Chao Zhang

The American Institute of Architects has announced the winners of its 2021 Small Project Awards, recognizing 11 projects that "raise awareness about the value and design excellence that architects can bring to projects, no matter their size or scope," according to its press release. Now in its 18th year, the program recognizes winners in three groups: a small project construction, architectural object, work of environmental art, or architectural design element that costs up to $150,000 in construction; small project construction that could cost up to $1.5 million in construction; and small project construction, an architectural object, work of environmental art or an architectural design that is under 5,000 square feet.

The jury for the 2021 Small Project Awards comprised chair Bhaskar Srivastava, AIA, Dencityworks in New York; Kevin Erickson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign School of Architecture; Jonah Stanford, AIA, NeedBased in Santa Fe, N.M.; and Janeen Harrell, AIA, Janeen Harrell Architect and GREC Architects in Chicago.

Projects Up to $150,000

Cesar Bejar

Casa de Baño (Bathhouse) in Temascaltepec de González, Mexico, by Robert Hutchison Architecture and JSa Arquitectura


Thomas McConnell

Community First! Village Micro House #710 in Austin, Texas, by McKinney York Architects

You can read ARCHITECT's coverage of Community First! Village here.


Chao Zhang

Peach Hut in Henan, China, by Atelier XI


Projects Up to $1.5 Million

Joshua Colt Fisher

Celebration Park in Naples, Fla., by David Corban Architect


Matt Winquist, Winquist Photography

Fraesfield Trailhead at the Scottsdale McDowell Sonoran Preserve in Scottsdale, Ariz., by SmithGroup


Casey Dunn

Pemberton Residence in Austin, Texas, by Alterstudio Architecture


Kevin Scott

Portage Bay Float Home in Seattle, by Studio DIAA


Bill Timmerman

Xero Studio in Phoenix, by Studio Ma


Projects Under 5,000 Square Feet

Mike Schwartz

Gillson Park Beach House in Chicago, by Woodhouse Tinucci Architects


Architecture Building Culture

Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center in Eugene, Ore., by Architecture Building Culture


Alan Karchmer Photography / Courtesy SmithGroup

Society's Cage in Washington, D.C., by SmithGroup

You can read more about Society's Cage here.