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The American Institute of Architects (AIA) have selected the 10 recipients of the 2010 Small Project Awards. The AIA Small Project Awards Program, now in its sixth year, was established to recognize s...
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Let’s take a break from large public buildings and luxurious residences and look at some ingenious small-scale works that the AIA have awarded this year within the framework of the 2011 Small Project Awards. As we see, it doesn’t take large architectural endeavors for the creative juice of some designer to flow rather profusely.

AIA-Small-projects-awardsThe AIA Small Project Awards Program, now in its eighth year, was established to recognize small-project practitioners for the high quality of their work and to promote excellence in small-project design.  This award program emphasizes the excellence of small-project design and strives to raise public awareness of the value and design excellence that architects bring to projects, no matter the limits of size and scope.

The jury for the Small Project Awards includes: Deborah Pierce, AIA (jury chair), Pierce Lamb Architects; Obie G. Bowman, FAIA, Obie G. Bowman, FAIA, Architect; Randy Brown, FAIA, Randy Brown Architects; Lance Hosey, AIA, LEED AP, GreenBlue and Wendy Evans Joseph, FAIA, Wendy Evans Joseph Architect, Cooper Joseph Studio.

Small projects come in different sizes. Award recipients are therefore categorized into two groups:
Category 1), Small Project Structures (construction costs up to $500,000) Category 2) Small Project Objects (construction costs up to $50,000).

 

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