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American Architecture Awards 2018

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American Architecture Awards 2013

American Architecture Awards 2013 News


Winning Projects to Be Exhibited at the 14th International Biennial of Architecture Buenos Aires in September.

ATHENS, GREECE (August 22, 2013) – The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies have selected sixtyfive new buildings, commercial and institutional developments, and urban planning projects for The American Architecture Awards for 2013.

Hundreds of submissions were received for this year’s annual Awards Program from the best architecture firms from across The United States for projects designed and / or built in the US or abroad since 2010.

Bing Concert Hall, Stanford, San Francisco, CA, USA – No. 37 on the list
Design: Ennead Architects with Fisher Dachs Associates and Nagata Acoustics
Bing Concert Hall Building
photograph © Jeff Goldberg

The awards program, the most prestigious in the United States, honors new skyscrapers, commercial buildings, urban plans, private residences, and real estate projects that achieve a high standard of excellence in design, construction, planning, and sustainability and promote the best practice in all types of real estate development for the private and public sectors, including new skyscrapers, high rises, corporate and institutional buildings, commercial projects, city planning, restorations and adaptive reuse, religious and civic buildings, and interiors.

“The American Architecture Awards program,” states Christian Narkiewicz-Laine, Museum President of The Chicago Athenaeum, “showcases the best of new American building design and urban designoriented research by the nation’s foremost visionary designers.” “The American projects selected by the Greek jury exhibit conceptual strengths that solve critical aesthetic, civic, urban, and social concerns, as well as the requisite functional, environmental and sustainability concerns.”

Dancing Dragons Seoul, South Korea – No. 43 on the list

Dancing Dragons Seoul
image © AS+GG

“The selected projects for 2013 demonstrate the highest regard for vision and aesthetic image-making, which has traditionally defined the United States a leading design nation in this decade, as well as the previous decades of the 21st-Century and in the history of Modern Architecture.” The winning American projects for 2013 are:

1. LAKEWOOD CEMETERY GARDEN MAUSOLEUM, Minneapolis Minnesota, 2012 by HGA Architects and Engineers
2. CHENGDU SKYCOURTS, Chengdu, People’s Republic of China, 2012 by Höweler + Yoon Architecture
3. LM GUEST HOUSE, Dutchess County, New York, 2012 by Desai Chia Architecture
4. KENSINGTON RESIDENCE, Kensington, Maryland , 2010 by David Jameson Architect Inc.
5. NaCl HOUSE, Bethsda, Maryland, 2011 by David Jameson Architect Inc.
6. SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY RESIDENCE, San Joaquin Valley, California, 2011 by Aidlin Darling Design
7. CHESAPEAKE CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 2011 by Elliott + Associates Architects
8. CHESAPEAKE FINISH LINE TOWER, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 20131 by Elliott + Associates Architects
9. DEVON BOATHOUSE, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 2011 by Elliott + Associates Architects
10. WEBB CHAPEL PARK PAVILION, Dallas, Texas, 2012 by Cooper Joseph Studio
11. MAGOK WATERFRONT: INTER-CITY, Seoul, South Korea, 2011 by UnitedLAB
12. KICKING HORSE RESIDENCE, Golden, British Columbia, Canada 2009-2011 by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
15. ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY STUDENT LIVING, ACADEMIC AND RECREATION CENTER, Chicago, Illinois, 2008-2012 by VOA Associates Incorporated
17. TOWER HOUSE, Upstate New York, 2012 by GLUCK+
18. HOUSE IN THE MOUNTAINS, Rocky Mountains, Colorado, 2012 by GLUCK+
19. MODEL HOME GALLERY, Seoul, South Korea, 2012 by NADAAA
20. FLYNN MEWS HOUSE, Dublin, Ireland, 2011 by Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects, ODOS Architects, and James Doyle & Associates
21. CALLIGRAPHY IN SPACE, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China, 2009-2013 by amphibianARC
22. A. H. McCOY FEDERAL BUILDING, Jackson, Mississippi, 2012 by Schwartz/Silver Architects
23. GUESTHOUSE, Ancram, New York, 2009-2011 by HHF Architects + Ai Weiwei 24. CHARLES SMITH WINES TASTING ROOM AND WORLD HEADQUARTERS, Walla Walla, Washington, 2011 by Olson Kundig Architects
25. MOJAVE RIVERS RANGER STATION, Acton, California, 2011 by Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects
26. NEW ORLEANS BIOINNOVATION CENTER, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2011 by EskewDumezRipple
27. SMALL HOUSE IN AN OLIVE GROVE, Geyserville, California, 2010 by Wendy Evans Joseph Architecture
28. DALLAS CITY PERFORMANCE HALL, Dallas, Texas, 2012 by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP.
29. PALOMAR MEDICAL CENTER, Escondido, California, 2012 by CO Architects
30. PEROT MUSEUM OF NATURE AND SCIENCE, Dallas, Texas, 2013 by Morphosis Architects
31. COLOMBIERE RESIDENCE AND CHAPEL FOR SENIOR JESUITS, Baltimore, Maryland, 2011 by Bohlin Cywinsk Jackson
32. NAPA VALLEY RESIDENCE, Napa, California, 2012 by Voorsanger Architects PC.
33. THE BIOPHILIC TOWER, Suzhou, People’s Republic of China, 2012 by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
34. KAPLAN FAMILY PAVILION AT CITY OF HOPE, Durante, California, 2012 by Belzberg Architects
35. 9800 WILSHIRE, Beverly Hills, California, 2012 by Belzberg Architects
36. MARC BY MARC JACOBS SHOWROOM, New York, New York, 2011 by Jaklitsch / Gardner Architects PC.
37. BING CONCERT HALL AT STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Santa Clara, California, 2012 by Ennead Architects LLP.
38. HELSINKI CENTRAL LIBRARY COMPETITION, Helsinki, Finland, 2012 by Platform for Architecture + Research
39. THE WAVE TOWER, Seoul, South Korea, 2012 by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
40. BOLLYWOOD MUSEUM, Film City, Mumbai, India, 2012 by Yazdani Studio of Cannon Design
41. MUSEUM OF HISTORY AND INDUSTRY, Seattle, Washington, 2012 by LMN Architects
42. YALE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY RENOVATION AND EXPANSION, New Haven, Connecticut, 2012 by Ennead Architects LLP.
43. DANCING DRAGONS, Seoul, South Korea, 2012 by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
44. UNIVERSIDADE AGOSTINHO NETO: PHASE I, Luanda, Angola, 2011 by Perkins & Will
45. KRISHNA P. SINGH CENTER FOR NANOTECHNOLOGY, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2013 by Weiss/Manfredi
46. THE NEW COMPUTING AND INFORMATION SCIENCE BUILDING, Ithica, New York, 2012 by Morphosis Architects
47. BEDFORD RESIDENCE, Bedford Corners, New York, 2012 by Joel Sanders Architects
48. SAMITAUR TOWER, Culver City, California, 2006-2010 by Eric Owen Moss Architects
49. BROOKLYN BOTANIC GARDEN VISITORS CENTER, Brooklyn, New York, 2012 by Weiss/Manfredi
50. SPIRAL HOUSE, Old Greenwich, Connecticut, 2009 by Joeb Moore + Partners Architects LLC
51. ANGEWANDTE EXPANSION, Vienna, Austria, 2012 by Eric Owen Moss Architects and Susanne Zotti Architekten
52. SOUTH LOS ANGELES ANIMAL CARE CENTER, Los Angeles, California, 2012 by RA-DA
53. TRAIL CENTER AT CAMP PRAIRIE SCHOONER, Kansas City, Missouri, 2012 by el dorado inc.
54. BOULEVARD BREWING COMPANY CELLAR 1 EXPANSION, Kansas City, Missouri, 2012 by el dorado inc. 55. FIRSTSITE: NEWSITE VISUAL ARTS FACILITY, Great Britain, 2011 by Rafael Viñoly Architects PC.
56. ECHO RIDGE DUPLEXES, Topeka, Kansas, 2011 by el dorado inc.
57. 11 WEST QUINCY GSA RECOVERY CHICAGO STATE STREET SOUTH, Chicago, Illinois, 2012 by 4240 Architecture
58. DOWNTOWN LA HOTEL, Los Angeles, California, 2012 by XTEN Architecture
59. BROADWAY AFFORDABLE HOUSING, Santa Monica, California, 2012 by Daly Genik
60. BNIM DES MOINES OFFICE, Des Moines, Iowa, 2012 by BNIM
61. MASTERPLAN FOR A SUSTAINABLE KIGUTU, Kigutu, Burundi, 2012 by Louise Braverman, Architect
62. WADALA VISION PLAN, Mumbai, India, 2011 by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners LLP.
63. XIXIAN GREAT CITY, Xian, People’s Republic of China, 2013 by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
64. FAYETTEVILLE 2030: TRANSIT CITY SCENARIO, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 2011 by Stephen Luoni, University of Arkansas Community Design Center
65. THE CREATIVE CORRIDOR: A MAIN STREET REVITALIZATION FOR LITTLE ROCK, Little Rock, Arkansas, 2012 by Stephen Luoni, University of Arkansas Community Design Center and Marlon Blackwell, Marion Blackwell Architect

