Innovation Award

The Innovation Award recognizes achievements that are not strictly ‘architectural,’ but that have a direct bearing on the future of architecture in such areas as design, building technology, use of materials and sustainability.



All AIBC members, firms and associates are eligible. Projects completed in any country are eligible. Projects that have previously won an AIBC Innovation Award are not eligible.

Submitted achievements must have been designed or published between January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2018.


Judging Criteria

Entries will be judged on how the project has contributed to, or will contribute to, potential and continuing architectural innovation. The scale of the innovation may range from resource or research materials to a large development, or from a small design feature to a product with the potential for widespread use.



Please follow the LG submission process. Use project credit sheet headings as applicable, or adapt them as appropriate for your project. If you are entering this category in addition to the LGs, no additional entry fee or USB is required. Indicate clearly on the LG project description sheet that you wish your project to also be considered in the Innovation Award category.


Entry Fees

If the same project is being entered in both the LG and Innovation Award categories, no additional fee is required for the Innovation Award submission. Those wishing to be considered for the Innovation Award exclusively must submit a fee of $110 CAD plus GST for each submission.

Go To: How to Submit – Innovation Award Submissions