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AWI Membership Awards

Organization Awards

Award of Excellence

Distinguishes the finest custom architectural woodwork projects in each quarter, and acknowledges the efforts of the architects, design professionals, and woodwork manufacturers responsible. Projects that receive this award are featured in the quarterly Design Solutions magazine.

Standard of Excellence

Each year, the best of the Award of Excellence winners receive the Standard of Excellence, recognizing them as leaders in superior quality.

AWI / Federated Insurance Safety Awards

To promote outstanding safety in the interior architectural woodworking industry, eligible AWI members are invited to enter themselves into three annual safety award categories:

  • The Best Safety Achievement Award, presented to the AWI Manufacturing Member with the lowest incident rate in each category.
  • The Zero Lost Time Accident Achievement Award, presented to manufacturers with no lost time accidents in a calendar year.
  • The Safety Improvement Certificate of Recognition, presented to all members who reduce their incident rate from the previous year.


Individual Awards

The Charles “Chic” Rinehimer

Awarded to honor a present or former AWI volunteer Officer whose long service and high achievements have had a profound influence on molding AWI into a viable association.

The Claude V. Twiellenmeier

Awarded to a current or past AWI Chapter Leader in recognition of their outstanding leadership and dedication to an AWI Chapter.

The AWI Chair’s Award

Awarded by the current chair to an individual who has given many years of volunteer service and served as a role model. The individual who receives this award has consistently shown the spirit of leadership, volunteerism, and family.

Honorary Life Member

Awarded to an individual who has contributed exemplary service to the association, its members, and AWI’s mission throughout their career, as nominated by their AWI peers.




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