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Residential Projects Highlighted in AIA Louisiana Design Awards

This year, nearly half of AIA Louisiana’s design awards honor residential projects: historic preservation efforts that tell stories nearly 100 years old, aggressively Modern takes on contemporary domestic life, and warm and welcoming senior living facilities.


Honor Award and Members Choice Award:

Lambright Sports and Wellness Center at Louisiana Tech University, in Ruston, La., designed by Tipton Associates and Ashe Broussard Weinzettle Architects. Jury comments: [A] tremendous sense of light and exuberance, [and] great applications of daylight. Image courtesy of Alan Karchmer.

Honor Award:

 PORCH_housePrefab in Little Rock, designed by Michael Hughes, AIA, with UArkDB. Jury comments: So much tradition mixed with so much Modern. Image courtesy of Nancy Nolan.

Honor Award:

Arabella Street Residential Renovation in New Orleans, designed by Eskew + Dumez + Ripple. Jury comments: So much is done well here: interiors, renovation, detailing. [The] transition from existing to new still holds it all together. Image courtesy of Will Crocker.

Honor Award:

James M. Singleton Head Start Center in New Orleans, designed by Trapolin-Peer Architects, APC. Jury comments: Crisp, with extraordinary proportion and order. [A] clear sense of openness, yet [it shows] great restraint. Tremendous clarity.  Image courtesy of Kristen Mason.

Merit Award:

Geo T. Bishop Downtown Historic Building in Shreveport, La., designed by Prevot Design Services, APAC. Jury comments: Modern interventions feel just right; [a] very creative space. Image courtesy of Neil Johnson.

Merit Award:

910 Toulouse Street in New Orleans, designed by Trapolin-Peer Architects, APC. Jury comments: [We applaud the project’s] ambition, clarity, [and] commitment. Image courtesy of Will Crocker.

Merit Award:

Stair Tower and Breezeway at the Kinesiology, Health Studies and Nursing Building at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, La., designed by Holly and Smith Architects, APAC. Jury comments: Lightness and grace draws you in. Image courtesy of Marc Lamkin.

Merit Award:

 LSU Business Education Complex at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, La., designed by Coleman Partners Architects and ikon.5 architects--a joint venture. Jury comments: The envelope treatment on the pavilions captivated the jury. Image courtesy of Brad Feinknopf.

Merit Award:

John P. Isché Library Commons at the LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, designed by studioWTA. Jury comments: [Its] palette is nicely balanced with lighting, the black ceiling, and wood. [The] embedded storytelling really carries throughout. Image courtesy of Nell Alexander.

Merit Award:

Avery Island Residence in Avery Island, La., designed by Lee Ledbetter & Associates. Jury comments: [There’s a] strong clarity of plan and purpose. Exquisite detailing. Image courtesy of Paeix Projects Photography.

Merit Award:

Village de Jardin, Senior Housing Development  in New Orleans, designed by Holly and Smith Architects, APAC. Jury comments: [We] like [the] variety of scales, massing, [and] colors. Image courtesy of Marc Lamkin.

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