About A|N Best of Design Awards 2015.

The Architect’s Newspaper is proud to announce its second annual
Best Of Design Awards, a unique project-based awards program that
showcases great buildings and building elements.

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

A group of prominent architects, design professionals, and A|N editors will judge the entries based
on several criteria, including the strength of the presentation, evidence of innovation, creative use
of new technology, sustainability, and, most importantly, good design.

Submission Categories.

Building of the Year Best Facade Best Non-Residential Interiors
Best Landscape Best Single Family House Best Multi-Family Residential
Best Residential Interior Best Fabrication Project Best Student Built Work

Award Details.

Winners will be published in A|N’s Best Of Design feature, which will appear nationally in our January 2015 print issues. Winning projects will also be featured on our website, where they will reach national and international audiences, and will be promoted via social media. In addition to the winners, the jury will select two honorable mentions for each category, which will be featured as part of our online coverage. Winners will also receive a commemorative trophy.

2014 Best of Design Award Winners.

Dates and Details.

Registration deadline

November 3, 2014

Registration Deadline Extended!
Register at the same fee up until November 14, 2014.
Late registration for an additional fee of $75 for professionals (a total of $225) and $20 for students (a total of $60) will be in effect from November 15 to November 25, 2014, at which point registration will close until next year’s Best Of Design Awards.

Submission deadline

December 7, 2014


December 12, 2014

Publication and announcement of winners

January 2015


Submission Terms and Guidelines.

In order for a project to be eligible for submission it must have been completed within one year’s time of the submission deadline. Landscape projects must have been completed within two year’s time of the submission deadline.

Entrants may submit as many projects in as many categories as they wish, but must register each individually and pay a separate registration fee for each submission.

Registration fees per submission are $150 for professionals and $40 for students.

Registrations must be completed via the registration portal linked to this page. Submissions must be made through the submission portal linked to this page.

Submissions must include photographs of the finished project and a 150-word written description. Drawings may also be included if they support the presentation.

The jury will be blind. Submissions should not include the firm name, logo, or any other identifying mark.

Each submission must be made in a single screen resolution pdf file not in excess of 10 MB. Winners and honorable mentions will be contacted for high-resolution materials for publication, and will be requested to submit a list of the project’s client, design team members, design consultants, contractors, subcontractors, and materials and systems suppliers/manufacturers.

All submissions must be received by A|N no later than midnight PST on the submission deadline.

The Best Of Design Awards is open to U.S. and international architects, but projects submitted must be located within the United States.

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. Submission is no guarantee of publication or an award.


For questions regarding the Best Of Design Awards please contact A|N Managing Editor
Aaron Seward at aseward@archpaper.com.

For questions regarding marketing opportunities please contact A|N Publisher
Diana Darling at ddarling@archpaper.com.

The Architect’s Newspaper provides timely news and cultural reporting on the built environment through four regional editions – East, Midwest, Southwest, and West – as well as online at archpaper.com and through a series of targeted e-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. A|N reaches a highly engaged on-line community of hundreds of thousands through our e-news, blog, and social media platforms. A|N is the must-read publication for architects, planners, landscape architects, designers, and allied professionals.

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