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Architecture Awards : Architectural Prizes

International Property Prizes, ranked alphabetically – Good Quality Built Environment

post updated 3 November 2021

Architecture Awards – chronological list

International Architecture Awards

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Architectural Awards from around the world. The most important global prizes are at the top of the page followed by other global awards and finally by regional prizes.

Architectural Awards – alphabetical list

Design that Educates Awards

The Design that Educates Awards (DtEA) recognize, showcase, and promote globally the best ideas and implementations of architecture and design that can educate. The design itself may provide an informative and educational layer that guides us through the increasing complexity of our environment. It can showcase specific possibilities and challenges, explain sociocultural factors and influences, or even outline new scenarios for future development. Each year, the esteemed panel of judges selects the outstanding ideas and implementations in the categories of architectural design, product design, universal design, and responsive design.

Design that Educates Awards

European Award for Architectural Heritage Intervention

Registration of the 4th edition of the European Award for Architectural Heritage Intervention AADIPA, will remain open until April 5th, 2019.

This biennial contest organized with the support of the COAC (Architects’ Association of Catalonia) and AADIPA (Association of Architects for the Defence and Intervention in Architectural Heritage), aims to distinguish good heritage practice and contribute to its dissemination.

European Award for Architectural Heritage Intervention - Architecture Awards

The international jury of the Award which, in its 4th edition, is formed by the architects:

Category A:

Louis Leger, partner of the architecture studio BAST of Toulouse

Marià Castelló from Marià Castelló Architecture based in Formentera

Leticia Soriano from Alea Olea

Category B:

Benoit Moritz, founder of the Belgian firm MSA

Elisabeth Abalo from Abalo Alonso Arquitectos

Elena Albareda from Cíclica

Category C:

Professor in Urban Design and Landscaping at the Polytechnic of Milan, Chiara Nifosi

Javier Gallego, Ph.D. in Architecture from the Universidad Politécnica in Madrid

and Joan Casadevall, director of the architecture project Gabinet del Color

Category D:

Mariana Correia, international consultant for ICOMOS on World Heritage

José Manuel Chacón Bulnes, Ph.D. and Master’s degree in the Restoration of Historical Heritage from the UPCT

Anna Ramos, architect and director of the Mies Van der Rohe Foundation in Barcelona

Women in Architecture Awards

Celebrating the best design by female architects from around the world, enter this year’s Women in Architecture awards today – entries are free.

Now in its eighth year, the Women in Architecture campaign is an annual survey, a partner programme and a series of events and awards that celebrate the best design by women architects from around the world and promote role models for young women in practice. In partnership with sister title the Architects’ Journal, The Architectural Review seeks to change the profession for the better.

The Women in Architecture Awards are a crucial touchstone of the campaign. The awards are cherished by our winners, judges and luncheon guests, who find the celebration a very special occasion. Their reach is considerable, and while it is our winners and shortlisted entrants who make the headlines, all of the nominees are making a real difference within the architectural industry.

Submit your entry

Put forward talented women, or nominate yourself for the following categories: Architect of the Year and the Moira Gemmill Prize.

The deadline for nominations is 3 December and it’s free to enter. Winners will be honoured at a gala luncheon on Friday 1 March 2019 in central London.

The Architecture MasterPrize

Recognizing excellence in Architecture, Interior Design and Landscape Design worldwide.

Final Deadline: August 31, 2018

Now in its third year the Architecture MasterPrize stands:
• To advance the appreciation of quality architectural design around the world,
• To celebrate the greatest achievements in architecture, interior design and landscape design,
• To showcase the world-class talent and visionaries in these fields.

Winners are chosen across 41 categories by the jury panel of renowned architects, academics and industry experts based on design excellence and creativity.

Architecture MasterPrize
550 N Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004 USA
T :310.659.0122
F: 310.652.7114

Major Architectural Awards

Stirling Prize Architecture Award
Evelyn Grace Academy Building - Architecture Awards
picture : Luke Hayes
Six buildings are on the shortlist for the 22nd annual Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Stirling Prize for the UK’s best new building.
The bookies favourite is surprisingly (in the sense the architect studio is very well known and the building is quite humble) currently Barrett’s Grove, Stoke Newington by relatively little known architects Groupwork + Amin Taha.

World Architecture Festival AwardsWAF Awards
Media-TIC Building
image from architect
The World Architecture Festival (WAF) will return for its tenth edition at the Arena Berlin in Germany from 15-17 November 2017. World Architecture Festival is now the world’s largest, annual, international architectural event.

Recent Architectural Awards Added

AR Awards for Emerging Architecture
Architect Manuelle Gautrand shortlisted in Emerging Architecture Awards
photo : Philippe Ruault
AR Awards for Emerging Architecture
Now in their 15th year, the AR+D Awards for Emerging Architecture are the world’s most popular and prestigious awards for young architects, giving emerging practices invaluable impetus on their trajectory to wider recognition and success. Previous winners of the Awards have included Sou Fujimoto (Japan), Thomas Heatherwick (UK), Sean Godsell (Australia), Jurgen Mayer H. (Germany) and Li Xiaodong (China).

