Announcing the 2016 AIA|DC Chapter Design Award Winners


Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 AIA|DC Chapter Design Awards! This year we had a single jury look at all of the submissions to make their final selections. Out of the 205 submissions, 16 were chosen in a total of 4 categories: Urban Design/Master Planning, Historic Resources, Interior Architecture, and Architecture. 

And, announced January 15, congratulations to the People's Choice Award winner: STUDIOS Architecture for One Franklin Square Building Enhancements.

2016 AIA|DC Chapter Design

Awards Jury

Carol Ross Barney, FAIA, Ross Barney Architects

Clive Wilkinson, FAIA, Clive Wilkinson Architects

Kulapat Yantrasast, wHY Architects

Philip Chen, AIA, Ann Beha Architects

Wendy Pautz, AIA, LMN Architects, Seattle, WA

Merit Award in Urban Design/Master Planning

Augusta Georgia Housing, Suzane Reatig Architecture

Photography: courtesy of the architect

Excellence Awards in Urban Design/Master Planning

Constitution Gardens, Rogers Partners and PWP Landscape Architecture

Washington, DC

Photography: courtesy of the architects

King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center Master Plan, HOK

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Photography: Alan Karchmer Photographer

Merit in Interior Architecture

Bloomberg, LSM

Washington, DC

Photography: Hedrich Blessing and LSM

Covington, LSM

Washington, DC

Photography: Richard Bryant/, Prakash Patel Photography, Hedrich Blessing, and LSM

People's Choice Award Winner

One Franklin Square Building Enhancements, STUDIOS Architecture

Washington, DC

Photography: bilyana dimitrova photography

Sherber + Rad, David Jameson Architect

Washington, DC

Photography: Paul Warchol Photography

Merit in Historic Resources

Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building, SmithGroupJJR

Washington, DC

Photography: Maxwell MacKenzie Architectural Photographer

Excellence in Historic Resources

Restoration of the Historic Watchbox, Washington Navy Yard, EYP Architecture and Engineering

Washington, DC

Photographer: Spielmann Studio

Merit in Architecture

Woodside Residence, David Jameson Architect

Woodside, CA

Photographer: Bruce Damonte Photography

Eagle Academy Public Charter School, Shinberg.Levinas Architects

Washington, DC

Photographer: Alan Karchmer Photographer

Howard University Interdisciplinary Research Building, HDR Architecture

Washington, DC

Photographer: Ari Burling Architectural Photography

Snyder Sanctuary, Newman Architects

Boca Raton, Florida

Photography: Courtesy of Robert Benson Photography

University of Pennsylvania, Neural and Behavioral Sciences Building, SmithGroupJJR

Philadelphia, PA

Photographer: Alan Karchmer Photographer

Excellence in Architecture

Fletcher's Mill, Richard Williams Architects

Woodville, VA

Photography: Tom Arban Photography Inc.

King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center Community Mosque, HOK

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Photography: Alan Karchmer Photographer and A.D. Alolyan Photography

Presidential Citation

ANXO Cidery & Pintxos Bar

bestudio, LLC

Photography: Dim Sum Media

Presidential Citation for Urban Catalyst

American Society of Interior Designers Headquarters


Photography: Eric Laignel Photography

Presidential Citation for Design & Wellbeing

Roosevelt Senior High School

Perkins Eastman

Photography: Joseph Romeo

Presidential Citation for Sustainable Design

Voting for the People's Choice Award has closed

How to vote:

Have Facebook? Like the AIA|DC Facebook page and then like your favorite photo in the 2016 Chapter Design Awards album! Please like only one photo, multiple likes will be disqualified.

Don't have Facebook? Vote using our online survey!

Voting will close at 12:00 PM EST December 15. The likes from the Facebook album will be tallied along with the votes from the online survey. Join us for the awards reception on the evening of December 15 at the District Architecture Center as we announce the winner of the 2016 Chapter Design People's Choice Award.