ARCHITECT is pleased to announce that the 18th annual ARCHITECT Light & Architecture Design Awards is open for entries. The annual program, which originated from sister magazine ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING, honors outstanding and innovative projects in the field of architectural lighting design. Winning projects will be featured in the January/February 2022 print issue of ARCHITECT, in ARCHITECT's newsletters, and at See previous ARCHITECT Light & Architecture Design Awards winners here.

The ARCHITECT Light & Architecture Design Awards competition is open to architectural and lighting design professionals worldwide. Only projects completed after July 2019 are eligible for consideration. Entrants may submit their projects into one of four categories:

  • Interior lighting
  • Exterior lighting
  • Whole building (same designer responsible for interior and exterior lighting scope of work)
  • Exhibition and lighting installations

Entry Deadlines

  • Early bird: Friday, Dec. 3, 2021
  • Regular entry: Friday, Dec. 10, 2021 Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021

Registration Fees
Entrants who register their projects before the early bird deadline receive a discount on their registration fee. Entrants who submit multiple projects will pay a reduced fee after their first submission.

Registration Fees

Early Bird (by Dec. 3)

Final Deadline (by Dec. 10 Dec. 14)

First Project Entry



Each Additional Entry



Entries will be judged by an esteemed panel of thought leaders in architectural and lighting design fields. The judging process is blind: All entry materials, namely the project abstract and support images, must be devoid of the designer's firm or individual name.

Begin your entry today by registering at the ARCHITECT Light & Architecture Design Awards website.

Questions? Email our staff at [email protected].