Today, The American Institute of Architects announced the winners of its 2021 Architecture Awards, honoring 10 projects that exemplify "the best in contemporary architecture" and highlight "the many ways buildings and spaces can improve lives," according to the Institute's press release. When selecting this year's winners, the nine-member jury evaluated overall design achievement, considering a sense of place, purpose, history, and environmental sustainability.

The jury for the 2021 Architecture Awards comprised chair Kim Yao, AIA, of Architecture Research Office, in New York; Phillip Bernstein, FAIA, of Yale School of Architecture, New Haven, Conn.; Melissa Daniel, Assoc. AIA, of Amentum, in Annapolis Junction, Md.; Magdalena Glen-Schieneman, AIA, of MGS Architecture, in Marina del Rey, Calif.; Jim McDonald, FAIA, of A&E Architects, in Missoula, Mont.; Marianne McKenna, AIA, of KPMB Architects, in Tornoto; Connor Merritt, AIAS, of Washington University in St. Louis, in Waite Hill, Ohio; Keith Lashley, AIA, of HKS, in Winter Haven, Fla.; and JoAnn Wilcox, AIA, of Mithun, in Seattle.

The Winning Projects

Toshiko Mori Architect

Fass School and Teachers' Residences in Fass, Senegal, designed by Toshiko Mori Architect

Timothy Hursley

The Lamplighter School Innovation Lab in Dallas , designed by Marlon Blackwell Architects

Bruce Cole Photography

Loghaven Artist Residency in Knoxville, Tenn., designed by Sanders Pace Architecture

Nic Lehoux

Martin's Lane Winery in Kelowna, British Columbia, designed by Olson Kundig

Warren Jagger Photography

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

James Dow, Patkau Architects

The Polygon Gallery in North Vancouver, British Columbia, designed by Patkau Architects

Matt Winquist

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Justice Center in Scottsdale, Ariz., designed by Gould Evans

Kevin Scott

Sound Transit University of Washington Station in Seattle, designed by LMN Architects

Courtesy of TWA Hotel/David Mitchell

TWA Hotel in New York, designed by Beyer Blinder Belle in collaboration with Lubrano Ciavarra Architects

Paul Crosby Architectural Photography

Walker Art Center Expansion in Minneapolis, designed by HGA

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

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