The deadline for the 2013 program has passed.
Winners will be announced in the July 2013 issue of ARCHITECT.
Seventh Annual
R+D Awards

New technologies are revolutionizing the process and product of architecture. To celebrate advances in building technology, ARCHITECT magazine announces its seventh annual R+D Awards. The awards honor innovative materials and systems at every scale—from entire buildings to HVAC and structural systems, discrete building materials such as wood composites and textiles, and digital tools such as design software and mobile apps. The R+D Awards welcome building technologies of all types to encourage the broadest possible dialogue among architects, engineers, manufacturers, researchers, students, and designers of all disciplines.

     Products, materials, systems, and software that are in the prototyping and testing phase

     Products, materials, systems, and software that are available for use

     Products, materials, systems, and software as used in a single architectural project or
     group of related architectural projects

The jury will consider new products, materials, systems, and software as well as cutting-edge uses of existing products, materials, systems, and software. Software entries may include digital technologies such as programs, mobile apps, and cloud-based tools. Entries will be judged for their potential or documented innovation in fabrication, assembly, installation, application, execution, usability, and performance. The jury will also judge entries on their potential to advance the aesthetic, environmental, social, and technological value of architecture.
Jing Liu, Principal, SO-IL
Lawrence Scarpa, FAIA, Principal, Brooks + Scarpa 
Bill Zahner, Hon. AIA, CEO/President, A. Zahner Co.
Entry Fees (nonrefundable)
First entry: $175 
Each additional entry: $95
Late fee: $50 additional fee per entry postmarked after April 19, 2013 
Regular:  Friday, April 19, 2013 (postmark)
Late:  Wednesday, April 24, 2013 (postmark; additional fee is required)