Celebrating the best in architectural ironmongery specification
Organised by the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) in conjunction with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the Architectural Ironmongery Specification Awards are the biennial celebration of the finest work in the industry, identifying and rewarding the best specification of architectural ironmonger in building projects in the UK and across the world.
Buildings are judged on the effectiveness of the architectural ironmongery specification and how it enhances the security, accessibility and safety of the building, whilst also adding to its aesthetics, functionality and longevity.
The awards are presented to the whole specification team – both AI and architect – highlighting the importance of the professional partnership between the two disciplines.
Architectural Ironmongery Specification Awards 2019
Projects can be nominated for the Architectural Ironmongers Specification Awards 2019 by architects, specifiers, building contractors, clients and their architectural ironmongery advisers across the world. To enter, projects or products must be:
- Either completed or released on to the market between 1st October 2016 and 30th September 2018.
- Submitted to the GAI for judging by Friday 16th November 2018. (The nomination period will commence in July 2018).
There are five categories in the Architectural Ironmongery Specification Awards 2019 as follows:
|NEW - Best new product: design and innovation||For new products in door hardware, window hardware, access control, door automation or any field allied to architectural ironmongery.|
|Commercial & Hospitality||Offices, industrial buildings, government buildings including prisons, pharmaceutical facilities, warehousing, leisure buildings, hotels, lodges, clubs.|
|Public Health & Education||Hospitals, health centres, care homes, rehabilitation centres, retirement homes and other health care facilities.schools, further education properties, universities, student accommodation.|
|Residential||High end residential, apartments, tower blocks (flats), special housing|
|International||All entries, for any of the above categories, for projects outside of UK and Ireland.|
The winners of the Architectural Ironmongery Specification Awards 2019 will be announced at a ceremony in March 2019 (Details to be confirmed).
For each category in the awards there will be a first, second and third placed project. The judges will also decide on an overall ‘winner of winners’. At the 2017 Specification Awards, this accolade went to Kings Gate, a residential project by architectural ironmongers izé and architect Lynch Architects. A brochure showing all the winning projects from 2017 can be downloaded from the GAI website.