The AT Awards are recognised as the premier accolades that demonstrate outstanding achievement in Architectural Technology. Entries are invited from the UK and internationally. They highlight how Architectural Technology achieves efficient and effective construction and robust sustainable design solutions that perform. 

There are two Award categories:

  • The Award for Excellence in Architectural Technology
  • The Alan King Award for Excellence in Architectural Technology for projects with a value no greater than £750k¹ 

Key dates
Entries deadline: Thursday 20 April 2017
Shortlisted entries announced: Friday 2 June 2017
AT Awards event: 15 September 2017 

Why enter the AT Awards?

To gain recognition for you, your practice and your project for excellence in the technology of architecture.

  • They are open Awards, which allow individuals and/or practices from all built environment disciplines to enter for projects of all sizes — there are no restrictions.
  • The entries are rigorously judged and peer assessed by a panel of experienced Chartered Architectural Technologists.
  • Award winners receive promotion across the Institute in print and online and are featured on ciat.org.uk in a dedicated Award section.
  • If your entry is shortlisted you can promote this to your clients, potential clients and all other networks and colleagues.
  • Shortlisted entrants receive a shortlisted logo to promote their achievement and winners will also receive a customised logo once announced.
  • Winners and their projects are featured on the Institute's website, promoted and featured at the annual Awards event where winners are announced, the Institute’s journal AT and through our social media channels.

Who can enter?

These Awards are open to all individuals and/or practices and projects of all sizes (whole, or part of) from the UK and internationally. However, projects entered must have been completed within the last five years.

Criteria for entry

Submissions will be assessed in terms of their design context, concept and creativity against their response to Architectural Technology, relating to function, fabric performance and delivery.

Each entry will be assessed against the following criteria:

  • buildability and assembly
  • functionality and inclusivity
  • innovation and sustainability
  • performance and robustness

Your submission should include drawings, illustrations, images, written specification or other report documentation for the project and should be presented in no more than two A2 presentation boards and two A1 detailed design drawings.

In addition, a summary report, no greater than two sides of A4 (approximately 1000 words), should be included with your submission to clearly show how the criteria (detailed above) has been addressed.

Judging

Entries are rigorously judged and peer assessed by the Judging Panel for excellence in Architectural Technology irrespective of size, complexity or style, taking into account constraints of the brief, budget and timescales. Judging takes place during May and the Panel may make a request to visit the project. If this is the case, you will be contacted in order for the necessary arrangements to be made.

 
 

Prizes

Winners will receive:

Winner (First prize)
a cast plaque for permanent attachment to the building, a replica plaque for the practice, a certificate and £1500¹

Highly Commended (Second prize)
a cast plaque for permanent attachment to the building, a replica plaque for the practice, a certificate and £750¹

Commended (Third prize)
a cast plaque for permanent attachment to the building, a replica plaque for the practice, a certificate and £550¹
 

All winners are able to use the Award logo. Award winners are featured in a press release, on the website, at the Awards event, in CIAT’s journal AT together with promotion through our social media channels.

The plaque specially made for attachment to the winning projects are bestowed at a presentation organised by the Institute. Representatives from CIAT visit the project  and formally award the plaque to the recipient to be permanently attached to the project. This presentation takes place, preferably at the project itself, between February-May of the following year.

Entry conditions

  1. Winning entries remain the property of CIAT and will be used in publicity material accordingly.
  2. The application form must be completed in full.
  3. The building owner and/or client must have given consent for this application to be made.
  4. The building or part of the structure being submitted must have been completed within the last five years.
  5. Once the application has been submitted, no refunds can be made if the application is later withdrawn.
  6. Confidentiality will be observed in respect of the information associated with the submitted entry.
  7. Judges reserve the right to accept or reject entries.
  8. Judges reserve the right to not make an award.
  9. Should there be more than one winner in the prize categories, the prize money will be divided equally. 
  10. A project may be entered into either of the Awards but if selected will only be shortlisted for one. This will be decided by the Judges.
  11. The Judge's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Additional information

All queries should be directed to atawards@ciat.org.uk or call +44(0)20 7278 2206 and speak to the Communications Director.


¹ or equivalent money for international entries.