List of architecture awards

This is a list of architecture prizes.

Global awards

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2A Continental Architectural Awards20152A(Arts & Architecture) Magazineannualarchitect
Aga Khan Award for Architecture1977Aga Khan Trust for Culturetriennialarchitect
Africa Architecture Awards2017Saint-Gobainbiennialarchitect
AIA Gold Medal1907American Institute of Architectsannualarchitectgold medal
Alvar Aalto Medal1967Finnish Association of Architectsintermittentarchitect
The Architecture MasterPrize - Design of the Year Award2016Farmani Groupannualarchitect, design41 categories, trophy, global press
The Architecture MasterPrize - Firm of the Year Award2017Farmani Groupannualfirmcategories based on firm size & specialty
The Architecture MasterPrize - Architectural Product of the Year2019Farmani Groupannualdesigners & manufacturersfor the greatest architectural products and materials
The AR House AwardsArchitectural Reviewannualarchitect
Carlsberg Architectural Prize1991-1998New Carlsberg foundationtriennialarchitect
Curry Stone Design Prize2008Curry Stone Foundationannualarchitect, artist, other
CINTAS Foundation Fellowship in Architecture1963CINTAS Foundationannualarchitect3 other categories; US $10,000 prize
Dedalo Minosse International Prize for commissioning a building1997ALA-Assoarchitetti and Veneto Regione (Italy)biennialclient3 other categories
Erich Schelling Architecture Award1992Erich Schelling Foundationbiennialarchitect
Erich Schelling Architecture Theory Award1992Erich Schelling Foundationbiennialarchitect
Good Design Award1950The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studiesannualarchitect, designer
Green Good Design2008The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studiesannualarchitect, designer
International Architecture Awards2005The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studiesannualbuilding33 - 114 per year
Jane Drew Prize1998Royal Institute of British Architectsannualpersonfor promotion of innovation, diversity and inclusiveness in architecture
J. Irwin and Xenia S. Miller Prize2016Exhibit Columbusbiennialartist, architect, designer
LafargeHolcim Awards for Sustainable Construction2005LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable ConstructiontriannualprojectUSD 2mio
Louis I. Kahn Memorial Award[1]1983Philadelphia Center for Architectureannualarchitect
Moriyama RAIC International Prize2014Royal Architectural Institute of CanadabiennialarchitectC$100,000 prize
Praemium Imperiale1989Japan Art Associationannualarchitect4 other categories; gold medal and JPY15,000,000 prize
Pritzker Prize1979Pritzker familyannualarchitect, buildingbronze medallion and US $100,000 prize
Prix Versailles2015World Prix Versailles Organization (WPVO)annualproject7 categories
RIBA Annie Spink Award2000Royal Institute of British Architectsbiennialarchitecture tutorfor excellence in architectural education. Trophy and £10,000
RIBA President's Medals1836Royal Institute of British Architectsannualrecent graduates worldwide
Royal Gold Medal1848Royal Institute of British Architectsannualarchitectgold medal
Swiss Architectural Award2007Swiss Architectural FoundationbiennialarchitectCHF100,000
Tamayouz Excellence Award2012Coventry University, The Iraqi Business Council in Jordan, Dewan Architects and Engineers, The United Nations Global Compact - Iraq Network, Ayad Al Tuhafi Architects, Bonair Ltd, Makiya - Kufa Charity, Middle East Architect Magazine and IDP CoventryannualArchitect, Recent Graduates, Person, Organisations, Projects, Buildings, other7 Categories
Thomas Jefferson Medal in Architecture1966Thomas Jefferson Foundationannualarchitect
International Highrise Award2003City of Frankfurt, German Architecture Museum and DekaBankbiennialarchitect, building
UIA Gold Medal1984International Union of Architectstriennialarchitect
Venice Biennale of Architecture1980Venice Biennalebiennalearchitect
Wolf Prize in Arts1981Wolf Foundationintermittentarchitect
Women in Architecture2011Architects' Journal, Architectural Reviewannualarchitect
World Architecture Festival2008EMAPannualarchitect, building17 categories
World Architecture News Awards 2008 Haymarket Media Group Annual Architects Multiple comprehensive categories
World Interiors News Awards 2008 Haymarket Media Group Annual Interior Designers Multiple comprehensive categories
Zumtobel Group Award Innovations for Sustainability and Humanity in the Built Environment2007Zumtobel Group and Aedes Architecture Forum Berlinbiannualarchitects, designers, researchers, planners150,000 3 categories

