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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 following 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 $395 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.

Criteria for submissions includes any commercial, corporate, institutional, or residential building type or urban planning project, built or unbuilt in the U.S. since January 1, 2021. 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.

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..

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.

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 on the Museum’s website.
Previous exhibitions have taken place in Thessaloniki, Greece, Milan, Italy, Dublin, Ireland, Athens, Greece, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles.
A Gala Dinner and Official Awards Presentation takes place in Summer. 2024.
Architects, associate architects, clients, developers, landscape architects, planners, contractors, and structural engineers are cited for their individual contributions.
Winning projects are published in Global Design + Urbanism "New American Architecture 2023" by Metropolitan Arts Press Ltd.
Winning projects are also published in Global Design News.

• Submission deadline February 1, 2025

The Chicago Athenaeum
601 South Prospect Street
Galena, Illinois 61036
Tel: +815/777-4444
Fax: +815/777-2471

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American Architecture
The Chicago Athenaeum | 601 South Prospect Street
Galena, Illinois 61036, USA | Tel: 815/777-4444 | Fax: 815/777-2471