2013 AIA Housing Awards
Category One: One- and Two-Family Custom Residences
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.
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.Read more
Category Three: Multifamily Housing
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.Read more
Category Four: Specialized Housing
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.Read more