Judging Criteria & Adjudication Committee

The Jury will evaluate submitted projects based on the following criteria:

Form – the project’s built-form and how it manifests the stated intent through its materiality, shape and detailing. The stance on its relationship to its surroundings, its users and the public at large. How appropriate and relevant is the project to its audience and the message it is supporting.

Function – Each entry should indicate the purpose for which the project is intended. The jury will refer to the project’s description to understand which functional criteria was the primary concern. The plan should work well for the intended use, regardless if it is targeted at the client, the users that occupy the project, the public that encounters it, or even the virtual visitors that are confronted by its photographic representation.

Innovation – Architecture is a relentlessly forward-looking field that embraces new technologies and countenances shifting social and demographic trends with curiosity and eagerness. The jury will be looking for projects that take a fresh approach or work to improve existing practices. The originality of concept or appreciable refinement of current techniques may also be considered.

Quality – Each project must have the excellence of thought analysis, writing, graphics, presentation, communication, and development of understanding.
Energy Efficiency – The extent to which physical construction or development has taken into account measures which are conducive to efficiency in the use of energy and possibly make use of alternative forms of energy.

The adjudicating committee will be made up of a minimum of six (6) persons including the Chairperson.

  • The adjudicating committee decision is final with no appeals being entertained.
  • Each member of the adjudicating committee will agree to a non-disclosure agreement and declaration of no interest as a condition of acceptance.
  • Every member shall be duty-bound to abstain from sitting on the adjudicating committee or to attend any meeting in which s/he may have a conflict of interest.
  • The jury may request a site visit to any project it may deem necessary. Entrants are to notify property owners of this possible eventuality.
  • The jury reserves the right to consider a submitted project in a category other than the category the project was originally entered into.