International regional awards

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Emirates Glass LEAF Award2005Leading European Architects Forumannualarchitect
European Prize for Architecture2010The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies
and The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design
American Architecture Awards1994The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studiesannualarchitects
American Prize for Architecture1994The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studiesannualarchitects
European Prize for Urban Public Space2000Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelonabiennialarchitect + promoter
European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture
"Mies van der Rohe award"
1988EU and Fundació Mies van der Rohebiennialbuilding
Forum AID Award2006Forum AID magazine, Swedenannualarchitect + building2 other categories
Heinrich Tessenow Medal1963Alfred Toepfer Foundation (Hamburg)annualarchitect
Tamayouz Women in Architecture and Construction Award2013Tamayouz Excellence Award and Kufa - Makiya CharityannualArchitectFor the Near East and North Africa
Tamayouz Lifetime Achievement Award2014Tamayouz Excellence AwardannualArchitect
The Middle Eastern Architectural Personality of the Year "The Mohamed Makiya Prize for Architecture"2014Tamayouz Excellence AwardannualIndividuals or organisation

International and national thematic awards

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Architecture MasterPrizeArchitecture, Interior & Landscape Design2016Farmani Groupinternationalannualarchitects, firms
Collaborative Achievement AwardCollaboration2010American Institute of Architectsnationalannualallied professionals
CTBUH Skyscraper AwardSkyscrapers2002Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitatinternationalannualbuilding, architect
Edmund N. Bacon Memorial Award[2]Urban Planning New Urbanism2006Philadelphia Center for Architectureinternationalannualurban planner, allied professionalsalong with the Better Philadelphia Challenge
Emporis Skyscraper AwardSkyscrapers2000Emporis magazineinternationalannualbuilding
James D. MacConnell Award[3]Educational facilities1991Association for Learning Environments (formerly Council of Educational Facilities Planners International)internationalannualarchitect, school district, institution, contractor
Daylight and Building Component AwardDaylighting1980VELUX (Denmark)internationalintermittentarchitect
Driehaus Prize for Classical ArchitectureNew Classical Architecture, New Urbanism2003Richard H. Driehaus Foundationinternationalannualarchitect$200,000 and a bronze prize
Dr.Saremi PrizeSocial Responsibility2015Honare Memari InstituteNationalannualarchitect
Grand Prix de l'urbanismeUrbanism1989French Ministry for Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and Planningnationalannualurban planner
MIPIM AR Future Projects AwardProjects2002MIPIM trade show & Architectural Review magazineinternationalannualbuilding, architectunbuilt or incomplete projects
Outstanding Structure AwardStructure2000International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineeringinternationalannualbuildingarchitect, contractor, engineer and owner
Palladio Award[4]New Classical Architecture, vernacular2002AIM Media, Period Homes and othersnationalannualarchitect/firm
Richard Morris Hunt Prize Preservation architecture 1990 Architects Foundation (American Institute of Architects)

French Heritage Society

bi-national French-American annual practicing architects two annual prizes (Fellow, Scholar)
RAIC Architectural Firm Award Firms2003Royal Architectural Institute of Canadanationalannualfirm
RAIC Urban Design Award Urban design2006Royal Architectural Institute of Canadanationalbiennialindividual/firmurban design
RAIC Prix du XXe siècle 20th century2007Royal Architectural Institute of Canadanationalannualbuildingbuildings 25–50 years old

