AIA Names its 2014 Small Projects Awards Winners

Small House / Cooper Joseph Studio. Image © Elliot Kaufman

The American Institute of Architects () has selected ten recipients for their 2014 Small Projects Awards, which recognizes design excellence in projects with a budget of up to $1.5 million and with a floor area less than 5,000 square feet. The award “strives to raise public awareness of the value and design excellence that architects bring to all project types, including renovations and additions, no matter the limits of size and budget.”

This year’s include 5 houses, 2 pavilions, 2 installations and a cafe. See all 10 awarded projects after the break.

Sonoma Residence / Cooper Joseph Studio

© Elliott Kaufman

Architects: Cooper Joseph Studio
Location: , CA, USA
Architect In Charge: Wendy Evans Joseph, Chris Cooper
Design Team: Chris Good, Read Langworthy
Area: 2849.0 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Elliott Kaufman, Courtesy of

North American Butterfly Association / Cooper Joseph Studio

© Thorney Lieberman

Architects: Cooper Joseph Studio
Location: National Butterfly Center, 3333 Butterfly Park Drive, , TX 78572, USA
Design Team: Wendy Evans Joseph, Chris Cooper, Chris Good
Area: 47015.0 ft2
Year: 2010
Photographs: Thorney Lieberman

AIA Announces the 2013 Small Projects Award Recipients

Studio for a Composer © John J. Macaulay

Selections of the ’s 2013 small project awards have been announced, revealing a broad range of projects, varying in scale, program and function that bring attention to the value of architectural practice no matter the size or scope of the project.  The ten projects were selected on the basis of four categories: small project construction up to $150,000; small project construction up to $1,500,000; up to 5,000 square foot project in which the architect played a significant role in construction and or fabrication; and an inbuilt workhorse up to 5,000 square feet.  Among the recipients are MIN | DAYKariouk AssociatesJohnsen Schmaling ArchitectsMell Lawrence ArchitectsCooper Joseph StudioRobert M. Gurney, FAIAWRNS Studio, and Edward Ogosta Architecture.

Join us after the break for more information on the ten recipients and the projects that earned the AIA’s recognition for the 2013 small project awards.

Webb Chapel Park Pavilion / Cooper Joseph Studio

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Architects: Cooper Joseph Studio
Location: Dallas, Texas, United States
Project Team: Wendy Evans Joseph, FAIA (Principal in Charge), Chris Cooper, (Principal in Charge), Chris Good (Project Manager / Design Team), Read Langworthy (Design Team)
Area: 903 sq ft
Year: 2012
Photographs: Eduard Hueber

Writer’s Studio / Cooper Joseph Studio

© Elliott Kaufman

Architects: Cooper Joseph Studio
Location: Dean Road , NY, USA
Architect In Charge: Wendy Evans Joseph
Project Manager: Thruston Pettus
Desing Team: Farzana Gandhi, Jonathan Lee
Project Year: 2007
Photographs: Elliott Kaufman