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Design that Educates Awards 2019

02:30 - 31 October, 2018
Design that Educates Awards 2019, Design that Educates Awards 2018
Design that Educates Awards 2018

The Design that Educates Awards (DtEA) investigate the educational potential of architecture and design. The ability to communicate the implemented solutions and features is the main theme of the awards. Such an informational layer of design and architecture provides an important (yet not fully explored) opportunity for a dialog between the user and the designer. The result—a new type of learning environment—provides a space for the exploration of both the design itself and its relation to the vaster context. Each year, the esteemed panel of judges will select the most outstanding examples.

Call for Submissions: 2018 Wood Design & Building Awards

03:30 - 16 October, 2018
 Call for Submissions: 2018 Wood Design & Building Awards, Audain Art Museum (Whistler, British Columbia) / Patkau Architects
Audain Art Museum (Whistler, British Columbia) / Patkau Architects

The design and construction community is revolutionizing the way we think about wood in construction. Growing pressure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, coupled with a desire for aesthetically appealing designs, have resulted in a wood momentum that is being celebrated by architects and engineers around the world.

Courtyard House on a River (Greenwater, Washington) / Robert Hutchison Architecture Georgica Cove (East Hampton, New York) / Bates Masi + Architects Valley Villa (Vilnius, Lithuania) / Arches Organic Farm (Tangshan, Hebei , China) / ARCHSTUDIO + 16

German Design Council Announces winners of the Iconic Awards 2018: Innovative Architecture

14:00 - 6 August, 2018
German Design Council Announces winners of the Iconic Awards 2018: Innovative Architecture, Hyundai Pavilion by Asif Khan. Image Courtesy of Iconic World
Hyundai Pavilion by Asif Khan. Image Courtesy of Iconic World

The German Design Council has announced the winners of the Iconic Awards 2018: Innovative Architecture. The awards honor superb examples of interaction between disciplines through an independent architecture and design competition. The Iconic Awards 2018: Innovative Architecture focus on internationally outstanding construction projects, innovative interior and product design as well as compelling communication in an architectural context. The focus is on holistic production and on the interaction between the trades in the context of architecture.

Hyundai Pavilion by Asif Khan. Image Courtesy of Iconic World Summit Gallery by WGNB. Image Courtesy of Iconic World Prada Men’s and Women’s Show - Continuous Interior. Image Courtesy of Iconic World UK Pavilion by Asif Khan. Image Courtesy of Iconic World + 10

Call for Submissions: AIANY + ASLANY Transportation + Infrastructure Design Excellence Awards

11:48 - 2 August, 2018
Call for Submissions: AIANY + ASLANY Transportation + Infrastructure Design Excellence Awards

The AIANY + ASLANY Transportation + Infrastructure Design Excellence Awards recognize exceptional design by New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania AIA and ASLA members. The awards program is open to registered architects, landscape architects, and planners.

2018 Brick in Architecture Award Winners Announced

14:30 - 30 July, 2018
2018 Brick in Architecture Award Winners Announced, Four51 Marlborough – Boston, Massachusetts. Image © Trent Bell Photography
Four51 Marlborough – Boston, Massachusetts. Image © Trent Bell Photography

The Brick Industry Association (BIA) has announced the winners of the 2018 Brick in Architecture Awards, given to “the country’s most visionary projects incorporating fired-clay brick.” This year, 19 projects were selected from 88 total entries, spanning commercial, educational, landscaping, and residential categories.

“Fired-clay brick offers unlimited aesthetic flexibility, and is an integral part of any sustainable, low maintenance building strategy,” said Ray Leonhard, BIA’s president and CEO.

Full details on the awards and winners are available on the official website here. Below, we have organized the winning schemes by category.

The Study at University City – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Image © Halkin | Mason Photography Williams College Bookstore – Williamstown, Massachusetts. Image © Jeff Goldberg/Esto Freedom Walkway – Rock Hill, South Carolina. Image © Matthew Benham Photography 613 Baltic Street – Brooklyn, New York. Image © Will Femia & Christian Harder + 58

Best International Projects of 2018 Awarded by Australian Institute of Architects

12:00 - 20 July, 2018
Best International Projects of 2018 Awarded by Australian Institute of Architects, Kampung Admiralty, Singapore / WOHA . Image © Patrick Bingham-Hall via Australian Institute of Architects
Kampung Admiralty, Singapore / WOHA . Image © Patrick Bingham-Hall via Australian Institute of Architects

The Australian Institute of Architects has announced the winners of their 2018 International Chapter Awards. Recognizing projects from beyond Australia, but designed by members of the Australian Institute of Architects, the jury has honored six projects from a shortlist of 17.

The projects span commercial, interior, public, residential, and small architecture, with winners hailing from across Asia and the Pacific, including three in Singapore.

