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2022 Honor Awards for Washington Architecture

LIVE EVENT November 7 at Town Hall Seattle

The Honor Awards for Washington Architecture is AIA Seattle’s annual marquee program, drawing hundreds of attendees to a lecture-style event of unique rigor and breadth. This nationally-recognized program provides an important opportunity for the design community to share and celebrate its achievements, both among practitioners and with the community at-large. The awarded projects will be announced for the first time on stage at the live event. Like last year, the Honor Awards will be livestreamed virtually, providing multiple access points and enabling us to extend these celebrations to broader audiences.

Honor Awards Live Event | Monday, November 7 @ Town Hall Seattle

  • 5:30pm – Doors and Bars Open (Lobby Entrance) 21+
    • Come early for beer & wine, photo booth, and live set by KEXP DJ Evie in the Forum
  • 7:00pm – Program Begins all ages welcome
    • Livestreaming of the program begins for remote ticket-holders
  • 9:00pm – Program Ends

At this time, all attendees are required to wear a mask over their nose and mouth except when actively eating or drinking. 


All tickets must be purchase online in advance

Submitters receive one (1) free ticket per project submission, to be distributed to whomever they choose. Promo codes will be distributed via e-mail soon after submissions close.

Honor Awards for Washington Architecture | Town Hall Seattle

  • $50.00* General Admission
  • $45.00* Group Rate Discount – Save 10% with purchase of 10 or more tickets before October 28!
  • $20.00* Student (with valid student ID)
  • $10.00* Livestream Only

Click here for tickets

*Plus taxes and Eventbrite fees


The year’s Honor Awards will be held at the newly renovated landmark historic building, Town Hall Seattle. Please enter using either the Lobby entrance located on 8th Avenue or the Forum entrance located off Seneca St.


Billie Faircloth FAIA, LEED AP BD+C | KieranTimberlake | Philadelphia, PA
Billie Faircloth is a design leader who has transformed practice-based research and earned a national and international reputation for demonstrating its value, methods, and outcomes. As partner and research director at Philadelphia-based architectural practice KieranTimberlake, Billie leads the firm’s Research Group, a transdisciplinary team recognized for applying research, design, and problem-solving processes from fields as diverse as environmental management, industrial ecology, chemical physics, materials science, and sculpture. Billie presents KieranTimberlake’s research culture and projects as case studies, equally relevant to practitioners, faculty, and students. Her central message: inquiry is a new-found form of professional agency and a driver for practice transformation.

Architectural Record celebrated Faircloth’s relentless pioneering of integrated, transdisciplinary research in practice when it selected her as its 2017 Women in Architecture Innovator Award winner. Billie is an Adjunct Professor at the Weitzman School of Design, University of Pennsylvania, and the Chair of the AIA Committee on the Environment. Billie’s present work focuses on socio-technical interactions within building culture and architecture’s impact and outcomes as critical grounds for innovation.

Ghazal Khezri | LOHA | Los Angeles, CA
Since joining LOHA in 2015, Ghazal has played a substantial role as a Director and project Lead for a number of projects, most notably 3434 Wesley, Esri Campus Center and Sandi Simon Center for Dance. Prior to joining LOHA, she worked on number of  international projects as a designer with award-winning architecture firms. Her contributions span a variety of project types including affordable housing and residential projects to museums, and educational. She sees architecture as a way to strengthen communities and give character to neighborhoods, as well as a vehicle for expressing an organization’s culture while establishing new cultures. Ghazal holds Architectural Design and Architectural Engineering bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University and has served as a guest Juror at Angewandte, University of Innsbruck, Tehran University and University of Southern California. She is a licensed architect in California.

Kimberly Garza ASLA, PLA, LEED AP | Atlas Lab | Sacramento, CA
Kimberly Garza is Founder and Principal of ATLAS Lab Inc, a woman- and minority-owned, mission-driven landscape architecture, community development, and public art studio based in Sacramento, California. She is a landscape architect, artist, and educator with 15 years of experience working with private and public developments across the country. Her work has been internationally recognized, published, and exhibited, including juried selection for the Market Street Prototyping Festival, International Garden Festival in Quebec, Canada and winning proposal for the Sacramento Capitol Mall design competition. She was named 40 Under 40 Urban Innovator by NextCity.org. and 40 Under 40 Honoree by the Sacramento Business Journal. Kimberly frequently serves on national design and academic juries, and lectures on placemaking and socially conscious design. She holds degrees in landscape architecture from Harvard University and UC Berkeley.

Moderator: Ken Tadashi Oshima | University of Washington | Seattle, WA
Ken Tadashi Oshima is Professor at the University of Washington, Seattle, where he teaches trans-national architectural history, theory and design. He has also been a visiting professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and UCLA. He is a Fellow of the Society of Architectural Historians for lifetime achievement and served as President of the Society of Architectural Historians from 2016-18. Dr. Oshima’s publications include Kiyonori Kikutake: Between Land and SeaInternational Architecture in Interwar Japan: Constructing Kokusai Kenchiku and Arata Isozaki. He curated “GLOBAL ENDS: towards the beginning” (Gallery MA, 2011), “SANAA: Beyond Borders”” (Henry Art Gallery 2007-8) and was a co-curator of “Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive” (Museum of Modern Art, NY, 2017). He was an editor and contributor to Architecture + Urbanism for more than ten years, co-authoring the two-volume special issue, Visions of the Real: Modern Houses in the 20th Century (2000).


In addition to the jury’s own criteria, the AIA Seattle community has identified four considerations for the submission review process:

  • Inspiration | How does the project manifest its stated intent–in form and function–revealing innovation in both thought and practice?
  • Problem-solving | How does the project creatively address challenges inherent in its site, budget, program, materials, collaboration, and context? What are the organizing principles informing design?
  • Environmental Sensitivity | How does the project exhibit serious intent to minimize negative environmental impact and enhance its relationship to the environment?
  • Social Impact | How does the project enhance the community in which it is situated? How does it help promote a vibrant and equitable community?

The integration of the Common App into the submission process also raises awareness of the Framework for Design Excellence.


Initiated in 2018, the Young Voices Selection (YVS) program aims to elevate and engage the voices of young designers through direct participation and representation in AIA Seattle’s Honor Awards for Washington Architecture. Three young designers, nominated by firm leaders and selected by the Honor Awards Committee, will be given the opportunity to review, deliberate, and select ONE Built project submission. This chosen project, the “Young Voices Selection,” will be recognized at the live event in November and selected by this year’s Young Voices…

  • Alyssa Mitchell Assoc. AIA, NOMA | Weber Thompson 
  • Mariel Dougoud | Perkins&Will 
  • Nikki Sugihara Assoc. AIA | Wittman Estes 


Questions about the Honor Awards? Contact AIA Seattle Programs Manger, Zoe Guckenheimer.

Questions about attending the Live Event? Contact AIA Seattle Programs Coordinator, Andrea Aguilera.

Sponsorship Questions? Contact AIA Seattle Associate Director, Growth & Operations, Kristen Lound.




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November 7, 2022
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm


AIA Seattle
(206) 448-4938


Town Hall Seattle
1119 8th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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