The Maryland Chapter of the AIA (AIA Maryland) announced this year’s winners of its annual Design Awards Program. Recognizing outstanding architectural design, the chapter handed out awards to 22 projects out of a pool of 129 submissions submitted by firms across Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New York. Projects varied from custom renovations to 1920 Colonial-style homes, a rehab to The White House's visitor center, and a former tobacco manufacturing complex turned academic institution.

The program includes three levels of distinction, along with the Public Building of the Year award. The jury gave out 12 honor awards, six merit awards, and three citations. To qualify for the Public Building of the Year award, the project had to have been commissioned by a governmental or nonprofit agency within Maryland, while providing a civic purpose. 

A panel of five architects from AIA Michigan reviewed the project entries for seven different categories (including student work) back in August. The jury members included Arthur F. Smith, FAIA, a principal with Detroit-based Harley Ellis Devereaux, who served as jury chair; Jack G. Bullo, AIA, another principal with Harley Ellis Devereaux; Tamara Burns, AIA, a principal with Ann Arbor, Mich.–based Hopkins Burns Design Studio; Constantine George “Guss” Pappas, FAIA, principal of Royal Oak, Mich.-based Constantine George Pappas Architecture and Design; and Alexis Kim, an associate and strategic senior interior designer with Detroit-based SmithGroupJJR

To view details and images of each of the winning projects, click on the project name to jump to ARCHITECT's Project Gallery.

Public Building of the Year
Southern Regional Technology & Recreation Complex, Fort Washington, Md., by DLR Group and Sorg Architects

Anice Hoachlander

William H. Gross Stamp Gallery at the National Postal Museum, Washington, D.C., by Cho Benn Holback + Associates

Postal Museum, New Exhibits, Location: Washington DC, Designer: Gallagher and Associates
© Albert Vecerka/Esto Postal Museum, New Exhibits, Location: Washington DC, Designer: Gallagher and Associates

Maryland House and Chesapeake House Travel Plazas, Harford County and Cecil County, Md., by Ayers Saint Gross

Tom Holdsworth Photography

Hodson House, St. John's College, Annapolis, Md., by Dynerman Architects

Paul Burk Photographer

Charles McC. Mathias Laboratory, Edgewater, Md., by EwingCole

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
Ron Blunt Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Union Wharf, Baltimore, by Hord Coplan Macht

Patrick Ross Photography

A House for a Chef & an Artist by McInturff Architects

Julia Heine / McInturff Architects

Millennial Media, Baltimore, by Marks, Thomas Architects

Patrick Ross Photography

White House Visitor Center Rehabilitation, Washington, D.C., by SmithGroupJJR

White House Visitor Center
Mark Delsasso White House Visitor Center

525@Vine, Winston-Salem, N.C., by Gaudreau

Tom Holdsworth Photography

Francis A. Gregory Neighborhood Library, Washington, D.C., by Wiencek + Associates Architects + Planners Associated and Adjaye Associates

Eric Taylor Photography

Distilled Traditional by Anne Decker Architects

Tom Arban Photography

Singh Hoysted Live/Work by McInturff Architects

Julia Heine/ McInturff Architects

La Casa Permanent Supportive Housing, Washington, D.C., by Studio Twenty Seven Architecture and Leo A Daly

Lobby lantern.
Anice Hoachlander/ Hoachlander Davis Photography Lobby lantern.

Changchun Finance and Sci-Tech Park, Changchun, China, by JACOBS

Crystal CG

House on Poplar Avenue, Takoma Park, Md., by McInturff Architects

Julia Heine / McInturff Architects

Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory, University of Delaware, Newark, Del., by Ayers Saint Gross

Brad Feinknopf Photography

Fred Lazarus IV Center, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, by Cho Benn Holback + Associates

Patrick Ross Photography

Ridge House by McInturff Architects

Julia Heine / McInturff Architects

Armed Forces Retirement Home, Gulfport, Miss., by URS

Armed Forces Retirement Housing, Gulfport MS, Architect: URS
Alan Karchmer Photography Armed Forces Retirement Housing, Gulfport MS, Architect: URS

Langford Creek Fish Camp by Hammond Wilson by Hammond Wilson

Hammond Wilson

Chesapeake Shakespeare Theater, Baltimore, Md., by Cho Benn Holback + Associates

Alan Gilbert Photography