Architecture, Construction & Design Awards 2018

It is our great pleasure and privilege to announce the flagship annual Awards of Rethinking the future for the seventh year in a row! After the exceptional success of previous years, we are launching the

Architecture, Construction & Design Awards 2018

Over more than half a decade Rethinking the Future has been a leading organization committed to providing an international platform to not only recognize and acknowledge design talents from all over the world but also to celebrate and share the knowledge that created through a plethora of competitions, events and academic dialogues in the field of architecture and design. We welcome you to engage in this global endeavor with your peers across the world and participate in ACD Awards 2018!

40+ Categories and 120+ Awards

Our reputable judges from across the globe will award Three Winners in each category. Also, depending on the Jury’s decision, some projects will be awarded Honorable Mentions. ACD Awards has more than 40 categories to offer, further divided under ‘Built’ and ‘Concept’ Categories.

RTF Awards – Previous Winners

Rethinking The Future has been facilitating Awards for a long time now with its compass over the world, it has turned into a stage where winning is a fantasy for each one of Architects and Designers. Some of the previous winners includes world’s most renowned firms like-  Bjarke Ingels Group & DialogPerkins EastmanPageRTKLAHRAecomHenning LarsenCAZADLR GroupBehnisch Architekten, UNstudioHOKGenslerHKALMN ArchitectsLAN ArchitectureWOW Architects,  EYP Inc.Line and Space LLCIDOM UK Ltd,  Sanjay Puri ArchitectsChristopher Charles Benninger Architectsand BIOME. Rethinking The Future Awards are one of the Renowned Awards where winning is a dream for every one of Architects and Designers.

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Registration Begins.
01 Sep,  2018
Last date of receiving queries.
05 Jan, 2019
Last date for answering all queries.
10 Jan, 2019
Registration Ends.
15 Jan, 2019
Submission Deadline
15 Jan, 2019
Jury Meeting – Evaluation period begins.
18 Jan, 2019
Winners Announcement.
03 Feb, 2019


Earlybird Registration Fees
1st Sept – 30th Nov 2018
Standard Registration Fees
1st Dec – 31st Dec 2018
Late Registration Fees
1st Jan – 15th Jan 2018
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  1. Open invitation for ‘Architecture, Construction and Design Awards 2018’, Entries are invited from all the nations.
  1. Projects submitted under ‘Built’ Categories must be completed before September 2018 and after March 2010. Projects in construction phase must be at least 50 percent completed before September 2018 and Construction Images must be included in the Submission Sheets.
  1. The projects submitted are considered by the author that submits the entry for the Award. Every violation of copyright will be punished with immediate disqualification.
  1. Signing up at and participating in the awards, you are accepting the ‘General Rules’ and the ‘Terms of Use’ of
  1. The works reached out of time will be excluded.
  1. It is absolutely prohibited the participation to the awards of a Jury member, a relative or a person or body connected professionally to the jury.

Submission Requirements:

  1. Submissions may contain any or all of the following, i.e. text, diagrams, plans, sections, sketches, photographs, graphics, collage etc, in a combination without restrictions that can convey the visual summary of the design of the submitted Project.
  1. Submission must contain Explanatory Brief about the submitted project (not more than 500 words) in .doc file.
  1. Max. of 6, A3 size sheets (420mm X 297mm), in the horizontal format to be submitted as digital colored, high-resolution files, meant for printing in JPEG format.
  1. Each submission must contain the ‘Registration ID’ provided by the RTF at the time of registration, this ID must be written in bold Arial font, 5 mm in height on the top right corner of each submission entry.
  1. The submissions will ONLY bear the Registration ID, given to an entrant after their successful registration, as a means of identification and any other identifying mark such as firm logos and the name of the participant will make the entrant liable for disqualification.
  1. Submit your project as .Zip Folder with Registration ID as the folder name and share it with through Dropbox/Wetransfer.

Media Coverage

RTF Provides Maximum Reach to its Winners with more than Hundred Media Partners and Extensive PR Campaign.

The RTF team, in association with RTF Media Lab will share the Winners of Architecture, Construction and Design Awards 2018 with their Official Channels. In addition, the RTF Media Lab also communicates the winners to worldwide popular blogs and provides tools for communication to the designers. The designers are also given Winners Logo to put on their websites to indicate the quality of designs. The Architecture, Construction & Design Award will bring the extraordinary eminence to Winning Projects. With more than hundred Media Partners, RTF Awards have been featured, mentioned in a wide range of Media Channels across the globe.



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Jury Members:

Jury Members for Architecture, Construction & Design AWards 2018 will be announced soon, following are some of previous jury members.

