Six US projects have been selected by the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) for honorably expanding the role of the architect beyond the building and into the realms of urban design, regional and city planning, and community development. These projects will be honored with the AIA’s Institute Honor Awards for Regional and Urban Design at the 2014 National Convention and Design Exposition in Chicago.
The Creative Corridor: A Main Street Revitalization for Little Rock / University of Arkansas Community Design Center; Marlon Blackwell Architect
Relying on the arts to boost growth, the Creative Corridor project delicately reclaims a neglected Main Street with a historical perspective.
Denver Union Station Neighborhood Transformation / Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Denver’s previously underdeveloped rail yards receive a voter funded plan transforming the space into an intermodal hub and transit district.
The East River Blueway Plan / WXY architecture + urban design
Manhattan’s East River waterfront obtains a community-based initiative to establish and protect the area’s precious substructure while addressing the management of major storm fallout.
Miami 21: A New Zoning Code for the City / Duany Plater-Zyberk & Co. LLC
A form-based zoning code helps direct Miami’s growing city towards a transit-oriented, pedestrian-friendly evolution.
Pearl Brewery Redevelopment Master Plan / Lake|Flato Architects
Transforming a historic brownfield site while repurposing its existing buildings brings a vibrant mixed-use redevelopment to the San Antonia River Walk.
Son Tra Peninsula Strategic Vision Plan / Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Son Tra Peninsula is located in Central Vietnam and projects into the South China Sea. Higher density mixed-use is the plan to control sprawl into the natural areas.
For more, check out the following 2014 AIA Award recipients:
- 2014 AIA Institute Honor Awards for Architecture
- 2014 AIA Institute Honor Awards for Interior Architecture
- Washington DC Metro Awarded AIA 25 Year Award
- 2014 Topaz Medallion, Whitney M. Young Jr., and Edward C. Kemper Award.
- Eskew+Dumez+Ripple to Receive 2014 AIA Architecture Firm Award
- Julia Morgan Awarded 2014 AIA Gold Medal
Project descriptions via the AIA.