The Progressive Architecture (P/A) Awards recognize unbuilt projects demonstrating overall design excellence and innovation. Judging will take place in December 2016. Winning entries will be notified in December 2016, published in the February 2017 issue of ARCHITECT, and honored at a celebration in New York in February 2017.
Our P/A Awards are completely digital! This process will save you hours of work and reams of paper. Please use either Chrome or Firefox as your browser when registering and completing the forms
Architects and other design professionals practicing in any region may enter one or more submissions. All entries must be commissioned by paying clients for execution. Proposals may be for any location. All entries must have been commissioned for compensation by clients with the contractual intention and the authority to carry out the submitted proposal. Projects must have a completion date after January 1, 2017.
- Multifamily Housing
- Single Family Housing
- Urban Design
Note: Individual projects must be submitted in a single category only.
- Friday, November 4, 2016 → Submission deadline for standard entries
- Wednesday, November 9, 2016 → Submission deadline for late entries (will include late fee of $50.00 per late entry)
- $195 → Regular Entry
- $150 → Additional Entries
Please Note: You will be charged a $50 late fee per entry for any materials submitted after November 4, 2016. All late entry materials must be received by November 9, 2016. No refunds will be issued. All materials submitted to the P/A Awards become the property of ARCHITECT, which will not be responsible or liable for them. Entry fees are non-refundable.
How to prepare your entry
This year’s awards are completely digital! You can register, complete your entry forms, and upload your entry materials (including images, drawings, and plans) by submitting everything through this website in a two-step process.
STEP ONE: Register your project and pay entry fees.
STEP TWO: Fill out online entry forms and upload your entry materials, as outlined below. You may also return to this website to add to or modify your entry at a later date. Please note that once you complete Step One above, you will not be able to edit the information in Step One, however, you will be able to make changes to Step Two information until you click the Save and Finalize button to complete your submission. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Your entry will consist of an online entry form and supporting documents that can be uploaded to this website. The online entry form will ask for the following:
- Entrant Information (contact details for the person preparing the entry)
- Firm Information (contact details for the firm responsible for the project)
- Client Information (contact details and client description)
- Project Information (including description, site and zoning constraints, square footage, etc.)
- After filling out this information, you will have an opportunity to upload supporting documents for your entry. Files can be .jpg images or Microsoft Word .doc files. You can upload up to 20 files. Please limit your uploaded materials to a TOTAL of 50 MB.
These supporting documents must include:
- Renderings of the proposed project in .jpg format
- Site plan, floor plans, and sections in .jpg format
- Optional documents include:
- Energy modeling diagrams, drawings, and model photos., in jpg format
- Performance qualifications and diagrams, in Word .doc or .jpg format
- Videos in .mp4 format
Rules and Regulations
WHO CAN ENTER Architects and other design professionals practicing in any region may enter one or more submissions. All entries must be commissioned by paying clients for execution. Proposals may be for any location. Projects may not have been featured in other United States design publications. All entries must have been commissioned for compensation by clients with the contractual intention and the authority to carry out the submitted proposal. Projects must have a completion date after January 1, 2017.
REAL PROJECTS ONLY All entries must have been commissioned for compensation by clients with the contractual intention and the authority to carry out the submitted proposal. A project entered in a design competition is eligible only if it is a proposal the competition’s sponsor intends to build.
ARCHITECTURAL AND URBAN DESIGN ENTRIES Architectural design entries may only include works of architecture scheduled to be completed after January 1, 2017. Urban design entries must have been accepted by a client who intends to base future development on them; please include an implementation time line.
VERIFICATION OF CLIENT Awards and citations are contingent upon ARCHITECT’s verification that selected projects meet all eligibility requirements, including ARCHITECT’s direct contact with clients. ARCHITECT reserves the right to make the final decision on eligibility and accepts no liability in that regard.
PROVIDING ADDITIONAL MATERIALS Entrants whose submissions are selected as winners agree to make available further information and publication-quality graphic materials as needed by ARCHITECT.
PUBLICATION All entries will be featured online in ARCHITECT’s Project Gallery. Winners will be published in the February 2017 issue of ARCHITECT. Additionally, winners of P/A design awards or citations grant ARCHITECT first publication rights for their winning projects while under construction or when complete or substantially complete (at ARCHITECT’s discretion). Publication may not coincide with building completion, but ARCHITECT retains first publication rights to the project for up to one year of building completion.
AWARD P/A Awards winners will be announced first in the February 2017 issue of ARCHITECT. Winners will be honored and presented with an award at an event in New York in February 2017.
ENTRY CATEGORIES Identify each submission on its entry form by type (see categories above). Mixed-use facilities should be classified by the largest function. There is no “miscellaneous” category. Only one category may be selected per project, and each project may only be entered once.
PROCESS DOCUMENTATION Entries should document the design process, as well as its result. Include information on software, hardware, and hand media employed. ARCHITECT encourages entrants to include copies of preliminary sketches, alternative preliminary schemes, information on context, precedents for the design, and excerpts from working drawings, all of which should be submitted in .jpg or Word .doc format.
PROJECT RESEARCH Include records of any research performed in support of the project.
ANONYMITY To maintain anonymity in judging, no names of entrants or collaborating parties may appear on any submission materials except where specifically requested on the online entry forms. Do not, however, conceal the identity or location of projects. Failure to adhere to this rule will result in immediate disqualification; ARCHITECT will not adjust any submission to make it comply with this rule.
ENTRY FORMS Each submission must be registered online ahead of the submission deadline using this website. Additional materials must also be uploaded to the website prior to the submission deadline.
REGULAR ENTRY Regular entries must be registered and submitted online by November 4, 2016. The fee is $195 for standard submissions; each subsequent entry is $150. Entry fees must be paid online by credit card, and are nonrefundable.
OPTIONAL LATE ENTRY For an additional $50 fee per submission, late entries may be submitted by November 9, 2016. Fees must be paid online by credit card. Please note that entrants registering after the regular deadline of November 4 will have the $50 late fee automatically included. Late fees are also nonrefundable.
All entries will be featured online in ARCHITECT’s Project Gallery.
Title64th Annual Progressive Architecture (P/A) Awards
TypeCompetition Announcement (Built Projects & Masterplans)
Registration DeadlineNovember 09, 2016 11:59 PM
Submission DeadlineNovember 09, 2016 11:59 PM