio designers while enjoying the company of colleagues and friends over an evening of unlimited spirits, excellent cuisine, dancing, and more.


5:00PM: Doors Open | Registration

5:30PM - 6:30PM: Keynote Address

6:30PM - 7:30PM: Cocktail Hour

7:30PM - 9:00PM: Design Awards Ceremony with Plated Dinner

9:00PM - 11:30pm: After Party Reception