Angela Lee

Asia Pacific Managing Director
HKS Architects

As managing director of Southeast Asia, Angela is responsible for the overall performance and strategic
direction of HKS in that region. She has 24 years of healthcare planning experience and participating in the design and planning of over 12 million square feet of healthcare projects worldwide. These LEED and JCI Accredited medical projects have ranged in size from 15,000 to 3.5 million square feet with bed counts from 30 to 1,650 beds. Angela’s projects have been honored with design awards from both the AIA and Modern Healthcare. She has been recognized in publications such as Healthcare Design, Health Facilities Management, Healthcare Design Ideas and Medical Construction and Design.

Daniel Canogar

Madrid, SPAIN

Daniel Canogar received an M.A. from NYU and the International Center for Photography in 1990. He presently lives and works in Madrid and New York City. He has created numerous public art pieces, including Waves, a permanent sculptural LED screen for the atrium of 2 Houston Center, Houston; Travesías, a sculptural LED screen commissioned for the atrium of the European Union Council in Brussels during the Spanish Presidency of the European Union in 2010; Constelaciones, the largest photo-mosaic in Europe created for two pedestrian bridges over the Manzanares River, in MRío Park, Madrid; Helix, a permanent LED sculptural screen made for Quantum of the Seas, a Royal Caribbean cruise ship and  Clandestinos, a video-projection presented on various emblematic monuments including the Arcos de Lapa in Rio de Janeiro, the Puerta de Alcalá in Madrid and the church of San Pietro in Montorio in Rome.

Michael Kang

Healthcare Design, Design Leader
Washington D.C.,  USA

Michael leads SmithGroupJJR’s design review committee, which ensures that all the firm’s projects live up to the highest design quality standards. He applies the same discerning eye to his own work. Michael has served as principal designer on many of SmithGroupJJR’s most notable international projects: the award-winning Postech Digital Library at the Pohang University of Science and Technology in Korea, and Shuguang Hospital in Pudong, China, the country’s first to combine the practices of Chinese and Western medicine. SmithGroupJJR was selected as the planning and design architect for the China project as a result of an international design competition among leading healthcare architects.

Pankaj Vir Gupta

Professor of Architecture
University of Virginia
United States

Pankaj Vir Gupta has taught at the School of Architecture – University of Virginia, the School of Architecture – University of Texas in Austin, Arizona State University, and the University of New Mexico – where he received the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, as well as the J. B. Jackson grant award for research. In 1999, he founded Reading India, a study-abroad program for architecture students, exploring the architecture of ancient and contemporary India. Pankaj Vir Gupta is a licensed architect in the United States, and a registered member of the Council of Indian Architects. He received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Virginia (1993), and a Master of Architecture from the Graduate School of Architecture at Yale University (1997). Fluent in English and Hindi, he has lived in India and the United States of America.

Paul Urbanek

Design Leader
Detroit, Michigan, USA

He has served as lead designer on world-class scientific research labs, academic buildings, R&D facilities and museums, including the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams on the Michigan State University campus, and the First Automotive Works R&D center in Changchun, China. “I always consider the trust clients extend to me to create architecture for them,” notes Paul. “It is a privilege I don’t ever take for granted. These clients have great expectations; to create works that exceed those expectations is a challenge I relish.” As for what the future holds, “I want the flying car,” he declares. “The engineers promised us that when I was a child. Now it’s time to ante up.”

Stephanie Marie Bayard

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Architecture
Pratt Institute
Brooklyn, USA

Stephanie Bayard teaches design studio and urban design seminars. She received her Architecture Diploma with distinction from Paris La Villette, France, and her MsAAD from Columbia Unviersity. Previously, she taught at Ohio State and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She founded aa64 with Phillip Anzalone, as an experimental practice focusing on design, digital fabrication and material construction in USA and Europe. Their work has been published and exhibited at the AIA NY Center for Architecture.

Eric Gannon

Studio Director, Principal
Chicago, USA

As a Principal and Studio Leader, Eric made his career in redefining the design process from the perspective of the community, the environment and the city at large. He joined Gensler in the New York office in 2006 before transitioning to the Chicago team in 2013. In his time here, Eric has solved some of Gensler’s most complex problems through an inclusive and adaptive leadership style. He has extensive experience completing projects for clients in financial firms, professional services, technology and consumer goods industries — bringing a sharp perspective and clear humility that inspires clients and colleagues alike. Eric is a Registered Architect and holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from The Catholic University of America and a Master’s of Architecture from New Jersey Institute of Technology.  

Chiu Kuo Wei

Director, Regenerative Earth and Anthropocene Design (READ)
Assistant Professor, PhD
Tunghai University

Chiu Kuo Wei has done Phd in Architecture, SDE from National University of Singapore in 2013. He did Masters in Urban Development and Design from University of South Wales, Australia in 2002. His research areas are Sustainable Urbanism and Future Cities, Syncretic Urban Morphology, Planning and Design, Intelligible Urban Form & Biomimicry, Ancient Urbanism & Spatial Datum, Tangible and Intangible Heritage of Monuments and Sites. His dissertation was nominated by the Department of Architecture, School of Design and Environment at the National University of Singapore with outstanding theses in the areas of Environmental and Sustainability Research for the World Future Foundation (WFF) PhD Prize for Academic Year 2013-2014.

