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  • cozzens residence, washington, d.c.

    Bethesda, Md., architect Mark McInturff, FAIA, was wary of working with the local design review board when he took on this renovation in the historic Georgetown section of Washington, D.C. His plan for the structurally unsound row house involved stabilizing the building with helical concrete piers...

  • the city of tomorrow, malmo, sweden

    A former brownfield polluted by a Saab factory is now the site of the most environmentally advanced apartment complex in this Swedish city, a ferry's ride from Copenhagen.

  • montage, palo alto, calif.

    This transformation from suburban parking lot to high-density housing for university students and young professionals was "extraordinarily well-done" said the judges. Architect Alex Seidel calls his architecture eclectic, with its mix of materials and imagery drawn from the area's agricultural...

  • park hill north condominiums, washington, d.c.

    The success of Ralph Cunningham and Lee Quill's first multifamily project has nothing to do with beginner's luck. "It was a true collaboration," says Quill. The architects not only produced an alluring design within 80-foot-wide-by-90-foot-tall constraints, but respect was thoughtfully paid to the...

  • the villas at golden eagle village, superstition mountain, ariz.

    This project's unusually strong relationship to its desert site in a master planned community near Scottsdale, Ariz., earned it winning marks. "It's contextual with its surroundings and sits gently on the landscape," said one judge.

  • westcott at ladera ranch, plan one, ladera ranch, calif.

  • center townhomes, portland, ore.

    Orderly and urbane, Center Townhomes was designed to fill a hole in the local market for young professionals and empty-nesters. For Otak Architects, it was a welcome chance to design a series of contemporary buildings in a city that caters to architecture of other eras.

  • pensione esperanza sro hotel, san jose, calif.

    Faced with reconciling artistry with the constraints of a limited budget, architect David Baker, FAIA, brought dignity and a sense of play to a building for very-low-income tenants.

  • snyder affordable housing, aspen, colo.

    The Snyder Affordable Housing project sparked controversy among neighboring homeowners, who were fearful of its density and potential to lower property values. In the end, the project won the neighbors' praise, just as it won over our panel of judges.

  • venice beach lofts, venice, calif.

    Steven Ehrlich Architects' design for this four-unit loft project caught the judges' attention with its high level of livability.