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RIAI Architecture Awards

The RIAI organises and presents a range of Architectural Awards to acknowledge and promote the best work being carried out by Irish Architects in particular categories at a particular time.

The Irish Architecture Awards web site contains all of the previous award winners and gives an unrivalled picture of the development of Irish Architecture.

RIAI Gold Medal

Croke Park, Gold Medal Winner 2001-2003The RIAI Gold Medal, the premier award for architecture in Ireland, is awarded for a building completed within a defined three year period, some years after completion so that the building can be evaluated in a mature state.

The best buildings built during a given three year period since 1932 can be viewed on the Irish Architecture Awards website.

RIAI Silver Medal for Housing

Altro Vetro, SIlver Medal for Housing Winner 2007-2008The Silver Medal for Housing is usually awarded five years after the competition so the building can be evaluated in a mature setting. The RIAI Housing Medal shows the changes in the design of Irelands Housing stock since 1953 and recognises and promotes the best housing in a two year period. 

The medal is awarded three years after completion. The Irish Architecture Awards website has full details on all past silver housing medal winning projects.

The RIAI Silver Medals for Conservation and Restoration

The RIAI Silver Medal for Conservation and Restoration Medals have been awarded since 1946 and recognised as the best work in this area.

The Irish Architecture Awards website has full details on all past silver medal winning projects.

Irish Architecture Awards

Laneway Wall Garden House, Best House Extension Winner 2011These are the RIAI’s annual awards since 1990 and are intended to recognise the best of each years’ architecture and the contribution of clients to achieving quality in the built environment.

The Irish Architecture Awards website has full details on all past award winning projects.

Tidy Towns Award

Tidy Towns Architectural AwardThe Tidy Towns Architectural Award is a special competition sponsored by The RIAI to recognise the vital role modern architecture can play in maintaining and enhancing the fabric of Irish towns, villages and urban areas.