Last Chance to Submit for Canadian Architect Awards

For 52 years, Canadian Architect has sponsored an annual national awards program, the only national awards that recognize projects in the design stage. The Awards of Excellence are open to all architects registered in Canada and to Canadian architectural graduates for buildings designed in Canada and abroad. Foreign architects are permitted to submit, provided they have partnered with a Canadian-registered architect.

WINNER OF A 2018 CANADIAN ARCHITECT AWARD OF EXCELLENCE — Škola Smíchov

Each year, submissions are due in September, judging takes place in October and the winning schemes are published in a special issue every December.

This year’s deadline for submissions is Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 11:59PM (PST).

Projects must be in the design stage, scheduled for construction or under construction but not substantially complete by September 12, 2019. All projects must be commissioned by a client with the intention to build the submitted proposal. All building types and concisely presented urban design schemes are eligible.

Awards are given for architectural design excellence. Jurors will consider the scheme’s response to the client’s program, site, geographic and/or urban context. They will evaluate its physical organization, form, composition, building systems, concept, process, structure, materials, environmental features and/or demonstration of social awareness.

This year’s competition also includes the new Canadian Architect Photo Award of Excellence. How can a single photo convey the big picture of a project? The image that carries the concept of a project will vary for different projects: it may be an overall image of the building, or a telling detail, or a photo that shows the building in use. Canadian Architect is challenging professional and amateur architectural photographers to showcase their “big picture” image of a Canadian building in its Photo Award of Excellence competition.

For more information and to submit, visit https://www.canadianarchitect.com/awards

Here are some tips on preparing your submission.

Meet our jury for the 2019 awards here.

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