RIAI Architecture Awards

The annual RIAI Awards are one of the longest running and most prestigious architectural awards in Ireland. The purpose of the Awards is to promote the quality of current work by RIAI Members at home and abroad and to create awareness of the contribution that architects make to society for everyone's benefit. Awards are made over a number of categories and the RIAI Awards offer a fascinating insight into current architectural practice in Ireland and tell the story of what is happening in Ireland’s built environment.

The Awards Shortlist was released in May 2020 and following a public campaign, the Tooting Meadow Housing in Drogheda by McKevitt King Architects, won the coveted RIAI Public Choice Award. The Award Winners as well as Highly Commended and Commended entries will be announced in October.

The RIAI Awards Jury

The RIAI Awards Jury is ratified by RIAI Council and consists of Registered Architects and a distinguished guest juror. The jury for the RIAI Architecture Awards 2020 are:

Chair – Liam Tuite, FRIAI
Distinguished Guest Juror – Eugene Downes, Cultural Director, DFAT 
Juror - Susan Dawson, MRIAI
Juror - Ailish Drake, MRIAI
Juror - Rachel Dudley, MRIAI
Juror - David Magennis, MRIAI
Juror - Orla O’Callaghan, FRIAI
Juror - Michael Pike, MRIAI
Juror – Sally Starbuck, MRIAI, Sustainability Task Force
Juror - Gavin Wheatley, MRIAI

The RIAI would like to sincerely thank all entrants, our awards sponsors, the Awards Jury and the specialist juries for the RIAI Research Award, RIAI Urban Design/Masterplanning Award and the RIAI Building for All (Universal Design Award).

Our valued Awards Sponsors are:

Kilsaran – RIAI Learning Environments Award
CEUD – RIAI Building for All (Universal Design) Award
Dulux Trade Ireland – RIAI Public Space Award
Enterprise Ireland – RIAI International Award
Equitone – RIAI Sustainability Award
Kilsaran – RIAI Cultural / Public Buildings Award
Kingscourt Brick of Kingscourt Country Manor Bricks – RIAI Adaptation and Re-Use Award
The Arup Trust – RIAI Research Award
Vandersanden of Kingscourt Country Manor Bricks – RIAI Living Award