2020 Winner - Georgetown House Stair - McInturff Architects - Photo by Hoachlander Davis Photography

For 40 years, AIA|DC and Washingtonian magazine have co-sponsored an awards competition that recognizes excellence in residential design throughout the Washington metropolitan region. The competition is open exclusively to registered architects.

Eligible projects represent single family, multifamily, or mixeduse residential buildings that characterize new construction, remodelings, additions, or adaptive reuse. Specialized housing such as senior living centers, dormitories, and emergency shelters for natural disasters may also be considered, as well as projects with universal design principles. The Washingtonian Residential Design Awards recognize residential projects, regardless of size or classification, on the basis of excellence in total design, including aesthetics, programmatic response and sustainability.

We're pleased to announce our 2021 jurors below:

2021 Winners

Our esteemed three-person jury met yesterday and gave accolades to 10 projects. Our jury included Julie Hacker, FAIA of Chicago, IL, Paulett Taggart, FAIA from San Francisco, CA and Lisa Gray, FAIA of New Haven, CT.

Our jury reviewed 81 projects which included everything from architectural details to very large multifamily projects. In awarding the projects they looked both at architectural quality and environmental performance. 

The winning projects are:

Jury Citation for Restoration:  THE KANAWHA by Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS

Jury Citation for Adaptive Reuse:  2501 M by CORE architecture + design


Autohaus by KUBE Architecture

Lyon Park House by Robert M. Gurney, FAIA Architect

Renovation 1662 by Robert M. Gurney, FAIA Architect

Linden Flats by Square 134 Architects

Permanent Supportive Housing by Shinberg Levinas Architecture and Leo A Daly

Residences at St. Elizabeths East Campus by Cunningham|Quill Architects

The Aldea by Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS

Studio MP2 by Robert M. Gurney, FAIA Architect

These projects will be included in an upcoming issue of Washingtonian Magazine as well as the fall issue of ARCHITECTUREDC. Awards will be presented at a ceremony on September 22 at the District Architecture Center. Congratulations to our winners!

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