Launch Slideshow

AIA 2010 Small Project Awards

AIA 2010 Small Project Awards

  • Architecture in the Public Interest Award—Art as Shelter, Raleigh, N.C.

    http://www.residentialarchitect.com/Images/ArtAsShelter-structure_tcm48-497282.JPG

    true

    600

    Photo by J. West Productions

    Tonic Design of Raleigh, N.C., designed "Art as Shelter" to offer visitors to the North Carolina Museum of Art Park a sheltered place to sit and reflect on the nearby sculpture park and public greenway.

  • Architecture in the Public Interest Award—SplitFrame, Portland, Conn.

    http://www.residentialarchitect.com/Images/SplitFrame-platform-overview_tcm48-497290.jpg

    true

    600

    Photo by Elijah Huge

    Wesleyan University's North Studio's SplitFrame wildlife viewing structure, sited in a publicly accessible wildlife sanctuary, was designed with two integral pieces: a floating observation deck and an elevated viewing station, connected to each other by a hinged staircase.

  • Small Project Objects—Shadow Pavilion, Ann Arbor, Mich.

    http://www.residentialarchitect.com/Images/ShadowPavilion_tcm48-497289.jpg

    true

    600

    Photo by Karl Daubmann

    Designed as a structure and space composed entirely of holes, PLY Architecture's Shadow Pavilion is made from more than 100 laser-cut aluminum cones of various sizes that funnel light and sound to its interior space, offering visitors a unique experience of the surrounding landscape.

  • Small Project Objects—plug-in satellite office – Arizona State University, Phoenix

    http://www.residentialarchitect.com/Images/Plug-In%20Office%201_mark%20ryan%20studio_tcm48-497285.jpg

    true

    600

    Photo by Randy Cochran

    mark ryan studio's plug-in satellite office is designed to expand and contract according to the user's needs and plug-in as needed around the studio's perimeter. When not in use, the steel tube–framed
    structure collapses to a 7-foot-by-14-foot enclosure, and when fully deployed it expands to 14 square
    feet and accommodates up to four people.

  • Small Project Objects—Prospect.1 Welcome Center, New Orleans

    http://www.residentialarchitect.com/Images/Prospect1_tcm48-497286.JPG

    true

    600

    Courtesy Eskew+Dumez+Ripple

    Designed to orient visitors to the city of New Orleans and to the Prospect.1, a biennial of contemporary art, Eskew+Dumez+Ripple's shipping container-inspired welcome center was constructed entirely of plywood in just six weeks at a total cost of $25,000.

  • Small Project Objects—Puptent, New York

    http://www.residentialarchitect.com/Images/Puptent_tcm48-497287.jpg

    true

    600

    Courtesy Slade Architecture

    Slade Architecture's Puptent, created for the Design Trust for Public Spaces Annual Auction, was designed as a modern, indoor dog lounge and was constructed from water-jet-cut plywood laminated into a cone.

  • Small Project Structures—East Village Studio, New York

    http://www.residentialarchitect.com/Images/EastVillageStudio_03_tcm48-497283.jpg

    true

    600

    Courtesy Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture

    Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture created a solution for this small live/work studio—measuring just under 500 square feet—that combines kitchen, bathroom, sleeping loft, and a walk-in closet into an intricately sculpted wood-paneled central service core. The remaining flexible area offers lounge and work space.

  • Small Project Structures—Salve Staff Canteen, Milwaukee

    http://www.residentialarchitect.com/Images/SalveStaffCanteen_tcm48-497288.jpg

    true

    600

    Courtesy Johnsen Schmaling Architects

    Serving the cooks, janitors, and maids working in an historic downtown hotel, this small canteen designed by Johnsen Schmaling Architects was carved out of an underground maze of previously
    surplus spaces to provide a useful and attractive spot for employees.

  • Small Project Structures—Kevin Mundy Memorial Bridge, Bozeman, Mont.

    http://www.residentialarchitect.com/Images/KevMundyMemBridge_tcm48-497284.jpg

    true

    600

    Photo by Derik Olsen

    Two opposing shed trusses—each with a low and a high part—make up the two halves of this 50-foot-span bridge, designed by Intrinsik Architecture, its two wood halves joined by an orange powder-coated steel moment frame. Seating is incorporated into the bridge, offering a dynamic shelter to contemplate the structure, as well as the surrounding scenery.

  • Small Project Structures—[Wide]Band – Nomadic Cafe, Los Angeles

    http://www.residentialarchitect.com/Images/WideBand_tcm48-497281.jpg

    true

    600

    Photo by Benny Chan

    Griffin Enright Architects' 600-square-foot portable project was designed to accommodate multiple functions. It has operated as a cafe and as a bar/lounge, both offering wireless Internet access, without its configuration being altered.

During its annual National Convention in Miami, held June 10 – 12, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced the winners of its 2010 Small Project Awards Program. Now in its sixth year, the awards program recognizes small-project practitioners for excellence in design.

Ten awards were given in three categories: Architecture in the Public Interest, Small Project Objects (up to $50,000 construction budget), and Small Project Structures (up to $500,000 construction budget).

The 2010 Small Project Award winners are:

Architecture in the Public Interest

 

Small Project Objects

 

Small Project Structures

 

The Small Project Awards jury members were: Tom Howorth, FAIA, Howorth & Associates; Kevin Harris, FAIA, Kevin Harris and Associates; Camilo Parra, AIA, Parra Design Group Ltd.; Thomas Fisher, Assoc. AIA, dean of the University of Minnesota College of Design; and David Miller, FAIA, The Miller Hull Partnership.

Launch the playlist to view images of the winning small projects.