This year's AIA Institute Honor Awards for Regional & Urban Design recognize outstanding achievements in an architect's ability to contribute significantly to the quality of local environments through urban design, regional and city planning, and community development. The 2015 jury included Frank Fuller, FAIA, of Field Paoli, San Francisco; Karl Grice, AIA, of Grice Group, St. Louis; Anne-Marie Lubenau, AIA, of Bruner Foundation, St. Louis; Klaus Philipsen, FAIA, of ArchPlan, Baltimore; and Adam Thies, AICP, Director of the Department of Metropolitan Development, Indianapolis. 

For more on each winning project,click the link in the project name to see it in ARCHITECT's Project Gallery.

Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts District Master Plan, Beijing
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, San Francisco

Jury: “The project has dedicated significant resources to both the old and the new--it attempts to keep the old and find a strategy to work with it.”


Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts District Master Plan, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Beijing
Skidmore Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts District Master Plan, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Beijing

The BIG UNew York

Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), Copenhagen

Jury: “This is such a pressing issue, so to have this kind of solution presented in such a clear way is remarkable.”


The BIG U, Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), New York
Daniel Acker/Bloomberg The BIG U, Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), New York


Government Center Garage Redevelopment, Boston

CBT Architects, Boston

Jury: “The plan reuses the garage in a positive way, shaping the new buildings around it to connect to the city. Without having said so, the project builds upon other urban design investment—mainly, the Greenway and the Big Dig—the city has made.”


Government Center Garage Redevelopment, CBT Architects, Boston
Lifang Government Center Garage Redevelopment, CBT Architects, Boston


Target Field Station, Minneapolis 
EE&K, a Perkins Eastman company, New York

Jury: “This is a powerful piece of work, illustrating how a transit point can become more than a transit station.”



Target Field Station, EE&K, a Perkins Eastman company, Minneapolis
Morgan Sheff Target Field Station, EE&K, a Perkins Eastman company, Minneapolis


For more on each winning project,click the link in the project name to see it in ARCHITECT's Project Gallery.