Welcome to the WAN Awards 2019

The importance of being recognised for delivering excellent architecture has never been more important when facing uncertain times such as we all are in 2019.

The future maybe uncertain but some things will prevail whatever the economic climate.

We know from feedback over the past 10 years that an awards win provides a significant boost to an architectural practice when competing for new business. The WAN Awards trusted and robust judging process and truly international platform elevates this advantage further and not only will raise the chances of being selected for a project but also ensure that your firm gets the all-important global recognition for its work.

Each year the WAN Awards welcomes entries from architecture practises from across the globe. All work entered into the WAN Awards will feature on the World Architecture News editorial website, so firms of any size can expect increased online visibility, and is judged by an international panel of leading industry experts.

Amazing Response to Call for Entries

We had a really positive response to our call for entries this year and we were delighted by the diversity and high calibre of the submissions. You can view this year’s entries here.

The first round of judging has taken place and our shortlist has now been announced. Our judges were really impressed with the quality of work and as such set the bar very high. Congratulations to all who made the shortlist.

Final judging will take place on Thursday 24th October in London, just before the doors open to the inaugural WIN WAN Live event where the winners will be announced. Click here for more information about WIN WAN Live. We hope you can make it along.


Shortlist breakdown by region:

Americas - 30%

Australasia - 38%

Europe - 16%

Middle East - 3%

United Kingdom - 13%


Most successful countries on the shortlist:

United States - 20%

China - 16%

United Kingdom - 13%

Australia - 13%


We wish all shortlisted entrants the best of luck!

Headline Sponsor: Longboard

The WAN Awards are pleased to announce Longboard as this year's headline sponsor. Inspiring architectural products to enhance spaces where we live, work and play, Longboard offer an innovative option for exterior designs with our extruded aluminum cladding and screens. Specializing in sustainable, cost effective and remarkably simple products. Longboard believe customers deserve the highest form of service and performance. Click here to learn more.

Headline Sponsor: Longboard