The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is recognizing 14 exceptional residential designs with its 2022 Housing Awards. Complete details for each of the awarded projects can be reviewed on AIA’s website.
AIA’s Housing Awards program, now in its 22nd year, was established to recognize the best in housing design for new construction, renovations and restorations. Projects were selected from eight possible categories: one- and two-family custom residences; one- and two-family production homes; multifamily housing; specialized housing; excellence in affordable housing; mixed-use community connection; community-engaged design; and universal dwelling design.
This year’s recipients were selected by a four-person jury that evaluated entries relative to the AIA Framework for Design Excellence, which represents the defining principles of excellent design in the 21st century. Specifically, the jury looked at whether designs are sustainable, affordable, durable, innovative, socially impactful, meeting client needs as well as addressing the natural and built contexts.
The 2022 Housing Award recipients are:
One- and Two-Family Custom Residences
- Costa Rica Treehouse, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica | Olson Kundig
- Divine House, Eugene, Oregon | Landry Smith Architect
- Goatbarn Lane, Boulder, Colorado | Renée del Gaudio Architecture
- Highland Park Residence, Highland Park, Texas | Alterstudio Architecture, LLP
- Pemberton Residence, Austin Texas | Alterstudio Architecture LLP
- Rain Harvest Home (La Casa que Cosecha Lluvia), Temascaltepec, Mexico | Robert Hutchison Architecture / JSA Architects
- Renovation 1662, Washington, D.C. | Robert M. Gurney, FAIA Architect
- Rio House, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | Olson Kundig
- West Campus Residence, Austin, Texas | Alterstudio Architecture, LLP and Mell Lawrence Architects
One- and Two-Family Production Homes
- Chandler Tiny Homes Village For The Homeless, Los Angeles | Lehrer Architects LA
- Flor 401 Lofts, Los Angeles | Koning Eizenberg Architecture, Inc.
Excellence in Affordable Housing
- Ohringer Arts, Pittsburgh | Rothschild Doyno Collaborative
- The Aya, Washington, D.C. | Studio Twenty Seven Architecture and Leo A Daly
Visit AIA’s website for more information on the Housing Awards program.
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