AHA honors architecture that matters.

Celebrating over a decade of inspiring design professionals worldwide, Architecture Hunter launches the Architecture Hunter Awards (AHA), a manifestation of our passion for architecture and its transformative power on urban landscapes and human experiences. AHA is a global effort to spotlight and honor the remarkable contributions that redefine our built environment and contribute significantly to the architectural domain.

 

Accepting projects from up to 10 years on 28 different categories!

 

MEET THE JURY

Our esteemed panel of experts, drawn from diverse fields and continents, acknowledges and celebrates all creations submitted to AHA, recognizing the importance of connecting the audience with project evaluators. Below, you can read more about each professional.

 

_featured jury: 

Piero Lissoni

LISSONI & PARTNERS Founder
Piero Lissoni
italy
Piero Lissoni is architect, art director and designer and is recognized as one of the masters of contemporary design. For over thirty years, he has developed projects the world over in the fields of architecture, landscape and interior, as well as in product and graphic design. He is also art director for Alpi, B&B Italia, Boffi, Living Divani, Lema, Lualdi, Porro and Sanlorenzo.

Some of the most important architecture and interior projects deserving of mention include the Dorothea Hotel in Budapest, the Shangri-La Shougang Park in Beijing realized for the 2022 winter Olympics, The Ritz-Carlton Residences in Miami Beach, the restyling of the historic Camparino in Galleria Bar in Milan, The Middle House in Shanghai, The Oberoi Al Zorah Beach Resort Ajman in the UAE, the interiors of a series of yachts for Sanlorenzo, the Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam, in addition to the corporate headquarters of Boffi, Glas Italia, Fantini, Living Divani and the Sanlorenzo shipyards in La Spezia and Ameglia.

Piero Lissoni has received a series of international awards, including the Good Design Award, the Red Dot Award and the Compasso d'Oro ADI.

_photo: @veronicagaido

Ma Yansong

MAD ARCHITECTS Founder & Principal Partner
Ma Yansong
beijing, china
Ma Yansong is a visionary Chinese architect known for his innovative and futuristic designs. Born in Beijing in 1975, he graduated from the Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture before earning a Master's degree from Yale University. In 2004, he founded MAD Architects, which quickly gained international recognition for its bold and imaginative approach to architecture. Ma Yansong's work often incorporates organic forms inspired by nature, challenging traditional architectural norms and reimagining the relationship between buildings and their surroundings. His notable projects include the Absolute Towers in Canada, the Harbin Opera House in China, and the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in the United States. With a focus on sustainability and harmony with the environment, Ma Yansong continues to shape the future of architecture with his visionary designs.

Stefano Boeri

STEFANO BOERI ARCHITETTI Architect & Urban Planner
Stefano Boeri
milan, italy
Stefano Boeri, architect and urban planner, is Full Professor at Politecnico di Milano and Director of the Future City Lab at Tongji University in Shanghai. Architect of the Bosco Verticale (Milan 2014) Stefano Boeri is among the leading players in the climate change debate in the field of international architecture. His work ranges from planning architecture and urban visions to design, with a constant focus toward the geopolitical and environmental implications of urban phenomena.

_photo: Giovanni Gastel

Ishita Sitwala

THE FISHY PROJECT Architect & Interior Photographer
Ishita Sitwala
surat / ahmedabad, india
While Ishita Sitwala has studied architecture from renowned institutes namely Bachelors Of Architecture from SCET, Surat and Masters in Architecture from Cornell University, no later than 3 years into the practice, she ventured into making a career out of her love for photography.

The passion for documenting and capturing buildings budded quite early, while studying architecture, going back to the basics of photography through Lomography and later in Chicago, documenting each & every building during her few months there. But love inspired her to change her path completely. Getting married to an educator who also happened to be a marvelous photographer, Ravi Mistry, re-wrote the success story for her.

It was at this time that a few college friends gave her her first break at documenting their projects, one project led to another, but her eye for details fastened her the way through this new field. She was lucky enough to have gotten published quickly, got to document many privileged projects with some fabulous architects and designers, and she has not looked back ever since.

