Today ARCHITECT has extended the call for entries to its 18th annual Residential Architect Design Awards program. RADA recognize outstanding work and innovations across a wide range of typologies and specialties within residential design. Winning entries of this year's program will be published in the November/December 2021 issue of ARCHITECT with expanded coverage online. Any house or project completed after Jan. 1, 2018, is eligible. Last year, the jury selected 10 projects for recognition.

Interested in submitting your project to the 2021 RADA program? Here's how to enter:

  1. Visit the Residential Architect Design Awards website:
  2. Read the eligibility guidelines, category types, submission process, and required entry materials (images and project description and parameters).
  3. Hit the "Click here to enter" link to get started. You will need to create an account so you can save and return to your entry. If you're returning to complete an existing application, enter your email and password to log in.
  4. Register your project by Oct. 8, 2021, and pay the discounted early bird entry fee of $150 per standard category entry, or $120 for a specialty category entry.
  5. If you register your project after Oct. 8, you must pay the regular fee of $200 per standard category entry, or $170 per special category entry.
  6. Fill out the online entry forms and upload your support materials (details about the required materials are on the RADA website). You may also return to this website to add to or modify your entry at a later date, up until the competition deadline.
  7. Submit all materials by Oct. 18, 2021 Oct. 22, 2021 , 11:59 p.m. EDT, regardless of whether you registered before or after the early bird deadline.

This year, we have expanded RADA's project categories:

Standard Entry Categories (Early Bird Fee: $150 | Regular Fee: $200)

  1. Custom / 3,000 Square Feet or Less
  2. Custom / More Than 3,000 Square Feet
  3. Renovation (residential remodeling and additions) / Adaptive Reuse
  4. Restoration / Preservation
  5. Multifamily Housing
  6. Affordable Housing
  7. Architectural Interiors (build-outs, interior renovations)
  8. Student Housing
  9. Outbuilding
  10. On the Boards (any unbuilt residential project not yet completed)

Specialty Entry Categories (Early Bird Fee: $120 | Regular Fee: $170)

  1. Kitchen
  2. Bath
  3. Architectural Design Detail
  4. New Approaches to Housing and Specialty Homes (accessory dwelling units, tiny homes, micro-units, multigenerational housing, co-living, co-housing, etc. PLEASE NOTE: submissions in this category must be built. All unbuilt projects should be submitted to category 10. On the Boards)

Email [email protected] with any questions. We look forward to seeing your entries!