Reporting from Toronto: Li Xiaodong wins inaugural Moriyama RAIC International Prize for the Liyuan Library
Designed to inspire Canadian architects and raise the level of ambition in Canadian architectural culture, the inaugural 2014 Moriyama RAIC International Prize of $100,000 CAD has been awarded to Liyuan Library, a dramatic and beautiful project in Jiaojiehe China. The building is a simply... View full entry
UNC Coastal Studies Institute Wins Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award
“We are thrilled that UNC CSI’s Research Building has received this international design award. It brings attention to how good design can integrate beauty innovation and functionality to create a facility that serves as an important resource for Eastern North Carolina.”
— Nancy White, UNC Coastal Studies Institute executive director
The UNC Coastal Studies Institute Research Building has been awarded the International Architecture Award for Best New Global Design (2014) by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. Architects Clark Nexsen and... View full entry
Vincent Scully Prize 2014 awarded to journalist and TV host Charlie Rose
Talk show host and journalist Charlie Rose has been announced as the 2014 recipient of the esteemed Vincent Scully Prize. Established in 1999 by the National Building Museum and named after Professor Vincent Scully to honor his legacy and work, the prize recognizes exemplary practice, scholarship, or criticism in architecture, historic preservation, and urban design.
Widely known as the anchor and executive producer of Charlie Rose and co-anchor of CBS This Morning, Rose will receive the prize in recognition for his insightful interviews with the world's leading thinkers that explore the value of good design as well as the growth and shaping of the urban... View full entry
Steven Holl wins 2014 Praemium Imperiale International Arts Award for architecture
Steven Holl has been announced as one of six 2014 laureates of the prestigious Praemium Imperiale International Arts Award. Bestowed by the Japan Art Association, the annual award is one of the highest international prizes for architecture, painting, sculpture, music, and theatre/film. It was... View full entry
New York Design Commission awards own president
The New York City Design Commission presented its annual awards for excellence in public design on 7 July—and among the winners is a company run by the commission’s president. Signe Nielsen, who has been the government agency’s president since 2012, is also a principal at Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects. [...]
This is not the first time that Nielsen’s firm has been recognised by the Design Commission while she has been at the head of the award-giving body.
2014 RIBA National Award Winners
The Royal Institute of British Architects has announced the winners of the 2014 RIBA National Awards. With 44 buildings in the UK and 12 buildings elsewhere in the European Union, the selected projects will now have the chance to make the shortlist for the coveted RIBA Stirling Prize, awarded annually to the architects of the building that has made the greatest contribution to British architecture in the past year.
Here's a small image selection of 2014 Award Winners:London: TNG Youth and Community Centre by RCKa. Photo: Jakob SpriestersbachLondon: London Bridge Tower (The Shard) by Renzo Piano Building Workshop. Photo: Michel DenanceWest Midlands: Library of Birmingham by Mecanoo. Photo: MecanooLondon... View full entry
Apply now for World Architecture Festival Awards 2014 - Deadline is May 30!
The submission deadline for World Architecture Festival, the world's largest, live, global architectural awards program, is approaching quickly. Anyone can enter and anyone can win.WAF sets the benchmark for architectural excellence, where talented architects from every country of the world... View full entry
Norman Foster as one of the first recipients to receive Isamu Noguchi Award
Esteemed English architect Norman Foster and contemporary artist Hiroshi Sugimoto will be honored with the inaugural Isamu Noguchi Award this May.
The award acknowledges individuals whose work relates to renowned landscape architect and artist Isamu Noguchi. Noguchi's work exhibited a multi-disciplinary, collaborative approach to the arts as well as promoted the value of innovation, global consciousness, and Japanese/American exchange.
Norman Foster and Hiroshi Sugimoto will formally accept the award during the Noguchi Museum's Spring Benefit on May 13 in New York, NY."The evening will include a silent auction of a black and white photograph from Hiroshi Sugimoto’s series titled “Conceptual Forms.” He created this series... View full entry
American Academy in Rome Announces the 2014-2015 Rome Prize Winners
The American Academy in Rome has announced the winners of the 118th annual Rome Prize Competition at a festive ceremony in New York City.
Among many other fields, the two 2014-15 Rome Prize winners in the field of Architecture are:Firat Erdim (Founders Rome Prize)Vincent L. Snyder (James R. Lamantia, Jr. Rome Prize) View full entry
Raymond Moriyama and RAIC announce $100K Canadian prize for world's best building
There's a new architecture prize in town and it's loaded. The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) Foundation and distinguished Canadian architect Raymond Moriyama announced today the launch of the Moriyama RAIC International Prize, a biennial award for the best building or project in... View full entry
PLANT Architect Wins National CSLA Award
Pottery Road Bicycle and Pedestrian Crossing in Toronto recognized by CSLA as preeminent example of Canadian landscape architecture.Ottawa, 6 March 2014 — The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) announced the national and regional winners of its annual Awards of Excellence. ... View full entry
The 2014 A’ Design Award submission deadline is approaching!
Get your design A-game on for this year's A' Design Award & Competition. Aiming to give an extra boost of publicity and advertisement opportunities, the annual A'Design awards highlight the best designs, design concepts and design-oriented products.
Anyone who wants to take a shot at fame and recognition should submit before the deadline on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 by 11:59 GMT+1. Results will be announced on April 15, 2014.
Click here for more submission details and check out some Gold and Platinum-winning projects from previous years below. View full entry
Winners of 2014 Architectural Education Awards Announced
The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) has announced the winners of this year's Architectural Education Awards. Each year ACSA honors architectural educators for exemplary work in areas such as building design, community collaborations, scholarship, and service.
ACSA is pleased to announce the 2014 Architectural Education Award Winners. Each year, ACSA honors architectural educators for their exemplary work in areas such as building design, community collaborations, scholarship, and service. The award-winning professors inspire and challenge students... View full entry
Eskew+Dumez+Ripple honored with 2014 AIA Architecture Firm Award
Eskew+Dumez+Ripple was selected by the AIA Board of Directors to receive the 2014 AIA Architecture Firm Award. The AIA gives the award every year to a firm that has consistently created distinguished architecture for at least 10 years. Founded less than 25 years ago by Allen Eskew, FAIA, Steven... View full entry
The Bartlett wins ALL three top honors at 2013 RIBA President’s Medals student awards
London's The Bartlett School of Architecture scored big times at today's presentation of the 2013 RIBA President’s Medals Student Awards taking home all of the three top prizes. [...]
Dating back to 1836, the prestigious President's Medals are awarded annually to students nominated by schools of architecture worldwide.
The project "Kizhi Island" by Ben Hayes received the RIBA Silver Medal for this year's best post-graduate design work. Ness Lafoy was awarded the Bronze Medal for the best undergraduate design project with the project "Helsinki Archipelago Town Hall". The Dissertation Medal went to Tamsin Hanke's... View full entry