The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently announced the recipients of the 2010 Institute Honor Awards, which recognize excellence in architecture, interior architecture, and urban design. Twenty-eight projects located around the world—including five residential and mixed-use projects—were selected from a field of more than 700 entries. The winning projects and architects will be honored during the AIA 2010 National Convention and Design Exposition in June. Links to photography of the residential projects are shown in text, and a link to photography of all projects is shown at the end of each category.

The 14 winners of the 2010 Institute Honor Awards for Architecture are:

  • Alice Tully Hall, New York City; by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and FXFOWLE Architects, both of New York City. A redesign of this music hall transformed it into a premiere chamber music venue with upgraded functionality for all performances.
  • Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture, Columbus, Ohio; by Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects of Atlanta and WSA Studio of Columbus, Ohio. The new school's form and urban positioning are strategically active and interactive, teaching students and the community by example.
  • (residential) Beauvoir, Biloxi Miss.; by Albert & Associates Architects of Hattiesburg, Miss. This 153-year-old mansion, a National Historic Landmark that was severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina, has been lovingly brought back to life in a complete restoration. View this project.
  • Brochstein Pavilion and Central Quad, Rice University, Houston; by Thomas Phifer and Partners of New York City. The Pavilion is situated at a major campus intersection, creating a new hub of activity and encouraging interaction without impeding foot traffic.
  • Camino Nuevo High School, Los Angeles; by Daly Genik Architects of Santa Monica, Calif. This 30,000-square-foot, 18-classroom school maximizes its long, narrow sliver of a site.
  • Campus Restaurant and Event Space for TRUMPF GmbH. + Co. KG, Stuttgart, Germany; by Barkow Leibinger Architects of Berlin, Germany. A new central cafeteria for an industrial manufacturing campus also functions as an 800-seat auditorium.
  • (residential) Macallen Building, Boston; by the Boston offices of Office dA and Burt Hill. This innovative, sustainable multifamily building—the first LEED Gold-certified structure of its type in the city—broke out of conventional residential typologies while working within the developer's competitive budget. View this project. Read ra's article about this 2008 rada-winning project.
  • (residential) Outpost, Central Idaho; by Olson Kundig Architects of Seattle, Wash. Constructed quickly and inexpensively from raw concrete block and with exposed and unfinished interiors, this artist's live/work studio and sculpture garden functions as a place to make and display art. View this project. Read ra's article about this 2009 rada-winning project.