Several chapters of The American Institute of Architects (AIA) around the United States have completed their 2009 design awards programs and released the names of the winners and winning projects.

The AIA New York Chapter announced the winners of the 2009 AIANY Design Awards in February. An awards luncheon will be held for the winners April 22, 2009. To view the complete list of 2009 AIANY Design Award winners for architecture, interiors, and projects, click here. Four residential projects were honored:

  • Honor Award for Architecture—Dutchess County Residence and Guest House, Dutchess County, N.Y., by Allied Works Architecture, Portland, Ore.
  • Honor Award for Architecture—Millbrook House, Millbrook, N.Y., by Thomas Phifer and Partners, New York City.
  • Merit Award for Architecture—House on Mount Merino, Hudson, N.Y., by Joel Sanders Architect, New York City.
  • Merit Award for Interiors—Finger Apartment, New York City, by noroof architects, Brooklyn, N.Y.

    AIA San Francisco announced the winners of its 2009 Design Awards in early March. The program bestowed awards for energy and sustainability, excellence in architecture, integrated project delivery, interior architecture, unbuilt design, and urban design; special achievements and young architects and associates also also honored. All winning projects will be exhibited during the 2009 AIA National Convention at San Francisco's Moscone Center, April 30 to May 2. To view details on all winning projects, click here. Six residential projects were honored:

  • Honor Award for Excellence in Architecture—Final(ly) House, Sausalito, Calif., by Rothschild Schwartz architects, San Francisco.
  • Merit Award for Excellence in Architecture and Citation for Energy and Sustainability—355 Eleventh Street, San Francisco, by Aidlin Darling Design, San Francisco.
  • Merit Award for Excellence in Architecture—Caretaker Cottage and Office, Woodside, Calif., by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson., San Francisco.
  • Citation Award for for Excellence in Architecture—Laidley Street Residence, San Francisco, by Zack / de Vito Architecture, San Francisco.
  • Merit Award for Interior Architecture—Unit No. 5, San Francisco, by Stanley Saitowitz/Natoma Architects, San Francisco.
  • Honor Award for Unbuilt Design—NEST House by Naylor & Chu Architects, San Francisco.

    Also in early March, AIA New Orleans announced the winners of its 2009 Design Awards competition, which was programmed around the theme "Responsive, Responsible, Timeless." Twelve entries were chosen for awards in the categories of architecture, interiors, historic preservation/adaptive reuse/rehabilitation, residential, divine detail, and project. To view a complete list of winning projects, click here. Four residential projects were recognized:

  • Award of Merit for Residential—Private Residence, Metairie, La., by Trapolin Architects, New Orleans.
  • Award of Merit for Residential—URBANbuild.designBUILD, Prototype No. 3, New Orleans, by Tulane University's URBANbuildprogram, New Orleans.
  • Award of Merit for Historic Preservation/Adaptive Reuse/Rehabilitation—Swan Street Residence, New Orleans, by bildDESIGN, New Orleans.
  • Award of Merit for Project—J-House, New Orleans, by AEDS Ammar Eloueini, New Orleans.

    AIA Houston recently honored the winners of its 2009 Design Awards program, recognizing 10 projects in the categories of architecture, residential architecture, interior architecture, renovation and restoration, and on the boards; two special citations also were announced for sustainability and a rooftop terrace. Houston-based Nonya Grenader, Architect took the honors in the Residential Architecture category for Wroxton House + Studio, Houston. To view the complete list of winners, click here.

    Earlier in 2009, AIA New Hampshire announced the eight winners of its 2009 Excellence in Architecture Design Awards. The competition recognized projects with honor awards and merit awards for built projects, an award for unbuilt architecture, and two special people's choice awards. View the complete list of winning projects here. The winner of the People's Choice Award for Residential Architecture was the Zahr Home, Holderness, N.H., by Samyn-D'Elia Architects, Ashland, N.H.