AIA announces best projects by American architects in 2018 Honor Awards - architecture and design

AIA announces best projects by American architects in 2018 Honor Awards



An angular museum in a Canadian forest, buildings for New York's dump trucks and road salt, and a girl's school in Afghanistan are among the 17 winners in the American Institute of Architects' Honor Awards this year.
The 2018 AIA Institute Honor Awards recognises the best projects across three categories: architecture, interior architects and urban design. These can be completed either in America or internationally, but the architects must be licensed in the United States.
Announced earlier today, 12 January 2018, this year's 17 winners were selected from 500 submissions by a jury of architects and academics.
Among the winning designs in the architecture category is The Broad art museum completed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, which is lauded for "urbanising downtown Los Angeles", and the Manhattan Districts 1/2/5 and Spring Street Salt Shed in New York City ? designed by Dattner Architects in collaboration with WXY Architecture + Urban Design.
Patkau Architects' angular museum in a Canadian forest, Graham Baba Architects' headquarters for the Washington Fruit and Produce Company, and a girls school in Afghanistan built by Robert Hull and the University of Washington's architecture department are also honoured in this group.
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill received two accolades ? one for its New United States Courthouse in Los Angeles in the architecture selection, and another Chinatown Branch Library in Chicago in the interior architecture category.
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Others recognised for interior design include Desai Chia Architecture's renovation of a New York loft for a photographer and Dake Wells Architecture's middle school in Missouri.
In a rare feat, the redevelopment of Chicago's Riverwalk ? overseen by Ross Barney Architects ? won in both the architecture and urban design category. The last project also recognised in two categories was the Vancouver Convention Centre in 2013.
At the end of last year, the AIA also announced that architect James Stewart Polshek would receive 2018 AIA Gold Medal, the insitute's highest honour for an individual, while Minneapolis practice Snow Kreilich Architects will receive the 2018 AIA Architecture Firm Award.
Read on for an overview of each 2018 Honor Award winner from the AIA:

2018 Institute Honor Awards for Architecture
Photograph by James Dow and Patkau Architects
Audain Art Museum; Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, by Patkau Architects
The Audain Art Museum is a private museum built to house and exhibit Michael Audain's personal art collection, including British Columbia art from the late 18th century to the present. The design navigates three main determinants by connecting local culture with the permanent collection and traveling exhibits of all kinds, by spanning the revegetated floodplain of Fitzsimons Creek, and by strategically shedding the enormous snowfall typical of Whistler. ...
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