The Los Angeles chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA|LA) recently announced the winners of its 2016 Design Awards at a ceremony held within the historic Palace Theatre on Broadway in Downtown Los Angeles. Also honored were winners of the competition’s counterpart, the AIA|LA Next LA awards, which recognize unbuilt projects, as well as winners of the inaugural COTE LA awards, given to sustainable projects.
During the awards presentation, the 2016 AIA|LA Presidential Honorees were also recognized, including Annie Chu, FAIA, FIIDA, who won the Educator Award. Chu is a founding principal of Chu+Gooding Architects and a professor at Woodbury University. She is a member of Contract’s Editorial Advisory Board.
The Design Awards winners included honor awards, merit awards, and citations awards. The three honor awards winners were Shanghai Tower by Gensler, Broad Museum by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler, and The Six – Affordable Housing for formerly Homeless and Disabled Veterans by Brooks + Scarpa.
Merit award winners include The Barbarian Group by Clive Wilkinson architects, which also won an Interiors Award in the Small Office category in 2016, as well as the U.S. Embassy Finland by Moore Ruble Yudell, which was featured in Contract’s November 2015 issue.
For a full list of winning projects, please click here.