AIA 2011 Housing Awards / Multifamily and Special Housing Award Winners

Drawing on the auto row aesthetic of the neighborhood, Olson Kundig Architects employed tall, wide windows, steel, and panelized siding in colors reminiscent of classic cars in the affordable, multiuse residential building at 1111 E. Pike.

Finegold Alexander Associates' rehabilitation of the historic 1813 Salem Jail—abandoned for 20 years—yielded 50 Saint Peter Street, a highly successful multifamily housing, mixed-use sustainable development that enhances the city's livability.

This 462,000-square-foot mixed-use project reimagines New Orleans' historically horizontal condition into a 21-story-tall building providing ground-floor retail and 250 apartments with community amenities at the ninth floor that echo the city's courtyard housing typology.

Providing a mix of housing types, David Baker Partners' Armstrong Place Senior and Family Housing comprises 124 family townhomes enclosed within a protected community courtyard behind a 115-unit apartment building for seniors with integrated neighborhood services.

Olson Kundig Architects' Art Stable, a seven-story urban infill project, incorporates ground-level commercial space with second-level parking and five adaptable live/work units that owners can customize, and is notable for its 80-foot-tall hinged rear façade that allows for moving oversize objects in and out of the building.

Conceived to address a parking shortage, Hancock Mixed Use Housing by Koning Eizenberg Architecture nevertheless puts people and housing first and allows residents of the 31 condos/townhouses and seven affordable units to control their level of engagement with the street, roof courtyards, and parking by using sliding wooden panels and shades.

The LEED Neighborhood Development Gold-certified Tassafaronga Village, designed by David Baker Partners Architects, injects much-needed affordable housing into a former brownfield site in an underserved neighborhood, offering apartments, townhouses, supportive housing, a medical clinic, and connections to the existing community.

Overland Partners Architects designed the flexible campus of Haven for Hope on a former industrial park to help the stakeholders provide services to address all causes of homelessness, and to allow for the future expansion of programs.

Building F at Northeastern University, the sixth designed by William Rawn Associates Architects for the institution, provides 140,000 square feet of mixed-use space encompassing 230 beds of freshman honors housing, a cultural center, and an academic center, as well as a two-story four-part lounge for residents.

Providing supportive housing with a preference for individuals in the performing arts and entertainment industry, the five channel glass "towers" of The Schermerhorn by Ennead Architects appear to rise from a transparent glass base, and the building itself is cantilevered over underground subway tunnels.

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