_photo: Ravi Mistry

Marcio Kogan

STUDIO MK27 Founder
Marcio Kogan
são paulo, brazil
Marcio Kogan was born in São Paulo on March 6, 1952. He is an architect graduated from the School of Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Mackenzie in 1976. During the first years of his career, Marcio divided his time between cinema and architecture. Since 2001, Marcio Kogan’s office has been renamed Studio mk27. From that time, the studio has gained greater international projection, having received more than 150 national and international awards, highlights include: Wallpaper Design Awards, Record House, World Architecture Festival, LEAF Awards, Dedalo Minosse and Barbara Cappochin. Currently, besides its production in Brazil, Studio mk27 has projects in several countries. In 2011, Kogan was selected to be an Honorary Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for his body of work. In 2012, Studio mk27 represented Brazil at the Venice Architecture Biennale, in the exhibition at the national pavilion curated by Lauro Cavalcanti, who also highlighted an installation by Lúcio Costa. Marcio is currently professor at Politécnico di Milano and on the board of Museum Of Art of São Paulo (MASP) and the Brazilian Museum of Sculpture and Ecology (MUBE).

_photo: Victor Affaro

Charlotte Taylor

STUDIO CHARLOTTE TAYLOR Designer
Charlotte Taylor
london, united kingdom
Studio Charlotte Taylor creates interiors and spaces that blend the sculptural with the practical; the futuristic with comfort. Exploring the boundaries between digital and the physical, the studio utilises ultra-realistic visual renders to reimagine real-world interiors. Pushing conventional rules and reimagining the tangible, the result is a unique signature vision, process and style.

_photo: Thea Caroline Sneve Løvstad

Sanjay Puri

SANJAY PURI ARCHITECTS Principal Architect
Sanjay Puri
mumbai, india
Sanjay Puri Architects have been listed in Archdaily’s list of Top 100 architects worldwide and in the WA UK top 100 architectural firms as well as the Architizer New York’s top130 architecture firms in the world.
Winning the CDA 2023 Paris Best residential project worldwide, The LOOP Design Awards Best Large architectural firm, The Best housing Project worldwide in the World Architecture Festival , Lisbon 2022, The LEAF Awards London, Best interior project 2021, the firm has won over 360 awards including 270 International design awards.

The firm with founding partners Sanjay Puri & Nina Puri have won architectural projects in Australia, Spain, Montenegro, UAE, Oman & Dallas USA and are currently involved in the design of projects in 36 Indian cities.

Fernando Guerra

FG+SG ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY Architectural Photographer
Fernando Guerra
lisbon, portugal
Fernando Guerra revolutionized architectural photography and communication, co-founding FG+SG studio with his brother 25 years ago. While trained as an architect, his dual perspective uniquely bridges the worlds of photography and architecture. He captures space by exploring buildings, transcending value judgments to cultivate a neutral, expert gaze. His work, featured in numerous national and international publications, collaborates with renowned architects like Álvaro Siza and Zaha Hadid, embodying a commitment to impartiality and expertise in architectural photography.

_photo: Fernando Guerra

Matthew Bannister

DBOX Co-Founder & Creative Director
Matthew Bannister
london, united kingdom / seattle, usa
Matthew Bannister co-founded DBOX in 1996. In 2006 he was named one of 'The World's Top Creatives Under 40' by Wallpaper* magazine. In 2015 he was named one of 'The 20 Biggest Power Players In New York City Real Estate' by the New York Post. Under his leadership, DBOX has won multiple awards including the Emmy® Award. For the last four years Matthew has been the creative director, and a lead designer of a 145 acre, Four Seasons residential resort on Lake Austin, Texas. Matthew earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University and a Master of Architecture from Princeton University. He has taught at Parsons School of Design, The School of Visual Arts, Cornell University College of Architecture, Art & Planning and Princeton Architecture Graduate School.

HOW TO ENTER

Entering the Architecture Hunter Awards 2024 is simple and straightforward. Follow these 3 steps below to submit your project for consideration:

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Once submitted, entries undergo review by the team before being approved for jury voting. Participants can monitor their entry status through their user account. Detailed information about categories, entry process, fees, and deadlines is available by clicking the button below.

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CATEGORIES

The Architecture Hunter Awards (AHA) divides projects into built, unbuilt, and visual representation categories. Participants can showcase their outstanding work across various categories, spanning from architectural designs to interior spaces, images, and videos. Before submitting, it’s crucial to review the guidelines attentively, ensuring a clear understanding of each category’s criteria, format, and attention to detail for a successful submission.

