Restaurant Design Awards

The Restaurant Design Awards will be on hiatus in 2024.


RD Awards 2024 | Hiatus Year

RD Awards 2023 | Hiatus Year

RD Awards 2022

RD Awards 2021

RD Awards 2020 | Hiatus Year

RD Awards 2019

RD Awards 2018

2018 Finalist: Coffee for Sasquatch by Dan Brunn Architecture. Photo by Brandon Shigeta.
+The AIALA Restaurant Design Awards are open to owners, architects, designers; AIA Members and Non-Members alike.

+AIA members and non-members may submit projects anywhere in the world.

+You may register & submit any number of built projects or unbuilt projects.

+Projects must have been completed in the last four years.

+Projects by any AIALA RDA jury member (or that jury member's firm, regardless of location) are not eligible.

+An entry will be eligible even though the submitting architect is not the sole author, providing the submitting architect credits all other participants who substantially contributed to the design of the project.
In order to submit, registration fees must be paid via Submittable.
2018 Finalist: Dekkadance & Sora by AC Martin. Photo by Eric Laignel
+A non-refundable entry fee must be paid online at time of registration. No entry fee will be refunded for entries that are disqualified, late, or not completed.

+Detailed submittal requirements and step by step submission form will be sent to all entrants via Submittable.

+Submission Period: TBD. We cannot accept late submissions.

+Within Submittable’s Additional Form, Registrants will be required to submit the following:
- Detailed information about the Firm and Project
- PDF Presentation: The template for the submission presentation can be downloaded from Google Drive.
- A high-resolution project images, a selection of which may be used during the AIALA Restaurant Design Award Ceremony and/or for publication and publicity.

+Applications are not complete until all submission and project information is received.