House 412, Sri Lanka / Pulina Ponnamperuma + Robust Architecture Workshop. Image © Kolitha Perera via Australian Institute of Architects Bayshore Park Underpass, Singapore / GreenhilLi Architecture + Design. Image © GreenhilLi via Australian Institute of Architects New Wings at The Asian Civilizations Museum, Singapore / GreenhilLi Architecture + Design. Image © GreenhilLi via Australian Institute of Architects Australian Embassy Bangkok, Thailand / BVN. Image © John Gollings via Australian Institute of Architects + 31

Call for Submissions | AIA Shanghai Design Awards 2018

11:01 - 6 July, 2018
Call for Submissions | AIA Shanghai Design Awards 2018

AIA Shanghai is pleased to announce its first ever awards program to celebrate China's best design and designers; a benchmark for international excellence.

The AIA Shanghai Design Excellence Awards Program celebrates new architecture in China. This international design awards program welcomes entries from all AIA members and associate members practicing in China.

The 2018 AIA Shanghai Design Excellence Awards Program celebrates regional diversity within innovative architecture, interiors and planning projects shaped by architects living, breathing, and working in China regardless of scale, budget, style, or type.

The winning Awards will be judged by an international jury comprised of leading

The 2018 EyeEm Photography Awards

01:00 - 11 June, 2018
The 2018 EyeEm Photography Awards, Linas Vaitonis
Linas Vaitonis

With more than 590,000 submissions in 2017, the EyeEm Photography Awards is the world's largest photography competition for discovering new talents.

The 2018 EyeEm Awards feature nine categories, including a category focused on architecture: "The Architect" where we encourage you to submit interesting lines, shapes, and beautiful spaces in architecture.

AIA Announces Winners of 2018 Housing Awards

16:00 - 26 May, 2018
Underhill; Matinecock, New York | Bates Masi + Architects. Image © Michael Moran
Underhill; Matinecock, New York | Bates Masi + Architects. Image © Michael Moran

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced the winners of their 18th annual Housing Awards, which recognize the best in housing design for new constructions, restorations, and renovations. This year the five-person jury selected eleven projects to receive awards in four categories: one- and two-family custom residences; one- and two-family production homes; multifamily housing; and specialized housing.

The Bear Stand; Gooderham, Ontario, Canada | Bohlin Cywinski Jackson. Image © Nic Lehoux 150 Charles; New York City | COOKFOX Architects, DPC and Alan Wanzenberg Architect & Design. Image © Bilyana Dimitrova South 5th Residence; Austin, Texas | alterstudio architecture. Image © Casey Dunn Mariposa1038; Los Angeles | Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects . Image © Paul Vu + 65

31 Winners Announced for 2018 MCHAP Outstanding Projects Prize

14:53 - 25 May, 2018
31 Winners Announced for 2018 MCHAP Outstanding Projects Prize, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture by Adjaye Associates. Image © Alan Karchmer/NMAAHC
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture by Adjaye Associates. Image © Alan Karchmer/NMAAHC

The Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP) has announced the 31 winning schemes for the “2018 Outstanding Projects” award, chosen from 200 nominations. Awarded on a biennial basis, the awards seek to recognize the most distinguished architectural works built on the continents of North and South America.

The 31 projects will now form a shortlist for the MCHAP Prize, with winners to be announced in July 2018. Hosted by the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), the winner will be honored in a grand prize ceremony at Mies van der Rohe’s iconic Crown Hall in October. In the last series, top honors went to SANAA's Grace Farms in New Canaan, Connecticut, USA.

11 Winning Projects Announced for 2018 NYC Excellence in Design Awards

12:00 - 24 May, 2018
11 Winning Projects Announced for 2018 NYC Excellence in Design Awards, Verizon Executive Education Center and Graduate Hotel / Snøhetta and James Corner Field Operations. Image via New York City Public Design Commission
Verizon Executive Education Center and Graduate Hotel / Snøhetta and James Corner Field Operations. Image via New York City Public Design Commission

The New York City Public Design Commission and Mayor Bill de Blasio have announced the 11 projects selected as winners of their 2018 Awards for Excellence in Design. Established in 1983, the award has been bestowed annually to projects from the city’s five boroughs that “exemplify how innovative and thoughtful design can provide New Yorkers with the best possible public spaces and services and engender a sense of civic pride.”

The 2018 awards recognized projects which responded to the de Blasio Administration’s commitment to providing an “equitable, resilient, and diverse city for all New Yorkers.” All five New York boroughs feature in the awards, with schemes encompassing education, culture, art, and recreation.

Reflecting Pool / Quennell Rothschild & Partners. Image via New York City Public Design Commission New York State Pavilion Observation Towers and Tent of Tomorrow / Silman, Jan Hird . Image via New York City Public Design Commission Garrison Playground / Department of Parks & Recreation In-House Design. Image via New York City Public Design Commission The Studio Museum in Harlem / Adjaye Associates and Cooper Robertson. Image via New York City Public Design Commission + 12

AIA Announces Top 10 Sustainable Designs of 2018

06:00 - 3 May, 2018
AIA Announces Top 10 Sustainable Designs of 2018, Courtesy of Fort Mason Center
Courtesy of Fort Mason Center

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Committee on the Environment (COTE) have announced the winners of the COTE Top Ten Awards, the highest honor for buildings that exemplify great design and sustainable performance. The award, now in its 22nd year, celebrates 10 projects that meet COTE’s rigorous standards for 10 criteria in several areas of design including economic, social, and ecological value. The winners will be honored in June at the AIA Conference in New York City.

