AIA's 2019 Institute Honor Awards in Architecture

John Hill
29. January 2019
Smart Factory by Barkow Leibinger (Photo: Simon Menges)

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has announced the nine projects that are the 2019 recipients of its annual Institute Honor Awards for Architecture.

Winners were selected by a five-member jury with the goal of finding projects "that demonstrate design achievement, including a sense of place and purpose, ecology, environmental sustainability and history." They range from open-air landscape structures and a suburban office building, to a high-profile museum in the nation's capital and the restoration of a building designed by a president. The nine winning projects are listed below in alphabetical order, though more information on them can be found on the AIA website. The nine recipients will be honored at the AIA Conference on Architecture 2019 in Las Vegas in June.


​Arlington Elementary School
Architect: Mahlum Architects
Owner:  Tacoma Public Schools
Location: Tacoma, Washington

Casey House
Architect: Hariri Pontarini Architects
Owner: Casey House
Location: Toronto, Ontario Canada

Confluence Park
Architect: Lake | Flato Architects
Owner: San Antonio River Foundation
Location: San Antonio, Texas

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (Photo: Brad Feinknopf)

Crosstown Commons
Architect: Looney Ricks Kiss
Owner: Crosstown LLC
Location: Memphis, Tennessee

Restoration of the Rotunda at the University of Virginia
Architect: John G. Waite Associates, Architects, PLLC
Owner: University of Virginia
Location: Charlottesville, Virginia

Smart Factory
Architect: Barkow Leibinger
Owner: Trumpf, Inc.
Location: Hoffman Estates, Illinois

TIRPITZ Museum by BIG–Bjarke Ingels Group (Photo: Mike Bink Photography)

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Architect: The Freelon Group (part of Perkins+Will), Adjaye Associates, Davis Brody Bond, and SmithGroup
Owner: Smithsonian Institution
Location: Washington, DC​

Starter Home* No. 4-15, Saint Thomas/Ninth
Architect: OJT
Owner: St. Thomas LLC
Location: New Orleans, LA​

TIRPITZ Museum
Architect: BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group
Owner: Claus Kjeld Jensen
Location: Blåvand, Denmark

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