AIA Announces Small Project Awards

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is recognizing exceptional designs with its 2022 Small Project Awards. Complete details for each of the awarded projects can be reviewed on AIA’s website.  

Now in its 19th year, the AIA Small Project Awards program—established by the Small Project Design (SPD) Knowledge Community—recognizes small-project practitioners for the high quality of their work. The program also aims to raise awareness about the value and design excellence that architects can bring to projects, no matter their size or scope. Award recipients are categorized in three groups:

  • Category 1 – Small project construction, an architectural object, work of environmental art or an architectural design element that costs up to $250,000 in construction.
  • Category 2 – Small project construction that could cost up to $2,500,000 in construction.
  • Category 3 – Small project construction, an architectural object, work of environmental art or an architectural design that is under 5,000 square feet.

The following are recipients of this year’s Small Project Awards:

Category 1: 

Enough House, Shobac, Canada | MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects

Jesse’s House, Austin, Texas | Jobe Corral Architects

Leimert Park Community Fridge, Los Angeles | Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects

Temporary Tiger, Austin, Texas | Murray Legge Architecture 

The Seattle Street Sink, Seattle | Elizabeth Golden and Richard Mohler, University of Washington

Category 2: 

Goatbarn Lane, Boulder, Colorado | Renée del Gaudio Architecture

Hill Country Wine Cave, Texas Hill Country | Clayton Korte

Little Tiger, Austin, Texas | Murray Legge Architecture

Palms House II, Venice, California | Kevin Daly Architects

SLC Fire Department Training Center, Salt Lake City | Blalock & Partners

Category 3: 

A Wall Made of Bricks, Brooklyn, New York | Dameron Architecture

Marfa Suite, Marfa, Texas | DUST Architects

Spatial Laminated Timber (SPLAM) Pavilion, Chicago | Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Visit AIA’s website for more information on the Small Project Awards program.