Building & Architect of the Year Awards


Recognising architectural excellence in building & design.

Launched in 2017, the Building & Architect of the Year Awards (BAYA) provide a much-needed platform for architects and their buildings where the rich variety of architecture encompassing all the main building types can be appraised.


Following the success of the 2019 awards, and after a hiatus in 2020, we are delighted to announce the launch of the 2021 Building and Architect of the Year Awards.

New Hybrid Event Format


Due to both the ongoing interest around this year’s Building & Architect of the Year Awards, and the continuous dragging effect caused by the pandemic, we are extending the deadline for entry submissions to give everybody a chance to enter the awards.

New entry deadline: Tuesday 23rd February before 5:30pm.

We also have a new date for the awards: Thursday 20th May 2021.

Since the last ceremony much has changed due to the pandemic and so we have adjusted our event format to reflect the times we are in.

New Hybrid Event Format

The 2021 awards will be delivered as a Hybrid Event where we will have a selection of entrants in a live forum event plus a wonderfully interactive and immersive online broadcast of the event.

We have lots of innovations and new features to reveal in the coming weeks. Watch this space!


In the meantime, we invite you to take part in this celebration by entering one of our award categories today!

Wide Range of Categories


The wide range of award categories reflect the main areas of architectural excellence in building and design and we hope that you choose the ones most appropriate to you.


As ever the awards are completely free to enter.


To find out more about how the Building & Architect of the Year Awards 2021 will benefit you, please contact Fiona on +353 (0)1 685 4317 or email

For all enquiries, contact our team.

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