The Seattle-based LMN Architects was named the winner of the 2016 AIA Architecture Firm Award, as voted on by AIA’s board of directors. The annual award is the highest honor the AIA gives.
LMN has a staff of 145 architects, interior designers, urban planners, computer scientists, and administrative specialists. Among the firms’ recent projects are:
- Vancouver Convention Centre West, an LEED Platinum convention center
- The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, a San Antonio auditorium that faces the River Walk
- The University of Washington’s Foster School of Business, a facility with a four-story, daylit atrium
- The Burnham Mall, Cleveland Convention Center, and Global Center for Health Innovation, a plan based on early 20th century planner Daniel Burnham's concept of parks and public buildings situated on a bluff above Lake Erie.
“LMN Architects exemplify the best in architecture firm culture,” 2015 AIA President Elizabeth Chu Richter, FAIA, said in a statement. “Not only is their work proof of this, but the amazing talent they are cultivating will have a reverberating impact on the profession for years to come.”
AIA formally recognize LMN Architects at the 2016 AIA National Convention in Philadelphia in May 2016.