The following is a Nov. 8 press release from The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and the Dublin- and Athens-headquartered European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies announcing the winners of 2022 American Architecture Awards.

The new Uber Headquarters in San Francisco by SHoP Architects; 30 Van Ness by Solomon Cordwell Buenz; the Academic Excellence Center for Southwest Community Collage by Gould Evans (now Multistudio); Akamai Technologies Global Headquarters by Pickard Chilton; restoration and renovations projects by Marvel, Shigeru Ban Architects, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture and Bauer Latoza Studio, Page & Turnbull, Signal Architecture + Research, Elkus Manfredi Architects; an Atlanta urban high-rise by Gensler; visionary museums and cultural centers by DLR Group and Tres Birds; state-of-the-art housing projects by Koning Eizenberg Architecture, Smith Gee Studio, Griffin Enright Architects, Edward Ogosta Architecture, and Duvall Decker Architects; an exquisite new university building by Behnisch Architekten; stunning new skyscrapers by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates; governmental buildings by Richärd Kennedy Architects; and urban planning and park projects by Tryba Architects, Centerbrook Architects and Planners, W Architecture & Landscape Architecture and Hood Design Studio, Surfacedesign Inc., and Clayton Korte head an impressive list of awarded buildings and urban planning projects for 2022.

Over 150 buildings from a shortlist of over 400 have won the prestigious 2022 American Architecture Awards® for the best new architecture designed and constructed by American architects and by international architects with offices in the United States.

Now in its 28th year, The American Architecture Awards are organized by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies—jointly presenting this annual, prestigious program for Design Excellence and for the best and next contributions to innovative contemporary American architecture. The American Architecture Awards are the nation’s highest and oldest public awards given by a non-commercial, non-trade affiliated, public arts, culture, and educational institution.

“For 28 years, The American Architecture Awards have celebrated the best contemporary architecture and highlights the many ways buildings and spaces can improve lives,” states Christian Narkiewicz-Laine, architecture critic and Museum President, The Chicago Athenaeum. “What is important to note is the expansion of sustainability strategies that are seamlessly integrated in aesthetics.”

“The United States continues to be a forward-leaning capital of architecture.” “Designers based here, and the architecture realized in their cities, demonstrate how design may be harnessed to address the pressing threats of our time, climate change; the economy; and the crisis of so many people without housing,” Narkiewicz-Laine continues. “This year’s winning projects are also characterized as exuding urban generosity, a sense of dignity, and timelessness—the absolute paramount definition of Good Design.”

In October, a jury of independent Italian architects, educators, and planners convened remotely to select the winners of the 2022 American Architecture Awards. The five-member jury selected submissions that demonstrate design achievement, including a sense of place, purpose, history, and environmental sustainability.

Juror members included:

  • Claudio Raviolo, Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel
  • Carlo Ratti, CRA-Carlo Ratti Associati
  • Mario Mazzer, Studio Mario Mazzer
  • Piero Lissoni, Lissoni & Partners
  • Samuel Sordi, Pininfarina of America Corp.

The Awarded American firms and projects for 2022 are:


Ibanez Shaw Architecture LLC. - Chroma, Fort Worth, Texas


substance architecture - Treehuis, Marion County, Iowa

Pickard Chilton and Stantec with Sasaki - Akamai Technologies Global Headquarters, Cambridge, Massachusetts

SHoP Architects and Quezada Architecture - Uber Headquarters, San Francisco, California
Form4 Architecture - Corten Ribbon, Walnut Creek, California

LEVER Architecture and Studio O+A - Adidas North American Headquarters, Portland, Oregon

Tryba Architects - Tech Regional Headquarters Boulder, Colorado


AUX Architecture - Glorya Kaufman Performing Arts Center, Los Angeles, California

LMN Architects - Seattle Asian Art Museum, Seattle, Washington

Trahan Architects - The Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria – Arrival Garden and Moody Pavilions, Austin, Texas

Mark Cavagnero Associates - George and Judy Marcus Hall for the Creative Arts, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California

Studio Joseph - The Russel & Mary Wright Design Gallery, Garrison, New York
Diamond Schmitt Associates and Parkhill with MWM Architects, Inc. - Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences, Lubbock, Texas

