About: The A+Firm Awards

A new awards program for
today's Architecture and Construction industry.

A new addition to the A+Awards, the world's largest architectural awards program, the A+Firm Awards will spotlight the best in the AEC industry, giving innovative companies the global recognition they deserve. It is the only program designed explicitly to reward studios of all sizes, geographies, and specializations.

Gain year-round, global recognition.

Winners will see their work celebrated in the form of a year-round digital exhibition, with their projects being published on Architizer Journal, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. With a combined audience of more than 7.5 million, the exposure that awaits A+Firm Award recipients is unparalleled.

The A+Firm Awards are bigger than just the architectural community. Entries are judged by distinguished luminaries from fields as diverse as design, technology, real estate, media and more. Finalists and winners are recognized as the year’s most influential visionaries online and in print — and the buzz is huge.

Celebrate your whole team.

Great architecture would not be possible without the talent, creativity and innovation of the many people that work so hard to bring it to life. The new A+Firm Awards program is designed to celebrate those amazing architects, designers and consultants, each of whom play a pivotal role in a project — from concept to completion.

The idea of the “lone design genius” in architecture is outdated — the A+Firm Awards provides an opportunity for your whole team to be given the spotlight. It’s the ultimate award for collaborative creativity in the 21st Century.

Categories for every type
of firm.

The A+Firm Awards seeks to celebrate everyone involved in the design process, recognizing the incredible collaboration required to bring brilliant buildings to fruition. This includes architectural designers, rendering studios, landscape architects, engineers, interior designers, architectural photographers and real estate developers.

There are awards on offer for design firms of all sizes. So, whether you are part of a tenacious team of two or an epic team of 800, there is an opportunity for you to receive recognition on a global stage.

See all 32 award categories here.

Showcase your portfolio.

A firm’s work can never be defined by one project. With the A+Firm Awards, firms can show the breadth of their achievements by submitting 3 to 6 projects for review by our expert panel of jurors. This provides a powerful platform to showcase the full range of your architectural work in front of some of the most esteemed thought leaders in the industry.


In addition to inclusion on the A+Awards Winners Gallery and publication on Architizer.com, all Winners receive an iconic A+Firm Awards Trophy. We want to give our winners a truly remarkable showpiece. That’s why we worked closely with some of the world’s best awards designers to create a bespoke trophy that reflects our winners’ outstanding design ethos and achievements. In addition to the A+Awards Trophy, we’ve partnered with international newswire v2com to provide Winners with a global promotional package worth more than $1,500. Select Winners each season also receive bespoke coverage on Architizer.com.


Below is a timeline of the 1st Annual A+Firm Awards program:

1st Annual A+Firm Awards Opens – September 15, 2020
Early Entry Deadline – October 9, 2020
Regular Entry Deadline – November 20, 2020
Final Entry Deadline- December 11, 2020
Jury Voting – December 2020 to January 2021
Winners Announced – January / February 2021

About Architizer

Architizer’s core mission is to Empower Architects by connecting designers with building-product manufacturers, and via our inspiring content, awards programs, competitions and global reach spotlighting the world’s best architecture. We connect architects with the tools they need to build better buildings, better cities, and a better world.

Become a Partner

Interested in sponsoring the newest addition to the world’s largest architectural awards program? Opportunities include Category Sponsorship, Voting Recognition, Custom Trophy Fabrication, Activations and more! To learn more about becoming a partner, email david@architizer.com.