The COAA Project Leadership Award is an annual awards program that recognizes Owners’ excellence in project delivery. The program promotes leadership, professionalism, and exceptional management by Owners involved in the design and construction process.
The Award is given to the Owner who achieves excellence by demonstrating exceptional leadership and project management skills which include: vision, integrity, team-building, communication, fairness, problem resolution, decision-making, plan implementation, etc.
The Project Leadership Award is open to both Public and Private Owners. Owners do not have to be a member of COAA to submit an entry.
The program is open to all types of construction projects, e.g. healthcare facilities, government buildings, manufacturing plants, educational/research facilities, etc. Renovation and new construction projects, large or small, are eligible for the award. Project size and cost will not be contributing or deciding factors.
Projects nominated for the Project Leadership Award must have been substantially completed (available for occupancy) between the period of January 1, 2020, and the nomination deadline of August 31, 2021. Nominated projects will be reviewed by the Awards Committee which will select projects demonstrating excellence in the following areas:
Overall Project Management
Overall Project Success
Conservation and Sustainability
The Gold Award is the highest award. Silver Awards and Special Awards may be awarded depending upon the quality/nature of the entries. The Awards Committee reserves the right to select more than one winner.
Submissions must be postmarked by August 31, 2021. Winners will be notified by October 1, 2021, and the awards ceremony will occur during the 2021 COAA Fall Owners Leadership Conference.
All entries should be submitted using the Nomination Form. Nomination Forms must contain all the information requested, shall be legible, and presented in a professional manner. Incomplete forms will not be considered for the award.
Complete Nomination Packet consists of the following parts:
Completed application form including Narratives
Letters of Recommendation
Photographs (DVD/CD/Flash Drive)
Signed Affirmation and Release
(Nomination materials and photographs will not be returned to the applicant and may be used by COAA.)
Mail one (1) DVD/CD/Flash Drive with high-res photographs by August 30, 2021, to: 2020 COAA Project Leadership Awards Committee Attn: Lucie Castro 5000 Austell Powder Springs Rd. Suite 206 Austell, GA 30106
Submissions must be received by August 30, 2021. Winners will be notified by October 1, 2021, and the awards ceremony will occur during the 2021 COAA Fall Owners Leadership Conference.
Nomination Entry Fees
COAA Member: $350.00
Previous Award Winners
Congratulations to the COAA Project Leadership Award winners listed below. These Owners demonstrated leadership, professionalism, and management excellence in their project delivery.
The “good Owner” concept is an integral part of The COAA Way and is a recurring theme in many of COAA’s Owner Training Institute (OTI) courses, but what is it?
In this session recorded in April 2020 for industry partner CMAA, two COAA leaders – President Allison Muth and Executive Director Howie Ferguson – explain what a good Owner is, why that good Owner is correlated with project success, and ways how to be a good Owner.
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