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!
AWARD OF HONOR
The 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 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.
ENERGY IN DESIGN AWARD
AWARD OF MERIT
YOUNG VOICES SELECTION
Fort Worden Building 305 by Signal Architecture + Research
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THANK YOU TO OUR 2021 HONOR AWARDS SPONSORS
Alaska Airlines | BetterBricks | Dovetail | Hoffman Construction Company | Sellen Construction
USI Insurance Services | AHBL | Berger Partnership | Cary Kopczynski & Company, Inc.
Atlas Supply / Dowsil | Eakman Construction | FSi Engineers | GLY Construction, Inc.
Hargis Engineers, Inc. | Inform Interiors | KPFF Consulting Engineers | Lane Powell
Magnusson Klemencic Associates | Malsam Tsang Structural Engineering | Microsol Resources Corp.
PCL Construction Services, Inc. | PCS Structural Solutions | Quantum Consulting Engineers
RJM Precision Instruments | Schuchart | Skanska | Swenson Say Fagét | Thomas Fragnoli Construction Thornton Tomasetti | GRAY