All submissions must be the work of American architects, landscape architects, and urban planners working nationally or internationally for projects both in the U.S. and abroad.
International architecture firms headquartered outside the United States are eligible to enter projects built, or to be built, in the U.S. or in any location if the firm has an office doing business inside the United States.
Closing date for application is February 1, 2018
Submissions made online must be in .zip or .rar format. They can have up to eight (8) images (300dpi. 10 x 10cm minimum, in .jpeg pr .tiff up to 6mb per file), a one page description in MS Word or .pdf, PLUS one .pdf file containing all plans sections and elevations. The maximum size of the .zip or .rar file is 20mb.
Mailed in submissions must include the folllowing on one CD: Copy of the on-line application form; fee; and one-page description in MS Word; up to eight (8) images (300 dpi, 10x10cm minimum, jpg, jpeg or tiff format bmb maximum size) PLUS one .pdf file containing all plans sections and elevations. Attach list of additional consultants. Application fee is $350 per project. Checks made payable to Metropolitan Arts Press. Call/email for information regarding electronic transfer. If you apply on-line there is no need to send a hard copy of the CD.
Please provide photographer credits. All information must be complete.
Selected and awarded recipients will be required to prepare either framed drawings or photographic panels and models for exhibition.
The Museum will exhibit the awarded projects in an exhibition format and publish the selected winners either on the Museum’s website or in a catalogue by Metropolitan Arts Press or both.
Previous exhibitions have taken place in Thessaloniki, Greece, Milan, Italy, Dublin, Ireland, Athens, Greece, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles.
Architects, associate architects, clients, developers, landscape architects, planners, contractors, and structural engineers are cited for their individual contributions.
A jury of recognized design practitioners, business professionals, educators, and critics review the submissions and select winning projects for awards. Previous juries have been held under the auspicious of the following professional associations: The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland, The Union of Architects of Russia, The Finnish Association of Architects (SAFA), and The American Institute of Architects. Each Submission is Juried Anonymously.
The Online Award Archive is the main resource for the academic community, journalists, critics and creative offices in the design industry. The online presentation of all award-winning products of The American Architecture Award, contributes to public knowledge enhancement as respective info remains online for ever and is easily accessible.
The European Centre of Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies together with The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture Art and Design every year organise dedicated exhibitions for each Award Program. This is a great opportunity for all the selected projects or products to raise their visibility and to spread the good news on architecture design around the globe. A great number of exhibitions have already showcased in Milan, Athens, Berlin, Istanbul, Dublin creating a communication bridge between design agencies or companies, architecture firms, product companies etc. with the world’s most famous finance markets.
The American Architecture Awards are the largest and most extensive global architecture awards program in the United States, honoring new skyscrapers, commercial buildings, urban plans, private residences, and real estate projects that achieve a high standard of excellence in design, construction, planning, and sustainability and promote the best practice in all types of real estate development for the private and public sectors, including new skyscrapers, high rises, corporate and institutional buildings, commercial projects, bridges, airports, city planning, restorations and adaptive reuse, community projects, religious and civic buildings, and interiors. Every year a major publication is being presented with all the award-winning projects. The yearbook is available to order and shipped to different places around the world. These publications consist the greatest reference in terms of architecture design evolution. The book is easy to read through and it is structured by type. All interested parties can purchase it online.
Due to the variety of programs organised each year by The European Centre and The Chicago Athenaeum Museum, please visit the official website of Metropolitan Arts Press for more info on the available publications. Fields of interest include: graphic design, architecture design and poetry.