RIAI Architecture Awards 2021

RIAI Architecture Awards 2021

Celebrating Architecture

The RIAI Awards are given annually to acknowledge achievement in architecture and in the delivery of buildings and infrastructure. Projects submitted for the 2021 Awards must be practically completed between 1 January and 31 December 2020.

The RIAI Awards are open to all RIAI Members and we welcome projects across all types and scales, and from a diverse range of practices. We also encourage regional diversity. 

Extended Deadline 20 April 12 Noon

For more information on how to enter please view the Submission Guidelines
Please note: Online A1 Board Submissions Only no hardcopy submissions needed.

Benefits of Entering 
The RIAI Awards offer great opportunities for Members. 

Publicity Toolkit 
We will provide Shortlisted Entrants with a media toolkit: 
- including a special e-signature
- to support them in awards publicity

Publicity Opportunities
Those Shortlisted will be featured in:
- A National and Regional Media Campaign 
- RIAI Press Release 
- RIAI Public Choice Campaign
- RIAI Social Media Channels, including Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook 

Winners will receive considerable exposure and publicity as well as featuring in:
- A National and Regional Media Campaign
- RIAI Winners Press Release 
- Promotion on the RIAI Website
- Featured in Architecture Ireland magazine
- Considered for the RIAI Annual Review
- RIAI Social Media Channels, including Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook 

You can see a short film on the RIAI Awards 2020.  The Press Release is available here. The full 2020 RIAI Shortlist can be seen here.

If you have any queries about the Awards, please contact Claudia O'Dwyer.

Entry Submissions Closed

Awards Dates 2021

Entries Open
29 January 2021
Entries Close
20 April 2021

The closing date for submissions for the RIAI Awards 2021 has now passed.

RIAI Architecture Awards 2021

The Awards are organised across categories to recognise the wide-ranging contribution that Architects make across all building types, infrastructure and across all scales. Each completed project is unique, responding to a given set of challenges and opportunities.

Note on the Special Awards

The Jury and the President of the RIAI can make Special Awards to recognise projects that have successfully overcome significant challenges or delivered exceptionally on the brief.

This may include the following:

Building for All – Universal Design. Developed in partnership with the Centre of Excellence in Universal Design (CEUD).


The 2021 RIAI Future Award, supported by Graphisoft - will be awarded at the RIAI Annual Conference. Entries for this award will open in summer 2021.

Awards Categories

Enter one or more of the following categories: