State chapter AIA Maryland announced its 2016 Excellence in Design Awards, recognizing 25 award-winning projects. The submissions come from a pool of 129 entries from 63 firms belonging to AIA Maryland members from across Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia, and West Virginia.

The jury selected 25 sites to be given either an Honor, Merit, or Citation award. There was also a special award, dubbed the Public Building of the Year, which went to local firm Hord Coplan Macht’s Green Street Academy in Baltimore. For this year’s Student Awards Program, the jury gave 10 awards and citations out of a total of 74 submissions.

To avoid bias and over familiarity, the jury was comprised of AIA Kentucky architects. The panel included jury chair Richard Polk, AIA, principal of EOP Architects, split between Lexington and Lousiville, Ky.; Susan Stokes Hill, AIA, principal at Tate Hill Jacobs Architects in Lexigton, Ky.; Michael Jacobs, AIA, design principal at Lexington, Ky.-based Omni Architects; Gregory Luhan, AIA, associate dean of administration and professor of architecture at the University of Kentucky College of Design in Lexington, Ky.; and Jeffrey Rawlins, AIA, design principal at Louisville firm Architectural Artisans.

To check out all of the projects, head over to ARCHITECT's Project Gallery.

Public Building of the Year

Green Street Academy, in Baltimore, by Hord Coplan Macht

Honor

Dave Chance Photography

Brock Environmental Center, in Virginia Beach, Va., by SmithGroupJJR

© Mumbai Transformation Support Unit 2016 // © Blackstation 2016

Duke Kunshan University, in Kunshan, China, by Gensler

Robert Benson Photography, Kenneth M. Wyner Photography, Inc.

Performing Arts and Humanities Building, UMBC, in Baltimore, by Grimm + Parker Architects

Montgomery College, Bioscience Education Center, Location: Germantown MD, Architect: Mitchell Giurgola
©Jeff Goldberg/Esto Montgomery College, Bioscience Education Center, Location: Germantown MD, Architect: Mitchell Giurgola

Bioscience Education Center, Montgomery College, in Germantown, Md., by Mitchell | Giurgola Architects

Ayers Saint Gross

National Aquarium Waterfront Campus Plan, in Baltimore, by Ayers Saint Gross

©Anice Hoachlander/ Hoachlander Davis Photography
© Anice Hoachlander ©Anice Hoachlander/ Hoachlander Davis Photography

Hawks Nest, in Falling Waters, W.Va., by Wiedemann Architects

©Anice Hoachlander/ Hoachlander Davis Photography
© Anice Hoachlander ©Anice Hoachlander/ Hoachlander Davis Photography

Mohican Hills House, in Bethesda, Md., by Robert M. Gurney, FAIA Architect

Julia Heine / McInturff Architects

21st Century Cabin, in Highland, Md., by McInturff Architects

© Garrett Rowland 2016

The Washington Post, in Washington, D.C., by Gensler

Merit

© Chuck Choi; © Liam Frederick

University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, in Salt Lake City, Utah, by SmithGroupJJR

Coppin State University Science and Technology Center, in Baltimore, by CannonDesign

Robert Creamer, Glenn Neighbors, AIA

The Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon, in Mount Vernon, Va., by Ayers Saint Gross