AIA Chicago Designight

Event Sponsorship

Looking for sponsorship opportunities within the architecture, design, and construction industry?

The American Institute of Architects Chicago (AIA Chicago) is looking for companies willing to sponsor Designight, their 64th annual Design Excellence Awards event. More than 1,000 leading architects, designers, contractors and their clients will convene at this event to celebrate and recognize achievements in the Chicago architecture and design community.

Sponsorship opportunities and costs

Companies looking to sponsor Designight will find four separate sponsorship levels:

Sponsorship fees range from $3,500 - $10,000 with a variety of benefits that help sponsors connect with the large AIA Chicago network. Benefits include things like email blasts to over 9,000 recipients and recognition on the AIA website, the home page of which receives 180,000 views per month (

Each sponsor gets a table for 10 at Designight and some sponsorship levels will get recognition from the podium. Custom, exclusive opportunities are also available.

Sponsorship may be deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense. To learn more about becoming a sponsor, visit the 2019 Designight Sponsorship Opportunities page.

Deadlines, dates, and locations

Designight will be held October 25, 2019 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM at the Aon Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier (840 East Grand Avenue). No deadline for sponsorship application was specified.

About the host

AIA Chicago is the local Chicago chapter of the American Institute of Architects; it is the largest AIA chapter in Illinois and the second largest in the country. The organization claims 3500+ members.

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