Architizer was founded on the premise that architecture is for everyone — look no further than Marc Kushner’s TED Talk and book for proof. The A+Awards perfectly encapsulates this mission to break architecture out of its echo chamber. Now in its seventh edition, the program has gotten bigger and better every year, and forms the definitive benchmark for exceptional architectural design around the globe. One of the reasons for its success is the democratic nature of the voting process — and that’s where you come in.
We’re thrilled to present the finalists for the 2019 A+Awards — and announce that the public voting period is now open!
Not only is the voting period a way for you to see tons of amazing architecture, but you actually have a say in which architects will take home the prestigious awards! Cast your votes using our free and easy-to-use online ballot, and make sure to run through every category to make your voice heard across the board. Don’t forget to tell your fellow architecture fans to vote too — or better yet, rally your non-architect friends and give them a crash course in what it’s all about!
Here’s a sneak peek of just a few of this year’s finalists…
It’s a point that we’ve championed time and again — your opinion is as valid as that of any critic, and now more than ever, the everyday users of buildings need to be heard.
“Professional critics are still wrestling with the issue of how architectural communication has shifted from a one-way street to a multi directional conversation,” said Marc Kushner when the A+Awards Popular Choice Awards first launched back in 2013. “In fact, it is cute to see them struggle with how social media has completely changed the game. Architizer is not going to wait until critics invent a theory to invite the public to be a part of architecture. We are throwing the gates open today, opening public voting for our A+ Award finalists.”
Six years later, while many critics are still struggling to communicate with the wider public, Architizer’s public voting is back to cut through the noise and tell us what really matters — which buildings (and architects) are best addressing the wants and needs of the global populous in 2019?
Help us answer that question by voting this year. We can’t wait to see your choices!
Check out just a few of the hundreds of finalists below, and vote by July 5th to make your voice heard!
Top image: V&A Dundee by Kengo Kuma Associates; shortlisted in the Cultural – Museum category.