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2021 AIA Housing Awards Open for Entries

It’s a life necessity, a sanctuary for the human spirit, and many people’s first and most personal encounter with architecture: the house. By recognizing the best in home design, AIA Housing Awards...

2020 AIA Housing Awards: Sonoma Farmhaus by SkB Architects

Sonoma Farmhaus Architecture Firm(s): SkB Architects Location: Graton, California Category: One- and two-family custom residences (category one) SKBARCHITECTS.COM Drawing from the agrarian vocabulary of the adjacent farm structures while retaining the scale of neighboring properties,...

2020 AIA Housing Awards: Courtyard House by mwworks

Courtyard House Architecture Firm(s): mwworks Location: Seattle, Washington Category: One- and two-family custom residences (category one) MWWORKS.COM Open and modern but deeply connected to the landscape, one of the owners observed the house calms him...

2020 AIA Housing Awards: Whidbey Farm by mwworks

Whidbey Farm Architecture Firm(s): mwworks Location: Whidbey Island, Washington Category: One- and two-family custom residences (category one) MWWORKS.COM Built for a multi-generational family, the home respects both the woodlands and pastoral land, blending seamlessly into...

2020 AIA Housing Awards: PPR Residence Hall by DIGSAU

PPR Residence Hall Architecture Firm(s): DIGSAU Owner: Swarthmore College Location: Swarthmore, Pennsylvania Category: Specialized housing (category four) DIGSAU.COM The design team worked closely with students, staff, and administration to create a facility that encourages lifestyle choices...

2020 AIA Housing Awards: XS House by ISA

XS House Architecture Firm(s): ISA Owner: Callahan Ward Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Category: Multifamily housing (category three) IS-ARCHITECTS.COM XS House roots are tied to Philadelphia’s urban renewal, rejuvenating and overlooked site, serving as a prototype for urban...

AIA: Architecture Billings Begin to Stabilize

Demand for design services from architecture firms began to stabilize in June, following their peak declines in April, according to a new report today from The American Institute of Architects (AIA). AIA’s...

AIA Strategies for Safer Senior Living Communities

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently released strategies and illustrations that can help senior living communities mitigate risk of COVID-19. These resources were developed by a team of architects, AIA’s Design...

AIA Launches Sixth Annual Film Challenge

Update: For those interested in learning more about entering the AIA Film Challenge, two of the judges—Kezi Ban and Sarah Curry, Assoc. AIA—will hold an interactive Zoom webinar to go over the...

AIA Announces Its COTE Top 10 Winners

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on the Environment (COTE) is announcing this year’s recipients for its highest honor, the COTE Top Ten Awards. Complete details for each project are available...

AIA Conference on Architecture 2020 Canceled

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) will not be rescheduling the AIA Conference on Architecture 2020. “After carefully monitoring COVID-19 developments, we have determined that we...

AIA Applauds CARES Act

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) applauds House passage of the COVID-19 relief package, which President Trump has said he will sign into law. The legislation was approved by the Senate on...

AIA Postponing Conference of Architecture 2020

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has made the difficult decision to postpone the AIA Conference on Architecture 2020, which will no longer take place May 14-16...

AIA Announces Its Fellows Honors for 2020

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is elevating 116 member-architects to its prestigious College of Fellows, an honor awarded to members who have made significant contributions to the architecture profession. The fellowship...