The Architectural Photography Awards aims to put the focus onto the skill and creativity of the photographer. We ask the judges and the viewers to look beyond the architecture to the composition, light, scale, atmosphere, sense of place and understanding of the project.

Shortlisted photographs for the Architectural Photography Awards 2017 will be exhibited at the World Architecture Festival at the ARENA Berlin, Germany 15-17 November 2017.  The overall winner will be announced at the Gala Dinner on Friday 17th November.

The Architectural Photography Award highlights the expertise of the specialist architectural photographer, translating the sophistication of architecture into a readable and understandable two dimensions, to explain and extol the character, detail and environment of the project.

During the shortlisting process each judge is asked to look beyond the architecture itself, considering the photographers merits composition, sense of place, atmosphere and use of scale. 

The shortlisted entries, alongside the winning image, will feature at at Image+Space in Beijing, China from 11th November 2017 and Sto Werkstatt, London from 9th February 2018.

Since opening its doors, the Werkstatt is fast becoming known as an important East London cultural hub for architectural and design discourse, presenting a programme of exhibitions, CPD workshops and consultations for the architectural façade and acoustics experts.