 

Below, you’ll find the distinct groups and their corresponding categories:

Architecture (8)

Commercial

Institutional Facilities

Hospitality & Hotel

Mixed-use Building

Office

Renovation

Residential & House

Small Architecture

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Interior Design (6)

Apartment

Commercial

Hospitality & Hotel

Office

Institutional Facilities

House

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Landscape Architecture (2)

Public & Urban Design

Residential

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Unbuilt (4)

Architecture

Interior Design

Landscape & Urban Design

Student Project

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Image (4)

Architectural Photography

Interiors Photography

Artistic Architecture Photography

Render

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Video (2)

Architecture video

Short documentary

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Sustainability (2)

Architectural Design

Landscape & Urban Design

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WINNERS' BENEFITS

Each category winner at AHA 2024 will experience unparalleled recognition, with rewards meticulously designed to elevate their achievements to new levels of visibility and prestige.

REWARDS

_broad media exposure

_dedicated winner’s showcase

_physical commemorative trophy

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Submit your work now to become part of this esteemed community. Discover more about how these benefits can amplify your success by clicking here.

DATES

The inaugural Architecture Hunter Award 2024 will commence registrations on March 19, 2024. The various entry periods offer special discounts, stay informed about our deadlines outlined in the timeline below to seize the best opportunity!

 

AHA 2024 program:

PRE-REGISTRATION

march 1, 2024

OPEN FOR ENTRIES

march 19, 2024

EARLY ENTRY DEADLINE

april 28, 2024

MAIN ENTRY DEADLINE

june 30, 2024 apply now

LATE ENTRY DEADLINE

august 25, 2024

JURY VOTING

september, 2024

WINNER’S ANNOUNCEMENT

october, 2024

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PRICES

The registration fees for AHA 2024 adhere to a progressive pricing structure throughout specific periods of the year. This means that the earlier you register, the more advantages you get, purchasing multiple categories simultaneously results in discounts applied at checkout.

EARLY ENTRY
MAIN ENTRY
LATE ENTRY
1 entry $80 USD one-time payment Select

valid until april, 28

over 3 entries $72 USD one-time payment -10% Select

valid until april, 28

over 10 entries $56 USD one-time payment -30% Select

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1 entry $110 USD one-time payment Select

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over 3 entries $99 USD one-time payment -10% Select

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over 10 entries $77 USD one-time payment -30% Select

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1 entry $160 USD one-time payment Select

valid until august, 25

over 3 entries $144 USD one-time payment -10% Select

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over 10 entries $112 USD one-time payment -30% Select

valid until august, 25

Student discount

submissions of student projects benefit from a substantial 50% discount, contingent upon the current entry period at the time of registration purchase.

student submissions will only be accepted in the unbuilt group. read more about the student project category here.

Tip: Early registration maximizes cost savings and allows participants to focus on the substantive aspects of their projects without the pressure of last-minute registrations.

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With every registration for the AHA, you’re not just entering an award; you’re making a difference: 5% of the entry fees goes directly to Construide, a Brazilian non-profit organization dedicated to transforming lives.

INITIATIVE

By participating in the AHA, you join us in this mission of combining the pursuit of architectural excellence with the duty of social responsibility. Learn more about Construide’s impactful work and how you can further contribute to this cause by clicking here.

FAQ

who’s eligible to enter?

Everyone is eligible, architects, designers, render artists, filmmakers, students, photographers, firms, landscapers, interior designers, and professionals related to the AEC field are welcome to participate globally.

how do I enter a project?

Submit your projects for AHA 2024 exclusively through Architecture Hunter’s official website using our online submission portal. Simply follow the steps to achieve 100% submission status: purchase your entry, select a category, and submit to our jury panel. Click here to begin your submission process.

how many projects can I submit?

Participants are welcome to submit multiple projects for consideration across various categories, provided they adhere to the submission guidelines and purchase the appropriate number of entries to select their desired categories for participation.

are student projects accepted?

Absolutely! Students can show off their creative skills and innovative designs in the Student Project category of AHA 2024.

is there a deadline for submitting projects?

Yes, the award has specific deadlines for project submissions following a timeline. It’s crucial to submit projects before the deadline on August 25, 2024, at 23:59h GMT. It is advisable to submit before the deadline to avoid any last-minute rush. Read more about the award timeline here.

what if I have more questions?

For technical support, including press, sponsorship inquiries and any additional clarifications, please reach out to our support team via our email [email protected].

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