The Most Significant New Contemporary Architecture,
Landscape Architecture, Interiors,
and Urban Planning in the United States
The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design
The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies
Metropolitan Arts Press Ltd.
Two decades as America's Most Prestigious Public Award
for New American Architecture Today
Since 1994, The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, together with The European Center for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and Metropolitan Arts Press, have organized The American Architecture Awards as away in which to honor the best, new significant buildings and landscape and planning projects designed and/or built in the United States and abroad by the most important American architects, landscape architects, and urban planners practicing nationally and internationally and International architects and designers practicing inside the USA.
The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, together with The European Center for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and Metropolitan Arts Press, have organized The American Architecture Awards as away in which to honor the best, new significant buildings and landscape and planning projects designed and/or built in the United States and abroad by the most important architects and planners practicing nationally and internationally.
The American Architecture Awards give 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 are dedicated to the recognition of excellence in architecture and urbanism in the United States.
The program awards 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 (2015-2019) corporate, institutional, commercial, residential architecture, interiors, and urban planning, designed for both built and unbuilt projects alike.
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. or in any location if the firm has an office doing business inside the United States.
International architecture firms headquartered outside the United States are eligible to enter projects built, or to be built, in the U.S. only.
Criteria for submissions includes any commercial, corporate, institutional, or residential building type or urban planning project, built or unbuilt in the U.S.
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, religious, educational, and residential and interiors of any kind, monuments, bridges, including renovations and restorations, and urban planning and landscape projects, designed since January 1, 2017.
Previously awarded buildings by the Museum are not eligible.
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