Architectural Design


We are searching for the best in solo and team contributions to the architectural profession. Creators who demonstrate that a building is more than its function - and that its presence affects the environment and influences all who enter it - for the better.

MUSE believes that the best architecture shapes the spaces within and without, making a lasting statement that inspires while pleasing the senses, complementing our surroundings and cultural identities.

Architectural Design of the Year is the most prestigious award, given only to the individual or team that breaks new ground in form, function, and spirit.

Architectural Design categories

AD24001. Arches, Bridges, Viaducts & Gateways 
AD24002. Business Building
AD24003. Commercial Building
AD24004. Conceptual 
AD24005. Cultural
AD24006. Disaster Relief Architecture
AD24007. Educational (NEW)
AD24008. Factories & Warehouses
AD24009. Healthcare (NEW)
AD24010. Hospitality
AD24011. Hotels & Resorts
AD24012. Industrial (NEW)
AD24013. Institutional 
AD24014. Infrastructure
AD24015. Landmarks, Symbolic Structures
AD24016. Low Cost Housing
AD24017. Mix Use Architectural Designs
AD24018. Mobile Homes 
AD24019. Memorials
AD24020. Metaverse (NEW)
AD24021. Museum, Exhibits, Pavilions
AD24022. Multi Unit Housing Low Rise
AD24023. Office Building
AD24024. Parks
AD24025. Plazas
AD24026. Pop-Ups & Temporary
AD24027. Public Art & Public Art Installation
AD24028. Public Spaces
AD24029. Renovation 
AD24030. Rebirth Project
AD24031. Religious (NEW)
AD24032. Residential
AD24033. Restaurants & Bars
AD24034. Retails, Shops, Department Stores & Mall
AD24035. Rural Design
AD24036. Small Scale & Installation (NEW)
AD24037. Sports & Recreation
AD24038. Symbolic Structures
AD24039. Sustainable Living / Green 
AD24040. Swimming Pool & Terrace
AD24041. Transportation
AD24042. Urban Design
AD24043. Student Design
AD24000. Other Architectural Design

Deadlines & Fees

Architects, builders, contractors, developers, engineers, business owners are encouraged to submit work that is in prototype or complete*.

Winners are determined by one entry, and not an entire body of work, so careful selection should be observed.

Entry Period
Early Bird
(Apr 12 - May 16, 2024)
(May 17 - Jun 13, 2024)
(Jun 14 - Jul 11, 2024)
Final Extension
(Jul 12 - Aug 15, 2024)
Professional 1st
$199 $209 $229 $239
$199 $209 $229 $239
$139 $149 $169 $179
Results Announcement: Oct 14, 2024

* You may submit an entry into multiple categories at the same time. The first Category will be charged as per the original submission fee. Additional categories (2 or more) will be charged as such.

Rather than increasing the fee for each entry, fees are only charged in order to cover administrative costs like printing, mailing and data organization. For this reason, each participant is charged a flat $30 administration fee. When all participants pay the same low fee, those submitting more than one entry will actually pay less than if fees were on a sliding scale.

Work submitted must have been created within the last 5 years.

Prizes and recognition

The Winner of the Architectural Design of the Year award receives a complimentary, limited-edition of the prestigious MUSE statuette and certificate. Winning works will be highlighted on the main page of the MUSE Design Awards website, and published on all of its social media platforms for a full year.

In addition, Platinum, Gold, and Silver winners will receive a complimentary certificate, personalized press release, as well as graphic for use in promotions. Winners in these categories may choose to purchase their respective MUSE Statuette for a reasonable fee. Winning designs featured on our media partner’s site – MUSE.World and online media platforms.


Sleek, limited edition statuettes to signify your crowning achievement


Showcase your achievement with a published interview you complete with our convenient online form


Promote your success on social media, websites, and more


Display your excellence to the world, with a winning certificate personalized just for you


Take your place in our "Hall of Fame" (winner’s gallery) by adding your name to the pantheon of winners


Build your success by utilizing the winners’ press releases, and showcase your win on our high-visibility website

submission details

Submit your entry online in FOUR easy steps:

Step 1

Tap the "My Account" button to register your username and password. If you are already a member, tap "Log In."

Step 2

Complete the short online entry form. Don't forget you can enter each work in more than one category.

Step 3

Upload your entry* to the system.

Step 4

Click “Checkout” to process your entry fees.

* File Limits; Up to 10 files in in JPEG/PNG and/or PDF can be uploaded per entry. For a smooth uploading process, please ensure images are formatted as JPEG/PNG, 1000px, and no larger than 4MB. Please save PDFs in "Screen View", limited to 6 pages per entry, or 4MB in size.

* Submissions should be as detailed as possible. For example, architectural submissions should include small-scale site plans for context, and images of all sides of the building and its environment. A complex of buildings should include a rendering. Restorations and remodels should include images of the site "before and after."

* Submissions can be entered as concepts, completed, or works in process. Completed projects may not be older than five years.

* Limit written descriptions of your project to 350 words or less.