ABOUT AN BEST OF DESIGN 2021

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 Ninth 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 2021.

JURY

Germane David Barnes

Principal

Studio Barnes

Kate Yeh Chiu

Executive Director

Materials & Applications

Anda French

Principal

French2D

Christina Holden

Senior Associate and Director of Design Technology

HASTINGS

Wonne Ickx

Int'l Associate. AIA

Productora

Rick Joy

Principal

Studio Rick Joy

DK Osseo-Asare

Principal

LOWDO

Thomas Phifer

Founder

Thomas Phifer and Partners

Jason Pugh

Senior Associate

Gensler

Carol Ross Barney

Design Principal

Ross Barney Architects

Sammy Medina

Executive Editor

The Architect’s Newspaper

Aaron Seward

Editor in Chief

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
RESIDENTIAL
  • Multi-Unit
  • Single-Unit
  • Mixed Use
INTERIOR
  • Institutional
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Residential
  • Retail
  • Green
  • Workplace
LANDSCAPE
RESEARCH (new materials, tech, etc)
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

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 2019). Landscape, Public, Unbuilt, and Representation projects must have been initiated within three years time of the submission deadline (Since October 2018).

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: $175 (July 8 – Aug 19)
Regular: $245 (Aug 20 – Sep 30)
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 + 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.

Submission is no guarantee of publication or an award.
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 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.

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 online 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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