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, including vision, integrity, team-building, communication, fairness, problem resolution, decision-making, and collaboration.
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,... 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 30, 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 embodiment of The COAA Way
Winning categories include the Gold Award (highest award) and The COAA Way Award for project teams that best exemplify principles of The COAA Way. 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.
Winners will be notified by October 1, 2021, and the awards ceremony will occur during the 2021 COAA Fall Owners Leadership Conference.
Develop narratives describing the project using the Nomination Form (sections I through VI). Proposals must contain all the information requested, be legible, and be presented in a professional manner. Incomplete forms will not be considered for the award.
Obtain (3) letters of recommendation as outlined in section VII of the Nomination Form.
Complete and sign the Affirmation and Release at the end of the Nomination Form.
Assemble a PDF package that includes the following components:
Letters of Recommendation
Signed Affirmation and Release
Email the PDF package to Lucie Castro (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the subject line 2021 COAA Project Leadership Awards.
Provide low resolution and high resolution (300 dpi or higher) project photographs, preferably in JPG format, on a CD/DVD or flash drive and mail this, along with a check payable to COAA for $350 (members) or $600 (non-members) to:
2021 COAA Project Leadership Awards Committee 5000 Austell Powder Springs Rd. Suite 206 Austell, GA 30106
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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