ABBY AWARDS - America's Best Buildings of 2013

Submissions are open through May 23, 2014. Like to receive an email reminder? Contact Jennie Morton, senior editor, at




Commercial projects built or renovated within the last 3 years in the U.S. or Canada, including office, education (K-12 and higher), healthcare, government, retail, hospitality, and mission critical facilities.


Buildings may be submitted by the owner, architect, construction, contractor, engineering or consulting firm, or other project team members.


Judges are looking for facilities that take a whole-building approach to performance and operation. The strongest submissions include a detailed breakdown of building features and costs.


Publication Fee

The initial application is FREE for the 2014 ABBY Awards.


There are two rounds of judging – one to determine finalists and one to award Merit and Grand Prizes. There is no cost to submit your project to be considered during the first round of judging. If your project does not qualify as a finalist, then your submission does not move forward and no costs are incurred.


If your project is selected as a finalist, a publication fee is required based on the number of pages you reserved for your profile. Please review publication fees here.


Submission Materials

The following items are required for each submission. For more information on judging materials, please review guidelines here.

Project Summary

  • ★ Provide a detailed overview of the project, including costs, challenges, and special features.

Project Team

  • ★Include a list of the building owner, architect, and other pertinent team members.

Photography + Credits

  • ★ Up to 20 images and a list of brief descriptions/credits.

Products Used (Optional)

  • ★ Where applicable, provide the brand name/manufacturer for major building components.


To upload your materials, please click on the "Entry Form" button below. You will be prompted to log in. First time submitters must create an account by clicking on "Register" and choose a username and password. Returning participants may log in with their previous information.


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