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2011 Institute Honor Award Winners

2011 Institute Honor Award Winners

  • Institute Honor Awards for Architecture

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    Iwan Baan

    AT&T Performing Arts Center Dee and Charles Wyly Theater, Dallas—designed by REX|OMA, New York City, with associate architect Kendall/Heaton Associates, Houston. This 80,300-square-foot, 575-seat theater provides nearly infinite stage-audience configurations.

  • Institute Honor Awards for Architecture

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    Albert Vecerka

    Barnard College Diana Center, New York City—designed by Weiss/Manfredi Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism, New York City. A 98,000-square-foot multiuse building brings together spaces for art, architecture, theater, art history, offices, a dining room, and a cafe.

  • Institute Honor Awards for Architecture

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    Iwan Baan

    Horizontal Skyscraper / Vanke Center, Shenzhen, China—designed by Steven Holl Architects, New York City and Beijing, China. An innovative example of a large-scale, hybrid-use building hovers above its landscape, freeing the land for public use and enabling ecosystem restoration.

  • Institute Honor Awards for Architecture

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    Christian Richters

    New Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece—designed by Bernard Tschumi Architects, New York City and Paris, with associated architect Michael Photiadis, ARSY, Athens, Greece. Situated at the top of this triple layered building is a glass-encased gallery for the display of Parthenon sculptures that approximates the size, orientation, and viewing conditions of the historic Parthenon 1,000 feet away.
  • Institute Honor Awards for Architecture

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    Scott Frances

    North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, N.C.—designed by Thomas Phifer and Partners, New York City. Elliptical skylights throughout what is essentially a single 65,000-square-foot room create gentle, full-spectrum illumination for the viewing of artworks. Exterior panels of matte anodized aluminum are offset by glass walls and polished stainless steel strips that catch light.

  • Institute Honor Awards for Architecture

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    Raimund Koch

    One Jackson Square, New York City—designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, New York City. This 35-unit luxury residential building in Greenwich Village accommodates both zoning laws and its neighborhood context using stepped volumes and an undulating glazed façade that reflects its immediate surroundings.

  • Institute Honor Awards for Architecture

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    Billy Hustace

    The Ford Assembly Building, Richmond, Calif.—designed by Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects, Berkeley, Calif. This long-vacant and decaying auto plant along the San Francisco Bay waterfront was restored and converted into a 500,000-square-foot venue housing public events, restaurant/retail space, and offices.

  • Institute Honor Awards for Architecture

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    Bernard Andre

    San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rooftop Garden, San Francisco—designed by Jensen Architects / Jensen & Macy Architects, San Francisco. An open-air gallery, this rooftop garden offers a space for contemplation and art viewing and connects seamlessly to the museum's top floor through glazed walls and full-height sliding glass doors.

  • Institute Honor Awards for Architecture

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    Paul Crosby

    U.S. Land Port of Entry, Warroad, Minn.—designed by Julie Snow Architects, Minneapolis. Three separate enclosed areas make up this 43,000-square-foot Customs and Border Protection facility—all linked by a continuous canopy—housing officer work areas and holding cells; vehicular inspection garages, laboratory space, and firing range; and space for unloading and inspecting commercial vehicles.

  • Institute Honor Awards for Architecture

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    Jeremy Bitterman

    University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, Mich.—designed by Allied Works Architecture, New York City and Portland, Ore. The renovation and expansion of an existing 43,000-square foot 1910 Beaux Arts building added three wings totaling 53,452 square feet that engages the campus and community.
  • Institute Honor Awards for Interior Architecture

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    Tom Crane Photography

    The Academy of Music, Philadelphia—designed by KlingStubbins, Philadelphia. This historic Beaux Arts opera house ballroom owned by the Philadelphia Orchestra underwent a truthful restoration, involving extensive research and testing, returning its architectural details and finishes to their original condition and grandeur.