Scottish Design Awards
Scottish Design Award 2014 Logo
Scotland Design Awards
The Scottish Design Awards are open to all Architecture & Design companies in Scotland, or those doing work for a Scottish Client. The Awards aim to highlight the best and the brightest stars in the Scottish design industry.

IS Arch Awards
IS ARCH Awards 1st Prize
image © designer
IS Arch Awards : winners news
1st Prize
Urban Strategies to Regenerate Indian Public Space: A case study of Pols in Ahmedabad
Author: Almudena Cano Piñeiro
University: Universidad Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid (ETSAM)
Country: Spain

Tile of Spain Awards of Architecture-Interior Design
MUCA Building - Spanish Architecture Awards
photo © David Frutos
Tile of Spain Awards
There are three categories: Architecture, Interior Design and Degree Project in Architecture. These architecture awards are run by The Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association.

Pritzker Prize
Wang Shu architect - International Architecture Awards winner
photo © 2012 The Hyatt Foundation

Mies van der Rohe Awards
Neues Museum Building
photograph : Ute Zscharnt

Aga Khan Award for Architecture
Saint Vincent de Paul Cathedral Tunis - Aga Khan Architecture Awards winner
photograph : Salah Jabeur

RIBA Gold Medal Award
Neues Museum - RIBA Gold Medal Architecture Awards winner
photograph : Ute Zscharnt

LEAF Awards
Living Foz
photograph from architects

Holcim Awards
Hut of the Future - Architecture Awards winner
ETH-Studio Monte Rosa/Tonatiuh Ambrosetti

Europa Nostra Award
St Martin-in-the-Fields building
photo © Timothy Soar

MIPIM AR Future Project Awards
MIPIM Architectural Review Future Project Award
image from FD

Brit Insurance Design Awards
Linked Hybrid Beijing
photograph © Shu He

Jencks Award
Vanke Center
image from architect

RIBA Special Awards
Regent’s Place Pavilion
photo : Luke Hayes

Re-Skinning Awards : ZEROprizeUTS Tower Skin
image from architects

International Architectural Award List

Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy

Audi Urban Future Award

CAE Educational Facility Design Awards

CTBUH Awards

Emilio Ambasz Award

German British Forum Award

International Architecture Awards – IAA

International Trade Awards

Lighting Awards

Lubetkin Prize

Praemium Imperiale Architecture Laureate

Shrinkage Awards

Steedman Fellowship

ThyssenKrupp Elevator Award Dubai

WA Awards : 20+10+X

World Habitat Awards Competition

Design Prizes
Design Museum Design Awards

Good Design Award

National Architecture Awards

Architecture Prizes – USA

AIA Design Awards UK Chapter

AIA Gold Medal

AIA New York Design Awards

American Architecture Awards

American Architecture Awards 2008

American Architecture Award Winners

American Institute of Architects Gold Medal

Berkeley Undergraduate Prize

Cooper-Hewitt National Design Awards

Dwell Vision Award

SARA Awards

Spotlight Rice Design Alliance Prize

Architecture Prizes – Canada

OAA Awards, Canada

RAIC Awards 2010

Architecture Prizes – Australia

Australia Award for Urban Design

Australian Institute of Architects Awards

Australian Institute of Architects Gold Medal

Architecture Prizes – New Zealand

Auckland Architecture Awards

Canterbury Architecture Awards

Gisborne Hawkes Bay Architecture Awards

Nelson Marlborough Architecture Awards

NZIA Awards

Southern Architecture Awards

Waikato Bay of Plenty Architecture Awards

Wellington Architecture Awards

Western Architecture Awards

Architecture Prizes – India

Indian Institute of Architects Awards

Architecture Prizes – Europe

Europe 40 Under 40

European Hotel Design Awards

Mies van der Rohe Awards 2009

Architecture Prizes – Germany

DGNB Certificate Award

Architecture Prizes – UK

Architect of the Year Awards

BCO Awards


British Construction Industry Award

Building Awards

Building Performance Awards

Civic Trust Awards Scotland

GIA Awards

Grand Designs Awards

Gulbenkian Prize

Housing Design Awards

Lighting Design Awards

Low Carbon Performance Awards

Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award

RIBA Awards

RICS Awards

Roses Design Awards

Sustainability Awards

Wood Awards

Young Architect of the Year

Architecture Prizes – Scotland

Carbuncle Awards

RIAS Best Building

Saltire Awards

Scottish Design Awards 2007

Architecture Prizes – Ireland

RIAI Irish Awards

Architecture Prize information welcome at : info(at)

World Architecture Festival Awards WAF 2012
Lilyfield Housing
image from architect

Pritzker Architecture Prize 2010 : SANAA, architects win
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion SANAA
image © Nick Weall
SANAA are a Japanese architectural firm.

Stirling Prize Awards

The Scalpel
Design: Kohn Pederson Fox – KPF
The Scalpel Tower Lime Street
image courtesy of the architects
The Scalpel City of London Skyscraper

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