The AIA Triangle Chapter serves over 600 members from central North Carolina counties. The AIA Triangle Design Award, a juried competition, recognizes member architects for design excellence. Judges for the 2006 competition were Boston-based architects. The nine winners, selected from eighty-four entries, were divided into four Honor Awards and five Merit Awards. Projects designs must be developed in the Research Triangle, but the project can be carried out in any area of the country.