The AIA Seattle chapter recognized nineteen projects for design excellence from across the state of Washington. An extensive collection of 140 submittals were reviewed, resulting in the selection of ten institutional, seven residential, and two commercial projects. The general theme showed an integration of sustainability into architectural work, stating that the “old discussion of green design in opposition to good design argument is history.” Nancy Levinson, Editor of Places/Design Observer, moderated the packed event at Benaroya Hall. The competition was juried by Marlon Blackwell FAIA (University of Arkansas), Martin Felsen AIA (Chicago) and Jennifer Yoos (Minneapolis). Co-Chairs were Wendy Pautz AIA of LMN Architects and Guy Michaelsen ASLA of the Berger Partnership. Continue reading for the complete list of the 2011 winners.
Honor Awards Art Stable by Olson Kundig Architects Vancouver Community Library by The Miller Hull Partnership Wood Block Residence by chadbourne + doss architects LOTT Clean Water Alliance Regional Services Center by The Miller Hull Partnership Merit Awards Eagle Ridge by Gary Gladwish Architecture PACCAR Hall, Foster School of Business by LMN Architects Rock Box by mw|works Sol Duc Cabin by Olson Kundig Architects SCCA Patient House by Weinstein A|U Architects + Urban Designers Commendations Admiral Live-Work by zimmerraystudios Gray Middle School by Mahlum Kenmore Library by Weinstein A|U Architects + Urban Designers Maier Hall by Schacht Aslani Architects Starbucks Coffee Ohori Park by Starbucks Push_Pull Residenceby mw|works South Correctional Entity (SCORE) by DLR Group Citation 2026 E Madison Mixed-Use Building by Weinstein A|U Architects + Urban Designers LLC Samsung International Hospital by NBBJ The Battery Street Tunnel Project by Mona Johnston