AIA Announces 2012 Housing Awards Winners

Washington The American Institute of Architects selected the 10 recipients of the 2012 Housing Awards. The AIA’s Housing Awards Program, now in its 12th year, was established to recognize the best in housing design and promote the importance of good housing as a necessity of life, a sanctuary for the human spirit and a valuable national resource.

The jury for the 2012 Housing Awards includes: Sandra A. LaFontaine, AIA, (jury chair) LaFontaine Architecture and Design, Worthington, Ohio; Allison Arieff, New York Times, San Francisco; Sara E. Caples, AIA, Caples Jefferson Architects, New York City; Jerome King, FAIA, The Office of Jerome King; San Jose, Calif. and Bill Moore, AIA, Sprocket Design Build, Inc., Denver.

The jury recognized projects in four award categories: One/Two Family Custom Housing, One/Two Family Production Housing, Multifamily Housing and Special Housing.

One/Two Family Custom Housing

Carmel Residence, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California
Dirk Denison Architects


Hampden Lane House, Bethesda, Md.
Robert M. Gurney, FAIA


Nakahouse, Los Angeles
XTEN Architecture


The Pierre, San Juan Islands, Wash.
Olson Kundig Architects


Relic Rock, Scottsdale, Ariz.
DCHGlobal Inc.


One/Two Family Production Housing

The One and Two Family Custom Residences award recognizes outstanding designs for custom and remodeled homes for specific client(s).

Live Work Home, Syracuse, New York
Cook + Fox Architects


Multifamily Living

The Multifamily Housing award recognizes outstanding apartment and condominium design. Both high- and low-density projects for public and private clients were considered. In addition to architectural design features, the jury assessed the integration of the building(s) into their context, including open and recreational space, transportation options and features that contribute to livable communities.

Drs. Julian and Raye Richardson Apartments, San Francisco
David Baker + Partners, Architects


Optima Camelview Village, Scottsdale, Ariz.
David Hovey & Associates Architect


Special Housing

The Special Housing award recognizes outstanding design of housing that meets the unique needs of other specialized housing types such as single room occupancy residences, independent living for the disabled, residential rehabilitation programs, domestic violence shelters, and other special housing.

Jesuit Community Center, Fairfield, Conn.
Gray Organschi Architecture


McMurtry & Duncan Colleges, Houston
Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas + Company with Hopkins Architects

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