AIA Presents Awards to 20 Outstanding Small Projects

July 2009

By Jenna M. McKnight

From a wall made of beer bottles to a traveling prayer room that evokes a covered wagon, the recipients of the AIA’s 2009 Small Project Awards run the gamut.

The 20 winners were announced in May and recognized at the association’s annual convention in San Francisco. Now in its fifth year, the awards program is divided into three categories: objects (up to $50,000 construction budget); structures (up to $500,000 construction budget); and “accessible” residential designs.

The jury included: Louis Smith (moderator), AIA, Microtecture; Kenneth Workman, AIA, RWA Architects; Sanford Steinberg, AIA, Steinberg Design Collaborative; Eric McRoberts, AIA, RLPS; Katherine Austin, AIA; and Sherry Ahrentzen, Assoc. AIA, Arizona State University.

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2009 AIA Small Project Awards


  Blatz Bottle Apertures
Pictured: Blatz Bottle Apertures; Photo courtesy Johnsen Schmaling Architects/AIA

Atlas Performing Arts Center—Shadow Signage
Washington, D.C.
CORE architecture + design

Blatz Bottle Apertures
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Johnsen Schmaling Architects

Counterbalanced Steel Stair
Bozeman, Montana
Intrinsik Architecture

Dominey Pavilion
Decatur, Georgia
Lightroom Studio, LLC

Mobile Chaplet
Fargo, North Dakota
Moorhead & Moorhead

Cup City
Austin, Texas
Legge Lewis Legge

The Founders' Circle Wall at CAMP Rehoboth Community Center
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware




  Accessory Building
Pictured: Accessory Building; Photo courtesy mcfarlane green biggar Architecture + Design/AIA

Chapin Studio
Austin, Texas
Clayton Levy & Little Architects

Dar Luz, GLOW 2008
Eindhoven, Netherlands
Laboratory for Environments, Architecture & Design Inc.

Ferrous House
Spring Prairie, Wisconsin
Johnsen Schmaling Architects

Hanna Fenichel Center for Child Development
Solana Beach, California
Stephen Dalton Architects

Media Arts
Cleveland, Ohio
Robert Maschke Architects

Accessory Building
North Vancouver, British Columbia
mcfarlane green biggar Architecture + Design Inc.

Emel Residence
Palo Alton, California
EASA Architecture

Public Bus Shelters
New Haven, Connecticut
david thompson Architects

Swamp Hut
Newton, Massachusetts
Moskow Linn Architects

Trail Restroom
Austin, Texas
Miró Rivera Architects


Accessible Residential Design

  Luminous Bodies Residence
Pictured: Luminous Bodies Residence; Photo courtesy ASTIGMATIC Studio/AIA

Green Lake Residence
Seattle, Washington
ZAI inc.

Luminous Bodies Residence
Evansville, Indiana

Saratoga Pool
Santa Clara County, California
Min | Day

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