Architecture changes lives as well as landscapes. AAP – The American Architecture Prize™ is set to become one of the most respected awards in the industry and aims to showcase the phenomenal talent and vision displayed by architects all over the world.
We aim to recognize individuals and teams who have made a substantial contribution to all areas of architecture. We celebrate those who push boundaries and set new standards. Buildings clearly need to be practical and serve a purpose, but the AAP recognizes that excellence in architecture goes far beyond that.
We believe great architecture is about creating a lasting design that will remain for generations while inspiring people and enriching their lives. Innovative buildings, designs and landscapes can help redesign the way we live our lives for the better and enable us to make the most of the space we have.
If you’re an architect, builder, engineer, or interior designer, this is the platform to showcase your work.
The American Architecture Prize is awarded for single projects.
AAP Architect of the Year winners have their work showcased to a worldwide audience, receive the AAP trophy, and enjoy extensive publicity through out a year in addition to the following benefits:
You can submit your projects into 41 categories falling under three main disciplines:
Entries can be submitted as conceptual designs, in progress, or as completed projects. The only restriction is that entries or completed projects must be no more than 5 years old. Submissions can be made as a Professional or as a Student.
Entries should include images of each side of the building or environment along with the contextual surroundings. Please include floor and small-scale site plans showing the project in its context. Where the project is a group of buildings, entrants should provide a rendering that illustrates the complete project. If the entry concerns an alteration or restoration, please include both before and after images.
Winners are chosen based on a single project – not for a body of work.
The AAP competition is open to anyone aged 18+ residing anywhere in the world. Professional entries will be judged against other professionals and student entries against other students.
Please note that there are no further fees for winners services. The award, winners packages and publications are all free of charge.
Extended Early Bird Deadline: July 31, 2017