2021 Honor Award Winners

Winners Announced for the 2021 Honor Awards for Washington Architecture

SEATTLE, November 9, 2021 – The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Seattle hosted the 71st annual Honor Awards for Washington Architecture to celebrate excellence in design on November 9, 2021.

The distinguished jury included Katherine Darnstadt AIA, NOMA, LEED AP (Latent Design), Sharon Johnston FAIA (Johnston Marklee), and Helena Zambrano AIA, CPHC (Mahlum). Co-Chairs for the 2021 AIA Seattle Honor Awards were Ming-Lee Yuan AIA (Olson Kundig) and Catherine De Almeida, ASLA (UW Department of Landscape Architecture, College of Built Environments).

From 103 submittals, the jury chose 16 award winners from three categories – Built, Conceptual, and Research & Innovation. This was the fourth year of the Research & Innovation category, recognizing strides in research and innovation coming out of our region, elevating our communities’ awareness of advancement in architectural practice. This was the sixth year of the Energy in Design Award to commend projects that have made quantifiably significant strides in energy reduction while also maintaining the highest qualitative design caliber.

Across the spectrum of project types, the jury acknowledged the strong design culture represented in our region and were so impressed with the “high level of design excellence in projects that delight, inspire and enrich their communities all while having a positive impact on the environment.”

In addition to the main juried awards, it was the fourth year of the Young Voices Selection (YVS), a program with the aim to engage and elevate the voices of young designers through direct participation and representation in AIA Seattle’s Honor Awards for Washington Architecture. The three YVS panelists, Kayla Ford Assoc. AIA (Integrus Architecture), Alex Ianchenko Assoc. AIA (The Miller Hull Partnership), and Ryan Nungester Assoc. AIA (Environmental Works), selected 1 Built project as the Young Voices Selection award winner.

Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to our esteemed jury and Honor Awards Committee!

Visit the Online Gallery to learn more about the projects, as well as project team and collaborator information. Missed the live show? You can catch the replay here!


Loom House by Miller Hull Partnership and Charlie Hellstern Interiors - Award of HonorThe Loom House by Miller Hull Partnership and Charlie Hellstern Interior Design is an extensive renovation of a classic mid-century home achieving full Living Building Challenge certification. The jury admired this particular residential example due to its thoughtful restrained approach to the existing building, seamlessly layering in extensive new technologies all while carefully integrating the home with the landscape.


Fort Worden Building 305 by Signal Architecture + Research - Award of HonorFort Worden Building 305 by Signal Architecture + Research is a historic military warehouse converted to a vibrant art center. The jury appreciated the dualities of this project: it has a precise technical approach to renovating a landmark building while also being an adaptable, open-ended, programmatically generous final result.




Mukilteo Multimodal Ferry Terminal by LMN Architects is a transportation hub influenced by the Pacific Northwest’s native people. The jury appreciated this team’s thoughtful solution that skillfully and artfully incorporated civic needs with indigenous art, while also improving the health of the site.  They also greatly appreciated the use of extensive passive strategies to reduce the load on renewable energy sources.


Rain Harvest Home by Robert Hutchison Architecture & JSa Arquitectura


Clyde Hill Elementary School by Integrus Architecture
Constitution SHED by atelierjones
Duwamish Crossings by Wittman Estes 
Hayward Field by SRG Partnership
Othello Gardens by Wittman Estes 
Riverfront Pavilion by NAC Architecture & Berger Partnership
The Seattle Street Sink by The Clean Hands Collective
TOMO by Graypants
University Unitarian Church by Hacker Architects


Fort Worden Building 305 by Signal Architecture + Research

To view all of the 2021 submissions, visit the:

Click here for online gallery


Alaska AirlinesBetterBricks | Dovetail | Hoffman Construction CompanySellen Construction
USI Insurance ServicesAHBL  | Berger Partnership | Cary Kopczynski & Company, Inc.
Atlas Supply / DowsilEakman ConstructionFSi EngineersGLY Construction, Inc.
Hargis Engineers, Inc. | Inform InteriorsKPFF Consulting Engineers | Lane Powell
Magnusson Klemencic AssociatesMalsam Tsang Structural EngineeringMicrosol Resources Corp.
PCL Construction Services, Inc.PCS Structural SolutionsQuantum Consulting Engineers
RJM Precision InstrumentsSchuchartSkanskaSwenson Say Fagét | Thomas Fragnoli Construction Thornton Tomasetti | GRAY

To view all of the 2021 Honor Awards submissions, visit the Online Gallery.

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