  • Institute Honor Awards for Interior Architecture

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    Michael Stavaridis

    Alchemist, Miami Beach, Fla.—designed by Rene Gonzalez, Architect, Miami. Perched within the fifth floor of a parking structure, this glass box appears to float in the Miami Beach sky; reflective materials both inside and out capture the light and colors of this boutique's surroundings.
  • Institute Honor Awards for Interior Architecture

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    Frank Ooms

    Armstrong Oil and Gas, Denver, Colo.—designed by Lake|Flato Architects, San Antonio. By designing around the existing elements of this 1900s machine shop, the architects created a business space that respects its historic context and revels in its industrial materials.
  • Institute Honor Awards for Interior Architecture

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    Fotoworks - Benny Chan

    Conga Room, Los Angeles—designed by Belzberg Architects, Santa Monica, Calif. An LED lighting system not only illuminates the ceiling of this rumba and salsa dance club, it also controls the color and scale of the patterns based on the rhythms of the music, creating stunning visual effects.

  • Institute Honor Awards for Interior Architecture

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    Fotoworks - Benny Chan

    Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising San Diego Campus, San Diego—designed by Clive Wilkinson Architects, West Hollywood, Calif. The architects created a new campus for FIDM that reflects the school's progressive program, designing spaces that are non-traditional and illustrate the value of design.

  • Institute Honor Awards for Interior Architecture

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    Basil Childers

    John E. Jaqua Academic Center for Student Athletes, Eugene, Ore.—designed by Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects, Portland, Ore. This new 40,000-square-foot learning center provides a tranquil study space for student-athletes to focus on learning, offering a variety of learning environments.

  • Institute Honor Awards for Interior Architecture

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    Art Gray Photography

    Moving Picture Co., Santa Monica, Calif.—designed by Patrick Tighe Architecture, Santa Monica, Calif. Located within a generic office building, this 8,200-square-foot visual effects post-production facility's is an exploration of light as it relates to color, coincidentally counteracting functional requirements that would otherwise yield a cavelike environment.

  • Institute Honor Awards for Interior Architecture

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    Gayle Babcock - Architectural Imageworks

    The Power House, Restoration/Renovation, St. Louis, Mo.—designed by Cannon Design, St. Louis, Mo. Within the massive interior volume of a long-abandoned, landmark power house the architects added two new floors of crisp, modern workspaces while maintaining the building's original features.

  • Institute Honor Awards for Interior Architecture

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    Michael Lehrer

    Registrar Recorder County Clerk Elections Operations Center, Santa Fe Springs, Calif.—designed by Lehrer Architects, Los Angeles. This 110,000-square-foot office and warehouse facility overcame the dullness and scale of the existing building through the architects' thoughtful deployment of bright colors and imagery that infuse the space with energy.

  • Institute Honor Awards for Interior Architecture

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    Nic Lehoux

    Vancouver Convention Centre West, Vancouver, British Columbia—designed by LMN Architects, Seattle, and DA Architects + Planners/MCM Partnership Architects, Designers, Planners, Vancouver. This certified LEED Canada Platinum project has transformed a former brownfield site into a vibrant urban gathering place for public and private events.

  • Institute Honor Awards for Interior Architecture

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    Mitch Tobias

    Washington Square Park Dental, San Francisco—designed by Montalba Architects, Santa Monica, Calif. Natural light floods through this dental office building from the front windows all the way to the back, maintaining patient privacy through a series of semi-transparent room partitions.

  • Institute Honor Awards for Regional and Urban Design

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    Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

    Beijing CBD East Expansion, Beijing, China—designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Chicago. SOM's Central Business District Eastern Expansion Plan would accommodate up to 7 million meters of new development over a 3-square-kilometer site and calls for a renewed commitment to public open space and advanced public transportation systems.

  • Institute Honor Awards for Regional and Urban Design

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    Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

    Chicago Central Area DeCarbonization Plan, Chicago—designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, Chicago. Created to help Chicago reach its Climate Action Plan and 2030 Challenge goals in the downtown Loop, the DeCarbonization Plan outlines eight key strategies that weave together architecture, energy engineering, urban design, and resource conservation.

  • Institute Honor Awards for Regional and Urban Design

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    Marta Canavés Design

    Community|City: Between Building and Landscape; Affordable Sustainable Infill for Smoketown, Louisville, Ky.—designed by Marilys R. Nepomechie, FAIA, Marilys R. Nepomechie Architect + Florida International University; and Marta Canavés, ASLA, IIDA, Marta Canavés Design + Florida International University. A brownfield remediation project, Community|City fills gaps in an existing 19th-century neighborhood's fabric by introducing a range of housing typologies, social service spaces, and collective green spaces.

