2014 AIA Institute Honor Awards for Architecture

Lakewood Cemetery Garden Mausoleum / HGA Architects and Engineers © Paul Crosby Photography

Eleven projects have been selected to receive the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) 2014 Institute Honor Award for Architecture, an award known as the profession’s high recognition for works in the United States that exemplify excellence in architecture. These projects, and the architects who designed them, will be honored at the AIA 2014 National Convention and Design Exposition in Chicago.

A glimpse, after the break…

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center / WEISS/MANFREDI

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center serves as a legible point of arrival while also defining a new threshold between the city and a variety of landscapes of the 52-acre garden.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center / WEISS/MANFREDI © Albert Večerka / Esto
Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center / WEISS/MANFREDI © Albert Večerka / Esto

Centre for International Governance and Innovation (CIGI) Campus / KPMB Architects

This campus formerly occupied by the Seagram distillery is a reinterpretation of a traditional academic quad.

Centre for International Governance and Innovation (CIGI) Campus / KPMB Architects © Maris Mezulis
Centre for International Governance and Innovation (CIGI) Campus / KPMB Architects © Maris Mezulis

Community Rowing Boathouse / Anmahian Winton Architects

This nonprofit rowing club after 20 years relocated to a 30,000 square-foot boathouse on the Charles River and now sits at an intersection of activity that allows it to serve the community on a grander scale.

Community Rowing Boathouse / Anmahian Winton Architects © Jane Messinger
Community Rowing Boathouse / Anmahian Winton Architects © Peter Vanderwarker

Jackson Hole Airport / Gensler

Being the only airport in the U.S. located within a National Park, the Jackson Hole Airport is a considerate renovation that takes advantage of awe-inspiring surroundings.

Jackson Hole Airport / Gensler © Matthew Millman
Jackson Hole Airport / Gensler © Matthew Millman

King Street Station / ZGF Architects LLP

With commuter ridership on the rise, this renovation project restored the building’s historic character and upgraded facilities to meet current needs.

King Street Station / ZGF Architects LLP © Benjamin Benschneider
King Street Station / ZGF Architects LLP © Benjamin Benschneider

Lakewood Cemetery Garden Mausoleum / HGA Architects and Engineers

Requiring careful consideration of the intimacy of personal grieving the Garden Mausoleum at Lakewood Cemetery challenges the paradigm of mausoleums as dark, introverted places.

Lakewood Cemetery Garden Mausoleum / HGA Architects and Engineers © Paul Crosby Photography

The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust / Belzberg Architects

Located within the Pan Pacific Park, the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust balances spatial requirements with the introduction of a significant new structure into the urban park’s existing landscape.

The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust / Belzberg Architects © Iwan Baan
The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust / Belzberg Architects © Iwan Baan

The Pierre / Olson Kundig Architects

French for “stone”, The Pierre is a residence inspired by it’s owners affection for a stone outcropping on the property line and the views from the site itself.

The Pierre / Olson Kundig Architects © Dwight Eschliman
The Pierre / Olson Kundig Architects © Benjamin Benschneider

Quaker Meeting House and Arts Center, Sidwell Friends School / KieranTimberlake

This Quaker school located in Washington, D.C., transformed a 1950′s gymnasium into a contemplative space with additional facilities for art and music instruction.

Quaker Meeting House and Arts Center, Sidwell Friends School / KieranTimberlake © Michael Moran/OTTO
Quaker Meeting House and Arts Center, Sidwell Friends School / KieranTimberlake © Michael Moran/OTTO

SCAD Museum of Art / Sottile & Sottile and Lord Aeck Sargent

This project transformed a series of dilapidated freight warehouses, incorporated them into a complex that expands the Savannah College of Art and Design, and celebrates African American art.

SCAD Museum of Art / Sottile & Sottile and Lord Aeck Sargent © SCAD
SCAD Museum of Art / Sottile & Sottile and Lord Aeck Sargent © SCAD

St. Louis Public Library, Central Library Transformation and Restoration / Cannon Design

Nearing the 100th-year anniversary of its Central Branch, the St. Louis Public Library sought to modernize it’s space, enhance it’s original Beaux Arts beginnings, and increase the interest of the public.

St. Louis Public Library, Central Library Transformation and Restoration / Cannon Design © Tim Hursley
St. Louis Public Library, Central Library Transformation and Restoration / Cannon Design © Tim Hursley

Project descriptions via the AIA.

Cite: Rosenfield, Karissa. "2014 AIA Institute Honor Awards for Architecture" 10 Jan 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 21 Aug 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=466155>

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