Centerbrook Architects and Planners and Murray Associates Architects - Gardner Theatre, Lancaster Country Day School, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

archimania - Collage Dance, Memphis, Tennessee

DLR Group and Kasper Architects + Associates - Museum of Science and History (MOSH Genesis), Jacksonville, Florida

DLR Group and DWP - Vietnam Theatre of Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Tres Birds - Art Preserve Sheboygan, Wisconsin


Leers Weinzapfel Associates - Harvard University District Energy Facility, Allston, Massachusetts

ZGF- California Air Resources Board, Southern California Headquarters Mary D. Nichols Campus, Riverside, California


Richärd Kennedy Architects and HGA Architects & Engineers, Carte Arquitectos, and OLIN - Consulate General of the United States - Hermosillo, Mexico, Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico

Snow Kreilich Architects and HGA Architects & Engineers with OLIN - Arthur J. Altmeyer Federal Modernization, Woodlawn, Maryland


Perkins Eastman Architects and Ennead Architects - The David H. Koch Center for Cancer Care, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York.


Gensler - TK Elevator North America Complex, Atlanta, Georgia

Pickard Chilton and Kendall/Heaton Associates, Inc. - 600 Canal Place, Richmond, Virginia

Kohn Pedersen Fox PC. and Wong Tung Group of Companies (WT) and East China Architectural Design and Research Institute (ECADI) - Suzhou International Finance Square, Suzhou, China

Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB) - 30 Van Ness, San Francisco, California Goettsch Partners - Beijing Tongzhou Poly Metropolitan, Beijing, China

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PC. - Heron, Tampa, Florida


BLUR Workshop - Soundwaves, Nashville, Tennessee

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PC. and China Construction Design International - Park Hyatt Suzhou, Suzhou, China

Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects (EYRC) and Cuningham and Martin Brudnizki Design Studio - Pendry West Hollywood Hotel and Residences, Los Angeles, California

5G Studio Collaborative - Virgin Hotels Dallas, Dallas, Texas Lake|Flato Architects - Hotel Magdalena, Austin, Texas BLUR Workshop - Copper Basin, Atlanta, Georgia


ikon.5 architects - National Purple Heart Hall of Honor, New Windsor, New York

Architecture Research Office - Dia Chelsea, New York, New York

El Dorado - Lone Oaks Farm Hunter Education Station, Middleton, Tennessee


designLAB architects - Somerville West Branch Library, Somerville, Massachusetts

Adjaye Associates and HuntonBrady Architects - Winter Park Library & Events Center, Winter Park, Florida


Koning Eizenberg Architecture, Inc. - Flor 401 Lofts, Los Angeles, California

SheltonMindel - Hudson River Think Tank, New York, New York

Studio E Architects - Washington Street Affordable Housing, La Quinta, California

Duvall Decker Architects - The Baddour Center Transitional Housing, Senatobia, Mississippi

Hutker Architects - Back River, Duxbury, Massachusetts

Smith Gee Studio - 83 Freight, Nashville, Tennessee

Griffin Enright Architects - Luxe Lake Villas, Chengdu, Sichuan, China


Desai Chia Architecture PC. - Copake Lake House, Craryville, New York

Desai Chia Architecture PC. - Roxbury House, Roxbury, Connecticut

Desai Chia Architecture PC. and Flank Architecture - Spark Capital Mercer, New York, New York

Swatt | Miers Architects - Happy Valley House, Lafayette, California

Studio Dwell Inc. - House 1909, Chicago, Illinois

SheltonMindel - Flatiron Aerie, New York, New York

Edward Ogosta Architecture - Orbital House, Yucca Valley, California Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect - Riggs, Washington, D.C.

Jonathan Levi Architect - River House, Westport, Massachusetts

Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect - Renovation 1662, Washington, D.C.

