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RIAI Architecture Awards 2018

RIAI Architecture Awards 2018

Now in its 29th year, the RIAI Architecture Awards is the most prestigious architecture awards scheme in Ireland. The RIAI Architecture Awards promote the value that Irish architecture brings to society, celebrate excellence in Irish architectural design and recognise client ambition.

The Awards opened in January and closed on 12 March for entry. Adjudication is now in process and the 2018 RIAI Awards Shortlist and vote for the Public Choice Award will be announced in May.  Thank you to all RIAI Members who have entered for the awards.

What's New

In 2018 we are introducing new features to further enhance the RIAI Architecture Awards:

Jury visits to projects prior to shortlisting.

Each category may have more than one award.

In the Commercial and Fit-Out categories, the jury may make separate awards for projects of different scales and complexity.

Free entry for the special awards in Sustainability and Universal Design. All projects are eligible but the relevant additional information must be supplied to demonstrate excellence in the areas of sustainability in universal design.

Awards Categories

  1. Commercial / Workplace - Kindly Supported by Lisney
  2. Conservation/ Restoration - Kindly Supported by Kingscourt Brick of Kingscourt Country Manor Bricks
  3. Culture or Public Building - Kindly Supported by Kilsaran International
  4. Education - Kindly Supported by Kingspan
  5. Fit-Out - Kindly Supported by Walls to Workstations (W2W)
  6. Health - Kindly Supported by Soprema
  7. House - Kindly Supported by Miele
  8. House Extension - Kindly Supported by Daikin
  9. Housing - Kindly Supported by Vandersanden Bricks of Kingscourt Country Manor Bricks
  10. International - Kindly Supported by Enterprise Ireland
  11. Public Space - Kindly Supported by Dulux
  12. The Future Award in association with Architecture Ireland, the RIAI Journal
  13. Sustainability - Kindly Supported by Tegral Building Products
  14. Universal Design - Kindly Supported by CEUD

If you have any questions or queries please contact by email 

Awards Dates 2018

  • Entries Open 30 January 2018
  • Entries Close 12 March 2018
  • Awards Summer Party 8 June 2018