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COAA Project Leadership Awards

The COAA Project Leadership Award is an annual awards program that recognizes Owners’ excellence in project delivery. The program promotes leadership, professionalism, and management excellence of 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 includes: 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, 2019 and the nomination deadline of August 31, 2020.  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 
  • Scheduling 
  • Cost Management 
  • Quality Management 
  • Project Complexity 
  • Conservation and Sustainability 
  • Team Effort 

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.

Award Schedule

Submissions must be postmarked by August 31, 2020.  Winners will be notified by October 1, 2020 and the awards ceremony will occur during the 2020 COAA Fall Owners Leadership conference.

Nomination Entry Fees

COAA Member:      $350.00

Non-Member :       $600.00


For additional information, please contact Lucie Castro, COAA Headquarters - 800-994-2622.