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Final Entry Deadline: Extended to Wednesday, July 6, 2022, 1 PM PT

Open to architecture, landscape architecture, interior architecture, and architectural lighting firms with 19 or fewer employees, Small Firms, Great Projects provides a platform for small firms to feature their best work in print, online, and in conjunction with AIASF programming. 

The 17th Edition of the Small Firms, Great Projects program aligns its theme with this year’s AIASF symposium, Housing+ | Future Typologies for a Livable + Equitable San Francisco — this is a fantastic opportunity for small design firms to spotlight their residential work and ideas. Featured work and firm profiles may also include other project types or client sectors and will be accepted.

We encourage you to submit projects with highlighted features that address the housing crisis through strategies including, and by no means limited to:

  • consideration of existing buildings and housing stock
  • multi-family and multi-generational living
  • density and integration with urban fabric
  • fostering neighborhoods that encourage equity and diversity
  • development potential for high-quality housing
  • adaptive innovative
  • innovation exemplifying good design in urban housing
  • goals in sustainability

Editorial articles will focus on residential work to align with the 2022 theme of Housing+. Participants are invited to pitch articles to highlight the variety of ways small firms are making a difference in our housing stock. 

Across the design industries and the built-environment community, tackling the housing crisis requires a multifaceted approach. How does your work contribute?

AIASF is extending the member submission rate to members of our Small Firms, Great Projects partner organizations!

One–Page Layout

  • Members + Partners: $500 Early | $550 Final Deadline
  • Nonmembers: $850 Early | $900 Final Deadline

Two–Page Spread

  • Members + Partners: $900 Early | $950 Final Deadline
  • Nonmembers: $1,610 Early | $1,660 Final Deadline

Entry Fees are nonrefundable. Submissions must be fully completed and entered on or before the Early Submission Deadline in order to qualify for the discounted submission fees rates.

AIASF is extending the member submission rate to members of our partner organizations!

The Northern California Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)

The Northern California Chapter represents approximately 450 landscape architects at the local level. The purpose of ASLA is to advance the profession of Landscape Architecture in the eyes of the general public. The Chapter is the main advocacy body to advances the profession on the local level by holding events, meetings, outings and providing information regarding the profession to the local media and schools. The Chapter may also interface with municipal governments regarding local issues that could impact the profession, or the public realm.

The Northern California Chapter International Interior Design Association (IIDA)

The award-winning Northern California Chapter of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) is a vibrant, active and diverse membership of more than 800 people. The greatest benefit of membership is the connections & camaraderie between our chapter members, which is both enjoyable and career enhancing.

We cultivate a strong community through the four major chapter events we host each year and the numerous Professional Development & City Center events that occur throughout the year. Being active in the management of the Chapter is an excellent way to improve your leadership skills and visibility. Staying informed about changing government regulation, licensing and other issues affecting interior designers is an important benefit of membership in IIDA Northern California.

The San Francisco Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES)

The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) is the recognized technical authority on illumination. For over 100 years; its objective has been to communicate information on all aspects of good lighting practice to its members, to the lighting community, and to consumers, through a variety of programs, publications, and services. The IES seeks to improve the lighted environment by bringing together those with lighting knowledge and by translating that knowledge into actions that benefit the public.


Anifer Pita
Communications Manager

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