Introductory video

We've put together the short video below to explain the site registration process, as well as how to add projects to our Projects Gallery:

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Reasons to Join
Why should I upload a project?
2. Registration
2.1 Who can upload a project?
2.2 Do I have to be subscribed to the magazine or newsletter to make an account or upload a project?
2.3 What should I do if I want to register but am not affiliated with a business?
2.4 What is my display name, and what is it for?
2.5 Do I have to log in with my Hanley Wood ID?
2.6 Why do we ask for an AIA number?
2.7 Why do I have to be 13 or older?
3. Content/Images
3.1 How do I add a project??
3.2 What if I don't see my photos?
3.3 What is my photo library?
3.4 How do I edit my photos once they've been uploaded? Do I have to upload them again?
3.5 How do I make an image my display image for my project?
3.6 Why won't my project upload?
3.7 What is a tag?
3.8 If I upload my project, does it disqualify me from getting published in the magazine?

1. Reasons to Join


1.1 Why should I upload a project?

There are plenty of reasons to share your project at architectmagazine.com. We’ve made you a couple of lists:

Benefits for Architects: Why should I upload things?

It increases your level of visibility

This is especially advantageous for students or up-and-coming companies. At our website, your content will be seen by exactly the audience you need it to be seen by.

It’s a way for ARCHITECT editors to see your work

That gives you another way to get projects in front of editors from ARCHITECT and other Hanley Wood magazines so that they can consider your work for publication or other types of editorial coverage.

You get your own home page

When you post, your firm name becomes a tag that people can search for on our site. That’ll lead them to a page full of only your projects: your very own portfolio.

You can create a “project diary”

We know it take a long time for projects to make it from the drawing board to the ribbon cutting. On our site, you can update your project profile with new renderings, construction photos, and information updates at every step of the way.

Once you share on our website, sharing on other sites is just a click away.

We can help you post to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.

Benefits for Manufacturers: Why should I care?

  • Just like for architects, it increases your level of visibility
  • It gives you a place to display your case studies. Nothing shows off your product better to architects than showing how it works successfully in a project.
  • We create tags for your products so that people can search for you.
  • Architects are posting which products they’re using in their projects, so through the tags you can also track where your products are being used.
  • Architects will be more likely to buy from you rather than an unknown manufacturer when they are able to see how your product looks and how it can be used on a case-by-case basis.

2. Registration


2.1 Who can upload a project?

Architects, designers, students, manufacturers, and firms and companies of all sizes. In short, anyone with an interest in architecture and a couple of good-quality images.


2.2 Do I have to be subscribed to the magazine or newsletter to make an account or upload a project?

No, you don’t have to be subscribed. Registering on the site is absolutely free. 


2.3 What should I do if I want to register but am not affiliated with a business?

If you are a student, homeowner, or otherwise independent, you can just describe your affiliation in the “other” section of the registration form.


2.4 What is my display name, and what is it for?

Your display name is the name that shows up when you post a project (we do not show users your real name, unless you make your display name your real name). Users can click it to visit your profile page and see your other projects and professional information. Keep in mind that once you choose your display name, you can’t change it!


2.5 Do I have to log in with my Hanley Wood ID?

Not if you don’t want to. You can also log in with your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Pinterest ID


2.6 Why do we ask for an AIA number?

ARCHITECT is proud to be the official magazine of the AIA, and we’d like it to be easy for members to find each other on our site.


2.7 Why do I have to be 13 or older?

Because of COPPA, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998. It’s required by some of our software, such as the image uploader.


3. Content/Images


3.1 How do I add a project?

If you haven’t already, you should register with our site. After that, all you need to do is go to the “Projects” tab and click “Add a project” on the dropdown list, which will take you to a form you can fill out about your project.


3.2 What if I don’t see my photos?

That might mean there’s a problem with the photo you uploaded. A photo has to be:

  • 10 MB or less
  • A .jpeg, .gif, or .png file, and
  • It has to have a RGB color profile (we don’t support CMYK).
  • Please note that we display images at a 3:2 ratio on our site, so wide-format images may be cropped.

You can also only upload 30 images at a time (although you can have a lot more in your photo library).


3.3 What is my photo library?

When you upload images for a project, the site saves them into your photo library (which you can reach by going to your account). Once an image is in your library, you can use it for any other projects you want to. Nobody else can see the photos in your library until you post them. You can upload photos you’ve shot yourself and ones you have permission to use, keeping in mind all applicable copyright laws.


3.4 How do I edit my photos once they’ve been uploaded? Do I have to upload them again?

Nope—just log in and click on “My Account,” and from there you’ll be able to modify all the photos in your album. The photos in your projects will update automatically.


3.5 How do I make an image my display image for my project?

The first image in the thumbnail box (in the upper left-hand corner) will be the default display image, and it will have a pink border around it. If you want a different image to be your default, drag it to first place and the pink border will surround it instead.


3.6 Why won’t my project upload?

If the site won’t let you upload, make sure you’ve filled in every required field on the form (marked with an asterisk) and have also checked the Terms and Conditions box at the bottom. If there’s still a problem, try checking for spaces before or after data in the “cost” and “size” areas, as the website doesn’t recognize those as numbers.


3.7 What is a tag?

For those who aren’t always online, a tag is a keyword used for searching. When we ask you to tag your project, we’re looking for any words that can categorize or describe it (“green”, “renovation”, “curtain wall,” etc.). You can click on a tag to get to all the projects with the same tag.


3.8 If I upload my project, does it disqualify me from getting published in the magazine?

Quite the opposite! As said above, uploading to our website lets the magazine staff see what you’re doing. If you never post they’ll never know, but if they get to see your work and like it, they’ll contact you about publication.