ABOUT A|N BEST OF DESIGN AWARDS 2016

The Architect’s Newspaper is proud to announce its third annual Best Of Design Awards, a unique project-based awards program that showcases great buildings and building elements.

Entrants are invited to submit completed works in 18 categories that reflect A|N’s editorial coverage, as well as the interests and obsessions of our readers. From the winners of these categories, one will be chosen as Project of the Year.

The jury, composed of prominent architects and design professionals, will judge entries based on several criteria—strength of the presentation, evidence of innovation, creative use of new technology, sustainability, and, most importantly, good design.

WINNERS

SUBMISSION CATEGORIES

Building of the Year
Adaptive Reuse
Architectural Lighting

Architectural Models
Building Renovation
Civic Institutions

Digital Fabrication
Facade
Interior, Non-Residential

Interior, Residential
Landscape
Residential, Multi-Unit

Residential, Single Family
Student Work
Temporary Installation

Unbuilt
Urban Design
Young Architects Award

JURY

  • Amale Andraos

    Dean Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

  • Nicholas Koster

    Project Manager

    Snøhetta

  • Chee Perlman

    Editor/Curator

    Chee Company, Inc

  • Ana Garcia Puyol

    Computational Designer

    Thornton Tomasetti

  • Terence Riley

    Founding Partner

    Keenen/Riley

  • Ali Tayar

    Principal

    parallel design architecture pllc

  • Mimi Zeiger

    West Coast Editor

    The Architect’s Newspaper

DATES AND DETAILS

ANNOUNCEMENT

August 2015

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

November 2, 2015

JURY

November 11, 2015

PUBLICATION AND ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS

December 2015

AWARD DETAILS

Winners will be published in A|N’s Best Of Design feature, which will appear nationally in our January 2016 print issue. Winning projects will also be featured on our website, where they will reach national and international audiences, and will be promoted via social media. In addition to the winners, the jury will select two honorable mentions for each category, which will be featured as part of our online coverage. Winners will also receive a signed print from James Wines of SITE.

2015 BEST OF DESIGN AWARD WINNERS
  • Building of the Year
  • Fabrication Project
  • Facade
  • Landscape
  • Multi Family Residential
  • Non-Residential Interiors
  • Residential Interior
  • Single Family House
  • Student Built Work

SUBMISSION TERMS AND GUIDELINES

In order for a project to be eligible for submission it must have been completed within one year’s time of the submission deadline. Landscape projects must have been completed within two year’s time of the submission deadline.

Entrants may submit as many projects in as many categories as they wish, but must register each individually and pay a separate registration fee for each submission.

Registration fees per submission are $125 for professionals and $40 for students.

Registrations must be completed via the registration portal linked to this page. Submissions must be made through the submission portal linked to this page.

Submissions must include photographs of the finished project and a written description (150-word limit). Drawings may also be included if they support the presentation.

The jury will be blind. Submissions must not include the firm name, logo, or any other identifying mark.

Images must be submitted in PDF format, and each submission can have up to 9 images (more detailed information on registration page). Winners and honorable mentions will be contacted for high-resolution materials for publication, and will be requested to submit a list of the project’s client, design team members, design consultants, contractors, subcontractors, and materials and systems suppliers/manufacturers.

All submissions must be received by A|N no later than midnight PST on the submission deadline—Nov 2, 2015.

The Best Of Design Awards is open to U.S. and international architects, but projects submitted must be located within the United States.

The Architect’s Newspaper reserves publication rights for all materials submitted as part of the Best Of Design Awards program, extending to all forms of media or content delivery, whether print, online, digital, mobile, or otherwise, now or hereafter created.

Registration fees are nonrefundable. Submission is no guarantee of publication or an award.

QUESTIONS

For questions regarding the Best Of Design Awards please contact A|N Special Projects Manager Randi Greenberg at rgreenberg@archpaper.com.

For questions regarding marketing opportunities please contact A|N Publisher Diana Darling at ddarling@archpaper.com.

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The Architect’s Newspaper provides timely news and cultural reporting on the built environment through four regional editions – East, Midwest, Southwest, and West – as well as online at archpaper.com and through a series of targeted e-newsletters. Every issue delivers our trademark blend of topical essays, opinionated columns, project analyses, firm profiles, interviews, new products, reviews of exhibitions and books, and calendars of events in a handy and handsome full-color tabloid. A|N reaches a highly engaged on-line community of hundreds of thousands through our e-news, blog, and social media platforms. A|N is the must-read publication for architects, planners, landscape architects, designers, and allied professionals.