Read about the 2018 winners after the break.

Society of Architectural Historians Announces 2018 Publication Award Recipients

06:00 - 2 May, 2018
Society of Architectural Historians Announces 2018 Publication Award Recipients, Courtesy of Society of Architectural Historians
Courtesy of Society of Architectural Historians

Get ready to add to your reading and watch lists because the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) just announced the 2018 award recipients for the SAH Publication, Film and Video Awards. Winners received their awards at SAH’s 71st Annual International Conference awards ceremony on April 20th in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The list of SAH Award recipients represents some of the best media in architectural, urban, and landscape history, as well as historic preservation scholarship and architectural exhibition catalogs. Nominations for the 2019 awards will be accepted by SAH on June 1st of this year.

See the list of this year's SAH Award recipients below.

Winners Announced for 2018 Modernism in America Awards

12:00 - 1 May, 2018
Starship Chicago. Image © James Steinkamp
Starship Chicago. Image © James Steinkamp

Thirteen projects have been announced as winners of Docomomo US’ 2018 Modernism in America Awards, honoring projects within the United States that highlight and advocate for the restoration of postwar architecture and landscapes.

Now in its fifth year, the Modernism in America Awards were founded to celebrate "the people and projects working to preserve, restore and rehabilitate our modern heritage sensitively and productively. The program seeks to advance those preservation efforts; to increase appreciation for the period and to raise awareness of the on-going threats against modern architecture and design."

Below, we have rounded up the successful schemes, and an organizer’s description of their significance.

Starship Chicago. Image © James Steinkamp Tom Little: Georgia Advocacy. Image © Tom Little Hill College House Renovation. Image © Aislinn Weidele Lenox Health Greenwich Village. Image © Chris Cooper, Courtesy Perkins Eastman + 15

Forensic Architecture Shortlisted for the 2018 Turner Prize

14:00 - 26 April, 2018
Forensic Architecture Shortlisted for the 2018 Turner Prize, Plume analysis is used by FA. It analyses the movement of clouds released in warfare, such as those that appear after a bomb explodes. Image © TiP, Balmond Studio
Plume analysis is used by FA. It analyses the movement of clouds released in warfare, such as those that appear after a bomb explodes. Image © TiP, Balmond Studio

The spatial investigation group Forensic Architecture has been nominated for the 2018 Turner Prize. Based at Goldsmiths University in London, the interdisciplinary group of architects, filmmakers, journalists, lawyers, and scientists have devoted their energy to investigating state and corporate violations worldwide.

The nomination represents the second time a team of spatial designers has been recognized by the prize in its three-decade history, following on from 2015 winners Assemble.

© Forensic Architecture Counter Investigations: Forensic Architecture at the Institute of Contemporary Arts. Image © Mark Blower Saydnaya Prison, as reconstructed by Forensic Architecture using acoustic modelling. Image © Forensic Architecture Saydnaya Prison, as reconstructed by Forensic Architecture using acoustic modelling. Image © Forensic Architecture + 7

BOUN - Furniture Design Awards' 18

16:00 - 18 April, 2018
BOUN - Furniture Design Awards' 18, Boun FDA'18 Participate Now
Boun FDA'18 Participate Now

Indoors frame how we grow - how we dwell - how we live. They are an inseparable part to a human life and furniture form a very crucial component of how this experience grows on us.

But how well does your furniture fit in framing a life that’s unique in its own way?

Boun Furniture Design Awards is looking for exceptional interior furniture design concepts/built projects that make our existence as a human more livable. Will yours be the one?

Open Call: Build School Project 2018

16:00 - 21 March, 2018
Open Call: Build School Project 2018, The Union of architects of Russia invites you to participate in the 2nd Russian competition with international participation "Build School Project 2018" on nursery, kindergarten and school designs and constructions
The Union of architects of Russia invites you to participate in the 2nd Russian competition with international participation "Build School Project 2018" on nursery, kindergarten and school designs and constructions

The Union of architects of Russia invites you to participate in the 2nd Russian competition with international participation "Build School Project 2018" on nursery, kindergarten and school designs and constructions, which will be held in the framework of the 2nd international exhibition "Build School 2018" from 25 to 27 September 2018 in Moscow in "Expocentre".

ARCHITECT's 12th Annual R+D Awards

14:22 - 7 March, 2018
ARCHITECT's 12th Annual R+D Awards

ARCHITECT magazine is now accepting entries for its 12th Annual R+D Awards! We would be grateful if you could share the competition details below with your network. The winners will published in ARCHITECT’s July 2018 issue and on our website. As with previous years, full-time students and faculty are eligible for a reduced registration fee!