Welcome to the

Faith & Form/ID International Awards Program for Religious Architecture & Art

The Annual Religious Art and Architecture Design Awards program is co-sponsored by Faith & Form, Partners for Sacred Places and Interfaith Design (ID, formerly IFRAA, the Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art, & Architecture), a knowledge community of the American Institute of Architects. The awards program was founded in 1978 with the goal of honoring the best in architecture, liturgical design and art for religious spaces. The program offers thirteen categories for awards: Religious Architecture: New Facilities, Religious Architecture: Renovation, Religious Architecture: Restoration, Adaptive Re-Use/Re-Purpose, Liturgical/Interior Design, Sacred Landscape, Religious Arts, Unbuilt Work, Student Work, Faith Community Civic Engagement, Faith Community Civic Engagement: COVID-19 Response, Faith Community Civic Engagement: Visual Arts, Performing Art, and Other Creative Collaborations, and Multiple Site Education/Advocacy.

Submissions for the 2021 Awards Program will be accepted from July 1 to September 30, 2021.

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR PAST ENTRANTS: YOUR PREVIOUS ACCOUNT SETTINGS ARE NO LONGER VALID. PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS YEAR’S CONTEST IN ORDER TO SUBMIT YOUR WORK FOR CONSIDERATION.

Registration will reopen next year.

Awards and Recognition

Award recipients receive significant recognition including printed citations, coverage in a special issue of Sacred Places magazine, and recognition on sacredplaces.org. Planning is underway to determine if or how recipients may receive recognition at the 2022 AIA National Convention, but this cannot be guaranteed.

Award Categories

Entries are welcomed and encouraged from architects, landscape architects, designers, artists, students, consultants, and religious or community organizations. Our entry categories and entry requirements are detailed here.

The Jury Panel

Chair/Architect:

Grant F. Marani
New York, NY

Architect:

Douglas Hanson
Marina Del Rey, California

Architectural Conservator:

Marco Federico
Philadelphia, PA

Artist & Conservator:

Ariana Makau
Oakland, CA

Clergy:

The Rev. Dr. Katie Day
Cambridge, MD