About the Architect of the Year Awards
Celebrating the best in architecture.
BD’s annual celebration of architecture is unique in recognising a body of work across different sectors, judged by a panel of industry experts.
Launched in 2004, the Architect of the Year Awards reward the UK practices responsible for the best overall body of work in 11 different sectors, as well specialist awards including: Young Architect of the Year, The Gold Award and then IE School ‘Class of’ scholarship.
Organised by BD, the AYAs are distinguished from other architectural awards by virtue of honouring overall achievement within a particular sector. This provides a truly meaningful premise on which to compare the work of different architects.
The Awards Ceremony
Now one of the largest gatherings of UK architects, the Architect of the Year awards ceremony is firmly established in the architectural calendar. The 2013 awards will take place on the 3rd December at The Brewery, Chiswell Street, London. Whether you enter your practice or not the ceremony will provide you with a chance to meet your industry peers and clients and enjoy a truly entertaining evening.
How do I book my tickets?
Tickets are not yet on sale for the Architect of the Awards 2013 ceremony. Check back soon or for further information please contact Emma Corbett on firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: +44 (0)207 560 4272
How much do they cost?
Table of 10: 2013 price TBC
Individual Seat: 2013 price TBC
Entries for this year’s awards are now open and all entries will be judged by a panel of experts who will be announced soon.
See below a list of the 2012 judges.
Cany Ash, Ash Sakula Architects
Rab Bennetts, Bennetts Associates
Alan Berman, Berman Guedes Stretton Architects + Designers
Jim Chapman, Manchester School of Architecture
Martyn Evans, Cathedral Group PLC
Julie Greer, Greer Pritchard Planning Consultancy
Julian Harrap, Julian Harrap Architects
Tom Holbrook, 5th Studio
Steve King, Lend Lease
Lucy Musgrave, Publica
Barbara Weiss, Barbara Weiss Architects
Young Architect of the Year Awards Judges:
Pete Baxter, Autodesk
Pablo Bronstein, Artist
Kathryn Firth, London Legacy Company
Graham Stirk, Rogers Stirk Harbour Architects
Clare Wright, Wright and Wright Architects
Check back soon to see the 2013 Judges.
This is not necessarily a prize for the architect that has built the most. What our panels are often looking for is the practice that has done the most to shift expectations in its particular field, whether it is a small office or a team of hundreds.
Why enter the Architect of the Year Awards?
Entries for the 2013 awards are now open – ENTER NOW to get your practice recognised.
We welcome entries from practices of all sizes and specialties, our aim is to reward outstanding work. By winning an Architect of the Year Award you will be recognised by your industry peers as well as gain excellent exposure for your practice or project. Here are a few key reasons why you should enter:
Raise your profile..
- Finalists are published in BD magazine and BD online, as well as other publications before and after the awards.
- Show your work to high profile judges and over 600 guests at the prestigious awards evening.
- Meet clients and peers at the awards to raise your profile.
Prove your excellence..
- Our judging panel scrutinizes each entry to choose the winners, ensuring that only the best in each sector wins – prove this is you.
- Reward your practice for their exceptional work.
- Our categories are designed so that you can enter up to four projects and show off the work of various teams from your practice.
- Impress clients and show them that your practice produces award winning work