The Architect’s Newspaper speaks directly to leaders in architecture and design with news, products, developments, trends, and updates. With our recently launched magazine, A|N Interior, our outreach to the design community has grown exponentially.

Our fourth annual Best Of Design Awards is a unique project-based awards program that showcases great buildings and building elements.

Entrants are invited to submit completed works in 26 categories that reflect A|N’s editorial coverage, as well as the interests and obsessions of our readers.

The BoD jury, 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.


  • Christopher Leong


    Leong Leong

  • Matt Shaw

    Senior Editor

    The Architect’s Newspaper

  • Karen Stonely


    SPAN Architecture

  • Erik Verboon

    Managing Director

    Walter P Moore

  • Claire Weisz

    Founder + Principal-in-Charge

    WXY architecture + urban design

  • Adrianne Weremchuk

    Landscape Architect

    NYC Department of Parks & Recreation


  • Building of the Year – East
  • Building of the Year – Midwest
  • Building of the Year – Southwest
  • Building of the Year – West
  • Adaptive Restoration
  • Adaptive Reuse
  • Architectural Lighting – Indoor
  • Architectural Lighting – Outdoor
  • Architectural Representations – Analog
  • Architectural Representations – Digital
  • Building Renovation
  • Civic Institution
  • Digital Fabrication
  • Facade
  • Interior, Workplace
  • Interior- Retail/Hospitality
  • Interior – Residential
  • Landscape – Private
  • Landscape – Public
  • Residential, Multi
  • Residential, Single
  • Student
  • Temporary Installation
  • Unbuilt – On The Boards
  • Unbuilt – In The Drawers
  • Urban Design
  • Young Architects



July 2016


October 2016


December 2016 issue of The Architect’s Newspaper

Winners and Honorable Mentions will be published in a new booklet created for Best Of Design. It will be mailed out with the December 2016 print issue and distributed at industry events and conferences throughout 2017.

Winning projects will also be featured on our website, where they will reach national and international audiences, and will be promoted via social media.

Winners will also receive a 3-D printed trophy designed by Synthesis Design + Architecture and printed by Formlabs.

Be seen by 1,000,000 A|N readers and Members of the A/E/C Design Community!



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.

The Best Of Design Awards is open to U.S. and international firms (e.g., architects/consultants/engineers/manufacturers), but projects submitted must be located within the United States.


Registration fees per submission are $150 for professionals and $45 for students.

There is no limit on the number of products you may submit, but each must be entered individually and a separate entry fee paid.


Registration + entry submission must be completed via the registration portal linked to this page.

Submissions must include photographs of the finished project and a written description (150-word limit). Submissions must not include the firm name, logo, or any other identifying mark.


Images must be submitted in JPG/PNG format, and each submission can have up to 9 images (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.

Submissions must be entered online and received by A|N no later than midnight PST on the submission deadline. 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.


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 a design magazine, A|N Interior, online at archpaper.com, and through a series of email 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 and a quarterly magazine. A|N reaches a highly engaged on-line community of hundreds of thousands through our web and social media platforms. A|N is the must-read publication for architects, planners, landscape architects, designers, and allied professionals.


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