The nation’s highest public awards given by a non-commercial, non-trade affiliated, public arts, culture and educational institution.

The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies have awarded over 79 new buildings, commercial and institutional developments, landscape, architecture and urban planning projects from 43 nations for the 2017 American Architecture Awards.
Closing date
for application:
February 1, 2018
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JURY FOR 2017

The 2017 Jury for the American Architecture Awards was held in March 2017, in Athens, Greece at the Contemporary Space Athens of the European Centre for Architecture Arts, Design and Urban Studies.


Awarded Categories for American Architecture Awards 2017


Oasis: Silicon Valley Technology Center | 2014 | Santa Clara, California Oasis: Silicon Valley Technology Center | 2014 | Santa Clara, California
GLASS BUTTERFLY - Holbaek, Denmark |  2013 GLASS BUTTERFLY - Holbaek, Denmark | 2013
Lyrical Seashore: Kaohsiung Maritime Cultural & Music Center | 2010 | Kaohsiung, Taiwan Lyrical Seashore: Kaohsiung Maritime Cultural & Music Center | 2010 | Kaohsiung, Taiwan
SEA SONG
, Big Sur, California | 2016 SEA SONG
, Big Sur, California | 2016
Tongyeong Music Hall | 2009 | Tongyeong Harbor, South Korea Tongyeong Music Hall | 2009 | Tongyeong Harbor, South Korea

FRAMEWORK, Portland, Oregon | 2015 FRAMEWORK, Portland, Oregon | 2015

SHINSEGAE INTERNATIONAL, Seoul, South Korea | 2015 SHINSEGAE INTERNATIONAL, Seoul, South Korea | 2015
GATEWAY PLAZA, Richmond, Virginia | 2016 GATEWAY PLAZA, Richmond, Virginia | 2016
15 RENWICK, New York, New York | 2016 15 RENWICK, New York, New York | 2016
CONFIDENTIAL OFFICE COMPLEX, Chicago, Illinois | 2016 CONFIDENTIAL OFFICE COMPLEX, Chicago, Illinois | 2016
Seattle Tower, Seattle, Washington | 2016 Seattle Tower, Seattle, Washington | 2016

The American Architecture Award Yearbook

All the selected award-winning projects for the nation's highest public awards

The American Architecture Awards yearbook for 2016-2017 reflects the changing state of global architecture and reveal new design directions by today’s foremost practitioners.

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