The RIAI Public Choice Award is chosen by the public and is dependent on how many people make online votes for a project in order for it to win the Public Choice 2017. The project that has the most online votes is declared the Public Choice winner 2017.
A shortlist of 60 houses, offices, schools and colleges, heritage locations and public spaces has been announced and is available to view on the RIAI homepage www.riai.ie. The shortlist is selected by the 2017 Irish Architecture Award Juries, from projects that have been entered across 13 different categories – projects have to be practically complete in 2016 in order to enter the RIAI Awards. This includes the Future Award (formerly Best Emerging Practice) selected by the Architecture Ireland editorial board. Now in their 28th year, the RIAI Irish Architecture Awards are the premier architectural awards in Ireland. The Awards recognises excellence in design and the contribution made by architecture to society for everyone’s benefit.
VOTING CLOSES ON 16 JUNE AT MIDNIGHT. To vote click here
Here are the categories for 2017:
- Commercial / Retail / Fit-Out – This Award is kindly sponsored by Lisney
- Conservation / Restoration – This Award is kindly sponsored by Kingscourt Brick
- Cultural / Public / Community Buildings – This Award is kindly sponsored by KCC Architectural
- Educational Buildings – This Award is kindly sponsored by Kingspan Insulated Panels
- Future Award – a new talent in architecture, in association with Architecture Ireland, the RIAI Journal
- Health Care Buildings – This Award is kindly sponsored by Soprema
- House of the Year – new houses and houses extensions in Dublin, Connacht, Leinster, Munster and Ulster – This Award is kindly sponsored by Miele
- Housing (more than 1 unit) – This Award is kindly sponsored by Vandersanden of Kingscourt Country Manor Bricks
- International Award – projects by registered Irish Architects overseas. – This Award is kindly sponsored by Enterprise Ireland
- Place of the Year – Places and Spaces in Dublin and in Connacht, Leinster, Munster and Ulster
- Universal Design Award, in partnership with CEUD
- >Sustainable -This Award is kindly sponsored by VELUX