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Rules of entry & eligibility

  • For the purposes of these awards the word “building” includes any structure – whether new, restored, rehabilitated or converted – that contains an element of executed design work
  • All the projects on the panel must have been designed by an individual architect or architectural firm whose principals are registered with ARB
  • Exceptions to this are the Interior Architect category, which is open to members of the British Institute of Interior Design and the Masterplanning & Public Realm category, which is open to landscape architects
  • Practices can enter as many categories as they wish to
  • A minimum of TWO and a maximum of FOUR projects should be entered into each category. Your entry should reflect a body of work in a particular area, e.g. housing
  • Your entry should include one built project from the last three years, and a minimum of 1 other project either built or unbuilt.
  • Only one completed building or project from outside the UK can be entered (different rules apply for YAYA)

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Submission Criteria

Please prepare your entry as electronic A1 scale landscape presentation panels in pdf format.

  • A maximum of TWO panels showing a minimum of TWO and a maximum of FOUR projects should be submitted
  • Please include the name of the practice and the title of the category you are entering on your entry
  • Please make a clear distinction between completed projects and uncompleted or unbuilt work including the completion dates. You may choose to use separate boards to display the two types
  • For each project in the entry, please include:
    • Name of practice, the project’s name, location, client, dates for the commencement and completion of construction and contract value
    • A concise 100-250 word description of the project, conveying the challenge of the brief, the design intent, and key facts
    • As many photographs, sketches and/or visualisations as you feel appropriate
    • At least one plan and one section drawing

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