68th Annual P/A Awards
The Progressive Architecture (P/A) Awards recognize unbuilt projects demonstrating overall design excellence and innovation. Judging will take place in January 2021. Winning entries will be notified in January 2021, and published in the March 2021 issue of ARCHITECT. The submission deadline for late entries has been extended until
January 8, 2021 January 13, 2021.
Our P/A Awards are completely digital! Please use either Chrome or Firefox as your browser when registering and completing the forms
ELIGIBILITY Architects and other design professionals practicing in any region may enter one or more submissions. All entries must be commissioned by paying clients for execution. Proposals may be for any location. All entries must have been commissioned for compensation by clients with the contractual intention and the authority to carry out the submitted proposal. Projects must have a completion date after February 1, 2021.
- Multifamily Housing
- Single Family Housing
- Urban Design
Note: Individual projects must be submitted in a single category only.
December 14, 2020 → Submission deadline for regular entries
January 8, 2021 January 13, 2021 → Submission deadline for late entries (will include late fee of $50.00 per late entry)
$195 → Regular Entry
$150 → Additional Entries
Please Note: You will be charged a $50 late fee per entry for any materials submitted after December 14, 2020. All late entry materials must be received by 11:59 pm eastern
January 8, 2021 January 13, 2021. You will pay this late fee at the end of the submission materials section.
Entry fees are nonrefundable.
HOW TO PREPARE YOUR ENTRY
The P/A awards are completely digital! You can register, complete your entry forms, and upload your entry materials (including images, drawings, and plans) by submitting everything through this website in a two-step process.
STEP ONE - Registration: Register your project and pay entry fees. You must register and pay your entry fee before you will be allowed to submit any additional materials.
STEP TWO - Submission Materials: Fill out online entry forms and upload your entry materials, as outlined below. You may also return to this website to add to or modify your entry at a later date. Please note that once you complete Step One above, you will not be able to edit the information in Step One, however, you will be able to make changes to Step Two information until you finalize your submission. PLEASE NOTE: You must proceed through the second payment wall at the end of the submission materials round in order to fully submit your application. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Your entry will consist of an online entry form and supporting documents that can be uploaded to this website.
The online entry form will ask for the following:
- Entrant Information (contact details for the person preparing the entry)
- Firm Information (contact details for the firm responsible for the project)
- Client Information (contact details and client description)
- Project Information (including description, site and zoning constraints, square footage, etc.)
After filling out this information, you will have an opportunity to upload supporting documents for your entry. Files can be .jpg images with a maximum width and height of 2,000 pixels, Microsoft Word .doc files, or .mp4 files. You can upload up to 20 files total, not to exceed 50MB total.
These supporting documents must include:
- Renderings of the proposed project in .jpg format
- Site plan, floor plans, and sections in .jpg format
Optional supporting documents include:
- Energy modeling diagrams, drawings, and model photos., in jpg format
- Performance qualifications and diagrams, in Word .doc or .jpg format
- Videos in .mp4 format
RULES AND REGULATIONS
WHO CAN ENTER Architects and other design professionals practicing in any region may enter one or more submissions. All entries must be commissioned by paying clients for execution. Proposals may be for any location. All entries must have been commissioned for compensation by clients with the contractual intention and the authority to carry out and build the submitted proposal. Projects must have a completion date after February 1, 2021.
REAL PROJECTS ONLY All entries must have been commissioned for compensation by clients with the contractual intention and the authority to carry out and build the submitted proposal. A project entered in a design competition is eligible only if it is the winning proposal, and one that the competition’s sponsor intends to build.
ARCHITECTURAL AND URBAN DESIGN ENTRIES Architectural design entries may only include works of architecture scheduled to be completed after February 1, 2021. Urban design entries must have been accepted by a client who intends to base future development on them; please include an implementation time line.
VERIFICATION OF CLIENT Awards and citations are contingent upon ARCHITECT’s verification that selected projects meet all eligibility requirements, including ARCHITECT’s direct contact with clients. ARCHITECT reserves the right to make the final decision on eligibility and accepts no liability in that regard.
PROVIDING ADDITIONAL MATERIALS Entrants whose submissions are selected as winners agree to make available further information and publication-quality graphic materials as needed by ARCHITECT.
PUBLICATION All entries will be featured online in ARCHITECT’s Project Gallery. Winners will be published in the March 2021 issue of ARCHITECT and online.
AWARD P/A Awards winners will be announced first in the March 2021 issue of ARCHITECT.
ENTRY CATEGORIES Identify each submission on its entry form by type (see categories above). Mixed-use facilities should be classified by the largest function. There is no “miscellaneous” category. Only one category may be selected per project, and each project may only be entered once.
PROCESS DOCUMENTATION Entries should document the design process, as well as its result. ARCHITECT encourages entrants to include preliminary sketches, alternative schemes, information on context, precedents for the design, and records of research performed in support fo the project to show how the final scheme developed.
ANONYMITY To maintain anonymity in judging, no names of entrants or collaborating parties may appear on any submission materials except where specifically requested on the online entry forms. Do not, however, conceal the identity or location the project itself. Failure to adhere to this rule will result in immediate disqualification; ARCHITECT will not adjust any submission to make it comply with this rule.
ENTRY FORMS Each submission must be registered online ahead of the submission deadline using this website. Additional materials must also be uploaded to the website prior to the submission deadline. PLEASE NOTE: In order to submit your application for consideration, you must proceed through the second payment wall at the end of the submission materials round (step two, listed above).
REGULAR ENTRY Regular entries must be registered and submitted online by 11:59 p.m. eastern on December 14, 2020. The fee is $195 for standard submissions; each subsequent entry is $150. Entry fees must be paid online by credit card, and are nonrefundable.
OPTIONAL LATE ENTRY For an additional $50 fee per submission, late entries may be submitted by 11:59 p.m., eastern on
January 8, 2021 January 13, 2021. Fees must be paid online by credit card. Late fees are also nonrefundable.
All entries will be featured online in ARCHITECT’s Project Gallery.