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13 High quality designs recognized by AIA, announces 2022 Small Project Award Recipients

United States Architecture News - Jun 06, 2022 - 08:41   456 views

13 High quality designs recognized by AIA, announces 2022 Small Project Award Recipients

Rolling into its 19th Cycle, AIA along with its Small Project Design (SPD) Knowledge Community pioneered the Small Project awards to underscore the value & design excellence architects bring to the table irrespective of the project size and scope.

Thirteen diverse design projects were recognized & honored for their exceptional designs across three different categories. As per AIA, the awarded projects embody the large impact, modest projects can have on their fellow users and community.

Take a Look at the 2022 Small Project Award Recipients.

Category 1 - Small project construction, an architectural object, work of environmental art, or an architectural design element that costs up to $250,000 in construction.


Enough House: Economy as Ethic,
Image © James Brittain Photography


Jesse’s home sits in the Village among many other micro homes.
They share group bathing facilities and outdoor kitchens, creating a close neighbor network between residents,
Image © Leonid Furmansky


Our team installed the structure on February 7th, 2021, and it was immediately welcomed by the community.
Image © Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects



Outdoor Classroom Space.
Image © Leonid Furmansky


A sustainable, micro-placemaking strategy: bio-retention soils remove contaminants from greywater.
Image © Brice Maryman


Category 2 - Small project construction that could cost up to $2,500,000 in construction.



Goatbarn Lane–View into bedroom at twilight.
Image © David Lauer Photograph



North-facing glazing avoids harsh summer sun providing filtered daylight to interiors and a visual connection to the outdoors,
Image © Casey Dunn



 Classroom space,
Image © Leonid Furmansky.


2nd Courtyard view of Palms II
Image © Benny Chan, 2021

Exterior view from the northeast corner.
Image © Matt Winquist |Winquist Photography|


Category 3 - Small project construction, an architectural object, work of environmental art, or an architectural design that is under 5,000 square feet.




A Wall Made of Bricks - view from MorganAvenue at the garden entrance,
Image © Amy Barkow



Large sliders in the bedroom open toward the south sotol and vegetable garden.
A window on the west frames a garden of cacti and mesquite against a lime plastered backdrop.
Image © Casey Dunn

SPLAM is a flexible space that showcases the potential for timber construction and robotic fabrication methods to reduce carbon emissions.
Image © Kendall McCaugherty | Hall + Merrick Photographers Kendall McCaugherty


Top Image: Solid limestone retaining walls shoulder the earth cut on either side of the entry. Image © Casey Dunn.

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