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Unbuilt Architecture and Design Awards

Submissions for Unbuilt Architecture and Design Awards close on September 16, 2022.

Description: Conviction and sincere passion are necessary values for architects who want to tell stories with their emerging ideas and creative projects, allowing for innovative, strategic solutions to clients’ needs. Envisioning the unbuilt allows designers to imagine the innovative projects they would like to see– from creating community to coastal development.

This award invites unbuilt projects of all types and welcomes the speculative, the unbuildable, the theoretical, and the critical.

Eligibility: Unbuilt architectural designs of any project type are eligible including purely theoretical projects and unbuilt client-sponsored projects. Projects under construction or otherwise apparently assured of construction are ineligible.

Project submissions criteria: Projects are encouraged to take a robust approach to sustainability and equity, as well as addressing environmental, social, and economic factors.

Submission fees: All submission fees are non-refundable

  • Massachusetts AIA firm members pay $150 for their first submission
    • $100 for subsequent submissions per category.
  • Nonmembers pay $250 for their first submission
    • $200 for subsequent submissions per category

View a sample submission form and the 2022 BSA Design Awards Call for Submissions

Submission

Submit your entry for the 2022 Unbuilt Architecture and Design Awards category on our submissions site.

Submissions Site

2021 Winning Projects

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Bethesda Medical Center, designed by August Green

Image courtesy of Kaleidoskope

01 Granary La Dallman

Door County Granary, designed by LA DALLMAN

Image courtesy of LA DALLMAN

02 Floating Bridge Paul Lukez Architecture

Floating Bridge, designed by Paul Lukez Architecture

Image courtesy of Paul Lukez Architecture

4 Kurgi Tower Office Design Researchand Raconteur Design Copy

Kurgi Observation Tower, designed by Office for Design Research + Raconteur Design

Image courtesy of Office for Design Research + Raconteur Design

View more past Unbuilt Architecture and Design Awards winning projects on the Design Awards website.

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