Annual awards ceremony celebrates Indy region’s built environment

(INDIANAPOLIS) – The Indy Chamber is accepting submissions for the 2019 Monumental Awards starting today, recognizing excellence in landscape architecture, interior design, real estate development, architecture, engineering, construction, neighborhood revitalization, reuse and public art. 2019 marks the 42nd Monumental Awards, highlighting the most exciting annual additions to the region’s built environment.

Monumental Awards continues to spotlight the businesses and individuals who make quality of place possible by planning, designing and building more appealing and attractive places to live, work and play.

Submissions are open beginning today until midnight on Friday, August 23. Projects completed between June 1, 2016 and June 1, 2019 in Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Morgan and Shelby counties are eligible. Submission forms and full guidelines, including category descriptions and judging criteria, are available at IndyChamber.com/2019MonumentalAwards.

Submissions will be evaluated by expert committees using criteria developed by a number of industry and professional organizations, including the American Institute of Architects, the International Interior Design Association, the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Indiana Construction Roundtable, the Indiana State Museum, the Urban Land Institute, the American Council of Engineering Companies of Indiana, and Local Initiatives Support Corporation.

Winners in each category, along with an overall Monumental Award honor and a ‘People’s Choice’ awardee, will be announced at the annual Monumental Awards Dinner and must be present at the event to win; this year’s event will be held on October 23, 2019 at the Indiana Roof Ballroom. Registration for the event will open this Friday, July 19, 2019. For information about sponsorship visit IndyChamber.com/2019MonumentalAwards.

The Indy Chamber is the voice of progress and improvement for the Indianapolis region’s business community. With membership of nearly 2,000 businesses in the Indianapolis region, the Indy Chamber is leading the effort to strengthen the business climate, improve the state of education, revitalize neighborhoods and enhance the region’s workforce. For more information, visit IndyChamber.com.

Joe Pellman, Indy Chamber – 317.464.2251, jpellman@indychamber.com