The AIA announced the recipients of its 2016 Institute Honor Awards for Regional & Urban Design, which recognize the best in architecture a large scale, on Friday. This year's winners are a proposal that addresses an Arkansas city's future growth and its expected needs, and a master plan for a national cultural institution that increases accessibility to its many collections.
The 2016 AIA Institute Honor Awards for Regional & Urban Design jury was led by Robert Herman, FAIA, of EDA Architects, and included Christine Dunn, AIA, of Sasaki Associates; Mayor Nelda Martinez, of the City of Corpus Christi; Joel Tomei, FAIA, of Joel Tomei, Architect; and Christine Vina, AIA, of VIA Metropolitan Transit.
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University of Arkansas Community Design Center
Jury Comments: A refreshing example of a remarkable plan with tremendous local support. It codifies all the opportunities we have to provide these services to our cities. It addresses a big issue, one that could be replicated in many communities across the country.
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