The RIBA Awards 2005 were announced by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) at an awards dinner at the London Hilton on Friday. Over 500 buildings were visited as part of the judging process, with 60 being selected for recognition for their architectural standards and their contribution to the local environment. In addition to the RIBA Award, these 60 successful projects will now go forward for consideration for the Stirling Prize, which is run in association with The Architects' Journal and is awarded to the RIBA Building of the Year.
The RIBA Awards have been awarded annually since 1966. From 1989 onwards, each winning project has received an award plaque produced and sponsored by the Lead Sheet Association. The plaques are individually numbered and recorded and are usually then displayed on the award-winning building.