Architectural Record’s annual competition for best new products of the year attracted more than 250 entries. Our independent jury of designers selected 57 innovative winners, of which the Best in Category received the top numerical rankings. In addition, RECORD editors scrutinized the winners through the lens of their own reporting and highlighted other favorites. Click through the links below to find the latest, and best, building products.

2017 Record Products Winners



Windows, Doors, & Openings

Kitchen & Bath



Building Systems & Components


Jamsion Guest

Since joining Heintges & Associates in 2007, Guest has contributed to the innovative facades of more than 20 global projects. He’s a licensed architect with a master’s in architecture from Columbia University.

D.B. Kim

An architect by training, Kim has developed entire global brands as VP of design for Wanda Group in Beijing and Starwood Hotels & Resorts. He was also a principal for Daroff Design and Pierre-Yves Rochon.

Carrie Moore, AIA

A director for Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Moore’s expertise is in complex institutional projects, including the first net zero energy school in the Northeast.

Anne Fletcher, AIA, LEED AP

Managing principal of HOK’s L.A. office, Fletcher rose through the firm’s ranks, leading high-stakes projects such as the new LaGuardia Airport master plan.

Erin Dreyfous, IALD

As a principal for Tillotson Design Associates, Dreyfous oversees several large-scale projects around the world. She recently received a 2017 IES Illumination Award for the Vagelos Education Center in New York.

Sheila Bridges

Founder of her eponymous 23-year-old firm, Bridges (a Brown University and Parsons alum) has designed products and interiors, including the Harlem office of former President Bill Clinton.