Currently accepting submissions through November 20, the 1st Annual A+Firm Awards is an international awards program designed to celebrate ALL teams that make the world’s best architecture a reality — including interior designers. While we appreciate the amazing work that architects do and celebrate their projects each year through the A+Awards, we believe it is vital that ALL collaborators are recognized for the crucial role they play in creating exemplary buildings.

If you are part of a talented team of interior designers, submit your firm for what promises to be one of the most distinguished accolades in the global AEC industry:

Enter the A+Firm Awards

The A+Firm Awards for interior designers can be found within the Typology Categories, and are divided into 3 categories: Residential, Commercial, and Cultural/Institutional. These awards are open to interior designers and multidisciplinary architecture firms demonstrating excellence in interior design, and submitted projects can range from the restoration of old spaces to newly constructed, contemporary interiors.

Interior designers should submit 3 to 6 projects in their relevant typology, with at least 3 projects completed (built) in the last 10 years. Projects can be at any scale, and from any region.

Expensify Office by ZGF Architects with Pure + Freeform, Jury Winner in the 2020 A+Awards in the Office Interiors (<25,000 sq ft.) category

Why should your firm enter the A+Firm Awards? For interior designers, there are a number of compelling reasons:

1. See your projects in print across the globe.

In partnership with internationally renowned publisher Phaidon, Architizer is thrilled to announce that every winning firm for the 1st Annual A+Firm Awards will have their projects published in an all-new, hardbound, full-color compendium dedicated to the world’s best AEC firms. Set for release in 2021, this major publication will celebrate the work of the talented teams that help bring amazing architecture to life — from concept to construction.

2. Attract new clients with a permanent badge of quality.

The A+Firm Awards is a natural extension of the A+Awards, the world’s largest awards program for architecture and building products. Over eight years, the A+ brand has become a trusted benchmark for the AEC industry, and the iconic winners’ badge that adorns many a winner’s website is an established “stamp of quality” that clients instantly recognize. The A+Firm Awards are arguably an even greater endorsement, illuminating the quality of a firm’s entire portfolio to present and future clients alike.

3. Become a go-to collaborator for other top firms.

Winning an A+Firm Award will elevate your company to another level within the industry, making you a highly desirable business partner for other firms undertaking large, complex projects across the globe. Earning the title of “Best Interior Design Firm” will immediately send you to the top of the list for architects looking to collaborate.

4. Earn validation from influential thought leaders.

The A+Firm Awards jury has been curated to provide a diverse, nuanced perspective on the world’s best architecture from a wide range of expert viewpoints. Jurors included esteemed names from the world of interior design, including Kelly Wearstler and David Rockwell. Entrants will have their work reviewed innovators and thought leaders from architecture, design, tech, culture, education and media. Our jury hails from prestigious companies and institutions around the world, reinforcing the global nature of the program.

The Garden House in the City by Christos Pavlou Architecture, Jury and Popular Choice Winner in the 2020 A+Awards in the Residential Interiors category

Get Your Submission Prepared

To help you prepare your submission, here is a list of materials and information you’ll need to complete the entry process:

  • Firm Name
  • Firm Location (city and country)
  • Firm URL
  • Firm Description / Mission

You are invited to submit 3 to 6 projects for each Award Category. For each project, we’ll ask for the following information:

  • Project Title
  • Project Year and Location
  • Project Status (Built or Unbuilt)
  • Entry Description (300 words)
  • Collaboration credits — use this section to name the lead architect and any other relevant parties that helped bring the project to fruition.
  • Upload 1-8 images for each project (Images: 20MB max each; jpg, jpeg, png or pdf format; single images only, no collages.)

For interior designers, select Typology Awards and then one of the Interior Design categories (Residential, Commercial or Cultural/Institutional). If you have projects across multiple typologies, you are welcome to submit for all of these! To find out more about the A+Firm Awards, check out our handy About pages, including FAQs, fees and deadlines, and eligibility and guidelines.

Watch out for updates on Architizer Journal and on the program website, and don’t forget — enter before November 20, 2020. Click the button below to get started:

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