ABOUT AN BEST OF DESIGN 2020

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

Our Eighth 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.

Winning projects will be featured on Archpaper.com, 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!

Winners will be announced in December 2020

JURY

  • Gabrielle Bullock

    Principal, Director of Global Diversity, Los Angeles

    Perkins + Will

  • Jesus Robles

    Principal

    Studio Dust

  • Iker Gil

    Executive Director

    MAS Studio/SOM Foundation (Chicago)

  • Katie MacDonald

    Cofounder

    After Architecture

  • Tim Christ

    Principal

    Buro Happold

  • Andrew Heumann

    Software Developer

    Hypar (formerly of NBBJ and Woods Bagot)

  • Miriam Peterson

    Principal

    Peterson Rich Office

  • Jha D Williams

    Senior Associate

    MASS Design Group

  • Sammy Medina

    Executive Editor

    The Architect’s Newspaper

  • Gabrielle Golenda

    Products Editor

    The Architect’s Newspaper

CATEGORIES & SUB CATEGORIES

ADAPTIVE REUSE
RESTORATION & PRESERVATION
BUILDING RENOVATION
ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
CULTURAL (museum galleries, arts organizations, private facilities, government-sponsored, or activist-run)
PUBLIC (memorials, government/civic buildings, libraries, factories, warehouses)
HEALTHCARE
INSTITUTIONAL
  • Kindergartens, Primary & High Schools
  • Higher Education
  • Libraries
  • Religious
COMMERCIAL
  • Hospitality (Restaurants & Bars, hotels, resorts)
  • Office (coworking, open offices, etc)
  • Retail (Mixed Use, showrooms, private galleries,etc)
  • Sport & Stadiums
DIGITAL FABRICATION
FACADES
GREEN BUILDING
INFRASTRUCTURE
INTERIOR
  • Institutional
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Residential
  • Retail
  • Green
  • Workplace
LANDSCAPE
RESEARCH (new materials, tech, etc)
RESIDENTIAL
  • Multi-Unit
  • Single-Unit
  • Mixed Use
TEMPORARY INSTALLATION
EXHIBITION DESIGN
UNBUILT
  • Commercial
  • Cultural
  • Education
  • Public
  • Residential
  • Urban Design
  • Green
  • Landscape
  • Masterplan
  • Interior
URBAN DESIGN
YOUNG ARCHITECTS AWARD
STUDENT WORK
  • Individual
  • Group
  • Representation
SOCIAL IMPACT

AWARD DATES & DETAILS

LAUNCH

July 7th, 2020

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION

$145 until August 6th (Midnight EST)

REGISTRATION OPEN

$195 from August 7th until October 1st (Midnight EST)

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Extended to Thursday, October 8th (Midnight EST)

PUBLICATION AND ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS

December 2020 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 2020 and distributed at industry events and conferences throughout 2021.

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 AEC Design Community!

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

ELIGIBILITY

In order for a project to be eligible for submission, it must have been completed within two year’s time of the submission deadline (Since October 2018). Landscape, Public, Unbuilt, and Representation projects must have been initiated within three years time of the submission deadline (Since October 2017).

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.

ENTRY FEE

Registration fees per submission:
Early Bird $145
Regular Registration $195
$45 for students

WRITTEN MATERIAL

Registration + entry submission must be completed via the registration portal linked to this page. Submissions must include photographs and/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.

IMAGES

Up to six images per submission.
Digital specs:
File format: 150 dpi, high-res JPG.
Image size: Maximum dimensions, 8 ½ x 11 in or 11 x 8 ½ in (landscape preferred).
Color format: RGB File size: 5 MB maximum for each image.
Label image file names in sequence.

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

All submissions must be entered online and received by AN no later than midnight EST 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.

Once a submission is completed and approved, you cannot return to the application to make changes.

Submission is no guarantee of publication or an award.

ABOUT THE ARCHITECT’S NEWSPAPER

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, AN 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. AN reaches a highly engaged on-line community of hundreds of thousands through our web and social media platforms. AN is the must-read publication for architects, planners, landscape architects, designers, and allied professionals.

CONTACT US

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Direct email: Matthew Hoffman (competitions@archpaper.com)