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2016 American Architecture Award Winners Announced

75 buildings have been announced as the winners of the 2016 American Architecture Awards by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Center for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. Now in its 22nd year, the American Architecture Awards recognize “the best new buildings designed and constructed by American architects in the U.S. and abroad and by international architects for buildings designed and built in the United States.”

This comprehensive and even-handed overview of new American Architecture for 2016, allows you (as a viewer) to witness the enormous diversity in the American practice of architecture today, said Christian Narkiewicz-Laine, Museum President, The Chicago Athenaeum. This year’s selection by the Denver jury was more interested in discussions concerning the problems of the environment, social context, technical and constructive solutions, the responsible use of energies, restoration and adaptive- reuse, and the sensitive use of materials and ecology.

The 75 winners of the 2016 American Architecture Awards are:

Pterodactyl | Culver City, California | 2015 . Image Courtesy of The Chicago AthenaeumAMPAS (Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences) | Los Angeles, Calfiornia | 2013. Image Courtesy of The Chicago AthenaeumSanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine | La Jolla, California | 2012. Image Courtesy of The Chicago AthenaeumThe University of Arizona Cancer Center at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center |Phoenix, Arizona | 2015. Image Courtesy of The Chicago Athenaeum+ 15