The District of Columbia's chapter of the American Institute of Architects has named Kriston Capps the winner of the Sarah Booth Conroy Prize for Journalism and Architectural Criticism. A former senior editor here at ARCHITECT, Capps now writes for CityLab, which was rebranded from The Atlantic Cities not too long ago, and has written for Washington City Paper for over 10 years. The Sarah Booth Conroy Prize brings with it $5,000 funded by AIA|DC and local firm Shalom Baranes Associates and is intended to bring awareness to issues of architecture and urbanism in the District by celebrating a writer who covers that beat exceptionally. Sarah Booth Conroy wrote about architecture and city history for The Washington Post for more than 30 years, and was the first winner of the Glenn Brown Award.

The selection of submissions that helped him grab the award are:

"Modern Love" Washington City Paper

"How Many World War I Memorials Does One Park Need?" CityLab

"Should a Redesigned MLD Library Honor MLK?" Washington City Paper

"Requiem for a Nightmare" CityLab

"How America's Oldest Art Museum Building Got a High-Tech Makeover" CityLab

Read the full press release and the comments from the prize jury at AIA|DC.

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