It’s time to celebrate the most beautiful glazed projects around the globe! Architizer is proud to announce the 5th Annual Best of LaCantina competition in partnership with LaCantina Doors, the nation’s leading design and manufacturing company of folding, sliding and swing door systems. Through the Best of LaCantina contest, architects are invited to showcase built architectural projects that use LaCantina’s innovative products for a chance to win a grand prize and receive major coverage on Architizer.
The competition is free to enter, and the only requirement is that your project was completed in the last four years and includes one or more LaCantina products. To begin your submission, hit the blue button below:
If you have ever specified one of LaCantina Doors’ many systems, you will know that their quality and level of detailing is unparalleled, enabling the creation of beautiful, open spaces that blur the line between indoor and outdoor living. LaCantina’s sliding, folding and swing doors all seamlessly integrate sophisticated design with high functionality, harnessing the same signature narrow stile and rail profile across its product line for a complete and perfectly matching door package.
Projects that incorporate any combination of these products are eligible for the competition, which is designed to showcase how LaCantina Doors can be utilized to produce stunning contemporary architecture across all typologies.
Best of LaCantina Award Categories
This year, there are a total of eight categories in which architects and designers can get their products recognized. They are as follows:
- Best in Show
- Best Commercial
- Best Rural Residential
- Best Urban Residential
- Best Suburban Residential
- Best Compact
- Best Renovation
- Most Innovative
All projects submitted for these categories should be built, and projects can be entered for multiple categories in which they are eligible. For example, you may submit a project within one of the typology-based categories (residential, commercial, rural etc.) and for an additional category such as Best Renovation, Most Innovative etc.
Grand Prize for “Best in Show”
The winning design named “Best in Show” will receive a Grand Prize Trip for two (2) to the 2023 AIA Conference on Architecture (A’23) in San Francisco, June 8-9, 2023. The “Best in Show” winner will also receive:
- An article and promotion on Architizer.com
- Publicity across Architizer’s social media network of 4,000,000+ fans.
- A Featured Project write up on LaCantinaDoors.com
- Inclusion in LaCantina Doors marketing efforts including, but not limited to
- Social Media
- Digital Display Ads
- Print Ads
- Opportunity to be part of the judges panel for the Best of LaCantina 2023 entries
- Inclusion in Best of LaCantina 2023 contest promotions
Every submission in this year’s competition will be carefully reviewed by industry experts spanning architecture, product design and media. Guest jurors will include Raili Clasen of RailiCA Interior Design, Paul Keskeys of Architizer, and Best of LaCantina 2020 winner Nathan Fell of Nathan Fell Architecture, who will assist in selecting the winners.
If you have designed a built project in the past four years that features LaCantina Doors’ products, this is a fantastic opportunity for you to showcase your expertise — and potentially win big in the process! Head to the competition site for more information, and start your entry today: