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 Seventh 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 50 categories that reflect AN’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.

2018 Winners and Honorable Mentions

Submissions Closed



    William Menking


  • Jaffer Kolb


  • Sara Lopergolo


  • Carlos Madrid III

    Associate Director

  • Anne Rieselbach

    Program Director

  • Matt Shaw

    Executive Editor

  • Oana Stănescu



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

  • Student Work — Individual
  • Student Work — Group
  • Student Work — Representation


© Daniels Building by NADAAA, Toronto, 2018 Building of the Year Finalist (Nic Lehoux)

July 22nd, 2019

Extended to Friday, October 11th (Midnight PST)
The extension is reserved for new and incomplete submissions.

October 2019

December 2019 issue of The Architect’s Newspaper
Winners and Honorable Mentions will be published in a special Design Annual created for Best Of Design. It will be mailed out in December 2019 and distributed at industry events and conferences throughout 2020.

Winning projects will also be featured on our website, where they will reach a national and international audience and will be promoted via our online and social media platforms. Winners will also receive a limited edition print from Archigram produced especially for AN. Be seen by 1 Million+ AN 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 two year’s time of the submission deadline (October 2017). Landscape, Public, Unbuilt, and Representation projects must have been initiated within three years time of the submission deadline (October 2016).

To enter the Young Architects Awards, you must have graduated from architecture or design school within the past 10 years. Please include images of three key projects and employ the text box to describe your practice.

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

Entrants are allowed to submit multiple projects or the same project in multiple categories but must enter each as a separate submission.

Representatives of firms and developers are allowed to submit on behalf of their clients. Please provide your direct contact information but include the name of the applying firm in the “Company” field on the registration form.


Registration fees per submission:
$150 for professionals
$45 for students


Registration + entry submission must be completed via the registration portal linked to this page. Submissions must include photographs or renderings of the project and a written description (150-word limit). Submissions cannot include the company, brand, studio name, logos, or any other identifying mark.


Up to three images per imageboard for a total of three boards and nine images.
Digital specs:
File format: 144 dpi, high-res JPG
Imageboard size: Maximum dimensions, 8 ½ x 11 in or 11 x 8 ½ in (landscape preferred)
Color format: RGB File size: 4 MB maximum for each imageboard
Label image file names in sequence

Please refrain from adding text to the imageboards and please do not include your firm, company, school name on the imageboards.

All submissions must be entered online and received by AN no later than midnight PST on the submission deadline. The Architect’s Newspaper reserves publicationrights 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.
Once a submission is completed and approved, you cannot return to the application to make changes.
Submission is no guarantee of publicationor an award.

Submissions Closed

© New York Dermatology Group Integral Health & Wellness by Brandon Haw Architecture, New York, 2018 Interior—Healthcare Winner (Albert Vecerka/Esto)


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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