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AIA/CRAN Residential Collection, Volume II | Houses for all Regions

A publication series of exemplary single family residential design

The AIA/CRAN, together with The Images Publishing Group, proudly announces its forthcoming publication Houses for All Regions: CRAN Residential Collection, Volume II. We invite your firm to submit work for consideration in this unique publication.

Inclusion in the CRAN Residential Collection, Volume II is the highest honor that the CRAN can bestow on a single family custom designed residence. It is conferred by the national CRAN Advisory Group in recognition of design solutions that achieve not only aesthetic merit, but respond to the individual circumstances of place and program. CRAN encourages submissions of residential work of all sizes and styles, as we recognize the wide variety of techniques and traditions in which residential architects practice.

Projects will be grouped into climate zones: Arid/Semi-arid, Temperate, Tropical/Sub-tropical, Arctic/Cold-climate, with an introductory essay written by an expert in the field for each section.

Houses for All Regions: CRAN Residential Collection, Volume II will be distributed worldwide through The Images Publishing Group's established distribution network. We believe this is an excellent opportunity for you to showcase your firm and your recent projects on the world stage.

How to Submit Your Work



Submission Deadline

Open – submissions are accepted on a rolling basis.

Guiding Principles for the Collection

The publication aims to celebrate the breadth of the highest quality single family residential work produced around the world and to advocate for residential architects to the public.

Our goal is to showcase not only professionalism and high quality architecture, but a wide diversity of types and styles in single family residential design. To accomplish this goal, CRAN has developed the following guiding principles for selecting projects:

    ·         Response to site, location and climate;

    ·         Response to cultural influences;

    ·         Response to vernacular and regional influences;

    ·         Use of natural resources and economy of means;

    ·         Response to program.

Submissions - Overview

This is a rolling submission with some projects being chosen for immediate publication, others being saved for future publication and a larger group that will be showcased in an online repository of exemplars. Each book will showcase between 35 – 40 projects.

Selection Committee

The selection committee will be made up of members of the AIA/CRAN Advisory Group and The Images Publishing Group.


1. Projects must be submitted by a registered Architect who is an AIA member in good standing.

2. The work must be produced within a firm operating under the ownership of a registered Architect who is also an AIA member. If the work is a commission undertaken by an individual as a single project, the architect must be an AIA member in good standing.

3. The work must be built work. No studies or theoretical work will be accepted.

4. Work may be new construction, additions, remodelings, preservation, conservation, restoration, or reconstruction.

5. Projects must have been substantially completed within 10 years prior to the date of submission.


1. All application and images shall be uploaded digitally. Information and instructions are provided at

2. 15 photographic images maximum, together with captions and photographer credits.

3. 6 drawings maximum such as details, sections, plans. Drawings are permissible and encouraged. (Note criteria number 6, this will be required if selected for the hardcopy publication.) A scale bar and directional markers must be included with all floor and site plans.

4. Discuss the building design solution with respect to the Guiding Principles described above.

5. We request that all photographs and artwork are submitted free of copyright and that the architect grants the AIA and The Images Publishing Group the right to reproduce visual material in the book and all associated promotional materials.

6. Description of 750 – 1200 words. Include the following:

    a. General information, such as moniker of the house if one is given, City/County, State, and Country location. NOTE: Avoid including owner-specific information such as the clients’ full name, address, or other unique identifiers that could pinpoint the location of the house.

    b. Climatic region/zone (Arid/Semi-arid, Temperate, Tropical/Sub-tropical, Arctic/Cold-climate).

    c. Include square footage, other team members, date of completion, and notable facts such as unique building materials.

    d. Discuss the building design solution with respect to contextual sustainability, i.e. project’s responsiveness to climatic zone, cultural and topographic influences, the vernacular, natural resources, technique, craft, and regionalism.

7. Rights to use all images for future publication and advertising shall remain with AIA/CRAN. Credit for images must be clearly stated and to whom images should be attributed to within the publications.

8. Material for selected projects for publication must adhere to the Digital Material Submission Requirements of The Images Publishing Group (to be distributed to selected projects).


Registration is free for as many projects as you want to submit. Architects who have projects that are included in the book will be required to buy 50 books at a 40 percent discount off the RRP of $49.95 – a total of $1500. For an additional $400 those books will be supplied with personalized jackets, carrying images of the project(s) the architect has submitted.

Download Forms

download, complete offline, and send with image files:

AIA/CRAN Residential Collection, Volume II Project Submission Form (PDF)

AIA/CRAN Residential Collection, Volume II Project Declaration Forms (PDF)

Submitting Your Files

Upload AIA/CRAN Residential Collection, Volume II Project Submission Form (PDF), AIA/CRAN Residential Collection, Volume II Project Declaration Forms (PDF) and images to the Images Publishing Group's FTP site via most standard web browsers (except CHROME) using the following:


Username: HousesRegions2

Password: tipgftp

Zipped folder(s) can be helpful for the file transfer.


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