Seventeen projects have been announced as winners of the AIA's 2009 Housing Awards. Now in its ninth year, the program showcases the best in housing design and highlights the importance of quality housing as a national resource and a necessity of life. The 17 winning projects span four award categories: one/two–family custom housing, one/two–family production housing, special housing, and multifamily housing. Project summaries can be found at

One/Two–Family Custom Housing: Recognizes outstanding designs for custom and remodeled homes for specific clients.

  • Chuckanut Drive Residence, Bellingham, Wash.; architect: Miller|Hull Partnership
  • House on Hoopers Island, Church Creek, Md.; architect: David Jameson Architect
  • Laidley Street Residence, San Francisco; architect: Zack/de Vito Architecture
  • Cinco Camp, Brewster County, Texas; architect: Rhotenberry Wellen Architects
  • Montecito Residence, Montecito, Calif.; architect: Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects
  • Outpost, Bellevue, Idaho; architect: Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects
  • Glade House, Lake Forest, Ill.; Frederick Phillips and Associates
  • Low Country Residence, Mount Pleasant, S.C.; architect: Frank Harmon Architect
  • 700 Palms Residence, Venice, Calif.; architect: Ehrlich Architects
  • House at Sagaponac, Wainscott, N.Y.; Tsao & McKown Architects

One/Two–Family Production Housing: Recognizes outstanding design of speculative housing.

  • Conover Commons, Redmond, Wash.; architect: Ross Chapin Architects

Multifamily: Recognizes top apartment and condominium designs, including both high- and low-density projects for private and public clients.

  • Fort Point Loft Condominiums, Boston; architect: Hacin + Associates
  • Courtyard Lofts, Long Beach, Calif.; architect: Studio One Eleven at Perkowitz+Ruth Architects
  • ICON, San Francisco; Tannerhecht Architecture

Special Housing: Recognizes designs that meets the needs of other specialized housing types, such as domestic violence shelters, single-room-occupancy residences, and independent living for the disabled.

  • Madison @ 14th Apartments, Oakland, Calif.; architect: Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects
  • The Bridge, Dallas; architect: Overland Partners Architects
  • Saint John's Abbey and Monastery Guesthouse, Collegeville, Minn.; architect: VJAA

Housing Award jurors: Kenneth Workman, RWA Architects; Rainy Hamilton Jr., Hamilton Anderson Associates; Jane Kolleeny, Architectural Record and GreenSource; and Jeff Oberdorfer, First Community Housing.