Architectural Record’s annual best-products competition received more than 320 entries this year. As you’ll see on the pages ahead, our independent jury of designers selected 67 winners, with the Best in Category receiving top numerical rankings. RECORD editors also examined the winners to highlight additional favorites, which received the Editor’s Choice designation. Leaf through the results to find the latest and most innovative building products.Click through the galleries below to find the latest and most innovative building products.

2018 Record Products Winners


Kitchen & Bath

Doors, Windows, & Hardware



Building Envelope

Building Systems & Components


Faith Baum, IALD, LEED AP

Baum merged her firm with Horton Lees Brogdon (HLB), creating one of the largest woman-owned lighting design firms in North America. Her expertise in lighting bridges is widely known.

Yolande Daniels

Daniels, as cofounder of Design Vanguard 2006 firm StudioSUMO, is a visiting professor at CUNY, MIT, and Pratt Institute, among others.

Priya Patel

Accolades for 4|Mativ, cofounded by Patel, include being featured in RECORD's kitchen and bath roundup. Patel has completed projects in India, Kenya, and the U.S.

Maxwell Pau, AIA, LEED AP

A partner in Beyer Blinder Belle, Pau focuses his dual skill sets, in architecture and urban design, on large mixed-use projects.

Sarah Randall

Trained as an architect, Randall specializes in lighting design for Renfro Design Group. Her portfolio includes galleries, residences, and musems.

Ghislaine Viñas, IIDA

Founder of her eponymous firm, Viñas is known for her exuberant residential and workplace interiors and for product design collaborations. Her 2018 honors include IIDA’s NeoCon prize for Small Showroom (under 4,000 square feet).

Irena Savakova, LEED AP

As director of design for Leo A Daly, Savakova leads large-scale federal, commercial, and education projects. She’s licensed in three countries.