Woods + Dangaran - Desert Palisades, Palm Springs, California

XTEN Architecture - Strandhouse, Hermosa Beach, California

XTEN Architecture - aMahouse, Pacific Palisades, California

Lake|Flato Architects - Marfa Ranch, Marfa, Texas

Messana O’Rorke - Junegrass House, Jackson, Wyoming

Messana O’Rorke - Phoenix House, Phoenix, Arizona


Clayton Korte with Ten Eyck Landscape Architects and Mell Lawrence Architect - Kingsbury Commons at Pease Park, Austin, Texas

Surfacedesign Inc. and SHoP Architects - Pierpoint Lane, San Francisco, California


Olson Kundig and McKinney York Architects - Comedor, Austin, Texas


Signal Architecture + Research - Fort Worden, Port Townsend, Washington

Paul Murdoch Architects - Earvin Magic Johnson Park Event Center, Los Angeles, California

Shigeru Ban Architects - Cast Iron House New York, New York

Marvel - Battery Maritime Building - Casa Cipriani, New York, New York

BKSK Architects LLP. - 44 Union Square, New York, New York

Fentress Architects and Machado Silvetti - Denver Art Museum Martin Building Revitalization and Expansion, Denver, Colorado

Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects (EYRC) - The Press Costa Mesa, California

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PC. - 712 Fifth Avenue Lobby Renovation New York, New York Woods + Dangaran - Clear Oak, Encino, California

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture and Bauer Latoza Studio, Ltd. - Pullman National Monument Visitor Center, Chicago, Illinois

Elkus Manfredi Architects - Emerson College Little Building Reimaging, Boston, Massachusetts

Page & Turnbull - The Tioga Merced, California

BNIM Architects - Kirk Family YMCA, Kansas City, Missouri


substance architecture with KieranTimberlake Associates LLP. - Student Innovation Center, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

Gould Evans (now Multistudio) and BVH Architecture - Academic Excellence Center Southeast Community College, Beatrice, Nebraska

ikon.5 architects and Liollio Architecture - School of Business | The Citadel, Charleston, South Carolina

PBDW Architects - Cooke School and Institute, New York, New York

Behnisch Architekten - Harvard University Science and Engineering Complex (SEC), Allston, Massachusetts

Jonathan Levi Architects - Dearborn STEM Middle/High School Boston, Massachusetts

Susan T. Rodriguez | Architecture • Design PLLC. and Browning Day - Metz Bicentennial Carillon, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

Centerbrook Architects and Planners - 60 Main, Miss Porter’s School Farmington, Connecticut

Hastings Architecture, LLC. - Montgomery Bell Academy H. Frank Burkholder Wellness Center, Nashville, Ten- nessee

Centerbrook Architects - W2 House, New Haven, Connecticut

Lake|Flato Architects - Holdsworth Center, Austin, Texas

Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners with Tongji University Architectural Design and Research Institute (Group) Co. Ltd. and
Zhongtian Group Design Institute (Group) Company Limited - Wenzhou Kean University Ge Hekai Hall Shanghai, China


Gensler - Q2 Stadium, Austin, Texas

DLR Group and AISA Design - International Competition of Cultural & Sports Public Buildings Xiamen, Xiamen, China


LMN Architects - Mukilteo Multimodal Ferry Terminal, Mukilteo, Washington


Mikyoung Kim Design and Shepley Bulfinch Architects - Boston Children’s Hospital Healing Garden, Boston, Massachusetts

Surfacedesign Inc. - The Beach at Expedia Group, Seattle, Washington

W Architecture & Landscape Architecture and Hood Design Studio - The Riverline, Brooklyn, New York

Centerbrook Architects and Planners - Greenwich Waterfront Development Greenwich, Connecticut Tryba Architects - Fox Park, Denver, Colorado

Gensler and Studio Outside - AT&T Discovery District, Dallas, Texas

In addition, the jury awarded over 50 honorable mentions.

“This year, we are pleased to present to an ambitious and diverse range of projects from a wide range of established and upcoming architects’ practices,” states Kieran Conlon, Executive Director, The Chicago Athenaeum and Director of The European Centre.

“It is particularly important to be considering excellence in architecture at this time—in this fast-changing world, where governments, clients and society need the skills and insight of architects.”

“The US awards show how well-considered, well-delivered and well-performing architecture has the immense potential to improve lives and communities,” continues Conlon.

“We are very pleased to be able to celebrate some of the most innovative, ingenious and impactful architecture in the world – designed by some of the most talented architects of our time.”

The American Architecture Awards, founded 28 years ago, is a centerpiece of The Chicago Athenaeum and the European Centre’s efforts to identify and promote best practices in all types of architectural development and to bring a global focus to light of the best new designs from the United States. It is the only national and global program of its kind.