The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has announced the 2017 recipients of the Institute Honor Awards, which commend outstanding achievement in architecture, interior architecture, and urban design. The 23 winning projects were selected from over 700 submissions by an esteemed jury of the industry’s top practitioners. Check out the winning projects below.
Aspen Art Museum in Aspen, Colorado, by Shigeru Ban Architects and CCY Architects
Opened in 2014, the new Aspen Art Museum by Pritzker Prize–winner and Interior Design Hall of Fame member Shigeru Ban features three floors—two above ground, one below—dedicated to gallery space, including a multi-purpose top floor that provides sweeping views of the Rockies.
Carmel Place in New York City by nARCHITECTS
Comprising 55 units and spanning nine floors, New York City’s first micro-unit apartment building is segmented into four slender “mini-towers”—a microcosm of the city’s skyline. Its completion made Interior Design‘s list of 2015’s most defining design moments.
Carnegie Hall Studio Towers Renovation Project in New York City by Iu + Bibliowicz Architects
This seven-year renovation project, which resulted in LEED Silver certification, included the creation of a Music Education Wing and a new roof terrace, the consolidation of administrative offices, the expansion of backstage space, and the installation of facade lighting.
The Cotton Gin at the GO-OP District in Hutto, Texas, by Antenora Architects
After consolidating two existing cotton gin structures into one building for public and private events, Antenora Architects clad the facade in perforated stainless steel that reflects the Texas sunlight during the day and provides transparency at night.
Grace Farms in New Canaan, Connecticut, by SANAA and Handel Architects
Grace Farms, also the recipient of the 2014/15 Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize, is a curvilinear building nestled within an 80-acre landscape that contains five volumes: a sanctuary, library, commons, pavilion, and partially submerged court.
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts in Chicago by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects and Holabird & Root
Situated in Chicago’s Midway, the Reva and David Logan Center unites the University of Chicago’s visual arts, film, music, and theater programs under one roof. The site consists of two limestone-clad buildings—a 10-story tower and two-story “podium”—that nod to the University’s neo-Gothic structures and the nearby Robie House by Frank Lloyd Wright.
St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn, New York, by Marvel Architects
Marvel Architects revived the brick and mortar ruins of the historic Tobacco Warehouse, creating a new theater space for St. Ann’s Warehouse right underneath the Brooklyn Bridge.
The Six Affordable Veteran Housing in Los Angeles by Brooks + Scarpa
The 52-unit LEED Platinum affordable housing and veteran support services building features large public areas designed to serve as community-oriented zones.
Stanford University Central Energy Facility in Stanford, California, by ZGF Architects
Projected to reduce Stanford University’s greenhouse gas emissions by 58%, the composition of large, industrial structures is anchored by a central courtyard that pivots around a 2.5-million-gallon hot water thermal storage tank. ZGF Architects sprinkled Cor-Ten steel accents throughout the facility in a nod to Stanford’s defining terra-cotta roofs.
THREAD: Artists’ Residency and Cultural Center in Sinthain, Senegal, by Toshiko Mori Architect