Call for entries to American Architecture Prize 2016

Call for entries to American Architecture Prize 2016

Dezeen promotion: entries are now open for architects to submit projects to the American Architecture Prize, which will be judged by Alejandro Zaera-PoloSadie Morgan and Will Alsop (+ slideshow).

Rundeskogen Towers by dRMM and Helen & Hard in Sandnes, Norway. Photograph by Alex de Rijke
Rundeskogen Towers by dRMM and Helen & Hard in Sandnes, Norway. Photograph by Alex de Rijke

The American Architecture Prize (AAP) was launched this year to recognise architectural design and innovation completed by professional firms, university students and independent designers in the last five years.

Bal Harbour House by Chad Oppenheim, FAIA of Oppenheim Architecture in Bal Harbour, Florida. Photograph by Karen Fuchs
Bal Harbour House by Chad Oppenheim, FAIA of Oppenheim Architecture in Bal Harbour, Florida. Photograph by Karen Fuchs

Over 40 categories will be split across the three main disciplines of architecture, interior design and landscape architecture.

Aero-Mobile by Office of Mobile Design, a Jennifer Siegal company. Photograph by Tom Kessler
Aero-Mobile by Office of Mobile Design, a Jennifer Siegal company. Photograph by Tom Kessler

The AAP judging panel includes a number of well-known members of the architecture and design industry, including Alejandro Zaera-Polo, the former head of Princeton University School of Architecture, UK architect and government adviser Sadie Morgan, founding director of FAT Architecture Sam Jacob, British architect Will Alsop and Pentagram's Natasha Jen.

Guggenheim Foundation curator Troy Conrad Therrien, Dutch firm UNStudio founder Ben Van Berkel and Canadian Architect magazine editor-in-chief Elsa Lam are also on the jury.

Pershing Paris by Clément Blanchet Architecture in Paris, France
Pershing Paris by Clément Blanchet Architecture in Paris, France

The architect, interior designer, and landscape architect of the year will each receive an AAP Trophy. These will be presented at the AAP Winners Cocktail Event on 25 October 2016 at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City.

Arnhem Central Station by UNStudio in Arnhem, the Netherlands. Photograph by Ronald Tilleman
Arnhem Central Station by UNStudio in Arnhem, the Netherlands. Photograph by Ronald Tilleman

The winners will also receive extensive publicity throughout the following year, with their designs showcased to a worldwide audience. Gold, Silver, and Bronze levels will be awarded a Winner's Certificate and Seal.

Submissions must be received before 31 August 2016. For more information visit the American Architecture Prize website.

WAIS High Performance Service Centre by Dwpsuters in Perth, Australia. Photograph by Robert Frith
WAIS High Performance Service Centre by Dwpsuters in Perth, Australia. Photograph by Robert Frith

The cocktail event is presented in association with Archtober: Architecture and Design Month, which takes place in New York City in October 2016.

www.architectureprize.com