Monday night’s AIA Awards were a departure from last year, when the jurors gave four of seven awards to posh private residences and lamented a lack of civic engagement among Seattle firms.
This year, there was only one single family award winner. And multifamily infill and public projects dominated the winners.
The jurors scolded some award-winners for not including enough contextual and site information. They applauded AIA Seattle for including actual site tours as part of the decision process. Those tours helped them cut a few projects that had looked good in the pictures but they said didn’t work on site.
Check out detailed descriptions of the 14 winners and read more about why the jury picked them online. Also read threads/comments at Archinect (posted by holz about 3/4 of the way down the thread), BLDG Blog and at AIA Seattle.