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Project Awards information

Thank you for your interest in submitting a project to the 2021 Awards Exhibition!  Submitting a project is easy - click here to go back to the instructions.  Please reach out to the Awards Committee (gala@seamw.org) with any questions.

Project Categories:

New Construction over $75M

New Construction $25M - $75M

New Construction under $25M

Renovation over $40M

Renovation $15M - $40M

Renovation under $15M

Specialized (non-building) Structure

    Project Requirements:

  • Construction must have been completed after January 2018
  • Construction must be substantially complete before May 2021
  • Projects may be located nationally or internationally
  • At least 80% of the structural design work must have been completed by the firm's office in the District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia
  • Projects must be designed per the International Building Code (IBC)
  • Limit of one entry per category

Judging Criteria:

Projects will be judged on their overall structural engineering achievement based on the following five criteria:  ​ 

  1. Creativity of structural design 
  2. Technical innovations and their influence on design 
  3. Ingenuity of design for efficient use of material and labor 
  4. How the design solved unusual problems 
  5. Quality of execution   

Important Dates:

  • Project Submission Form is open -- January 12, 2021
  • Deadline to submit Project Submissions -- February 5, 2021
  • Award Finalists will be notified by February 26, 2021
  • Awards Exhibition -- May 16-22, 2021 (full week)
  • Awards Reception -- May 22, 2021


  • Each Project Submission costs $200 for member firms and $400 for non-member firms
  • Tickets to the event may be purchased individually or through Sponsorship

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