The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is recognizing 10 exceptional residential designs with its 2023 housing awards. The program, now in its 23rd year, was established to recognize the best in housing design for new construction, renovations and restorations. Complete details for each of the awarded projects can be reviewed on AIA’s website.
Projects were selected from eight possible categories: one- and two-family custom residences; one- and two-family production homes; multifamily housing; specialized housing; excellence in affordable housing; mixed-use community connection; community-engaged design; and universal dwelling design.
This year’s recipients were selected by a five-person jury that evaluated entries relative to the AIA Framework for Design Excellence, which represents the defining principles of excellent design in the 21st century. Specifically, the jury looked at whether designs are sustainable, affordable, durable, innovative, socially impactful, meeting client needs as well as addressing the natural and built contexts.
The 2023 housing award recipients include:
One- and two-family custom residences
The Rambler, Idianola, Washington
Alta Vista Residence, Austin, Texas | Alterstudio Architecture
Woodward Lofts, St. Louis, Missouri | Trivers
Canyon Drive, Los Angeles | Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects
Argyle Gardens, Portland, OR | Holst Architecture
The Block ISA – Interface Studio Architects