Architectural Design

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN OF THE YEAR

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.

MUSE Design Trophy

Architectural Design categories

AD22001. Arches, Bridges, Viaducts & Gateways
AD22002. Business Building
AD22003. Commercial Building
AD22004. Conceptual
AD22005. Cultural
AD22006. Factories & Warehouses
AD22007. Hospitality
AD22008. Multi Unit Housing Low Rise
AD22009. Institutional
AD22010. Infrastructure
AD22011. Landmarks
AD22012. Mix Use Architectural Designs
AD22013. Mobile Homes
AD22014. Memorials
AD22015. Office Building
AD22016. Parks
AD22017. Plazas
AD22018. Pop-Ups & Temporary
AD22019. Public Art & Public Art Installation
AD22020. Public Spaces
AD22021. Renovation
AD22022. Rebirth Project
AD22023. Residential
AD22024. Restaurants & Bars
AD22025. Retails, Shops, Department Stores & Mall
AD22026. Rural Design
AD22027. Sports & Recreation
AD22028. Symbolic Structures
AD22029. Sustainable Living / Green
AD22030. Swimming Pool & Terrace
AD22031. Transportation
AD22032. Urban Design
AD22000. 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.
2022
Entry Period
Early Bird
(Apr 14 - May 19, 2022)
Regular
(May 20 - Jun 16, 2022)
Final
(Jun 17, - Jul 14, 2022)
Final Extension
(Jul 15 - Aug 18, 2022)
Professional 1st
Entry
$179 $189 $209 $219
Additional
Entry
$179 $189 $209 $219
Additional
Category*
$119 $129 $149 $159
Results Announcement: October 13, 2022

* 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 increase 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.

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

Prizes and recognition

MUSE Architectural Design Awards

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 downloads for use in promotions. Winners in these categories may choose to purchase their respective MUSE Statuette for a reasonable fee. All winning designs are featured in the MUSE World online media platforms.

MUSE AWARDS STATUETTES

Sleek, limited edition statuettes to signify your crowning achievement

ONLINE MEDIA INTERVIEW

Showcase your winning work with a published interview you complete with our convenient release form

SITE BUGS FOR WINNERS

Promote your achievement on correspondence, social media, websites, and more

MUSE CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT

Reputation-building endorsement personalized for you, and suitable for framing

LIFETIME WINNER'S GALLERY

Take your place in our "hall of fame" by adding your name to the pantheon of winners

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA COVERAGE

Build success with promotional coverage on our high-visibility website and press releases
MUSE Architectural Design Awards

submission details

Submit your entry online in four easy steps:

1. Tap the "Submit Entries" button to register your user name and password. If you are already a member, tap "Log In."

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

3. Upload your entry (Image, PDF, URL) to the site.

4. Check out to file your entry fees.

Image Limits; Up to ten images in JPEG and one PDF can be uploaded per entry. For easy results, 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.