Fairfax County Exceptional Design Awards
Since 1985, the Fairfax County Exceptional Design Awards have recognized achievement in the total design of a building and its site. The awards also aim to raise awareness of outstanding planning and design projects among design professionals and the general public.
Calendar of Important Dates
Any project completed in Fairfax County in the past five years is eligible for nomination by anyone. Nominations can be submitted in many categories including, but not limited to residential, commercial, industrial, institutional, historical and interiors. Projects previously honored with an award in this program are not eligible for entry. View detailed submission requirements
Selection Process and Criteria
The awards, judged by a jury, include honor awards, merit awards and honorable mentions. All entries should meet some or all of the following criteria:
Submit your project according to the submission requirements. If you require assistance with your submission, please contact staff at 703-324-1380. Submissions will be accepted during the nomination period as noted above.
Fairfax County Department of Planning and Zoning