2011 AIA Institute Honor Award for Architecture

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The Institute Honor Awards program recognizes achievements for a broad range of architectural activity to elevate the general quality of architecture practice, establish a standard of excellence against which all architects can measure performance, and inform the public of the breadth and value of architecture practice. Click here to view all 2011 AIA Awards Recipients. 2011 Honors & Awards ceremony convention video clips.

AT&T Performing Arts Center Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre

AT&T Performing Arts Center Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre

  • REX | OMA

The AT&T Performing Arts Center is an 80,300 square-foot, 575-seat "multi-form" theater with the ability to transform between proscenium, thrust, traverse, and flat floor configurations with only a small crew in a few hours and opens the performance chamber to its urban surroundings.

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The Barnard College Diana Center

The Barnard College Diana Center

  • Weiss/Manfredi Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism

Located between the Lawn and Broadway, the Diana Center unites landscape and architecture, interior and exterior spaces, presenting a window onto the College and the city.

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Ford Assembly Building

Ford Assembly Building

  • Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects

The restoration and preservation of the Ford Assembly Building on the San Francisco Bay waterfront, saved an historic architectural icon from the wrecking ball, and converted a long-vacant auto plant into a current-day model of urban revitalization and sustainability.

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Horizontal Skyscraper Vanke Center

Horizontal Skyscraper Vanke Center

  • Steven Holl Architects

The Horizontal Skyscraper Vanke Center is an innovative example of the large-scale, hybrid-use building, which challenges the usual developer typologies.

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New Acropolis Museum

New Acropolis Museum

  • Bernard Tschumi Architects

The New Acropolis Museum stands less than 1,000 feet southeast of the Parthenon, at the entrance of a network of pedestrian streets that link the key archaeological sites and monuments of the Acropolis.

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North Carolina Museum of Art

North Carolina Museum of Art

  • Thomas Phifer and Partners

Inside the North Carolina Museum of Art, the light of day and the lush surrounding hills have a presence unusual in institutional galleries for art. A departure from traditional hierarchies, the museum, in some respects, is a single 65,000-square-foot room.

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One Jackson Square

One Jackson Square

  • Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, PC

Formerly a surface parking lot, the six-sided, split-zone site above two subway tunnels posed significant challenges, which the design negotiates through its massing, material expression and robust foundation.

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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rooftop Garden

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rooftop Garden

  • Jensen Architects/Jensen & Macy Architects

The San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art Rooftop Garden was conceived as a gallery without a ceiling, defined by the intersection of sculpture, space and light, serving as a quiet, contemplative space for viewing art and hosting the museum's special events.

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U.S. Land Port of Entry

U.S. Land Port of Entry

  • Julie Snow Architects, Inc.

The United States Land Port of Entry supports the mission-driven demands of Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the Department of Homeland Security's agency responsible for securing the nation's borders and promoting legal trade and travel.

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University of Michigan Museum of Art

University of Michigan Museum of Art

  • Allied Works Architecture

The purpose of the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA) was to completely renovate and modernize the existing Alumni Hall, a 40,362-square-foot facility, and build an additional 53,452square feet of space in a dramatic new wing.

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