Residential Architecture

Welcome to a showcase of extraordinary residential architecture at the NY Architectural Design Awards.

The NY Residential Architecture Awards explores a realm where architectural innovation harmonizes with the art of creating living spaces. Here, design transcends mere structure, transforming houses into homes that narrate stories of elegance, comfort, and personalized aesthetics.

At the NY Architectural Design Awards, we celebrate the architects and designers who are redefining residential spaces. Join us in honoring those who elevate residential architecture to an art form, creating spaces that resonate deeply with the personal narratives of those who inhabit them.

Residential Architecture categories

RA24001. Affordable Housing
RA24002. Custom-Built Residences
RA24003. Historical Residential Restoration
RA24004. Luxury Residences
RA24005. Mobile Homes 
RA24006. Multi-Family and Apartment Buildings
RA24007. Renovations and Extensions
RA24008. Rural and Countryside Homes
RA24009. Senior and Accessible Living Design
RA24010. Single-Family Homes
RA24011. Small Living Spaces (Tiny Homes, Studios)
RA24012. Smart Home Technology Integration
RA24013. Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Homes
RA24014. Urban Residential Design
RA24015. Vacation Homes and Retreats
RA24000. Residential Architecture / Other___

Deadlines & Fees

The NY Architectural Design Awards invites contributions from designers at all stages of their projects – whether in-progress, finalized, or purely conceptual. Winners are chosen based on the quality and materials of a single entry, not a collective portfolio, emphasizing the significance of each individual submission.

In the process of giving back to the contributions of proud designers, the award’s cost-effective entry fees offer all entrants with exceptional value for recognition at much lower fees. A $30 annual administrative fee is utilized for the first entry of each competition year, which covers expenses including printing, mailing, and data management. This ensures that the fees are kept consistent, bringing about greater value especially for those submitting multiple entries.

2024
Entry Period
Early Bird
(May 15 - Jun 20, 2024)
Regular
(Jun 21 - Jul 17, 2024)
Final
(Jul 18 - Aug 21, 2024)
Final Extension
(Aug 22 - Sep 18, 2024)
Professional Design
1st Entry
$199 $209 $229 $239
Professional Design
Additional Category*
$139 $149 $169 $179
Professional Design
Additional Entry
$199 $209 $229 $239
Student Design
1st Entry
$70 $80 $90 $100
Student Design
Additional Category*
$40 $50 $60 $70
Student Design
Additional Entry
$70 $80 $90 $100
Results Announcement: Nov 8, 2024

* You may submit an entry into multiple categories at the same time. The first Category will be charged as per the original submission fee. Additional categories (2 or more) will be charged as such.

Fees are non-refundable. Withdrawn entries (whether withdrawn by entrant, or by the NY Architectural Design Awards for entrant's failure to comply with the entry rules) will NOT be refunded.

PROJECT DATE
Work submitted must have been created after January 1, 2020.

Winner's Benefits

Benefits / Winning Level Design
of the Year
Gold
Winner
Silver
Winner
2024 Ava Statuette YES / /
Exclusive “Design of the Year” Certification YES / /
Seasonal Features on Winners Highlight Section YES / /
Listed in Official Winner Press Release YES / /
Priority Features on NY Architectural Design Awards e-Newsletter YES / /
Spotlighted Winner Article on Media Partner Site – Muse.World YES YES /
Dedicated Social Media Posts YES YES /
Access to Marketing & Promotional Materials YES YES YES
Exclusive Access to Winner’s Interview YES YES YES
Dedicated Winner’s Profile / Page YES YES YES
Eligible to Purchase Ava Statuette YES YES YES
Winner Certificate YES YES YES
Digital Winner Badge YES YES YES

SUBMISSION DETAILS

Submit your entry online in FOUR easy steps:

Step

1

Tap the "My Account" button to register your username and password. If you are already a member, tap "Log In."

Step

2

Complete the short online entry form. Don't forget you can enter each work in more than one category.

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Upload your entry* to the system.

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Click “Checkout” to process your entry fees.

* File Limits; Up to 10 files in in JPEG/PNG and/or PDF can be uploaded per entry. For a smooth uploading process, please ensure images are formatted as JPEG/PNG, 1000px, and no larger than 4MB. Please save PDFs in "Screen View", limited to 6 pages per entry, or 4MB in size.

* Submissions should be as detailed as possible. For example, architectural submissions should include small-scale site plans for context, and images of all sides of the building and its environment. A complex of buildings should include a rendering. Restorations and remodels should include images of the site "before and after."

* Submissions can be entered as concepts, completed, or works in process. Completed projects may not be older than five years.

* Limit written descriptions of your project to 350 words or less.