SAME Design Awards


The purpose of the SAME Design Awards is to celebrate design excellence in the built environment for planned and constructed works throughout the world. The SAME Design Awards will occur every other year beginning in 2020 with award presentations at JETC. The next nominations will open in Dec 2021.


Any facility, infrastructure, landscape, planning, or facility-related project designed, completed, or constructed for a SAME partner agency (DoD, VA, DHS, Public Health Service, GSA).

Nomination Criteria:

Awards will be made in two categories: Built Projects and Planning, Design, and Studies (PDS). Built projects must be complete within the last 5 years. Planning, design, and studies must have been completed within the last 5 years.

Nomination Process:

Nominations for this award must be made by a Society member using the Society nomination form. No endorsements are required. Any entity involved in the project to include, but not limited to A/E firms, general contractor, and partner agencies, may submit an award nomination in the appropriate category. The nominator will verify that the project meets the eligibility criteria for the award and is responsible for ensuring the package is submitted to and received by National on or before the due date. Jury members will be selected from members within the Architectural Practice Community of Interest and recognized professionals from the fields typically represented in the award packages.

Past Design Excellence Award

Year Master Plan Unbuilt Project Built Project
2020 The Urban Collaborative
Installation Development Plan, Naval Support Activity Monterey
QPK Design
Thayer Hall Whole Building Investigation, Renovation and Expansion, U.S. Military Academy at West Point
HDR Inc.
Wilford Hall Ambulatory Care Center Phases I-III, Lackland AFB