The first African-American architect to win the Institute's top honor, Williams both excelled at traditional residential design for his famous Hollywood clients and was a major proponent of Southern California Modernism.
This year's announcement marks the third project by Pei Cobb Freed to receive this recognition.
The Dallas-based architect, known for his work in healthcare design, wins the Institute’s top honor for service.
The Motor City initiative has been recognized for its work in proactive social bidding, helping more than 100 other grassroots community organizations to improve upon the built environment.
The Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship and Lawrence Scarpa, co-founder of the Affordable Design Leadership Institute, will both be recognized at the 2017 AIA Conference on Architecture.
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Christian de Portzamparc
Tim Cuppett Architects
Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)
Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Peter Pichler Architecture
Giulia de Appolonia