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2014 AIA Institute Honor Awards for Regional & Urban Design

2014 AIA Institute Honor Awards for Regional & Urban Design
2014 AIA Institute Honor Awards for Regional & Urban Design, Denver Union Station Neighborhood Transformation / Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP © Sponge Production
Denver Union Station Neighborhood Transformation / Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP © Sponge Production

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.

The Creative Corridor: A Main Street Revitalization for Little Rock / University of Arkansas Community Design Center; Marlon Blackwell Architect
The Creative Corridor: A Main Street Revitalization for Little Rock / University of Arkansas Community Design Center; Marlon Blackwell Architect

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.

Denver Union Station Neighborhood Transformation / Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP © Red Square
Denver Union Station Neighborhood Transformation / Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP © Red Square

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.

The East River Blueway Plan / WXY architecture + urban design
The East River Blueway Plan / WXY architecture + urban design

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.

Miami 21: a New Zoning Code for the City / Duany Plater-Zyberk & Co. LLC
Miami 21: a New Zoning Code for the City / Duany Plater-Zyberk & Co. LLC

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.

Pearl Brewery Redevelopment Master Plan / Lake|Flato Architects © Casey Dunn; Lara Swimmer
Pearl Brewery Redevelopment Master Plan / Lake|Flato Architects © Casey Dunn; Lara Swimmer

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.

Son Tra Peninsula Strategic Vision Plan / Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Son Tra Peninsula Strategic Vision Plan / Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

For more, check out the following 2014 AIA Award recipients:

Project descriptions via the AIA.

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "2014 AIA Institute Honor Awards for Regional & Urban Design" 17 Jan 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/468222/2014-aia-institute-honor-awards-for-regional-and-urban-design/> ISSN 0719-8884

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