Small Project Awards 2016
Recognizing the best in small project design
The AIA Small Project Practitioners (SPP) Knowledge Community presents the 2016 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, "Small Gesture, Big Impact," intends to recognize projects that make a noticeable impact with measured and thoughtful gestures through architecture. This may include small interventions or larger gestures on the built environment.
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Studio Hive
Based loosely on a beehive, teens in Pittsburgh have flocked to this space like moths to a flame.
Deployable Smocked Porch
Conceived as a riff on the screen porch, this “parklet” was designed to be deployed in various parking spaces in Iowa.
Girl Scouts Camp Prairie Schooner
This trail center also functions as a troop bunkhouse, a modern restroom, and a shower facility.
This minimalist cabin in the woods makes good use of locally sourced materials and an unassuming design.
St. Pius Chapel and Prayer Garden
This new chapel was designed to serve as a quiet refuge and intimate sanctuary for sacred reflection and contemplation.
A functional dentist's office that lives in a 26-foot-long trailer has no choice but be a bastion of efficiency.
Village Health Works Staff Housing
This Burundi-based housing project is a romance between East African elemental aesthetics and inventive off-the grid sustainability.
This floating sauna, designed and built by goCstudio, propels itself around the lakes of Seattle.
These transportable, easily deconstructed huts are an experiment in pragmatic structural and material design.