Award of Excellence Program
Design Solutions Magazine
Recognizing Excellence in Fine Architectural Woodwork
AWI’s widely-respected Award of Excellence Program distinguishes the finest custom architectural
woodwork projects and acknowledges the efforts of the architects, design professionals, woodwork
manufacturers responsible for those projects. Award winners receive Certificates of Excellence and
the opportunity to have their distinctive projects published in Design Solutions, the quarterly
journal of the Architectural Woodwork Institute.
What’s Eligible … Only projects featuring woodwork manufactured by an AWI Manufacturing
Member Company. Projects of any size are considered, including interiors, exteriors or specialty
items. Selected and published projects are then eligible for the annual “Standards of Excellence”
Who Can Submit … The architect, designer, woodworking firm, or project owner.
How To Submit … Submissions may be made at any time. Follow these simple steps:
The AWI manufacturing member firm completes the General Information Form and the AWI
Woodwork Manufacturing Member Statement.
The architect/design firm completes the Architect/Designer Form.
1. The project owner completes the Owner’s Form.
2. The photographer completes and signs the attached standard release form granting
permission to publish photography.
3. The participant responsible for submitting the project collects all the forms, along with
photos of the project, and sends them to AWI via email or mail. Guidelines for submitting
photography are included separately.
What Happens Next …After reviewing submittal, AWI will contact the woodworking firm and ask
for specific shop drawings related to the images submitted.
Send Submissions to …
Email Submissions to …
AWI Award of Excellence Program
direct phone 571-323-3621
Architectural Woodwork Institute
46179 Westlake Dr. S