Updates: Announcing our esteemed jurors and the extension of the program's regular deadline to May 8, 2020.
Have an industry-changing design approach, research pursuit, product, or technology to share? To celebrate the state of the art—and the processes that made them possible—ARCHITECT invites design firms, manufacturers, researchers, students, startups, and inventors in all building-related disciplines to enter its 14th annual R+D Awards.
This distinct program honors advances in architecture at every scale, from novel design and construction solutions to high-performance building systems and details, newfound building typologies, and go-to products and digital tools. Instead of focusing only on the polished results, the R+D Awards values the rigor and persistence behind the solutions to the myriad problems, needs, and opportunities in the industry. Previous winners include steam-bent oak panels guided by lasers, a modular building block made from drywall waste, a 3D knitted fabric playscape to alleviate sensory-based anxieties in children, and a humble medicine cabinet that surprises in its elegance and usefulness.
Start today by registering your entries online—all it takes is an abstract (200 words maximum) accompanied by support materials (20 pages maximum). Keep it simple. Make it compelling. Your entries will be reviewed by three esteemed jurors who straddle the architecture, technology, and innovation space:
- Steve McDowell, FAIA, principal, BNIM, Kansas City, Mo.
- K.P. Reddy, founder and CEO, Shadow Ventures, Atlanta
- Ming Thompson, AIA, co-founder, Atelier Cho Thompson, New Haven, Conn.
The winners will published in the July 2020 print issue of ARCHITECT and on our website.
Register your submission online by the early bird deadline of April 17, 2020, and pay a $175 processing fee for the first entry, and $95 for each subsequent entry. After that date, the fee increases to $225, with each additional entry at $145. Full-time faculty members, students, and researchers at academic institutions pay a reduced processing fee of $95 per entry for both the early bird and regular deadlines.
All submissions must be complete and finalized by Friday,
April 24 May 8, 2020, 11:59 p.m. EDT. For complete rules and regulations, visit rdawards.com. See past R+D Awards winners at our online archive.
Good luck! We look forward to learning how you're changing the future of architecture and design.