Today, the American Institute of Architects selected 14 projects as the winners of its annual Housing Awards, a program begun 17 years ago "to recognize the best in housing design and promote the importance of good housing as a necessity of life." The Institute's five-person jury was tasked with picking winners in four award categories: One and Two Family Custom Housing, One and Two Family Production Housing, Multifamily Housing, and Special Housing. Their choices span the nation from New York to Southern Californa, with lots of stops in between.
This jury was headed by chair Katherine Williams, AIA, Fifth Generation Holdings; with Joe Digrado, AIA, Danielian Associates; Blake Held, AIA, Blake H. Held Architect, PLLC; Charles Mudede, The Stranger; and David Perkes, AIA, Mississippi State University GCCDS.
Without further ado, here are the winners ...
5 Winners for the One and Two Family Custom Housing Category
The AIA describes this category as recognizing "outstanding designs for custom and remodeled homes for specific client(s)."
3 Winners of the One and Two Family Production Housing Category
The AIA describes this category as recognizing "excellent design of homes built for the speculative market."
3 Winners of the Multifamily Living Category
The AIA describes this category as recognizing "outstanding apartment and condominium design," with consideration of both public and private projects as well as how well they fit their context and what they provide both the residents and the community at large.
3 Winners in the Special Housing Category
The AIA describes this category as recognizing "outstanding design of housing that meets the unique needs of other specialized housing types such as single room occupancy residences (SROs), independent living for the disabled, residential rehabilitation programs, domestic violence shelters, and other special housing."
Peruse lots of images from all 14 AIA Housing Awards winners at their own Project Gallery page here.
This article originally appeared on our sister site, ARCHITECT.