National awards

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AIA Honor Awards
AIJ Prizes1949Architectural Institute of Japanannualarchitect, building
Architect Of The Year2014Honare Memari Instituteannualarchitect
Architecture Firm Award1962American Institute of Architectsannualarchitect
National Architecture Awards1981Australian Institute of Architectsannualarchitect10 categories
BCS Awards1960Japan Federation of Construction Contractorsannualbuilding
Building of the Year Award1994-2002Royal Institute of British Architectsannualbuildingpreceded the
Sterling Prize
Building of the Year Award2015Honare Memari Instituteannualbuilding
Croatian Architects Association Award
DBEW competition2001Hanssem corporation, KoreaintermittentarchitectContemporary house
Edward C. Kemper Award 1950American Institute of Architectsannualarchitect
Governor General's Medals in Architecture2002Royal Architectural Institute of Canadabiennialarchitect
Grand Prix Architektu 2007Czech Association of Architects (UIA)annualbuilding, architect
Home of the Year (NZ) 1996 HOME New Zealand magazine annual building, architect Contemporary NZ houses
Houen Foundation Award1893Norwegian Ministry of Cultureannualbuilding/architect
Interior Design Awards2008 memary and sakhteman Magazine -Iranannualarchitect and building4 categories
Institute Honor Awards for Architecture2010American Institute of Architectsannualarchitect2 other categories
Iran's National Biennial on Architecture, interior design and Urbanism2011Honare Memari InstituteBiennialArchitect, building
Kasper Salin Prize1962Swedish Association of Architectsannualbuilding
Likha AwardsUnited Architects of the Philippines
Memar Awards2001 memar Magazine -Iranannualarchitect and building3 categories
Miklós Ybl Prize[5]1953Hungarian Head of Cabinet of the Prime Ministerannualarchitect
National Architecture Award of Spain1932Government of Spainannualarchitect
National Design Awards2000Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museumannualarchitect13 other categories
National Prize of IRAN's Architectural Review2014Honare Memari Instituteannualarchitect, writer, critic3 other categories
P/A Awards 1953Architect Magazine (formerly Progressive Architecture magazine)annualbuildingannual themes
Prix de Rome1720-1968French Royal Academy of ArchitectureintermittentscholarshipEnded in 1968
Prix de l'Équerre d'Argent1986Le Moniteur (France)annualarchitect& building owner
Prix de Rome (Belgium)1832Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerptriennialarchitect3 other categories
Prix de Rome (Canada)1987Canada Council for the Artsannualarchitect1 other categories
R+D Awards2007Architect Magazineannualbuilding, architect, technology[6]
RAIC Gold Medal1967Royal Architectural Institute of Canadaannualarchitect
RIAI Triennial Gold Medal1934Royal Institute of the Architects of Irelandtriennialbuilding, architect
RIAS Andrew Doolan Award for Architecture2002Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotlandannualarchitect, building
RIBA European Award2005Royal Institute of British Architectsannualbuilding, architect
RIBA International Award2007Royal Institute of British Architectsannualbuilding, architect
RAIA Gold Medal1960Australian Institute of Architectsannualarchitect
Robin Boyd Award1981Australian Institute of Architectsannualhouse, architect
Rome Prize1905American Academy in Romeannualartist, scholar
Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence1987Bruner Foundationbiennialproject
Spanish International Architecture Prize 2013
Stirling Prize1996Royal Institute of British Architectsannualarchitect, building
Twenty-five Year Award1969American Institute of Architectsannualbuilding
Vincent Scully Prize1999National Building Museumannualpractice, scholarship or criticism
Whitney M. Young Jr. Award 1972American Institute of Architectsannualarchitect

Awards for students and young architects

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AIA Young Architects Award 1993American Institute of Architectsnationalannualstudent
Archiprix International 2001Archiprix Foundationinternationalbiennialgraduates worldwide
Architecture MasterPrize for Students2016Farmani Groupinternationalannualstudents
International Graduation Projects Award 2016Tamayouz Excellence Award, The Iraqi Business Council in Jordan and Coventry UniversityinternationalAnnualGraduates worldwideScholarships for the winners
The Architectural League Prize 1981Architectural League of New YorkNorth Americaannualyoung architect
The AR Emerging Architecture Awards1998Architectural ReviewInternationalannualEmerging architects under 45£10,000 prize
International VELUX Award for Students of Architecture2004VELUX (Denmark)internationalbiennialstudentDaylighting
IS ARCH Awards for Architecture Students 2012ISARCH6 monthsstudents
The Marcus Prize2004The Marcus Corporation in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukeeinternationalbiennialyoung architectUS $100,000 prize
MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program1998Museum of Modern Art in partnership with PS1 Contemporary Art Centerinternationalannualyoung architect
Rieger Graham Prize[7]2006The Institute of Classical Architecture and Artinternationalbiennialgraduate architect
RAIC Young Architect Award .Royal Architectural Institute of Canadanationalannualyoung architect
RIAI Travelling Scholarship1935Royal Institute of the Architects of Irelandannualstudent
RIBA President's Medals 1836Royal Institute of British Architectsinternationalannualstudent and graduates worldwide
Schiff Foundation Fellowships 1988 Art Institute of Chicago Chicago-area annual student
Tamayouz for Iraqi Graduation Projects Award 2012Tamayouz Excellence Award, Dewan Architects and Engineers and Coventry UniversityIraqAnnualRecent graduatesA scholarship at Coventry University and internships in Dubai for the winners
WIAfund Award 2010WIA (Women in Architecture) Fundinternationalvarious annuallystudent and emerging professional women in architecture

Local awards

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Harleston Parker MedalBoston, Massachusetts, USA
Kent Design AwardsKent County Council, UK2000biennialarchitect and building owner
Pug AwardsToronto, Canada
Sarah Booth Conroy PrizeWashington, DC, USA2016annualarchitecture critic
Valmor PrizeLisbon, Portugal
Vorbildliche Bauten im Lande HessenHessen, Germany1954triennialarchitect and building owner

Humorous awards


  1. "Louis I. Kahn Memorial Award". Philadelphia Center for Architecture. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
  2. "Edmund N. Bacon Memorial Award". Philadelphia Center for Architecture. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
  4. History of the Ybl prize
  5. Lau, Wanda. "Call for Entries: ARCHITECT's 13th Annual R+D Awards". Architect Magazine. Hanley Wood. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  6. Rieger Graham Prize
  7. Watson, Anna (22 July 2010). "Six in race for Carbuncle Cup". Retrieved 2010-07-27.
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