Architect of the Year Awards launched For 2017

The BD Architect of the Year Awards is now open for entries. Now in its 13th year, the AYA’s are unique in rewarding architectural practices for the best body of work in 15 different categories. As part of its continuing success the awards will take place duringEcobuild at Excel, London, on 8 March 2017.

New for 2017 is the BD Architectural Client of the Year award, introduced to recognise the key role good clients play in promoting good architecture. The Education Architect of the Year category has been split into two categories this year, following the high number of entries in previous years and the increased activity in the higher education sector.

The categories are:

Small Project Architect of the Year

  • Individual House Architect of the Year sponsored by Duravit
  • Education Architect of the Year (nursery to 6th form)
  • Education Architect of the Year (higher education)
  • Housing Architect of the Year
  • Interior Architect of the Year
  • Masterplanning & Public Realm Architect of the Year
  • Public Building Architect of the Year
  • Infrastructure Architect of the Year
  • Sports & Leisure Architect of the Year; sponsored by Solus Ceramics
  • Sustainability Architect of the Year
  • Office Architect of the Year
  • Refurbishment Architect of the Year
  • Young Architect of the Year Award
  • Architectural Client of the Year
  • Schueco Gold Award

Thomas Lane, editor of BD said:

“The BD AYA’s is the key annual celebration for the architecture community, rewarding the very best in our industry. The AYA’s continue to go from strength to strength so I am delighted to announce two new categories for 2016, architectural client and a new education category to reflect the strength of the higher education sector. The AYA’s are taking place during Ecobuild and will once again offer our guests the opportunity to gain insight and network with clients and other industry professionals prior to the awards evening. I am looking forward to seeing the breadth of skill and experience the architecture community has on offer.”

You can enter the BD Architect of the Year Awards here before 25 November. The Awards will take place on 8 March during Ecobuild 2017.