April 23, 2016

AIA Names 10 Housing Award Winners for 2016

The American Institute of Architects announced the winners of its 2016 AIA Housing Awards. Now in its 16th year, the program recognizes the best in housing design in four categories: One and Two Family Custom Housing, One and Two Family Production Housing (no winners in this category this year), Multifamily Housing, and Specialized Housing. Over the span of two months, the jury narrowed down the pool of submissions to 10 winners, focusing on criteria such as energy consciousness and how well the project reflected the area where it was built. The winners are:

One and Two Family Custom Housing

Project: Hog Pen Creek Retreat

Location: Austin

Firm: Lake|Flato Architects

Project: Independence Pass Residence

Location: Aspen, Colorado

Firm: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Project: Island Residence

Location: Honolulu

Firm: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Project: Newberg Residence

Location: Newberg, Oregon

Firm: Cutler Anderson Architects

Project: Oak Ridge House

Location: Jackson, Mississippi

Firm: Duvall Decker Architects, P.A.

Multifamily Housing

Project: 1180 Fourth St.

Location: San Francisco

Firm: Mithun (initiated as WRT/Solomon E.T.C.)

Project: Cloverdale749

Location: Los Angeles

Firm: Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects

Specialized Housing

Project: Commonwealth Honors College

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts

Firm: William Rawn Associates, Architects, Inc.

Project: Homeless Veterans Transitional Housing, VA Campus

Location: Los Angeles


Project: Whitetail Woods Regional Park Camper Cabins

Location: Farmington, Minnesota

Firm: HGA

“As an architect who’s consumed by my own projects, I enjoyed seeing what other firms are doing,” says juror Kevin Harris, FAIA, Kevin Harris Architect, LLC. “[Being a judge was a] rewarding, educational, enlightening, and very positive experience.”

Other jurors included Jamie Blosser, AIA (Chair), Atkin Olshin Schade Architects; Ariella Cohen, editor in chief, Next City; David Lee, FAIA, Stull and Lee, Inc.; and Suman Sorg, FAIA, Sorg & Associates, P.C.

For a list of past recipients, go here.

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