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

Our Sixth Annual Best Of Design Awards is a unique project-based awards program that showcases great buildings, building elements, interiors, and installations.

Entrants are invited to submit completed works in 45 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.

New for 2018, we are accepting submissions from Mexico and Canada. We have also expanded our Interiors and Unbuilt categories.


Tei Carpenter


Andrés Jaque


William Menking


Pratik Raval

Associate Director

Jesse Reiser


Matt Shaw

Senior Editor

  • Adaptive Reuse
  • Building Renovation
  • Restoration & Preservation
  • Architectural Lighting — Indoor
  • Architectural Lighting — Outdoor
  • Architectural Representation — Analog
  • Architectural Representation — Digital
  • Cultural
  • Public
  • Education
  • Commercial — Hospitality
  • Commercial Office
  • Commercial Retail + Mixed Use
  • Digital Fabrication
  • Facade
  • Green Building
  • Infrastructure
  • Interior > Institutional
  • Interior > Hospitality
  • Interior > Residential
  • Interior > Retail
  • Interior > Workplace
  • Landscape > Residential
  • Landscape > Public
  • New Materials >
  • Residential > Multi-Unit
  • Residential > Single Unit
  • Small Spaces
  • Student Work
  • Temporary Installation
  • Exhibition Design
  • Unbuilt > Commerical
  • Unbuilt > Cultural
  • Unbuilt > Education
  • Unbuilt > Public
  • Unbuilt > Residential
  • Unbuilt > Urban Design
  • Unbuilt > Green
  • Unbuilt > Landscape
  • Unbuilt > Interior
  • Urban Design
  • Young Architects Award (Emerging)
  • Healthcare > Interior
  • Healthcare

© Invisible Sill, Vitrocsa | 2016 Openings Winner



Products must have been introduced to the U.S. market no earlier than January 2017 and must be available through December 2018.


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 (200-word limit). Submissions cannot include the company, brand, or studio name; logos, or any other identifying mark.


Up to three images of each product may be submitted.
Digital specs:
File format: 144 dpi, high-res JPG or PNG
Image size: Maximum dimensions, 8 ½ x 11 in (landscape preferred)
Color format: RGB File size: 5 MB maximum

All 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 Products 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 Witt chandelier from the RBW + Rockwell Collection. (Courtesy Rich Brilliant Willing) | 2016 Visionaries Honoree


The Architect’s Newspaper provides timely news and cultural reporting on the built environment through a nationally distributed monthly newspaper 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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