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2013 AIA Housing Awards

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The AIA Housing and Custom Residential Knowledge Community established this awards program to emphasize the importance of good housing as a necessity of life, a sanctuary for the human spirit, and a valuable national resource. The categories are (1) One- and Two-Family Custom Residences, (2) One- and Two-Family Production Homes, (3) Multifamily Housing, and (4) Specialized Housing. View all 2013 AIA Awards Recipients.

Category One: One- and Two-Family Custom Residences

Eagle Ridge

Eagle Ridge


The artist-client for this house, located on Washington’s Orcas Island, requested an open, simple, low- maintenance design that emphasized and complemented nature and the forested landscape of its site. The hillside site has magnificent views to the west and is populated with madrone trees, firs, beech, thistle, moss, and rocks.

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Halls Ridge Knoll Guest House

Halls Ridge Knoll Guest House

 

The guesthouse, part of a master plan for a vacation retreat, is located in the Santa Lucia Preserve, formerly the site of a historic cattle ranch. The building is carefully detailed in stone, timber, and glass to respond to the site’s rolling topography, a forest of ancient live oaks and manzanita, and panoramic views of the San Clemente Mountains and Los Padres National Forest beyond.

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House in the Mountains

House in the Mountains

 

This 2,850-square-foot guesthouse is nestled in and integrated with its Rocky Mountain site. A high mountain yard connects the guesthouse with the original house, creating a single family gathering place.

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Lake View Residence

Lake View Residence

 

The site at Lake View, looking west over the Bright Leaf Preserve and up the Colorado River, was a powerful element in the design of this house for a family of four. They wanted a house that was simultaneously modern and intimate, expansive yet cozy.

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Category Three: Multifamily Housing

Via Verde - The Green Way

Via Verde - The Green Way

 

This mixed-use complex provides healthy, affordable urban living for low- and middle-income residents of the South Bronx. As the winning entry in the New Housing New York Legacy Project competition, Via Verde reflects a commitment to creating social housing that addresses poverty, health, and the environment.

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Category Four: Specialized Housing

West Campus Housing - Phase I

West Campus Housing - Phase I

 

This project—providing 1,650 beds of student housing in five buildings—has transformed a neglected campus edge district into a vibrant, mixed-use urban precinct for a growing public university in the Northwest. Careful attention to program distribution, transparency, pedestrian flow, safe street crossing, and accessible routes and entries support the interconnectivity of the concept.

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