The Royal Institute of British Architects has just announced the creation of a new award and you don’t have to be a RIBA member—or even British—to enter or win the prize. It’s called The RIBA International Prize and will be awarded to a building that demonstrates visionary, innovative thinking and excellence of execution, while making distinct contribution to its users and to its physical context.
The winner will be chosen by a Grand Jury led by Richard Rogers, Kunlé Adeyemi, Marilyn Jordan Taylor, and Philip Gumuchdjian. The judging process will see two expert panels of jurors visit each of the shortlisted buildings twice in person, before the Grand Jury selects six finalists to visit once more to decide on the winning building.
An additional prize, the RIBA International Emerging Architect Prize, will be awarded to a building designed by a practice whose oldest founding director is under the age of 40 at the time of the building’s completion. Marilyn Taylor claims the award will explore criteria that encompass a diversity of projects across culture, scale, location, and impact—as well as reveal their contributions to the public good.”
Com’on American architects, lets enter and win this award for the U.S.A.!