The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is recognizing seven exceptional residential designs with its 2020 Housing Awards.
AIA’s Housing Awards program, now in its 20th year, was established to recognize the best in housing design for new construction, renovations and restorations. Each year projects are awarded based on four different categories: one- and two-family custom residences; one- and two-family production homes (no recipients selected this year); multifamily housing; and specialized housing.
This year’s recipients were selected by a five-member jury that evaluated projects for demonstrating design excellence. Additionally, the jury evaluates whether designs are sustainable, affordable, durable, innovative, socially impactful, meeting client needs as well as addressing the natural and built contexts. The 2020 Housing Award recipients are:
(Click on the project name for photos and write-ups; click on the firm name for more about the architects.)
Category 1 – One- and Two-Family Custom Residence
- Broadway Housing, Sacramento, California | Johnsen Schmaling Architects
- Courtyard House, Seattle | mwworks
- Sonoma Farmhaus, Graton, California | SkB Architects
- Whidbey Farm, Whidbey Island, Washington | mwworks
Category 3 – Multifamily Housing
Category 4 – Specialized Housing
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