September 21, 2006
by Canadian Architect
The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design in association with Metropolitan Arts Press Ltd. Are organizing the next edition of the International Architecture Awards as a way in which to honour the most outstanding architecture designed and built throughout the world.
The program is organized and curated by Christian K. Narkiewicz-Laine, architect, journalist and critic, and President/Director of The Chicago Athenaeum. Last year, hundreds of submissions for this awards program were received from the best and most renowned design firms in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and the Americas. In 2006, 33 projects were selected by a distinguished jury of noted Italian architectural practitioners and architecture journalists in Milan serving as jury members.
The 2007 awards program considers new corporate headquarters, skyscrapers, institutions, sports and transportation facilities, interiors, airports, urban planning projects, and residences for awards, designed by architects in their countries of origin or abroad for both built and unbuilt projects alike, as of January 1, 2003.
The 2007 jury for awards is scheduled to take place in Moscow with noted European architectural practitioners and journalists serving as jury members. The awarded projects and other selected buildings will form an exhibition to open at The Chicago Athenaeum. After Chicago, the exhibition is scheduled to travel nationally and internationally.
The deadline for 2007 submissions is December 1, 2006. Entry forms are available online at the museum website at www.chi-athenaeum.org or by calling the museum at 815.777.4444. Previous award winners can also be viewed on the museum’s website.