News | May 14th, 2019

AIA Austin Design Awards: The winners, the photos, the glory!

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Winners of the AIA (American Institute of Architects) Austinchapter design competition were announced at an event last week at Fair Market. Of 128 submissions, 13 Design Awards of Merit, were handed out, including one sustainability commendation. Five Awards of Excellence were bestowed, including another sustainability commendation. See photos below of the award winners.

Not all the award winning projects were built locally, as many Austin architects are earning assignments elsewhere, including Houston, New Mexico and Mexico.

At the awards events, personal honors were also announced:

Alan Holt, AIA and principal planner at the city of Austin, received the Edwin Waller Award for Community Architecture.

Diana Su, AIA for Page, earned the Emerging Professional Award.

Ricardo Maga Rojas, an associate AIA with GSC Architects, won the Associate Member of the Year Award.

Webber + Studio earned the Firm Achievement Award.

The winners of the Design Awards of Excellence are:

The Carpenter Hotel by Specht Architects

The Carpenter Hotel, . Photo credit: Chase Daniel

Magnolia Montessori For All by Page

Magnolia Montesori For All. Photo credit: Albert Vacer

Tarrytown Residence by alterstudio architecture

Tarrytown Residence. Photo credit: Casey Dunn

Tentsion by Perkins + Will

Tentsion. Photo credit: Leonid Furmansky

Westheimer Restaurant (Sustainability Commendation) by A Parallel Architecture

Westheimer Restaurant in Houston. Photo credit: Chase Daniel

The winners of Design Awards of Merit are:

All Saints Presbyterian Church by Andersson-Wise Architects

All Saints Presbyterian Church. Photo credit: Andrew Pogue

Austin Shelter for Women and Children by McKinney York Architects

Austin Shelter for Women and Children. Photo credit: Thomas McConnell

Casa Ithualli by Miro Rivera Architects and Ibarra Aragon Arquitectura

Casa Ithualli in Monterrey, Mexico. Photo credit: Adrian Llaguno.

Casa Ximi (Sustainability Commendation) by Specht Architects

Casa Xixim in Tulum, Mexico. Photo credit: Taggart Sorensen

Highland Park Residence by alterstudio architecture

Highland Residence (Dallas). Photo credit: Casey Dunn

Loro restaurant by Michael Hsu Office of Architecture

Loro restaurant. Photo credit: John Davidson

Ottobock USA by Page

Ottobock USA. Photo credit: Casey Dunn

Riverview Residence by alterstudio architecture

Riverview Residence. Photo credit: Casey Dunn

Sangre de Cristo House by Specht Architects

Sangre de Christo house (Santa Fe, New Mexico). Photo credit: Taggart Sorensen

Shibui by Nick Deaver Architect

Shibui (Wimberley). Photo credit: Casey Dunn.

Springdale General by Michael Hsu Office of Architecture

Springdale General. Photo credit: Logan Crable

Westlake Duplex by alterstudio architecture

Westlake Duplex. Photo credit: Casey Dunn.

World Walk by Legge Lewis Legge

World Walk. Photo credit: Leonid Furmansky.

An exhibition of the winner projects is on display at the Austin Central Library until June 30. The public may vote for the People’s Choice Award on Facebook. Choosing is hard to do, but I’ve made my pick.


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