The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) Award

By: | April 04, 2018

The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) Award

Applications for the local 2019 TOBY Award were due in September. Local winners will be announced at the TOBY/Gold Circle Awards Gala in January 2019. Local winners will proceed to the regional competition. Regional winners will proceed to the international competition and those winners will be announced in June 2019. Best of luck to all of our applicants! If you have any questions regarding the TOBY awards, please contact Jaclynne Madden at [email protected].

TOBY Blogs & Tips from Previous Winners

For more information about the TOBY application process and advice from International winners, you can read the below Elevator Speech blog articles:

You can also learn more about winning the International competition by reading this Bisnow article about 100 North Riverside’s 2018 win for the 500,000 to 1 Million SF category.

TOBY Winners from 2010 to 2018

For a full list of local, regional and international winners from 2010 to 2018, please visit this webpage.


2019 TOBY Process Guidelines.pdf277.92 KB
2019 TOBY FAQs.pdf242.64 KB
2019 All Office Entry Requirements (Square Feet, Historical, Corporate Facility, Medical Office & Suburban).pdf1.16 MB
2019 Earth Entry Requirements.pdf1.25 MB
2019 Renovated Entry Requirements.pdf993.73 KB
2019 Mixed Used & Public Assembly Entry Requirements.pdf854.69 KB
2019 Retail Entry Requirements.pdf1.06 MB
2019 Industrial Entry Requirements.pdf887.23 KB
2019 All Categories TOBY Inspection Verification Form.pdf118.76 KB
2019 Earth TOBY Inspection Verification Form.pdf118.12 KB
2019 All Categories Building Inspection Form.pdf68.31 KB
2019 Earth Building Inspection Form.pdf63.46 KB
2019 Mixed Use Building Inspection Form.pdf73.88 KB
2019 Public Assembly Building Inspection Form.pdf67.81 KB
2019 Retail Building Inspection Form.pdf68.69 KB
2019 Industrial Building Inspection Form.pdf61.99 KB
2019 All Categories Judging Sheet.pdf97.65 KB
2019 Earth Judging Sheet.pdf101.08 KB