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Three multifamily, three specialized housing projects among 14 recipients of the AIA’s 2017 Housing Awards

2017 marks the 17th year the AIA has rewarded projects and architects with the Housing Awards.

April 18, 2017 |

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected 14 recipients for the 2017 Housing Awards. The AIA’s Housing Awards program, now in its 17th year, was established to recognize the best in housing design and promote the importance of good housing as a necessity of life.

Of the 14 recipients, six were in the categories of multifamily housing and specialized housing. Those six projects can be seen below. Click here to view all the 2017 Housing Awards recipients.


Multifamily housing


Hunters View Housing Blocks 5&6; San Francisco 

Paulett Taggart Architects

Photo: Bruce Damonte


Powerhouse; Philadelphia 

ISA - Interface Studio Architects

Photo: Sam Oberter



VIA 57 WEST; New York City

BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group; Associate Architect: SLCEArchitects, LLP 

Photo: Iwan Baan


Specialized housing


Heartland Family Works; Omaha, Neb.

Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture, Inc.

Photo: Dana Damewood


The Lofts at Washington University in St. Louis; St. Louis, Mo.

William Rawn Associates, Architects, Inc.; Associate Architect: Tao + Lee Associates

Photo: Tom Paule Photography


The Six; Los Angeles 

Brooks + Scarpa

Photo: Tara Wucjik


The jury for the 2017 AIA Housing Awards includes: Katherine Williams, AIA, (Chair) Fifth Generation Holdings; Joe Digrado, AIA, Danielian Associates; Blake Held, AIA, Blake H. Held Architect, PLLC; Charles Mudede, The Stranger (Journalist) and David Perkes, AIA, Mississippi State University GCCDS.

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