​AIA Rochester Announces 2021 People’s Choice Contest

Second annual contest benefits Open Door Mission

ROCHESTER, NY - May 25, 2021 – AIA Rochester is pleased to announce its second People’s Choice Award contest. The professional organization of architects invites the public to weigh in on projects by Rochester architects which are nominated to win a Design Award in 2021.

Twenty two projects by eleven local firms are featured in the contest. While most projects are located in Rochester and the region, some are located as far as Cyprus.

The organization is asking for a donation of $1 per vote, which can be purchased via their website. 100% of contest proceeds will be donated to Open Door Mission. The winner will be announced during AIA Rochester’s 2021 Design Awards Show, which will be broadcast over its YouTube channel on Friday, June 11 at 7:00 p.m.

“With this year’s Design Awards having a particular focus on how architecture impacts our communities via the creation of a Community Impact Design Award, we felt that the Open Door Mission with its continued impact since 1952 on people in our community would be the perfect fit,” said Michael Trapanovski, AIA, of HUNT and Director of AIA Rochester’s Design Awards program. “As our local and regional architects work to restore and improve our communities through buildings and spaces so does the Open Door Mission through restoring hope and changing lives of those in need within the communities we all serve.”

Last year’s inaugural contest recognized 250 Alexander Street/Mindex Technologies by Edge Architecture as the favorite and raised over $1,000 for Foodlink. And we are asking you to share our story and ask people to vote for our People’s Choice Award!

To vote, click here!

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The Rochester chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Rochester) has nearly 400 active designated professional and affiliate members. AIA Rochester offers community improvement and education programs, networking opportunities, and practice and advancement of architecture in the greater Rochester area. For more information, visit www.aiaroc.org.