The content for this article was originally featured on AIA Seattle’s website on November 8, 2022.
SEATTLE, November 8, 2022 – Last night, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Seattle hosted the 72nd annual Honor Awards for Washington Architecture to celebrate excellence in design.
The distinguished jury included Billie Faircloth FAIA, LEED AP BD+C (KieranTimberlake), Ghazal Khezri (LOHA), and Kimberly Garza ASLA, PLA LEED AP (Atlas Lab), with Ken Tadashi Oshima (UW College of Built Environments) as moderator.
From 100 submissions, the jury chose 15 award winners from three categories – Built, Conceptual, and Research & Innovation. This was the fifth year of the Research & Innovation category, recognizing strides in research and innovation coming out of our region, elevating our communities’ awareness of advancement in architectural practice. This was the seventh year of the Energy in Design Award to commend projects that have made quantifiably significant strides in energy reduction while also maintaining the highest qualitative design caliber.
Across the spectrum of project types, the jury acknowledged the strong design culture represented in our region and were so impressed with the “high level of design excellence in projects that delight, inspire and enrich their communities all while having a positive impact on the environment.”
In addition to the main juried awards, it was the fifth year of the Young Voices Selection (YVS), a program with the aim to engage and elevate the voices of young designers through direct participation and representation in AIA Seattle’s Honor Awards for Washington Architecture. The three YVS panelists, Alyssa Mitchell Assoc. AIA, NOMA (Weber Thompson), Mariel Dougoud (Perkins&Will), and Nikki Sugihara Assoc. AIA (Wittman Estes), selected 1 Built project as the Young Voices Selection award winner.
Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you to our esteemed jury, moderator, and Honor Awards Committee!
AWARD OF MERIT
YOUNG VOICES SELECTION
Living Watershed by Weber Thompson