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Presented by Audi, Cosentino, DXV and Keilhauer, the seventh instalment of Azure’s annual awards program welcomes architects, landscape architects, designers, students, clients and manufacturers to submit to the competition and get their exceptional work the recognition it deserves.

This is an opportunity to present completed work that stands out for innovative design, environmental or social benefit, or for being simply delightful. To give your projects their proper due, we’ve assembled a panel of international experts in the areas of product design, architecture, landscape architecture and interiors to evaluate all entries. (Keep an eye out for the jury announcement soon!)

So put your best work forward for a chance to receive an internationally recognized award. The jury’s top selections will be published in Azure’s annual AZ AWARDS Issue, on newsstands in June 2017. Winners and finalists benefit from the exposure they receive through our magazine and its online channels, as well as through the substantial reach of our media partners. Besides elevating your own profile, when you step into the spotlight at the AZ AWARDS Gala in Toronto in June, you’ll also raise public awareness for your firm and your clients.

New for 2017, the AZ AWARDS introduces the category of Experiential Graphic Design, which includes wayfinding, sign programs, experiential brand identity, and information and map design. Also new this year is the introduction of early-bird fees: enter submissions on or before Wednesday, February 1, 2017, to take advantage of the reduced fees. To enter online, and for more information, visit the AZ AWARDS website. Submissions close Tuesday, February 21, 2017.


AZ AWARDS Categories:

Architecture: Residential buildings; commercial and institutional buildings over 1,000 square metres; commercial and institutional buildings under 1,000 square metres; temporary and demonstration projects

Landscape Architecture: Public and private landscapes

Interiors: Residential; commercial and institutional spaces

Design: Furniture; furniture systems; lighting fixtures; lighting installations; interior products; architectural products

Concepts: Unbuilt competition entries; concepts/prototypes

NEW! Experiential Graphic Design: Wayfinding; sign programs; information and map design; experiential brand identity

A+ Award: Projects developed by a student enrolled in a post-secondary design or architecture program in 2016. The winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize.


Social Good Award and Environmental Leadership Award:

All entries may be considered for the Social Good Award and /or the Environmental Leadership Award by election. A winner in each of these two categories will be selected. Projects may be entered in one or both categories.

For the Social Good Award, projects must advance social equity and have a positive impact on the collective realm.

For the Environmental Leadership Award, projects must show sensitivity and respect for the use and management of natural resources throughout their lifecycle, especially with respect to materials and energy use.

The 2017 AZ AWARDS is presented by Audi, Cosentino, DXV and Keilhauer and sponsored by TD Bank Group, Urban Capital, George Brown School of Design and Alpi

Media Partners: Archello, Archilovers, Archinect, Archiproducts, Architecture Lab, Architect’s Newspaper, Architonic, Bustler, core77, INDEX Canada, v2com and World-Architects


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