2017 Housing Awards
Recognizing the best in housing design
The 2017 Housing Awards emphasize the importance of good housing as a necessity of life, a sanctuary for the human spirit, and a valuable national resource. This year, 14 projects across four categories were recognized by AIA Housing Knowledge Community. The categories are (1) One- and Two-Family Custom Residences; (2) One- and Two-Family Production Homes; (3) Multifamily Housing; and (4) Specialized Housing.
Blue Lake Retreat
Blue Lake Retreat celebrates the nostalgic memories of the client’s childhood summers spent on the lake and honors the legacy of her father—an architect.
The Graphic House
A bold, graphic design giving prominence to the house while respecting the scale of the neighboring homes.
Los Altos Residence
Los Altos Residence is a modernist interpretation of the Northern California ranch style home that maintains a sense of privacy and offers reprieve from the hectic pace of daily activities.
This family farm in rural Pennsylvania of rolling hills and meadows features large moveable shutters simultaneously cooling the house while providing daylighting.
A family retreat embedded into the tough, scrubby landscape, Sawmill is self sufficient, durable, and economic.
In the tradition of cohousing and cottage clusters, this development extends green building practices from the individual home scale to that of a small, multi-generational community.
The Roxbury E+ project consists of four three-story wood-frame homes that engages with a new market of urbanites committed to minimizing their impact on the environment.
Stellar Residences and Townhomes at Northstar
Located in a dense forest, the Stellar Residences and Townhomes at Mountainside Northstar challenge the concept of the traditional mountain chalet.
Hunters View Housing Blocks 5&6
These two new blocks of affordable family housing reflect the scale, rhythm, and texture of San Francisco.
Powerhouse carefully fits a dense cluster of 31 super-energy-efficient units into an urban block in Philadelphia.
Via 57 West
Creating a new typology, the “courtscraper", VIA 57 WEST combines the advantages of the European perimeter block and the traditional Manhattan high-rise.
Heartland Family Works
Heartland Family Works offers residential substance abuse treatment programs with a residential feel that is timeless, durable, and a hopeful place of healing for the families who live there.
The Lofts at Washington University in St. Louis
A unique type of residence hall, the project explores ways of adapting residential life models of living and learning to an urban model.
A 52-unit affordable housing project provides a home, support services and rehabilitation for previously homeless and/or disabled veterans.