Arlington Design Awards Program Now Accepting 2023 Submissions

Published on October 17, 2023


Arlington County's design awards program, DESIGNArlington, is now accepting submissions for architectural, historic preservation, landscape and public art projects. Submissions will be accepted through December 22, 2023.

Established in 2009, DESIGNArlington seeks to highlight excellence and diversity in the County’s built environment. Winning residents, property owners, developers, architects, or other members of the design community will be recognized in February 2024. 

Only projects completed since 2017 are eligible. They can be submitted in any of the following categories: 

  • Residential (single- and multi-family) 

  • Commercial 

  • Institutional/Civic 

  • Historic Preservation/Building Rehabilitation 

  • Public Art 

  • Open Space (plazas/parks/streetscapes) 

  • Sustainable Design 

  • Biophilic Design 

The 2023 entry form can be downloaded from the County's website, which also includes detailed information about the awards process and submission requirements. Submissions must be received by 5 p.m., Thursday, December 22, 2023, to be considered. 

An independent jury of architecture, urban design, historic preservation, public art, and landscape design professionals will review all nominations and select several winners. Winners are  announced in February 2024. Previous winners include Marymount University, Ballston Quarter, Alice West Fleet Elementary School, Rosslyn Streetscape, and single-family homes throughout Arlington.