Ten residential buildings, spanning an array from single-family homes to specialized housing, have been revealed as the winners of this year's AIA Housing Awards.
Now in its 21st edition, the annual program recognizes design excellence in the residential sector and evaluates buildings for being "sustainable, affordable, durable, innovative, socially impactful, meeting client needs, and addressing the natural and built contexts."
Category One: One- and Two-Family Custom Residences
LeanToo in Austin, TX by Nick Deaver
Loom House in Bainbridge Island, WA by Miller Hull Partnership
Portage Bay Float Home in Seattle, WA by Studio DIAA
Walk-Street House in Hermosa Beach, CA by ras-a studio
Category Two: One- and Two-Family Production Homes
Category Three: Multifamily Housing
Edwin M. Lee Apartments in San Francisco, CA by Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects
Independence Library and Apartments in Chicago, IL by John Ronan Architects
Category Four: Specialized Housing
Adohi Hall, University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, AR by Leers Weinzapfel Associates
Bastion Community in New Orleans, LA by Office of Jonathan Tate
The Arroyo Affordable Housing in Santa Monica, CA by KoningEizenberg Architecture
The 2021 AIA Housing Awards jury included Ceara O’Leary, AIA (Chair), Detroit Collaborative Design Center, Detroit, MI; Allison Anderson, AIA, unabridged Architecture, St. Louis, MS; Kelly Beamon, METROPOLIS, New York, NY; Alex Salazar, AIA, Salazar Architect, Portland, OR; and Roberta Washington, FAIA, Roberta Washington Architects, New York, NY.
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