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2010 AIA Awards Recipients

The American Institute of Architects has a long tradition of recognizing individuals and organizations for their outstanding achievements in support of the profession of architecture and the AIA. Learn more about AIA National awards programs, submission information, and deadlines.

2010 AIA/HUD SECRETARY'S AWARDS

The Housing and Custom Residential Knowledge Community of the AIA, in conjunction with
HUD
, recognizes excellence in affordable housing architecture, neighborhood design,
participatory design, and accessibility.

Good design is a cornerstone of thriving homes and communities of all incomes and
backgrounds. These awards demonstrate that design matters, and provide examples of
important benchmarks in the housing industry. The categories of the program include (1) Excellence in Affordable Housing Design (2) Creating Community Connection Award (3) Community-Informed Design Award (4) Housing Accessibility - Alan J. Rothman Award.

Excellence in Affordable Housing Design

Creating Community Connection


Community-Informed Design Award


Housing Accessibility – Alan J. Rothman Award


2010 AIA HOUSING AWARDS FOR ARCHITECTURE


The AIA Housing and Custom Residential Knowledge Community and the American Institute of Architects are pleased to announce that the AIA Housing Awards have gone green!

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.

One- and Two-Family Custom Residences

One- and Two-Family Production Homes


Multifamily Living


Specialized Housing

2010 KEMPER AWARD

The American Institute of Architect’s Board of Directors bestowed the Edward C. Kemper Award
to James Abell, FAIA, on Dec. 3, rewarding a career that’s been spent offering the public all the community design solutions the AIA has to offer through its Regional and Urban Design
Assistance Teams (R/UDAT). The Kemper award is given annually to an architect who has contributed significantly to the profession through service to the AIA.


James Logan Abell, FAIA


2010 THOMAS JEFFERSON AWARD

The 2010 Thomas Jefferson Awards honor three singularly unique practitioners that have all had
a vital and positive influence on architecture’s interaction with the public at large. The recipients—Curtis Fentress, FAIA, a designer; Les Shepherd, AIA, a government agency head; and Ken Greenberg, Assoc. AIA, an urban planner—have all exemplified the architecture profession’s regenerative responsibility to make the everyday lives of the public better and earned these accolades in accordance with three award categories.

Curtis Fentress, FAIA

Les Shepherd, AIA

Ken Greenberg, Assoc. AIA


2010 WHITNEY M. YOUNG, JR. AWARD

The AIA Board of Directors bestowed the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Award to Benjamin Vargas,
FAIA, on Dec. 3 for his efforts to instill the values of diversity and inclusiveness into the AIA at
a national, Institute-wide level, and for his recognition of Hispanic and Latino architects and their work. The Whitney Young award is given annually to the architect or organization that best exemplifies the profession’s social responsibility to be a positive force of social change.


J. Benjamin Vargas, FAIA


2010 AIA HONORARY FELLOWSHIP

The AIA Honorary Fellowship program was developed as the international counterpart to the Fellowship program. Election to honorary fellowship not only recognizes the achievements of the foreign architect as an individual, but also elevates before the international public and the profession a model architect who has made a significant contribution to architecture and society on an international level.

Rafael Aranda Quiles,
Hon. FAIA


Richard Leplastrier,
Hon. FAIA


Brian Robert Peter Rich,
Hon. FAIA


John Tuomey,
Hon. FAIA


2010 AIA HONORARY MEMBERSHIP

Honorary membership is one of the highest honors that The American Institute of Architects can bestow upon a person outside the profession of architecture. Election to honorary membership may be granted to any person of esteemed character who is otherwise ineligible for membership in the Institute but who has rendered distinguished service to the profession of architecture or to the arts and sciences allied therewith. Membership is granted only if the accomplishments of the nominee are truly outstanding and of national significance.

Patricia Daugherty, Hon. AIA
Jerrold P. Lea, Hon. AIA

Gail G. Thomas, PhD, Hon. AIA

AIA YOUNG ARCHITECTS AWARD

The Young Architects Award is given to individuals who have shown exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the profession in an early stage of their architectural career.

David Burt, AIA
Christopher Kelley, AIA

Anthony Piermarini, AIA

2010 AIA ASSOCIATES AWARDS

The AIA Associates Award is the highest award given to individual associate AIA members who best exemplify the highest qualities of leadership and have demonstrated an unparalleled commitment to their component or region's membership, in the community, in professional organizations, and/or in the design and construction industries.

Darris W. James, Assoc. AIA

Alison N. Morita, Assoc. AIA


AIA 25-YEAR AWARD

This award, recognizing architectural design of enduring significance, is conferred on a project that has stood the test of time for 25 to 35 years. The project must have been designed by an architect licensed in the United States at the time of the project's completion. AIA members, AIA components, and knowledge communities are urged to submit projects completed between 1975 and 1985 that have contributed meaningfully to American life and architecture.

Hajj Terminal at King Abdul Aziz International Airport


AIA ANNOUNCES 2010 COLLABORATIVE ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS


Institute Honors for Collaborative Achievement are given by the American Institute of Architects to recognize and encourage distinguished achievements of allied professionals, clients, organizations, architect teams, knowledge communities, and others who have had a beneficial influence on or advanced the architectural profession.

The Alaska Design Forum

The Architect's Newspaper

Texas Architect Magazine

AIA ANNOUNCES 2010 INSTITUTE HONOR AWARDS

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.

To achieve these goals, the 2010 Institute Honor Awards program has three divisions: Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Regional and Urban Design.

Architecture
Award Recipients

Interior Architecture
Award Recipients

Regional & Urban Design
Award Recipients

Submissions
The AIA National Honors and Awards team has implemented an online submission process for most award programs. Submissions have kept a similar format to what has been available in the past but are no longer submitted in a hard copy format.


Contact Information

honorsawards@aia.org


Education Honor Awards

 

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