The American Architecture Awards, founded 15 years ago, is a centerpiece of The Chicago Athenaeum and the European Centre’s efforts to identify and promote best practices in all types of architectural development and to bring a global focus to light of the best new designs from the United States. It is the only national and global program of its kind. Throughout the program’s history, all types of projects have been recognized for their excellence, including office, residential, recreational, urban/mixed-use, industrial/office park, commercial/retail, new community, rehabilitation, private residences, and public projects and programs.

This year’s jury consisted of Greek architecture professionals: Agnes Couvelas, Agnes Couvelas Architects (Athens); Aristotelis Dimitrakopoulos, Aristotheke Eutectonics (Athens); Eleni Georgiadi, Zege Architects (Athens); Minas Kosmidis, Architecture In Concept (Thessaloniki); Stella Pieri, PierisArchitects (Athens); Pieros Pieris, PierisArchitects (Athens); and Takis Tavaniotis, BETAPLAN (Athens).

“This competition and accompanying exhibition,” states Juror Agnes Couvelas, “are a welcome opportunity to note the global trends in todayʼs architectural industry. The use of contextual parameters and the implementation of sustainable strategies in design prevailed next to aesthetics and originality.”

“This awards program, “ states jury member Eleni Georgiadi, “enforces good design as well as a thought provoking interaction between architects in different places of the world.”

“The idea of holding the jury in a foreign country each year is superb,” states Aristotelis Dimitrakopoulos. “It promotes cultural exchange and communication that is incredibly valuable particularly because of the impossibility of direct exposure to foreign cultures given the geographic isolation of the U.S. It is also significant that the jury includes a full range of age groups, a critical characteristic in an era of massive transformations in design, in trends of urban development as much as in the range of tools for visual representation.”

“It is clear that projects directed to sites outside the continental U.S. are more adventurous, progressive and dynamic. It becomes evident that further attention to the study of the urban scale would be of utmost importance for the troubled American city; perhaps nation-wide young-architects’ ideascompetition series that trigger a broader culture of urban thinking and relevant architectural production would generate the necessary momentum.”

The elite group of buildings and urban planning projects selected by the jury will be premiered at the 14th International Biennial of Architecture Buenos Aires from September 19 through October 15, 2013 at Centro Cultural Recoleta in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The exhibition is entitled The City and the World and combines the The International Architecture Awards 2013 with The American Architecture Awards 2013.

After Buenos Aires the exhibition is scheduled to travel in Europe, opening at The European Centre’s Contemporary Space Athens in Athens, Greece.

A catalogue, Global Design + Urbanism, accompanies the exhibition published by Metropolitan Arts Press Ltd.

The deadline for the 2014 American Architecture Awards is February 1, 2014.

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