This program is closed for submissions. View the winners of the 2018 Residential Architect Design Awards.
The 2019 RADA will open for entries in June 2019.
2018 Residential Architect Design Awards
Regular Entry Deadline: August 31, 2018 (11:59 PM, Eastern)
Late Entry Deadline:
September 7, 2018 (11:59 PM, Eastern) September 14, 2018 (11:59PM, Eastern)
The Residential Architect Design Awards (RADA) recognize outstanding work in advancing residential design. Judging will take place in October 2018. Winning entries will be notified in October 2018, and published in the December 2018 issue of ARCHITECT.
RADA has a completely digital entry process. This will save you hours of work and reams of paper! Please use either Chrome or Firefox as your browser when registering and completing the forms.
Entries should be submitted by an architect or designer. Other building industry professionals may submit projects on behalf of an architect or designer. Projects outside the U.S. are welcomed. Any home or project completed after Jan. 1, 2014, is eligible.
Standard Entry Categories ($125)
- Custom / 3,000 Square Feet or Less
- Custom / More Than 3,000 Square Feet
- Renovation (residential remodeling and additions) / Adaptive Reuse
- Restoration / Preservation
- Multifamily Housing
- Affordable Housing
- Architectural Interiors (build-outs, interior renovations)
- Student Housing
- On the Boards (any unbuilt residential project not yet completed)
Specialty Entry Categories ($95)
- Architectural Design Detail
Individual projects should be submitted in only one Standard Entry Category. Projects may be submitted to a Standard Entry Category and one or more Specialty Entry Categories
August 31, 2018→ Submission deadline for standard entries
September 14, 2018 → Submission deadline for late entries (will include late fee of $50.00 per late entry)
$125 → Standard Category Entry
$95 → Specialty Category Entry
Please Note: You will be charged a $50 late fee per entry for any materials submitted after 11:59PM, eastern time, on August 31, 2018. All late entry materials must be received by 11:59PM, eastern time, September 14, 2018.
No refunds will be issued.
All materials submitted to the 2018 Residential Architect Design Awards program become the property of Hanley Wood, which will not be responsible or liable for them. Entry fees are non-refundable.
How to prepare your entry
For ease of entry, RADA is fully digital. You can register, complete your entry forms, and upload your entry materials (including images, drawings, and plans) by submitting everything through this website in a two-step process.
STEP ONE: Register your project and pay entry fees.
STEP TWO: Fill out online entry forms and upload your entry materials, as outlined below. You may also return to this website to add to or modify your entry at a later date.
Your entry will consist of an online entry form and supporting documents that can be uploaded to this website.
The online entry form will ask for the following:
- Entrant Information (contact details for the person preparing the entry)
- Firm Information (contact details for the firm responsible for the project)
- Client Information (contact details and client description)
- Project Information (including description, site and zoning constraints, square footage, etc.)
After filling out this information, you will have an opportunity to upload supporting documents for your entry. Files can be .jpg images or Microsoft Word .doc files. You can upload up to 20 files. Please limit your uploaded materials to a TOTAL of 50 MB.
These supporting documents must include:
- Photographs of the completed project in .jpg format
- Site plan, floor plans, and sections in .jpg format
Optional documents include:
- Energy modeling diagrams, drawings, and model photos., in jpg format
- Performance qualifications and diagrams, in Word .doc or .jpg format
- Videos in .mp4 format
Rules and Regulations
WHO CAN ENTER Entries should be submitted by an architect or designer. Other building industry professionals may submit projects on behalf of an architect or designer. Projects outside the U.S. are welcomed. Any home or project completed after Jan. 1, 2014, is eligible.
PUBLICATION Winners will be featured in ARCHITECT Magazine with expanded coverage online.
ENTRY CATEGORIES During the submission process, you will be asked to identify each submission by type (see categories above). Only one category may be selected per submission, and each project may only be entered in one Standard Entry Category. Projects entered in Standard Entry Categories may also be entered in Specialty Entry Categories.
PROCESS DOCUMENTATION Entries should document the design process, as well as its result. Photographs of the completed project and floor plans are required. Sections and detail drawings are optional. ARCHITECT encourages entrants to include copies of preliminary sketches, alternative preliminary schemes, information on context, precedents for the design, and excerpts from working drawings, all of which should be submitted in .jpg format.
ANONYMITY To maintain anonymity in judging, no names of entrants or collaborating parties may appear on any submission materials except where specifically requested on the online entry forms. Do not, however, conceal the identity or location of projects. Failure to adhere to this rule will result in immediate disqualification; ARCHITECT will not adjust any submission to make it comply with this rule.
ENTRY FORMS Each submission must be registered online ahead of the submission deadline using this website. Additional materials must also be uploaded to the website prior to the submission deadline.
PUBLISHING RIGHTS All materials submitted to the 2018 Residential Architect Design Awards program become the property of Hanley Wood. Hanley wood retains the right to consider all non-winning entries for future publication, but entrants will be notified beforehand. Keep a copy of all entry materials for your records. Note that awards are left up to the judges’ discretion: An award may not be granted in each category. All entries will also appear online in ARCHITECT's Project Gallery.
REGULAR ENTRY Regular entries must be registered and submitted online by August 31, 2018. The fee is $125 for submissions in Standard Entry Categories and $95 for submissions in Specialty Entry Categories, as outlined above. Entry fees must be paid online by credit card, and are nonrefundable.
OPTIONAL LATE ENTRY For an additional $50 fee per submission, late entries may be submitted by September 14, 2018. Fees must be paid online by credit card at the time of submission. Late fees are also nonrefundable.