2018 Housing Awards
Recognizing the best in housing design
The 2018 Housing Awards, presented by the AIA Housing and Community Development Knowledge Community, emphasize the importance of good housing as a necessity of life, a sanctuary for the human spirit, and a valuable national resource. This year, 11 projects were recognized for this honor across four categories:
- Category One: One- and Two-Family Custom Residences
- Category Two: One- and Two-Family Production Homes
- Category Three: Multifamily Housing
- Category Four: Specialized Housing
The Bear Stand
Located along the remote lake shores outside of Toronto, this two-story residence serves as a unique place of reprieve for vacationing families.
Ghost Wash House
Along the hillside of Camelback Mountain, Ghost Wash House protects, connects and facilitates the indoor and outdoor life of a residence to be a "house of the desert".
South 5th Residence
Located in Austin's Bouldin neighborhood, this house emphasizes view and dynamic spatial sequence, while also serving as a abstract backdrop for serendipity of light and circumstance.
This house is a group of modest inward focused gabled structures inspired by Quaker values of simplicity, humility, and inner focus.
3106 St. Thomas
The project is the first unit of a speculative housing development, Starter Home*, that specifically targets demand for affordable homes in quickly gentrifying, historic urban core neighborhoods.
Linea Residence G
This project's minimal lines, walls of glass, measured proportions, and sculptural massing deliver iconic architecture while unapologetically purging traditional ornamentation.
Overlooking the Hudson River, this building's design emphasizes direct access to nature while also providing a high quality indoor environmental.
To provide a flexible space that could evolve with residents' lives, many units in the building were designed with flex space that could be used as offices, sitting rooms, or play rooms while also considering features to support indoor/outdoor lifestyles.
The project sets a benchmark for neighborhood-scale architecture by employing contextually-responsive and environmentally sustainable design to achieve social and economic balance in urban growth.
Benjamin Franklin College and Pauli Murray College, Yale University
Designed in the Gothic style the new colleges each provide 452 student beds grouped in varying types of suites, 300-seat dining hall and adjacent servery, a student common room, a library, a faculty and special events lounge, and access to shared academic and recreation spaces on the lower level spaces.
The building design demonstrates an innovative and human-centered approach to architecture while maintaining the client's ongoing commitment to creating permanent supportive housing in Los Angeles.