  • Institute Honor Awards for Regional and Urban Design

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    University of Arkansas Community Design Center

    Low Impact Development: a design manual for urban areas—developed by the University of Arkansas Community Design Center, Fayetteville, Ark. This 230-page publication offers an ecologically based stormwater management approach that preserves a site's pre-development hydrological regime through strategies that address runoff close to its source.

  • Institute Honor Awards for Regional and Urban Design

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    University of Arkansas Community Design Center

    Townscaping an Automobile-Oriented Fabric, Farmington, Ark.—designed by the University of Arkansas Community Design Center, Fayetteville, Ark. This townscape plan for Farmington, Ark., transforms this bedroom community into a walkable urban environment using a variety of placemaking strategies.

Twenty-seven projects have been selected by the American Institute of Architects to receive 2011 Institute Honor Awards, the highest honor the organization bestows to recognize excellence in architecture, interior architecture, and urban design.  

Ten projects have received 2011 Institute Honor Awards for Architecture, including one residential project.

  • AT&T Performing Arts Center Dee and Charles Wyly Theater, Dallas (design architect: REX|OMA, New York City; associate architect: Kendall/Heaton Associates, Houston)

  • Barnard College Diana Center, New York City (Weiss/Manfredi Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism, New York City)

  • Horizontal Skyscraper / Vanke Center, Shenzhen, China (Steven Holl Architects, New York City and Beijing, China)

  • New Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece (Bernard Tschumi Architects,  New York City and Paris, France; associated architect: Michael Photiadis, ARSY, Athens, Greece)

  • North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, N.C. (Thomas Phifer and Partners, New York City)

  • One Jackson Square, New York City (Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, New York City)

  • The Ford Assembly Building, Richmond, Calif. (Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects, Berkeley, Calif.)

  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rooftop Garden, San Francisco (Jensen Architects / Jensen & Macy Architects, San Francisco)

  • U.S. Land Port of Entry, Warroad, Minn. (Julie Snow Architects, Minneapolis)

  • University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, Mich. (Allied Works Architecture, New York City and Portland, Ore.)

 

Eleven projects were selected for Interior Architecture awards.

  • The Academy of Music, Philadelphia (KlingStubbins, Philadelphia)

  • Alchemist, Miami Beach, Fla. (Rene Gonzalez, Architect, Miami)

  • Armstrong Oil and Gas, Denver, Colo. (Lake|Flato Architects, San Antonio)

  • Conga Room, Los Angeles (Belzberg Architects, Santa Monica, Calif.)

  • Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising San Diego Campus, San Diego (Clive Wilkinson Architects, West Hollywood, Calif.)

  • John E. Jaqua Academic Center for Student Athletes, Eugene, Ore. (Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects, Portland, Ore.)

  • Moving Picture Co., Santa Monica, Calif. (Patrick Tighe Architecture, Santa Monica, Calif.)

  • The Power House, Restoration/Renovation, St. Louis, Mo. (Cannon Design, St. Louis, Mo.)

  • Registrar Recorder County Clerk Elections Operations Center, Santa Fe Springs, Calif. (Lehrer Architects, Los Angeles)

  • Vancouver Convention Centre West, Vancouver, British Columbia (design architect: LMN Architects, Seattle; prime architects: DA Architects + Planners/MCM Partnership Architects, Designers, Planners, Vancouver, British Columbia)

  •  Washington Square Park Dental, San Francisco (Montalba Architects, Santa Monica, Calif.)

 

The 2011 Institute Honor Awards for Regional and Urban Design were given to six projects.

  • Beijing CBD East Expansion, Beijing, China (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Chicago)

  • Chicago Central Area DeCarbonization Plan, Chicago (Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, Chicago)

  • Community|City: Between Building and Landscape; Affordable Sustainable Infill for Smoketown, Louisville, Ky. (Marilys R. Nepomechie, FAIA, Marilys R. Nepomechie Architect + Florida International University; and Marta Canavés, ASLA, IIDA, Marta Canavés Design + Florida International University)

  • Gowanus Canal Sponge Park, New York City (dlandstudio, Brooklyn, N.Y.)

  • Low Impact Development: a design manual for urban areas (University of Arkansas Community Design Center, Fayetteville, Ark.)

  • Townscaping an Automobile-Oriented Fabric, Farmington, Ark. (University of Arkansas Community Design Center, Fayetteville, Ark.)

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