The Progressive Architecture (P/A) Awards give glimpses into what's ahead for the profession by highlighting pieces of architecture that are still works-in-progress. Here, ARCHITECT celebrates past winners of P/A Awards over the last three decades to gauge how proposals for houses of culture have evolved.

Click through the linked project names below to see more images and information for each past P/A winner in ARCHITECT's Project Gallery.

LEDs embedded in Mobile ArtSpace container’s skin
Courtesy 64North LEDs embedded in Mobile ArtSpace container’s skin

2016 P/A Award
Long Beach Mobile ArtSpace, Long Beach, Calif. and various other locations
64North, Formation Association

2016 P/A Award
Amant, New York
SO – IL

A new pavilion will house much-needed facilities beside the Washington Monument.
Courtesy Weiss/Manfredi + Olin A new pavilion will house much-needed facilities beside the Washington Monument.

2015 P/A Award
Sylvan Theater, Washington, D.C.
Weiss/Manfredi + Olin

National Music Center of Canada, Calgary, Alberta.
Courtesy Allied Works Architecture | Image by MIR National Music Center of Canada, Calgary, Alberta.

2014 P/A Award
National Music Centre of Canada, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Allied Works Architecture

The Chile House is one of 10 projects commissioned by the Chilean government to help rebuild the cultural infrastructure destroyed during the 2010 earthquake. The pavilion?s bucolic setting on a hill overlooking the sea and the city offer a vantage point to not only view the art on display, but also to oversee the progress being made on the revitalization of Penco?s city center.
The Chile House is one of 10 projects commissioned by the Chilean government to help rebuild the cultural infrastructure destroyed during the 2010 earthquake. The pavilion?s bucolic setting on a hill overlooking the sea and the city offer a vantage point to not only view the art on display, but also to oversee the progress being made on the revitalization of Penco?s city center.

2012 P/A Award
Chile House, Penco, Chile
Johnston Marklee

The freestanding bamboo-and-steel pavilion houses a theater for performances and exhibition space to show off plans for the larger Taichung Gateway development. Visitors can come to the hangar, walk around it and into the smaller building, and go up to a second-story platform to see out over construction on the larger site.
Stan Allen Architect The freestanding bamboo-and-steel pavilion houses a theater for performances and exhibition space to show off plans for the larger Taichung Gateway development. Visitors can come to the hangar, walk around it and into the smaller building, and go up to a second-story platform to see out over construction on the larger site.

2011 P/A Citation
Taichung InfoBox, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Stan Allen Architect

Alice Tully Hall's dramatic new profile along Broadway and 65th Street heralds some of the many changes under way at Lincoln Center, where Diller Scofidio + Renfro and FXFowle are remaking the complex to make it more accessible and welcoming to the public.
Donna Pollata Alice Tully Hall's dramatic new profile along Broadway and 65th Street heralds some of the many changes under way at Lincoln Center, where Diller Scofidio + Renfro and FXFowle are remaking the complex to make it more accessible and welcoming to the public.

2009 P/A Award
Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, New York
Diller Scofidio + Renfro with FXFowle Architects

The main structure of Drive-in and Park is a 53-foot-tall band shell/drive-in movie screen made from water jet-cut steel plates. The top portion of the structure is flat, allowing for the movie to be projected, but at the base, the triangular steel plates form a concave depression that acts as a band shell, taking advantage of lawn-style seating for intimate live performances.
The main structure of Drive-in and Park is a 53-foot-tall band shell/drive-in movie screen made from water jet-cut steel plates. The top portion of the structure is flat, allowing for the movie to be projected, but at the base, the triangular steel plates form a concave depression that acts as a band shell, taking advantage of lawn-style seating for intimate live performances.

2009 P/A Award
Drive-In and Park, Marfa, Texas
MOS Architects

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Bloch Building in Kansas City, Missouri by Steven Holl Architects
Courtesy The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Bloch Building in Kansas City, Missouri by Steven Holl Architects

2000 P/A Award
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Mo.
Steven Holl Architects

The Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota, showing the original 1993 façade and the 2011 addition, both designed by Frank Gehry.
Rik Sferra The Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota, showing the original 1993 façade and the 2011 addition, both designed by Frank Gehry.

1992 P/A Citation
Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis
Gehry Partners with HGA Architects

A folly within Parc de la Villette
YellowMao/Flickr via Creative Commons license A folly within Parc de la Villette

1985 P/A Award
Parc de la Villette, Paris
Bernard Tschumi Architects

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