About

The A+ Awards

Call For Entry
Now in its second year, The Architizer A+ Awards are the definitive global architectural award program with 60+ categories and over 200 judges. It’s your opportunity to be recognized amongst the best in the profession.


Show Your Work To The People That Matter
Last year, with our partners the Wall Street Journal Magazine and The Webbys — we created the biggest award program for architecture in the world. We received over 1,500 entries from more than 100 countries. Designed to break architecture out of the echo chamber, our global audience exceeded 80,000,000 viewers and included over 200,000 public votes. Here’s how we do it:


A+ Popular Choice Awards Dominate the Social Web
The Architizer A+ Award will bring unprecedented exposure to your work. Our reputable judges nominate five (5) finalists within each award category. Those projects are then presented online, where design enthusiasts around the globe are invited to vote for their favorites during a highly publicized campaign. The winners of the A+ Popular Choice Awards will be honored alongside projects chosen by our jury. Last year we had 200,000 votes cast!


Winners Make Headlines
Architizer's sole aim is to get architects and designers actual commissions.
To learn more about what we do check out the video below.



The Trophy
We want to give our winners a truly remarkable showpiece. That’s why we asked the firm Snarkitecture to collaborate with the team behind the MTV and Emmy awards to create the Architizer A+ Awards trophy.


"The objects and installations created by Snarkitecture... are almost always perplexing, purposely challenging people's expectations." - NYTimes April 26, 2012

We want to give our winners a truly remarkable showpiece. That’s why we asked the firm Snarkitecture to collaborate with the team behind the MTV and Emmy awards to create the Architizer A+ Awards trophy.


Gala Event In New York
Our May event in New York City is the signature architectural event during the city’s design week, NYCxDesign and right before the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF). There are no panel discussions and no lectures! There is a red carpet and celebrities from architecture, design and fashion. At the event we honor our award recipients and also announce the Special Achievement Awards for the year. Building of the Year and Client of the Year. All winners will be invited to join a crowd of luminaries from architecture, development, government, and other fields at this May 2014 soiree. Check out the 2013 A+ Awards Gala Below

"Tonight feels like the Oscars of architecture - and architecture needs this. #ArchitizerAwards" - Julien de Smedt, Architect & 2013 Winner

"I’m so happy to be at an architecture event, because all of fashion is inspired by architecture.”
- Thom Browne, Fashion Designer


You Can't Win If You Don't Enter
A collection of 200 judges choose five (5) finalists and one (1) winner in each category. The web community also selects a Popular Choice winner in each category. Opportunities abound, but you can’t win if you don’t enter!