The 2018 R+D AWARDS

This awards program honors the research and technologies that have advanced the profession at every scale—from design strategies and building products to fabrication methods, installations, software, and materials.

Category Award / Open to Students
Type International, Award, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Architecture, Product
Country United States
RegDeadline 20 April 2018 (See "Entry Fee" below) GoogleCal iCal
20 April 2018 (via Online)
Eligibility Entries must have been in active development or completed after Jan. 1, 2015 (in-progress work is acceptable). Product submissions must be currently available on the U.S. commercial market.

- Prototype: For entries that are in the experimental and testing phase.
- Production: For entries that are currently available on the commercial market.
- Application: For entries that demonstrate a novel use of a technology or product.
Entries will be reviewed for their documented originality as well as their potential to advance the aesthetic, environmental, and social value of architecture. Digital technologies, such as software, modeling programs, mobile apps, and workflow and analysis tools are welcomed.

Not yet announced


Entry Fee
Early bird (until April 13, 2018): $175
Regular (until April 20, 2018): $225
Academic: $95

Additional Entries
Early bird / Academic: $95 each
Regular deadline: $145 each

Winning entries will be published in the July issue of ARCHITECT.


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