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14 Architects Selected as Recipients of 2017 AIA Young Architects Awards

12:10 - 9 March, 2017
14 Architects Selected as Recipients of 2017 AIA Young Architects Awards, Farmers Park / Hufft Projects. Image © Mike Sinclair
Farmers Park / Hufft Projects. Image © Mike Sinclair

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected 14 recipients for the 2017 AIA Young Architects Award. Now in its 24th year, the award was founded to honor young architects - licensed 10 years or fewer regardless of their age - who have “shown exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the profession early in their careers.”

12 Architects to Receive AIA Young Architects Award

16:00 - 5 March, 2016
12 Architects to Receive AIA Young Architects Award, Courtesy of American Institute of Archtiects
Courtesy of American Institute of Archtiects

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected 12 recipients for the 2016 AIA Young Architects Award. The award, now in its 23rd year, recognizes architects who have been licensed for 10 years or fewer. These young architects have shown exceptional leadership and have made significant contributions to the profession. The recipients will be honored at the 2016 AIA National Convention in Philadelphia. Click here to see the winners and their profiles.

Why "Young Architecture" is a Detriment to the Profession

09:30 - 6 March, 2015
Why "Young Architecture" is a Detriment to the Profession, The Artworks Elephant by Harper Downie. Image Courtesy of The Architectural Review
The Artworks Elephant by Harper Downie. Image Courtesy of The Architectural Review

As one of the first organizations to implement a regular award for young architects, The Architectural Review has had its eye on youth for over a decade and a half. But with awards, exhibitions and media coverage of those conspicuously labeled as "Young Architects" proliferating in the years since, has the concept now been co-opted by those who merely seek to monetize and exploit architecture's most precarious practitioners? In this polemical article, originally published by The Architectural Review as "The problem with 'Young Architecture'," AR Assistant Editor Phineas Harper and Phil Pawlett Jackson unpick how the cult of "Young Architecture" has been absorbed into the profession, with potentially harmful ramifications.

When the romantic notion of the architect as auteur, a high priest in the cult of culture, is married to the virginal myth of untainted youth, a potent marketable commodity is brewed: the "Young Architect". All but invisible when the AR launched its Emerging Architecture prize at the end of the 20th century, this breed is now celebrated in numerous awards, exhibitions and published collections. But beware the cult of youth − there is a broad landscape of risks as well as opportunities facing designers who choose this identity willingly or have it thrust upon them.

2014 AIA Young Architects Award

00:00 - 27 January, 2014
2014 AIA Young Architects Award, 2014 AIA Institute Honor Awards for Architecture Recipient: Centre for International Governance and Innovation (CIGI) Campus / KPMB Architects
2014 AIA Institute Honor Awards for Architecture Recipient: Centre for International Governance and Innovation (CIGI) Campus / KPMB Architects

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected 18 recipients for the 2014 AIA Young Architects Award. Defined as professionals who have been licensed ten years or fewer, regardless of their age, the “young architects” will be honored for making significant contributions to the profession and providing exceptional leadership early in their careers. All recipients will be presented the award at the AIA 2014 National Convention and Design Exposition in Chicago.

2013 Young Architects Award

00:00 - 28 January, 2013
2013 Young Architects Award

The American Institute of Architects () has selected fifteen recipients to receive the 2013 Young Architects Award. Defined as professionals who have been licensed ten years or fewer, the Young Architects will be honored for making significant contributions to the profession and providing exceptional leadership. The recipients will be presented the award at the 2013 National Convention and Design Exposition in Denver, Colorado.