Events: The 59th AIA Seattle Honor Awards for Washington Architecture Print
Sunday, 01 November 2009 06:29

This November marks the 59th annual Honor Awards hosted by The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Seattle chapter, honoring architects for their creative solutions and resourceful projects.  Unlike traditional awards programs, the Honor Awards present a critical dialogue on architecture — what it means, what it could be and why we care.  The program is unique, brings together hundreds of design professionals and according to one former juror, the AIA Seattle Honor Awards program is “the best state or local design awards I have juried.  They should all be done this way.”
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Jurors for this year's awards include Nigel Dancey, RIBA Foster + Partners, London, Mark Rios, FAIA, FASLA, Rios Clementi Hale, Los Angeles, and Teddy Cruz, eStudio Cruz, San Diego. The event will be moderated by Elizabeth K. Meyer, FASLA, University of Virginia.  Co-Chairs for the 2009 AIA Seattle Honor Awards are Don Miles FAIA of ZGF Architects and Shannon Nichol of Gustafson Guthrie Nichol.  Photos and biographies of the jurors, as well as information about the event’s sponsors and special contributors, can be found online at

Here are the details for award night:

Date:               Monday, November 9, 2009
Place:              Benaroya Hall, 200 University Street
Time:              6PM, Doors open for reception and viewing of entries
7PM, Jury announcement and discussion of awards
Tickets:          $25 adv/$30 door – General Admission $10 adv/$15 door - Students & Jobseekers

Group discounts available through advance ticket purchase only.

AIA Seattle received over 175 submissions — both envisioned and realized —  ranging from commercial to residential and beyond.  These projects are reviewed by a  jury and the winners are announced live at the Awards presentation on Nov. 9th.

AIA Seattle invites the public aweigh in on the designs before the big night.  The designs range from projects big and small — same with the firm names associated with them.  Check them out, both envisioned and realized

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