Application and Entry Requirements

How to Enter: Online entries for the 2020 Palladio Awards are now being accepted. 

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Fees: Entry fees are $150 for each project submitted. Entry fees are non-refundable and must accompany each submission.

Deadline: Completed entry forms for the 2020 Palladio Awards must be submitted by January 10, 2020.

All Palladio entrants receive a free one-year subscription to Traditional Building magazines. 

Download entry specifications PDF.

Categories

Commercial, Institutional & Public Projects

Restoration & Renovation
Adaptive Reuse and/or Sympathetic Addition
New Design & Construction – less than 30,000 sq.ft.
New Design & Construction – more than 30,000 sq.ft.
Public Spaces: Parks, Plazas, Gardens, Streetscapes

Residential Projects

Restoration & Renovation
Adaptive Reuse and/or Sympathetic Addition
New Design & Construction – less than 5,000 sq.ft.
New Design & Construction – more than 5,000 sq.ft.
Exterior Spaces: Gardens & Landscapes
Residential Multi-Unit Projects

Craftsmanship

Interior Design

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Eligibility

Who's Eligible: Architects, Interior Designers, Landscape Architects, Custom Builders, Developers and other design and building professionals are eligible to submit entries. Submissions can be from an individual or on behalf of a design team.

What's Eligible: The judges will consider completed projects in any of the 13 categories specified above. For the 2020 Palladio Awards, projects must have been completed between November 2014 and November 2019. The project can be a complete building, landscape, streetscape, etc. The project can also be a significant sub-unit of a larger project (e.g., an interior) where the applicant had control over the entire design and/or execution of the sub-unit.

If You Win...

  • Winning projects will receive full-color editorial coverage in the June Issue of Traditional Building magazine and will also be featured on the Traditional Building and Period Homes websites.
  • Winners will also be honored at the Palladio Awards dinner during the Traditional Building Conference, summer of 2020.
  • Winners receive an engraved architectural cast-bronze trophy – The Palladium – designed and custom-cast for this competition by Historical Arts & Casting, Inc., of West Jordan, UT.

Winners are encouraged to publicize their projects in other media. Required language: "The Palladio Design Awards are produced by TRADITIONAL BUILDING and PERIOD HOMES magazines, and presented by The Traditional Building Conference Series.​ "

Judging

Judging and selection of the Award Winners is done by a panel of distinguished architectural designers selected by the editors of Traditional Building and Period Homes magazines.

Previous Judges:

The Palladio jury hard at work.

The Palladio jury hard at work.

2019 Palladio Award Jury

Residential
David Andreozzi of Andreozzi Architecture
Kahlil Hamady of Hamady Architects
Jacob D. Albert of Albert Righter & Tittmann Architects

Commercial
William Young of Epsilon Associates, Inc.
Jean Carroon of Goody Clancy
Paul Kuenster of The Association for Preservation Technology International

Read more about the 2019 Palladio Award Jury.

2017 Commercial Jury - From left to right: Sean Patrick Nohelty, AIA; Mary Oehrlein, FAIA; Ashley Wilson, AIA; Bruce Judd, FAIA

2017 Commercial Jury - From left to right: Sean Patrick Nohelty, AIA; Mary Oehrlein, FAIA; Ashley Wilson, AIA; Bruce Judd, FAIA

2017 Residential Jury - From left to right: Gordon Bock, Robert Baird, Katherine Flanigan, Christian Zapatka, Val Hawkins, Dale Overmyer

2017 Residential Jury - From left to right: Gordon Bock, Robert Baird, Katherine Flanigan, Christian Zapatka, Val Hawkins, Dale Overmyer

Judging Criteria

The Palladio Awards are named in honor of Andrea Palladio, the Renaissance architect who created modern architecture for his time while using models from the past for inspiration and guidance. The judges will be applying the same criteria that Palladio used in his own work: The projects should meet all the functional needs of contemporary usage while applying lessons learned from previous generations to create beauty in the built environment. Among the factors that the judges will be evaluating are: Refinement and appropriateness of the design; suitability of design in relation to the program and the project's context; appropriate selection and use of materials, quality of construction and craftsmanship and overall design excellence.

Questions: If there are additional questions about the Awards Program, Judging Criteria or Submission Requirements, email Griffin Suber at: gsuber@aimmedia.com. You can download our entry specifications PDF here.

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