Today, The American Institute of Architects announced the winners of its 2021 Regional & Urban Design Awards, honoring five projects that epitomize the "best in urban design, regional and city planning, and community development," according to an AIA press release. This year's winners were Payette in Boston, SHoP Architects in New York, the University of Arkansas Community Design Center in Fayetteville, and the Omaha, Neb.–based firm HDR.

The jury for the 2021 Regional & Urban Design Awards comprised chair Mark Gardner, AIA, of Jaklitsch/Gardner Architects in New York; Lesley Bain, FAIA, of Framework in Seattle; Katie Horak of Architectural Resources Group in Los Angeles; John Smoley of the City of Minneapolis; and Dan Yudchitz, AIA, of Leo A Daly in Minneapolis.

The Winning Projects

Warren Jagger

Beyond Walls: Building on the Vibrancy of Lynn in Lynn, Mass., by Payette

SHoP Architects

Essex Crossing in New York, by SHoP Architects

Tom Trenolone AIA, HDR Inc.

Haxtun—Saving Main Street in Haxtun, Colo., by HDR

Ngoc X Done Photography

Northeastern University Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex in Boston, by Payette

University of Arkansas, Community Design Center

Rebuilding a Local Food Economy: Oahu, Hawai'i on the island of Oahu, Hawai'i, by University of Arkansas Community Design Center

See more winners of the 2021 AIA Honor Awards here. This article has been updated since first publication.