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