2017 Small Project Awards
Recognizing the best in small project design
The Small Project Practitioners (SPP), an AIA Knowledge Community, presents the 2017 Small Project Awards, to recognize small project practitioners for the high quality of their work and to promote excellence in small project design. This program strives to raise public awareness of the value and design excellence that architects bring to projects, no matter the limits of size and scope.
This year’s theme, "Reflection" recognizes projects that engage the idea, and incorporate concepts and elements relating to this theme. The theme was intentionally open-ended to encourage wide interpretation.
La Cage aux Folles
This complex, experimental bent steel tube structure actively engages the neighborhood by providing a space for unscripted use and curated performances.
Colorado Outward Bound Micro Cabins
Built by 28 graduate students, these 21 unique cabins are an exploration in micro housing located in a forest 10,000 feet above sea level.
This pavilion celebrates the simplicity of construction of natural materials while providing framing panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains.
Designed as a home and studio for a photographer and his young family, this two-story glass project captures the sun and view as it celebrates the interplay of light and shadow in the forest.
This expansion project creates a safe, supportive, and propelling transitional home for mothers and their children while reflecting, supporting, and transforming the cultural context of its residents.
Nestled in a lush forest, this project captures the essence of the modern cabin for a summer retreat in the wilderness.
Located in a field of rolling native prairie, this wedding and event space is an expression of modernism reflecting an old-fashioned approach.
This astronomical observatory rejects the traditional dome in favor of a synthesized architectural form, emphasizing the observatory’s aesthetic relationship to its stark geographic context.
Funny Girl Farm Produce Barn
This shed’s simple structure plainly represents its utilitarian function; its refined materials palette and architectural detailing elevate the design.
Lady Bird Loo
These two structures are scaled to its surrounding landscape and are through subtle shifts in geometry that differentiate them, each has its own sense of personality.
De Maria Pavilion
Inside and out, the pavilion is a space for reflection on works by a single artist and is designed to enhance the relationship between the viewer and the work of art.
Anmahian Winton Architects and Client