Saša Begović

Visiting Associate
Department of Architecture
Cornell University

Saša Begović is a founding partner and principal architect of 3LHD architects, a Croatian-based architecture practice, established in 1994. 3LHD focuses its activities on integration and interaction between architecture, urban planning, landscape, design, and art. During his career, Begović has led many of the firm’s award-winning projects in various typologies — public, cultural, residential, leisure, sports, and mixed-use. He has been active in the academic field for the last 17 years and has been a visiting critic, workshop leader, and lecturer at various schools in Europe and U.S. such as ETH Zurich, Northeastern University in Boston, and technical universities in Vienna and Munich, among others. He was a visiting lecturer at Graz University of Technology in Austria (2001–05), held a visiting professorship at the Faculty of Architecture in Ljubljana, Slovenia (2013) and Faculty of Architecture in Zagreb, Croatia (2011–16). Since 2010, he has held an assistant professorship and chair of architecture and urban design at the University of Split’s Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture, and Geodesy. Begović graduated from the Faculty of Architecture, University of Zagreb, Croatia. 

Sven Shockeyć

Board of Directors, Design Leader, Firm Leader
Washington D.C. USA

“Architecture really is a multi-headed beast,” states Sven, and he means that in a good way. “It’s why I went into the field. I like that each project has untapped potential. But I did not anticipate that I would be working on so many different types and scales of projects, which I really enjoy.” As senior designer in the Washington, DC Workplace Studio, Sven has contributed to a variety of mixed-use, commercial and institutional projects from DC to India. Perhaps endless untapped potential is what draws Sven to music, too. He plays and listens to music as a creative outlet and, if not for architecture, would have pursued a career in sound design. He even has a desire to master the oud, an obscure pear-shaped stringed instrument with origins in the Mideast and North Africa. Other cultures clearly pique his interest: If he could go anywhere in the world, “I would take a private train across China with my family, with tours, hiking, and feasting along the way.” 

Bodek Moti

Department of Architecture
Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem ISRAEL

Moti Bodek is an Israeli architect, the owner of the firm Bodek Architects based in Tel Aviv, and a senior lecturer at the Architecture department in Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem. In 1991 he began teaching at Bezalel, and in 1995 he received his M.P.A degree from Clark University, Massachusetts, USA. From 2001 to 2004, Bodek served as deputy head of the Architecture Department at Ariel University. Currently he is a senior lecturer and the Head of Lecturers Organization at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design. Bodek was one of the founders of staff organization boards at higher education institutions, and also served as Deputy Chairman.

Guido Zuliani

Assistant Professor
Department of Architecture
The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, USA

Guido Zuliani is an architect and an educator. He graduated ‘summa cum laude’ from the Università IUAV di Venezia in the summer of 1980. In 1982, after the license exam, he became a registered architect. After graduation Mr. Zuliani began his academic activity as researcher at the Dipartimento di Progettazione Edilizia of the Università IUAV di Venezia until 1985. In the summers of ’94 and ’95 Mr. Zuliani co-founded and directed the International Workshop for Architecture and Urbanism in Venezia that had seen the participation of students from USA, Italy, Germany and Denmark. In 1996 Mr. Zuliani was shortlisted for the position of Resident Artist and Director of the Architecture Department at the Cranbrook Academy of Art and since 1998 Mr. Zuliani is an elected member of the Accademia degli Sventati in Udine, Italy, an Academy of Science, Letters and Arts founded in 1606.

Narein Perera

Senior Lecturer
Department of Architecture
University of Moratuwa, SRI LANKA

A Senior Lecturer at the Department of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, with a teaching and research focus on climate sensitive design at both, building and urban scales, strives to apply ‘lessons-learnt’ in his practice. The practice, now over ten years old, has been quite successful over the years, winning recognition for design, both locally and internationally. On the international `stage, he was awarded the ‘Architecture Asia Award for Emerging Architects’ as a part of the Asian Congress of Architects sessions in Malaysia, 2014. In his home country of Sri Lanka, he was the recipient of the ‘Young Architect of the Year’ in 2010 and Sri Lanka Institute of Architects, awards for Design excellence in 2007 and 2011.


Senior Instructor
Department of Architecture
University of Colorado Denver, USA

“As an architect, my primary commitment is toward helping people make places – places in which people can thrive, interact, and do good work. In other words, to simply be in more ways than one. Within the place making, I am particularly interested in the rigorous intertwining of the practical and the poetic. I feel that the practical and the poetic together help us create a more socially responsible, experientially palpable, effective, physically engaging architecture in which many can participate.”


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