The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is recognizing 12 exceptional residential designs with its 2019 Housing Awards. Complete details for each of the awarded projects can be reviewed on AIA’s website.
AIA’s Housing Awards program, now in its 19th year, was established to recognize the best in housing design for new construction, renovations and restorations. Each year projects are awarded based on four different categories: one- and two-family custom residences; one- and two-family production homes; multifamily housing; and specialized housing.
This year’s recipients were selected by a five-member jury that evaluated projects for demonstrating design excellence. Additionally, the jury evaluates whether designs are sustainable, affordable, durable, innovative, socially impactful, meeting client needs, and addressing the natural and built contexts. The 2019 Housing Award recipients are:
Category 1 – One- and Two-Family Custom Residences
- Georgica Cove, East Hampton, New York | Bates Masi + Architects
- Mirror Point, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia | MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects
- Off-Grid Guesthouse, Central Coast, California | Anacapa Architecture and Willson Design
Category 2 – One- and Two-Family Production Homes
- Oak Park Housing, Sacramento, California | Johnsen Schmaling Architects
- Tiny Tower, Philadelphia | ISA
Category 3 – Multifamily Housing
- Bigwin Island Club Cabins, Baysville, Canada | MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects
- Bill Sorro Community, San Francisco | Kennerly Architecture & Planning
- Jefferson Park Apartments, Cambridge, Massachusetts | Abacus Architects + Planners
- Lofts at Mayo Park, Rochester, Minnesota | Snow Kreilich Architects
- Pierhouse, Brooklyn, New York | Marvel Architects
Category 4 – Specialized Housing
- San Joaquin Villages, Goleta, California | Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects, and Kevin Daly Architects
- Skyline Residence Hall, Waltham, Massachusetts | William Rawn Associates, Architects, Inc.
Visit AIA’s website for more information on the housing awards program.