International Awards Associates   

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.

Architectural Design categories

MDA001. Arches, Bridges, Viaducts & Gateways 
MDA002. Commercial Building
MDA003. Conceptual
MDA004. Cultural
MDA005. Factories & Warehouses
MDA006. Hospitality
MDA007. Low-Rise Multi-Unit Housing
MDA008. Institutional
MDA009. Landscape
MDA010. Lighting
MDA011. Mixed Use
MDA012. Mobile Homes
MDA013. Office Building
MDA014. Pop-ups & Temporary
MDA015. Public Building
MDA016. Renovation
MDA017. Residential
MDA018. Sports & Recreation
MDA019. Sustainable Living / Green
MDA020. Transportation
MDA021. Urban Design
MDA022. Other Architectural Designs

Deadlines & Fees

Architects, builders, contractors, developers, engineers, business owners are encouraged to submit work that is conceptual, 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
(Dec 12-Jan 23, 2019)
Regular
(Jan 24-Feb 28, 2019)
Final
(Mar 1-Mar 28, 2019)
PROFESSIONAL 1st ENTRY $160 $170 $180
ADDITIONAL ENTRY $160 $170 $180
ADDITIONAL CATEGORY* $100 $110 $120
STUDENT $30 $40 $50

* 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

The Winner of the Architectural Design of the Year award receives a complimentary, limited-edition of the prestigious Muse Trophy 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, Silver and Rose Gold 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 Trophy 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

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 600 characters or less.