Award of Excellence In Historic Resources winner National Academy of Sciences by Quinn Evans Architects.
Courtesy Maxwell MacKenzie Award of Excellence In Historic Resources winner National Academy of Sciences by Quinn Evans Architects.


The Washington, D.C. chapter of the AIA (AIA|DC) will present 30 awards celebrating the year’s outstanding achievements in architectural design at its annual Chapter Design Awards ceremony. Selected from a pool of 181 entries produced by 80 firms, the awards recognize exemplary work in four categories including architecture, interior architecture, historic resources, and urban design/master planning, the latter of which was added this year. Presidential Citations will be awarded in universal design and and sustainable design.

The ceremony and reception, which will take place on Dec. 16 at the District Architecture Center, is hosted by AIA|DC president Sean Nohelty, AIA, over hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. The evening also marks the premiere of The Showstoppers! 2014 Chapter Design Awards exhibition, on view and free to the public in the SIGAL Gallery, from Dec. 12-Jan. 3.

A panel of distinguished jurors from the architectural, design, and planning communities include:

Architecture: Michael Graves, FAIA, Michael Palladino, FAIA, Collette Creppell, AIA
Interior Architecture:Dirk Denison, FAIA, Hunter Tura, Lee F. Mindel, FAIA
Historic Resources: Mary Werner DeNadai, FAIA, Russell Keune, FAIA, Robert Miklos, FAIA
Master Planning/Urban Design: Barbara Wilks, FAIA, Ray Gindroz, FAIA

“Our latest Chapter Design Award winners show the outstanding quality of work being done in Washington by local and international firms, and the great work our members do across the country. The jurors were quite impressed,” said Mary Fitch, executive director of the AIA|DC, in a press release.

For more information on each of the Honor Award winners below, please follow the link to its ARCHITECT Magazine Project Gallery page.

WINNING PROJECTS | Presidential Citations and Awards of Excellence

Presidential Citation in Universal Design

Gallaudet University Residence Hall Renovations, Washington, D.C., Studio Twenty Seven Architecture

Gallaudet University Residence Hall Renovations, Washington, D.C., Studio Twenty Seven Architecture
Courtesy Anice Hoachlander/ Hoachlander Davis Photography Gallaudet University Residence Hall Renovations, Washington, D.C., Studio Twenty Seven Architecture


Presidential Citation in Sustainable Design

Dunbar Senior High School, Washington, D.C., Perkins Eastman, Moody Nolan

Dunbar Senior High School, Washington, D.C., Perkins Eastman, Moody Nolan
Courtesy Joseph Romeo Photograph Dunbar Senior High School, Washington, D.C., Perkins Eastman, Moody Nolan


Harvest Home, Washington, D.C., Team Capitol DC

Harvest Home, Washington, D.C., Team Capitol DC
Courtesy Jason Flake/Nick Gingold/Larry Engel/Ryan Mckibbin Harvest Home, Washington, D.C., Team Capitol DC


Presidential Citation in Urban Design

Arts Walk at Brookland Works, Washington, D.C., Maurice Walters Architect, Inc. with KTGY

Arts Walk at Brookland Works, Washington, D.C., Maurice Walters Architect, Inc. with KTGY
Courtesy Todd A. Smith Photograp Arts Walk at Brookland Works, Washington, D.C., Maurice Walters Architect, Inc. with KTGY


Award of Excellence in Interior Architecture

The African Union Mission Headquarters,Washington, D.C. Group Goetz Architecture

The African Union Mission Headquarters, Washington, D.C., Group Goetz Architecture
Courtesy Max Kun Zhang/IRIS22 Productions The African Union Mission Headquarters, Washington, D.C., Group Goetz Architecture


Awards of Excellence in Historic Resources

Cardozo High School, Washington, D.C., Hartman-Cox Architects with Grimm+Parker Architects

Cardozo High School, Washington, D.C., Hartman-Cox Architects with Grimm+Parker Architects
Courtesy Bryan Becker Photography Cardozo High School, Washington, D.C., Hartman-Cox Architects with Grimm+Parker Architects


Birch Bayh Federal Building and US Courthouse, Indianapolis, EYP, Inc.

Birch Bayh Federal Building and US Courthouse, Indianapolis, EYP, Inc.
Courtesy David Sundberg Birch Bayh Federal Building and US Courthouse, Indianapolis, EYP, Inc.


National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C., Quinn Evans Architects

National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C., Quinn Evans Architects
Courtesy Maxwell MacKenzie National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C., Quinn Evans Architects


Awards of Excellence in Urban Design/Master Planning

Eastern Market Metro Park, Washington, D.C., Weinstein Studio/Esocoff & Associates

Eastern Market Metro Park, Washington, D.C., Weinstein Studio/Esocoff & Associates
Courtesy Weinstein Studio/Esocof Eastern Market Metro Park, Washington, D.C., Weinstein Studio/Esocoff & Associates


Charlottesville Strategic Investment Area Plan, Charlottesville, Va., Cunningham|Quill Architects

Charlottesville Strategic Investment Area Plan, Charlottesville, Va., Cunningham|Quill Architects
Courtesy Cunningham|Quill Architects Charlottesville Strategic Investment Area Plan, Charlottesville, Va., Cunningham|Quill Architects


The Yards at Southeast Federal Center Master Plan for the Former Washington Navy Yard Annex Southeast, Washington, D.C., Shalom Baranes Associates, Perkins+Will, Robert A.M. Stern, and Stantec

The Yards at Southeast Federal Center Master Plan for the Former Washington Navy Yard Annex Southeast, Washington, D.C., Shalom Baranes Associates, Perkins+Will, Robert A.M. Stern, and Stantec
Courtesy Shalom Baranes Associates The Yards at Southeast Federal Center Master Plan for the Former Washington Navy Yard Annex Southeast, Washington, D.C., Shalom Baranes Associates, Perkins+Will, Robert A.M. Stern, and Stantec


For a full list of winners, and to attend December 16’s reception, please follow this link.