AIA Chicago Designight 2020
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AIA Chicago Designight 2020

November 13, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm EST


AIA Chicago Celebrates 65th Annual Designight Virtually on November 13

Online festivities include at-home awards program and lifetime achievement recipient presentation, cocktail hour and photo booth

WHAT: This year, the Chicago chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Chicago) is honoring the city’s outstanding architectural projects virtually at Designight 2020. For the first time in the event’s sixty-five year run, the organization’s Design Excellence Awards ceremony and celebration will be a free online experience for members and non-members alike.

Upholding tradition where possible, the annual event will be emceed by Emmy-winning Chicago broadcaster and beloved television host Geoffrey Baer, WTTW’s vice president of original content production. Attendees will be Chicago’s leaders in architecture, engineering and construction. The event will also celebrate the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Phillip C. Johnson, FAIA, of Johnson & Lee, Ltd.

Attendees of Designight 2020 can enjoy a virtual cocktail hour, photo booth and award ceremony, followed by various online after parties to network with fellow industry insiders. Tickets are free and open to the public, with a link to registration below.

WHEN: Friday, November 13

  • 3:30 p.m. Cocktail Hour
    • Sponsored by PAC-CLAD | Petersen Aluminum
  • 4:15 p.m. Awards
    • Ticket information below; will be free and open to the public

TICKETS: A video preview of the event can be found here. Registration and further information on the event can be found at

About AIA Chicago

The American Institute of Architects Chicago (AIA Chicago) is the largest chapter of licensed architects, architectural interns, and allied professionals within AIA Illinois, and the second-largest AIA chapter in the country.

AIA Chicago offers lectures and continuing education courses; numerous award programs; specialized, issue-specific Knowledge Communities; advocacy for architects; daily communications online and through its in-house magazine, Chicago Architect; and help for consumers looking for an architect.

As a resource for its members in service to society, AIA Chicago promotes positive change through the power of design.


November 13, 2020
3:30 pm - 6:30 pm EST
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AIA Chicago