The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is recognizing 16 projects with its 2023 Architecture Awards.
The 2023 Architecture Award program celebrates the best contemporary architecture and highlights the many ways buildings and spaces can improve lives. The seven-person jury selects submissions that demonstrate design achievement, including a sense of place, purpose, history, and environmental sustainability. This year’s recipients are:
- 633 Folsom, San Francisco | Gensler
- Center of Developing Entrepreneurs, Charlottesville, Virginia | Wolf Ackerman, EskewDumezRipple
- GoSpotCheck Headquarters, Denver | Tryba Architects
- John W. Olver Design Building, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts | Leers Weinzapfel Associates
- Lubber Run Community Center, Arlington, Virginia | VMDO Architects
- Marlboro Music Reich Hall, Marlboro, Vermont | HGA
- Marygrove Early Education Center, Detroit | Marlon Blackwell Architects
- Minneapolis Public Service Building, Minneapolis | Henning Larsen, MSR Design
- Mukilteo Multimodal Ferry Terminal, Mukilteo, Washington | LMN Architects
- The Rajkumari Ratnavati Girl's School, Rajasthan, India | Diana Kellogg Architects
- The Rockefeller University Stavros Niarchos Foundation - David Rockefeller River Campus, New York | Rafael Viñoly Architects
- Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences Middle School, Seattle | LMN Architects
- TIDE Academy, Menlo Park, California | LPA Design Studios
- UCLA Pritzker Hall Modernization, Los Angeles | CO Architects
- University of Washington, Life Sciences Building, Seattle | Perkins&Will
- Worcester Blackstone Visitor Center, Worcester, Massachusetts | designLABarchitects
This year’s Architecture Award recipients were selected by a seven-person jury: Ashley Wilson, FAIA, Chair, Ashley Wilson Architect; Jose Leo Arango, Assoc. AIA, EYP; Randall Deutsch, FAIA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign School of Architecture; Gabriel Ignacio Dziekiewicz, AIA, DesignBridge; Teresa Jan, AIA, Multistudio; Luis Nieves-Ruiz, FAICP, East Central Florida, Regional Planning Council and Zakiya Wiggins, AIA, LS3P.
The AIA’s Framework for Design Excellence provides a set of guidelines and requirements to assess project performance. Climate action requires a holistic approach addressing the interdependence among people, buildings, infrastructure, and the environment. While awarded projects do not need to address all the measures included in the framework, they do need to highlight how they perform in this context and highlight relevant narratives and metrics when applicable.VisitAIA’s websitefor more information on the Architecture Award program.