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AIA recognizes exceptional designs with 2018 Small Project Awards

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced its recognition of 11 exceptional designs with its 2018 Small Project Awards. Now in its 15th year, the AIA Small Project Awards program–established by The Small Project Practitioners (SPP)– recognizes small-project practitioners for the high quality of their work. The program also aims at raising awareness about the value and design excellence that architects can bring to projects, no matter their size or scope.

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Shepley Bulfinch Receives Award from the American Institute of Architects for Pagliuca Harvard Life Lab

The Pagliuca Harvard Life Lab is the newest addition to Harvard University’s Innovation Labs ecosystem, supporting Harvard students and alumni in their quest to create ventures that improve the world. Located on Harvard’s Allston, Mass. campus, the 15,000 SF, two-story modular building is a pilot project for innovation and entrepreneurial co-working space with a focus on life sciences. The mission of the Life Lab is to provide Harvard students, faculty, post docs and alumni with a fully equipped wet-lab environment and resources needed to take their ventures to the next stage of development.

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COTE Top Ten for Students: INNOVATION 2030 Competition Winners

The American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment (AIA COTE) in partnership with the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) and in collaboration with Architecture 2030, announce award recipients of the 2018 AIA COTE Top Ten for Students: INNOVATION 2030 Competition. The competition recognizes ten exceptional studio projects that integrate creative and innovative design strategies working towards achieving carbon-neutral operations through daylighting, passive heating and cooling systems, sustainable materials, water conservation, energy generation, and other sustainable systems.

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AIA COTE Top Ten Awards demonstrate advanced performance in sustainable materials usage and design

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on the Environment (COTE) announced April 19 this year’s recipients for its highest honor—the COTE Top Ten Awards. Now any number of the ten recipients may receive a COTE Top Ten Plus designation denoting projects with exemplary actual performance and post-occupancy lessons. PRISM takes a look at the resources – sustainability in materials and usage – in each recipient’s project. ‘Resources’ is just one of ten measurements used in the jury’s evaluation of each project.

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2018 Collaborative Achievement Award Recipients

Last month, The Affordable Housing Design Leadership Institute and Klyde Warren Park were selected as the 2018 recipients of the Collaborative Achievement Award. This award recognizes and encourages distinguished achievements of allied professionals, clients, organizations, architect teams, knowledge communities, and others who have had a beneficial influence on or advanced the architectural profession.

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Klyde Warren Park Wins AIA Collaborative Achievement Award

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced Klyde Warren Park, a freeway deck park in Dallas designed by OJB Landscape Architecture (OJB), as the recipient of the 2018 Collaborative Achievement Award. This award “recognizes and encourages distinguished achievements of allied professionals, clients, organizations, architect teams, knowledge communities, and others who have had a beneficial influence on or advanced the architectural profession.” The park will be honored at the 2018 AIA Conference on Architecture in New York.

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Stephen Ayers, FAIA, honored with the 2018 AIA Thomas Jefferson Award

Stephen Ayers, FAIA, Architect of the Capitol, has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Architecture. The Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Architecture recognizes architects in the public and private sectors, public officials, or other individuals who design distinguished public facilities and/or who advocate for design excellence. Ayers will be honored at the AIA Conference on Architecture 2018 in New York City.

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Jorge Silvetti awarded 2018 AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion

The AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion honors an individual who has been intensely involved in architecture education for more than a decade and whose teaching has influenced a broad range of students. Silvetti has taught at Harvard University Graduate School of Design  (GSD) since 1975 as a gifted professor and mentor.  Argentinian by birth, Silvetti’s influence at GSD may have been most strongly felt from 1995-2002, when he served as chair of the architecture program.

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