ARCHITECTURE AWARDS: Celebrating excellence and innovation in Architecture and Design

Rethinking The Future celebrates its 9th year with the launch of a new architecture award – the Architecture, Construction and Design Awards 2020! RTF Awards is an annual architecture award programme to identify and promote outstanding work in the field of Architecture and Design across the World.

The fastest growing architecture platform on the planet, Rethinking The Future is encouraging excellence and innovation in the fields of Architecture, Construction, and Design on a global scale. What we’ve essentially done is to merge the Architecture Award, Construction Award and Design Award into one big award and called it the Architecture, Construction & Design Awards 2020.

This year RTF is presenting ‘Architecture Construction and Design Awards 2020’ to give voice to Architects, Designers, Planners and Students who are actively working towards the challenges humanity is facing in the 21st century, and wish to leave planet earth better than they found it.


Previous Winners in Rethinking The Future Awards include prestigious firms from around the world such as Bjarke Ingels Group & Dialog, Perkins Eastman, Page, RTKL, AHR, Aecom, Henning Larsen, CAZA, DLR Group, Behnisch Architekten, UNstudio, HOK, Gensler, HKA, LMN Architects, LAN Architecture, WOW Architects, EYP Inc., Line and Space LLC, IDOM UK Ltd, Christopher Charles Benninger Architects, and BIOME.

Among many Architecture Awards and design competitions, Rethinking The Future Architecture Awards are one of the most Renowned International Awards in the field of Architecture and Design. Winning a RTF Award validates your superior work and gives your clients and prospects the confidence they need to invest in your services. And what’s more, it puts you in the class of the international award winning architects.

Worldwide Recognition

RTF is the fastest growing Architecture community on the planet and delivers unparallaled exposure for Winners. With over 3 hundred thousand page views every month, expect a global audience getting to know about your work.

Winners get their work featured on RTF website and social media channels, and are covered in international media coverage in outlets like Archdaily, World Architecture Community and DesignMag.

Everything is designed. Few things are designed well.”

Brian Reed

RTF Awards Jury Panel

Our internationally influential jury panel is comprised of established scholars, prominent press members, creative design professionals and experienced entrepreneurs who devoted great care and attention to details while voting each entry. Some of the Comments of previous jury members are as follows:

“I am impressed by the diverse entries from around the world and the quality of design regardless of project budget. Each winning entry does a fantastic job responding to site constrains, light, climate and culture. Notably, the high percentage of works that fall under adaptive reuse and their sensitivity to sustainability and resiliency should be celebrated.”

– Angela Lee | Principal and regional director, Asia Pacific | HKS

“These projects demonstrate how design can make a positive impact on communities around the world. Each geographic place needs architects dedicated to understanding the challenges and opportunities latent in the physical world around them. The best of these designs tapped into this significant understanding of place and transformed the places to better connect, stimulate, and challenge the people around them.”

Sven Shockey | Vice President | Design Director | SmithGroup

“Generally, this year’s design entries for Urban Design (conceptual), Institutional Buildings (built) and Public Buildings (built) were quite commendable to err on the side towards an understanding to each of the environmental context situated and some bears more thoughtful humanity design than others. Future design and innovation continue to embrace in materiality and cultural expressions and architectural types. Yet, as much we would like to see more future visions and designing pathways to rethink our future operating in the epoch of Anthropocene.”

Chiu Kuo Wei | Director, M.Arch.II, AAD Program. Tunghai Architecture Graduate School

“It was a pleasure reviewing the award submittals. The great variation in context, approach and implementation of the submittals was enlightening. The projects that rise to the top are the ones that take a strong concept and flush out the architecture in a meaningful way to bring those thoughts to reality. I was inspired by the general sense that community engagement played a strong role in the planning and development of these projects. Likewise, the global impact of our built environment was identified as a challenge with these projects at a very high level. It was very interesting to see the varied responses to addressing these challenges.”

Paul Ubranek | Vice President | Design Director | SmithGroup

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