The Most Important Architecture Awards Program in the United States
The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and Metropolitan Arts Press have organized The American Architecture Awards as away in which to honor the best, new significant buildings designed and/or built in the United States and abroad by the most important architects practicing nationally and internationally.
The American Architecture Awards gives an important overview of the current aesthetic direction of today's commercial, corporate, institutional, and residential work in the United States to the real estate, banking, business, and corporate community, as well as to the press and general public.
The program is one of the Museum's most important public education outreach initiatives produced throughout the year—to both the Museum's U.S. and international audience.
The American Architecture Awards is dedicated to the recognition of excellence in architecture in the United States.
The program pays tribute to new developments in design and underscores the directions and understanding of current cutting-edge processes consistent with today's design thinking.
This year's program honors new (2006-2008) corporate, institutional, commercial, residential architecture, interiors, and urban planning, designed for both built and unbuilt projects alike.
We look forward to the rich and broad variety of quality submissions for 2008.
Submission Deadline: February 1, 2008
Exhibition Date: Fall/Winter 2008
All submissions must be the work of American architects and
architectural firms either 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.
All questions regarding eligibility should be directed to the
The criteria for
submissions includes any commercial, corporate, institutional,
or residential building type, built or unbuilt in the U.S., designed
since January 1, 2006. Unbuilt projects are eligible only when
a client is named. Building types and categories are: corporate
headquarters and office facilities, retail, hospitality, institutional,
health care, government, transportation, educational, and residential
and interiors of any kind, including renovations and restorations,
and urban planning projects. Previously awarded buildings by the
Museum are not eligible.
Jury for Awards
A jury of recognized design practitioners, business professionals, educators, and critics will review the submissions and select winning projects for awards.
Usually the jury takes place abroad. Previous juries have been held under the auspicious of the following professional associations: The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland; The National Association of Finnish Architects; The Lithuanian Society of Architects; and The Norske Arkitekters Landsforbund, and The National Council of Spanish Architects.
Each Submission is Juried Anonymously.
Architects, associate architects, clients, developers, contractors, and structural engineers are cited for their individual contributions.
Exhibition of the Awarded Projects
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; Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles.
Entry Fee $300.00 per project submitted.
The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2008.
Click below for the Application form:
The Chicago Athenaeum, 601 South Prospect
Street, Galena IL 61036, For more information, contact the Museum
at +815/777-4444. FAX +815/777-2471.
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