Throughout the year, RECORD publishes several special features on the best in contemporary architecture—from our annual profiles of emerging firms to standout residential projects and the best new architectural products. To have your work considered, browse our list of contests below. To submit other projects for consideration, consult our submission guidelines and editorial calendar for details on when and to whom you should send images and information.
Architectural Record’s annual Design Vanguard award program recognizes leading firms and individual practitioners who represent the promise of the next generation of architects. Every year since 2000, the editors have honored 10 international winners whose practices are 10 years old or less.
First established in 1956, the annual Record House issue showcases residential design that upends expectation, pushes disciplinary limits, and redefines established vocabularies in imaginative ways.
All architects registered in the United States or abroad, as well as interior designers working in collaboration with architects, are welcome to submit interiors-only projects—residential, commercial, institutional, and public—that have been completed in the last year. Special consideration will be paid to works that incorporate innovations in design, program, building technology, sustainability, and/or materials. Winning projects will be selected by an editorial jury and published in a future issue of Architectural Record.
The editors of Architectural Record are currently inviting submissions to U.S. and international architects—as well as designers working in collaboration with an architect—who have completed an innovative kitchen or bath project in the last year. We are looking for both residential and commercial projects that optimize material use, address client needs, and elevate these utilitarian spaces with functional, sustainable, and unique design strategies.
The 2023 Products of the Year Awards salute the best building materials and furnishings introduced to the U.S. market within the last year (no earlier than August 15, 2022). A panel of architects and designers will judge the entries on the basis of innovation, function, sustainability, and aesthetics. Winners will be published in the December 2023 issue of RECORD.
All you need is a white cocktail napkin and pen to demonstrate that the art of the sketch is still alive. Two grand prize winners will be chosen (1 licensed architect, 1 related professional). Grand prize winners will receive a $300 gift card and a set of cocktail napkins with their winning sketch printed on it! The winning sketches will also be announced at and utilized on napkins at our Innovation Conference in October. The sketches of the winners and runners-up will be published in the November 2023 issue of Architectural Record and shown in the gallery below.
A monthly contest from the editors of Architectural Record asks you to guess the architect for a building of historical importance. The contest begins on the first, and the deadline to enter is the last day of each month.
The editors at Architectural Record welcome the submission of your work for consideration. Although we receive a considerable volume of submissions, we review every project and offer a broad range of opportunities for publication.