AIA's Small Project Awards

 John Hill
22. June 2017
Gemma Observatory, New Hampshire, Anmahian Winton Architects (Photo: Anmahian Winton Architects and Client)
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has announced the eleven recipients of the 2017 Small Project Awards, which recognize "small-project practitioners for the high quality of their work and ... promote excellence in small-project design."
The awards, now in their 14th year, are given out in three categories:
  • Category 1: small project construction, object, work of environmental art or architectural design element up to $150,000 in construction cost.
  • Category 2: small project construction, up to $1,500,000 in construction cost.
  • Category 3: small project construction, object, work of environmental art or architectural design under 5,000 square feet
The winners are listed below, but more information on each project can be found on the AIA website.

Category 1

Clockwise from left: La Cage aux Folles (Photo: Nicolas Alan Cope); Colorado Outbward Bound Micro Cabins (Photo: Jesse Kuroiwa); Sunset Pavilion (Photo: Tomecek Studio Architecture)
Category 1 Winners
  • La Cage aux Folles – Los Angeles – Warren Techentin Architecture
  • Colorado Outward Bound Micro Cabins – Leadville, Colorado – University of Colorado, College of Architecture and Planning, Colorado Building Workshop
  • Sunset Pavilion – Firestone, Colorado – Tomecek Studio Architecture

Category 2

Top to bottom, left to right: Lightbox (Photo: Nic Lehoux); Laura's Place (Photo: Joshua Jay Elliot); Little House (Photo: Andrew Pogue); Gemma Observatory (Photo: Anmahian Winton Architects and Client); Prospect House (Photo: Casey Dunn)
Category 2 Winners
  • Lightbox – Point Roberts, Washington – Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
  • Laura's Place – Portland, Oregon – ARCHITECTURE BUILDING CULTURE
  • Little House – Seabeck, Washington – mw|works
  • Prospect House – Dripping Springs, Texas – Max Levy Architect
  • Gemma Observatory – New Hampshire – Anmahian Winton Architects

Category 3

Clockwise from top-left: Funny Girl Farm Produce Barn (Photo: Jim Sink Photography); Lady Bird Loo (Photo: Whit Preston); De Maria Pavilion (Photo: Nikolas Koenig)
Category 3 Winners
  • Funny Girl Farm Produce Barn – Durham, North Carolina – Szostak Design, Inc.
  • Lady Bird Loo – Austin, Texas – Mell Lawrence Architects
  • De Maria Pavilion – Bridgehampton, New York – Gluckman Tang Architects

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