rd+d Awards

The entry period for our seventh annual rd+d Awards is now closed. The judges have selected the winners, which will be made public in the January/February issue.

The awards - and the magazine - are an effort to facilitate conversation and peer-driven learning. The awards highlight and celebrate the excellence in restaurant design and concepting. Restaurant design projects entries were made at no charge in any of the seven categories below. If you'd like to be added to the early notification list for next year's award submissions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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There’s plenty to celebrate as the restaurant community continues to rebuild and apply important lessons learned over the last several years of upheaval. 

Let’s take a moment and celebrate these fabulous, functional designs judged to be among the best of the best in rd+d’s annual contest.

After the incredible challenges the hospitality community faced in 2020, celebrating the bright spots — the best projects and the teams that created them — feels more important than ever. With that in mind, the fifth annual rd+d awards highlight and celebrate excellence in restaurant design and concepting.

rd+d awards

The fourth annual rd+d awards are acelebration of our readers’ accomplishments.

Check out all the winners in rd+d's third annual awards! 

rd+d’s panel of judges spent an entire day reviewing submissions, taking notes, asking questions, advocating for their favorites and sometimes changing each other’s minds in order to narrow the entries down to these chosen few. Projects were scored based on submission criteria and the judges’ knowledge and experience.

The rd+d awards honor professionals doing great work in restaurant development and design, of course, but they also allow us to get closer to our readers, hear their stories and learn about the projects that make them proud.