Commissioned Art Matters - and the CODAawards celebrate this. The CODAawards program honors the individuals and the teams whose collective imaginations create the public and private spaces that inspire us every day.
Artists, Designers, Architects, Public Art Administrators, Art Consultants, Industry Resources, Technologists, Cross-Disciplinary Creators, Landscape Architects: Everyone involved in the collaborative process of creating artful spaces are encouraged to enter.
Entries are reviewed by a jury of thought leaders in the design, architecture, and art worlds. Our jurors evaluate each entry on three unique criteria across ten categories:
• The integration of commissioned artwork into site-specific projects, completed in the last 3 years
• The strength of the collaborative process among the creative teams, commissioners, and industry resources
• The ability of a project to blend the art and design seamlessly to create a place as art, rather than a place with art
Office buildings, office spaces, corporate campuses, shopping centers, sports arenas, retailers, breweries, wineries, boardrooms, and other shared spaces
Public and private schools, universities, colleges, alternative learning facilities, student unions, cafeterias, dormitories, libraries and other school spaces
Hospitals, clinics, and other inpatient, outpatient, alternative health facilities, including waiting areas, patient rooms, offices, and atriums
Restaurants and cafes, spas, hotels and resorts
Spaces designed for local, state, or federal governments, city halls, embassies, museums, libraries, police and fire stations, post offices, and nursing homes
Exterior spaces designed for public or private use, includes landscape design and structures like fencing
Includes churches, chapels, synagogues, mosques, temples, shrines, cathedrals, and other places of worship
Spaces designed for public use for civic and cultural events such as convention centers, community centers, parks, and plazas
Private homes, apartment buildings, townhomes, vacation homes, and condominiums
Airports, subways, train and bus stations, roads, mass transit, parking garages, bridges, and pedestrian walkways