The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is recognizing exceptional designs with its 2021 Small Project Awards. Complete details for each of the awarded projects can be reviewed on AIA’s website.
Now in its 18th 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 $150,000 in construction.
Category 2 - Small project construction that could cost up to $1,500,000 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 by category:
Casa de Baño (Bathhouse), Temascaltepec de González, Mexico | Robert Hutchison Architecture & JSa Arquitectura
Community First! Village Micro House #710, Austin, Texas | McKinney York Architects
Peach Hut, Henan, China | ATELIER XI
Celebration Park, Naples, Florida | David Corban Architect, pllc
Fraesfield Trailhead at the Scottsdale McDowell Sonoran Preserve, Scottsdale | SmithGroup
Pemberton Residence, Austin, Texas | Alterstudio Architecture
Portage Bay Float Home, Seattle | Studio DIAA
Xero Studio, Phoenix | Studio Ma, Inc.
Gillson Park Beach House, Chicago | Woodhouse Tinucci Architects LLC
Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center, Eugene, Oregon | Architecture Building Culture
Society's Cage, Washington | SmithGroup
Visit AIA’s website for more information on the Small Project Awards program.
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