2011 AIA Institute Honor Award for Architecture, Regional and Urban Design, Interior Architecture

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The Institute Honor Awards program recognizes achievements for a broad range of architectural activity to elevate the general quality of architecture practice, establish a standard of excellence against which all architects can measure performance, and inform the public of the breadth and value of architecture practice. Click here to view all 2011 AIA Awards Recipients.

AT&T Performing Arts Center Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre


The AT&T Performing Arts Center is an 80,300 square-foot, 575-seat “multi-form” theater with the ability to transform between proscenium, thrust, traverse, and flat floor configurations with only a small crew in a few hours and opens the performance chamber to its urban surroundings.

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The Barnard College Diana Center

  • Weiss/Manfredi Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism

Located between the Lawn and Broadway, the Diana Center unites landscape and architecture, interior and exterior spaces, presenting a window onto the College and the city.

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Horizontal Skyscraper Vanke Center

  • Steven Holl Architects

The Horizontal Skyscraper Vanke Center is an innovative example of the large-scale, hybrid use building, which challenges the usual developer typologies.

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New Acropolis Museum

  • Bernard Tschumi Architects

The New Acropolis Museum stands less than 1,000 feet southeast of the Parthenon, at the entrance of a network of pedestrian streets that link the key archaeological sites and monuments of the Acropolis.

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North Carolina Museum of Art

  • Thomas Phifer and Partners

Inside the North Carolina Museum of Art, the light of day and the lush surrounding hills have a presence unusual in institutional galleries for art. A departure from traditional hierarchies, the museum, in some respects, is a single 65,000-squarefoot room.

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One Jackson Square

  • Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, PC

Formerly a surface parking lot, the six-sided, split-zone site above two subway tunnels posed significant challenges, which the design negotiates through its massing, material expression, and robust foundation.

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Restoration of the Ford Assembly Building

  • Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects

The restoration and preservation of the Ford Assembly Building on the San Francisco Bay waterfront, saved an historic architectural icon from the wrecking ball, and converted a long-vacant auto plant into a current-day model of urban revitalization and sustainability.

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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rooftop Garden

  • Jensen Architects/Jensen & Macy Architects

The San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art Rooftop Garden was conceived as a gallery without a ceiling, defined by the intersection of sculpture, space and light, serving as a quiet, contemplative space for viewing art and hosting the museum’s special events.

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U.S. Land Port of Entry

  • Julie Snow Architects, Inc.

The United States Land Port of Entry supports the mission-driven demands of Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the Department of Homeland Security’s agency responsible for securing the nation’s borders and promoting legal trade and travel.

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University of Michigan Museum of Art

  • Allied Works Architecture

The purpose of the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA) was to completely renovate and modernize the existing Alumni Hall, a 40,362 square foot facility, and build an additional 53,452 square feet of space in a dramatic new wing.

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The Institute Honor Awards for Regional and Urban Design recognize distinguished achievements that involve the expanding role of the architect in urban design, regional and city planning, and community development. The awards identify projects and programs that contribute to the quality of these environments.

Beijing CBD East Expansion

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLPThe CBD Eastern Expansion Plan defines opportunities for the growth of commerce, industry, culture and the arts by establishing a flexible framework for growth and an environmentally sustainable approach to 21st Century city design.

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Chicago Central Area DeCarbonization Plan

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill ArchitectureThe Chicago Central Area DeCarbonization Plan is a comprehensive vision for helping the City of Chicago reach the goals of the Chicago Climate Action Plan and the 2030 Challenge in the downtown Loop.

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Community | City: Between Building and Landscape Affordable Sustainable Infill for Smoketown, Kentucky

Marilys R. Nepomechie Architect and Marta Canaves Interior DesignThis project remediates existing brownfields and re-activates a long-neglected connection among an historic African American residential neighborhood, an historic Olmsted park, and the Ohio Riverfront.

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Gowanus Canal Sponge Park™

dlandstudio llcThe Gowanus Canal Sponge Park™ is a public open space system that slows, absorbs and filters surface water runoff with the goal of remediating contaminated water, activating the private canal waterfront, and revitalizing the neighborhood.

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Low Impact Development: a design manual for urban areas

University of Arkansas Community Design Center“Low Impact Development: a design manual for urban areas” is a 230 page publication designed for use by those involved in urban development, from homeowners, to institutions, developers, designers, cities, and regional authorities.

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Townscaping an Automobile-Oriented Fabric: Farmington, Arkansas

University of Arkansas Community Design CenterThe townscape plan for Farmington proposes new public landscapes to restitch a 5,000-person bedroom community fragmented by a five-lane commercial arterial.

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The Institute Honor Awards for Interior Architecture acknowledge outstanding building interiors created by architects licensed in the United States. The awards program draws attention to the broad diversity of interior architecture. Click here to view all 2011 AIA Awards Recipients.

The Academy of Music

  • KlingStubbins

Hundreds of hours of design research went into reconstructing the original design intent for the room, using the Academy’s substantial archives, as well as resources from The Philadelphia Historical Commission, The Pennsylvania Historical Society, and The Athenaeum of Philadelphia.

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  • Rene Gonzalez Architect

This ingenious and sparkling glass box of retail is situated on the fifth-floor edge of a parking garage, yet somehow conquers impossible challenges.

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Armstrong Oil and Gas

  • Lake | Flato Architects

Charged with bringing new life to an underutilized building, the design team planned the enclosed program around existing elements in place and created generous, sophisticated spaces filled with daylight, natural ventilation, and views of the Denver skyline.

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Conga Room

  • Belzberg Architects

It was crucial that the space provide the advanced sound capabilities necessary to respond accordingly for its performers and patrons… The design strategy for this task interestingly enough involved a dazzling experience for the eyes.

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FIDM San Diego Campus

  • Clive Wilkinson Architects

The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) asked the architect to create a new San Diego campus that represents the school’s progressive attitude towards education.

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John E. Jaqua Center for Student Athletes

  • ZGF Architects LLP

The bright and lively John E. Jaqua Center for Student Athletes at the University of Oregon is an awakened, dazzling space.

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Moving Picture Company

  • Patrick Tighe Architecture

The facility in Santa Monica, Calif. serves as the United States Headquarters of the United Kingdom-based visual effects post-production company.

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The Power House, Restoration/Renovation

  • Cannon Design

The design challenge was to accommodate 32,000 square-feet of office, conference and support space for approximately 120 employees in a building with 19,000 square-feet of floor area, but over 400,000 cubic-feet of volume.

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Registrar Recorder County Clerk Elections Operations Center

  • Lehrer Architects

The facility is housed in an existing tilt-up concrete warehouse, a structure of overwhelming size that houses all worker office space, voting pallet storage, digital voting units and personal records.

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Vancouver Convention Centre West

  • LMN Architects

A visual marvel in itself, the Vancouver Convention Centre West is an inspiring step forward in the efforts of sustainability, energy reduction, and respect to local ecology.

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Washington Square Park Dental

  • Montalba Architects, Inc.

Natural light floods into the space from the front windows all the way through to the back of the office space, despite the office’s linear composition that includes five private patient operatory rooms.




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