2012 AIA Honor Awards and Twenty-five Year Award Recipient

Twenty-five Year Award Recipient © netropolitan.org

The Honor Award recipients for 2012 were announced this week and will be honored at the AIA 2012 National Convention and Design Exposition in Washington, D.C. The award recognizes works that exemplify excellence in architecture, interior architecture and urban design. Twenty-seven recipients were selected from over seven-hundred submissions.

Continue after the break to view the awarded buildings.

2012 Institute Honor Awards for Architecture

© Jens Lindhe
© Jens Lindhe
© Timothy Hursley
© James Steeves
Courtesy of Virginia Tech
© Steve Hall/Hedrich Blessing
© Timothy Hursley

2012 Institute Honor Awards for Interior Architecture

  • ARTifacts / Randy Brown Architects (Omaha)
  • Children’s Institute, Inc. Otis Booth Campus / Koning Eizenberg Architecture (Los Angeles)
  • David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center / Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects (New York City)
  • HyundaiCard Air Lounge / Gensler (Incheon, South Korea)
  • Integral House / Shim-Sutcliffe Architects (Toronto, Canada)
© Peter Vanderwalker
© Paul Warchol Photography
© Philip Greenberg


2012 Institute Honor Awards for Regional & Urban Design

  • Fayetteville 2030: Transit City Scenario / University of Arkansas Community Design Center (Fayetteville, Arkansas)
  • Grangegorman Master Plan / Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners; DMOD Architects (Dublin, Ireland)
View towards Dead Sea
© Rui Dias-Adios


2012 Twenty-five Year Award Recipient
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Cite: Rosenfield, Karissa. "2012 AIA Honor Awards and Twenty-five Year Award Recipient" 12 Jan 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 24 May 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=199655>
  • Michael F.

    I am somewhat perplexed as to how FG’s residence is even a candidate for the 25 year award. I will not argue about its importance in the career of FG, nor in the development post-modern architecture. But it rings more as (another) celebration of Gehry’s work, especially since such a small percentage of the public have ever stepped foot inside of it. There are plenty of private homes that have stood the test of time with great spaces. With the AIA choosing this home, it feels like they’re more interested in giving FG another award than choosing something with more public notoriety.

  • ghj

    here here!

    • Neutral

      I am not a huge fan of Gehry, but that house is amazing and very deserving of the 25 year award. I don’t think a project necessarily has to be public to be a 25 year award winner. If you look at the houses like the Schindler house, Aalto’s Summer house, OMA Dutch house and Villa Dall’ava, Eisenman House 6, and especially Corb’s Villa Savoye that embodied so many contemporary architecture ideas. You can see how Frank’s work started with this house.

      • JPRATI

        I agree that a work of architecture can be private and be honored as a valuable contribution to the field. Nonetheless, Gehry’s house is exactly the opposite of what should be honored with this award. The award is supposed to highlight projects that have “stood the test of time” in their ability to represent quality, inovative, inspiring architecture. Certainly this house was important as a testing grounds for architectural experimentation, which led to many very profound architectural manifestations throughout Gehry’s career, but it was clearly a means to an end, and not an end in and of itself. I am perplexed and frustrated to see that the jury could not discern the difference between the painter’s pallet and the painter’s masterpiece.

  • Hypatia

    The Emperor has no clothes.