The Progressive Architecture (P/A) Awards have often served as barometers of the profession, as architects submitting their on-the-boards projects give the field a glimpse of what's ahead. Here, ARCHITECT takes a look at a selection of past winners of P/A Awards over the last decade to gauge how proposals for living have evolved.

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The South Shared Street Plaza.  It was not only the planning of the plazas that garnered praise; the buildings themselves intrigued the jury. "It seems to me that Habitat for Humanity has evolved into something more interesting than it used to be," Lars Lerup said. "These buildings seem more innovative than those normally associated with the program. There is so little innovation in suburbia that this is quite exciting."
The South Shared Street Plaza. It was not only the planning of the plazas that garnered praise; the buildings themselves intrigued the jury. "It seems to me that Habitat for Humanity has evolved into something more interesting than it used to be," Lars Lerup said. "These buildings seem more innovative than those normally associated with the program. There is so little innovation in suburbia that this is quite exciting."

2009 P/A Award
Porchscapes, Fayetteville, Ark.
University of Arkansas Community Design Center

The Langelinie and Marmormolen towers form the LM Harbor Gateway, which serves as the new entry point to Copenhagen Harbor. The office towers are connected by a cable-stay bridge suspended 213 feet above the water’s surface.
Courtesy Steven Holl Architects The Langelinie and Marmormolen towers form the LM Harbor Gateway, which serves as the new entry point to Copenhagen Harbor. The office towers are connected by a cable-stay bridge suspended 213 feet above the water’s surface.

2010 P/A Award
LM Harbor Gateway, Copenhagen
Steven Holl Architects

A scheme by Architecture Research Office covers the approach to the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel with a public market hall—with a louvered roof for passive lighting and cooling—where local farmers can sell their wares. This market hall is connected to a green space and a public plaza, creating three separate-yet-connected spaces that will encourage tourists and residents to spend more time in Lower Manhattan.
Courtesy Architecture Research Office A scheme by Architecture Research Office covers the approach to the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel with a public market hall—with a louvered roof for passive lighting and cooling—where local farmers can sell their wares. This market hall is connected to a green space and a public plaza, creating three separate-yet-connected spaces that will encourage tourists and residents to spend more time in Lower Manhattan.

2010 P/A Award
Five Principles for Greenwich South: A Model for Lower Manhattan, New York
Architecture Research Office

The courtyard-facing walls of the housing blocks are clad in concrete board panels painted with a pixelated image of a treescape.
Courtesy 5468796 Architecture The courtyard-facing walls of the housing blocks are clad in concrete board panels painted with a pixelated image of a treescape.

2010 P/A Award
BGBX, Winnipeg, Canada
5468796

Exterior view of tower showing garden terraces.
Courtesy Saucier + Perrotte Architectes Exterior view of tower showing garden terraces.

2012 P/A Citation
Rack House D, Toronto
Saucier + Perrotte Architectes

Floatyard comprises 86,542 square feet of multifamily housing and public amenities supported by floating foundations.
Floatyard comprises 86,542 square feet of multifamily housing and public amenities supported by floating foundations.

2013 P/A Award
Floatyard, Charlestown, Mass.
Perkins+Will

Via 57 West, New York, by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)
Nic Lehoux/Courtesy BIG Via 57 West, New York, by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)

2015 P/A Citation
VIA 57 West, New York
Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)

View from the north
Courtesy Richard Meier & Partners Architects with Diametro Arquitectos | Renderings by Vize.com View from the north

2015 P/A Award
Reforma Towers, Mexico City
Richard Meier & Partners Architects with Diametro Arquitectos

REX describes the program for R6 as a transient “urban boutique residence.”
REX describes the program for R6 as a transient “urban boutique residence.”

2016 P/A Award
Project R6, Seoul, Korea
REX

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