SPP Journal: Small Project Awards | Issue number 58 | Spring 2013
0Letter from the Chair
0Welcome to the annual Small Project Awards issue of the SPP Journal.
0Once again, small project practitioners have demonstrated that design excellence is not limited by size or budget. The jury perused more than 200 projects submitted in four categories to select the ten exceptional projects featured here. Ranging in size from a cemetery marker to a transit center, these projects demonstrate that small projects are diverse, creative, and vital to society.
0Our thanks go to the awards jury who spent considerable time, thought, and care reviewing the submitted projects. The jury was composed of four architects who are small project practitioners (2012 SPP Chair and jury chair Leonard Kady, AIA; Julie Beckman; Christopher Herr, AIA, LEED AP; and Laura Kraft, AIA) and Fine Homebuilding magazine editor Rob Yagid. (Fine Homebuilding’s forthcoming HOUSES issue will feature several of the residential award winners.)
0The Small Project Awards program was established in 2005 to raise public awareness of the value and design excellence that architects bring to all project types, regardless of size. We have worked to keep entry fees low to make submitting projects accessible to small firm practitioners. More than 80 percent of architecture firms have fewer than 10 employees, and many of these firms execute small projects.
0After reviewing the projects in this SPP Journal (edited by Marika Snider, AIA), we hope you are inspired to enter the next Small Project Awards program. The 2014 categories and submission requirements will be posted here in September. As always, all types of projects—including installations, renovations, interiors, and new construction—are eligible.
0If you are attending the AIA Convention in June, please join us Thursday morning at session TH105 to celebrate these award-winning projects.
0Linda Reeder, AIA, LEED AP
0SPP Advisory Group Chair, 2013