ABOUT AN BEST OF DESIGN 2022

The Architect’s Newspaper speaks directly to leaders in architecture and design with news, products, developments, trends, and updates. AN Interior, our biannual magazine, strengthens our coverage of the design community with a focus on interiors.

AN’s tenth annual Best of Design Awards is a unique, project-based awards program that showcases great buildings, unbuilt proposals, interiors, and installations.

Entrants are invited to submit completed works in 39 categories that reflect AN’s editorial coverage, as well as the interests and obsessions of our readers.

Our Best of Design 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.

Winners will be announced in December 2022.

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PUBLICATION AND ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS

Winning projects will be published in print in AN’s Best of Design 2022 issue, which will arrive in December. Photos, descriptions, and juror comments will appear in this gorgeous publication that reaches readers nationwide and is distributed at industry events and conferences throughout 2023.

This coverage will also be featured on our website, where it 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!

JURY

Jim Burnett

President

OJB Landscape Architecture

Tei Carpenter

Founder

Agency—Agency

Sekou Cooke

Director

Master of Urban Design, UNC Charlotte

Felecia Davis

Associate Professor

Stuckeman Center for Design and Computation

Gabriela Etchegaray

Co-Founder

AMBROSI ETCHEGARAY

Ron Stelmarski

Principal and Design Director

Perkins&Will

Aaron Seward

Editor in Chief

The Architect's Newspaper

Jack Murphy

Managing Editor

The Architect’s Newspaper

CATEGORIES & SUB CATEGORIES

ADAPTIVE REUSE
ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING
BUILDING RENOVATION
CIVIC
COMMERCIAL
  • Hospitality
  • Office
  • Retail
  • Sports & Entertainment
CULTURAL
DIGITAL FABRICATION
EDUCATION
  • Higher Education
  • Kindergarten, Primary & High School
EXHIBITION DESIGN
FACADES
HEALTHCARE
INFRASTRUCTURE
INTERIOR
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Institutional
  • Residential
  • Retail
  • Workplace
LANDSCAPE
LIBRARIES
RELIGIOUS
RESIDENTIAL
  • Mixed Use
  • Multi-Unit
  • Single-Unit
RESTORATION & PRESERVATION
SOCIAL IMPACT
STUDENT WORK
TEMPORARY INSTALLATION
UNBUILT
  • Commercial, Cultural, Civic & Education
  • Conceptual
  • Landscape, Urban Design & Master Plan
  • Residential: Multi-Unit
  • Residential: Single-Unit
URBAN DESIGN & MASTER PLAN
YOUNG ARCHITECTS AWARD
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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, so since October 2020. Landscape, public, unbuilt, and representation projects must have been initiated within three years time of the submission deadline, so since October 2019.

To be considered for the Young Architects Award, you must have graduated from architecture or design school within the past ten years. Please include images of three key projects and use the text box to describe your practice.

The Best of Design Awards is open to all firms (e.g., architects, designers, consultants, engineers, manufacturers, developers) with offices in the United States, Canada, or Mexico.

Entrants are allowed to submit multiple projects for the same category 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: $245 (July 14 – August 25)
Regular: $295 (August 26 – October 6)
Student: $45

Submissions must be paid for before making a submission.
Registration and entry can be completed via the submission portal linked to this page.

WRITTEN MATERIAL

Registration and 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). Written and visual components of 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-resolution JPG.
Image size: Maximum dimensions of 8.5 × 11 inches or 11 × 8.5 inches (landscape format preferred).
Color format: RGB
File size: 5 MB maximum for each image.
Label image file names in sequence and include photo credits in file names, if applicable.

Do not include text on or within images. 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 ET (11:59 p.m.) on the submission deadline. AN 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.

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ABOUT THE ARCHITECT’S NEWSPAPER

The Architect’s Newspaper provides timely news and cultural reporting on the built environment through a nationally distributed print newspaper as well as a design magazine, AN Interior, online content at archpaper.com, and a series of email newsletters. Every issue of The Architect’s Newspaper delivers our trademark blend of topical essays, opinionated columns, project analysis, firm profiles, interviews, new products, reviews of exhibitions and books, and a calendar of events in a handy, handsome, full-color publication. AN reaches a highly engaged 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. Learn more about AN Media Group and our other brands at: https://anmediagroup.com/

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