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The best Houston-designed buildings get their due: Architecture winners revealed

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AIA Houston design awards July 2013 Lantz The Hive Lakeside Retreat
Category: Renovation/Restoration
Lantz Full Circle | Enter Architecture
The Hive Lakeside Retreat
Photo courtesy of © Hester + Hardaway Photographers
AIA Houston design awards July 2013 WORK Blaffer Art Museum
Category: Renovation/Restoration
WORK Architecture Company
Blaffer Art Museum, University of Houston
Photo by © Ian Baan
AIA Houston design awards July 2013 Ziegler Cooper 500 Fannin
Category: Renovation/Restoration
Zeigler Cooper Architects
500 Fannin
Photo by © John Lindy
AIA Houston design awards July 2013 Rottet Johnson Downie
Category: Interior Architecture
Rottet Studio
Johnson Downie
Photo by © Don Glentzer
AIA Houston design awards July 2013 SHW Group Arbor Building
Category: Architecture more than 50,000 square feet
SHW Group
Arbor Building Addition/Restoration
Photo by © Luis Ayala
AIA Houston design awards July 2013 Rice WorkSHOP
Category: On the Boards
Rice Building Workshop
workSHOP: New Campus for Workshop Houston
Rendering courtesy of © Rice Building Workshop
AIA Houston design awards July 2013 Perkins Will One Forty
Category: On the Boards
Perkins + Will
One Forty
Rendering courtesy of © Perkins + Will
AIA Houston design awards July 2013 Gensler Myriad Botanical Gardens
Category: Architecture more than 50,000 square feet
Gensler
Myriad Botanical Gardens
Photo by © Prakash Patel
AIA Houston design awards July 2013 Murphy Mears Willowick Renovation
Category: On the Boards
Murphy Mears Architects
Willowick Renovation
Rendering courtesy of © Murphy Mears Architects
AIA Houston design awards July 2013 Murphy Mears Robinhood Residence
Category: Residential Architecture
Murphy Mears Architects
Robinhood Residence
Photo by © Kyle Humphries
AIA Houston design awards July 2013 Murphy Mear Robinhood Residence kitchen
Category: Residential Architecture
Murphy Mears Architects
Robinhood Residence
Photo by © Kyle Humphries
AIA Houston design awards July 2013 Morris North Welcome Center
Category: Architecture Less Than 50,000 square feet
Morris Architects
San Jacinto College North Campus Welcome Center
Photo courtesy of © Hester + Hardaway Photographers
AIA Houston design awards July 2013 ma Gulf Coast Farmhouse
Category: Residential Architecture
m + a architecture
Gulf Coast Farmhouse
Photo by © Mark Schatz
AIA Houston design awards July 2013 Kirksey Downtown Houston Childcare
Category: Architecture less than 50,000 square feet
Kirksey Architecture
Downtown Houston Childcare
Photo by © Shau Lin Hon
AIA Houston design awards July 2013 KM Galveston Residence
Category: Renovation/Restoration
kinneymorrow architecture
Galveston Residence
Photo by © Luis Ayala
AIA Houston design awards July 2013 Kirksey-NSBRI
Category: Interior Architecture
Kirksey Architecture
Baylor College of Medicine, National Space Biomedical Research Institute
Photo by © Joe Acker
AIA Houston design awards July 2013 Kacmar Fisher Street
Category: Residential Architecture
Donna Kacmar, FAIA
Fisher Street House
Photo by © Luis Ayala, Donna Kacmar and Julie Pizzo
AIA Houston design awards July 2013 Lantz The Hive Lakeside Retreat
AIA Houston design awards July 2013 WORK Blaffer Art Museum
AIA Houston design awards July 2013 Ziegler Cooper 500 Fannin
AIA Houston design awards July 2013 Rottet Johnson Downie
AIA Houston design awards July 2013 SHW Group Arbor Building
AIA Houston design awards July 2013 Rice WorkSHOP
AIA Houston design awards July 2013 Perkins Will One Forty
AIA Houston design awards July 2013 Gensler Myriad Botanical Gardens
AIA Houston design awards July 2013 Murphy Mears Willowick Renovation
AIA Houston design awards July 2013 Murphy Mears Robinhood Residence
AIA Houston design awards July 2013 Murphy Mear Robinhood Residence kitchen
AIA Houston design awards July 2013 Morris North Welcome Center
AIA Houston design awards July 2013 ma Gulf Coast Farmhouse
AIA Houston design awards July 2013 Kirksey Downtown Houston Childcare
AIA Houston design awards July 2013 KM Galveston Residence
AIA Houston design awards July 2013 Kirksey-NSBRI
AIA Houston design awards July 2013 Kacmar Fisher Street

A 17-acre botanical garden in Oklahoma City, a contemporary farmhouse with metal siding and the renovation of the Blaffer Art Museum were among 16 Houston-driven design projects to receive the Houston chapter of the American Institute of Architects' 2013 Architecture Awards. From whimsy to the sophisticated, award winning projects were publicly announced today.

A prestigious trio of architects juried the 122 entries representing projects completed within the last five years and located within the Houston metropolitan area or designed by an architect working in the Houston metropolitan area. Evaluating the projects were Kevin Kudo-King, AIA, principal at Olson Kundig Architect in Seattle, Elaine Molinar, AIA, director of practice at Snohetta in New York and Gullivar Shepard, AIA, principal at Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates in New York.

Winners for architecture of less than 50,000 square feet (SF) were Kirksey Architecture for its Downtown Houston Childcare and Morris for the San Jacinto College North Campus Welcome Center. Honors for architecture larger than 50,000 SF went to Gensler for the Myriad Botanical Gardens in Oklahoma City and to the SHW Group LLP for the Arbor Building addition and renovation at the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

Interiors awards were presented to Kirksey Architecture for the Baylor College of Medicine National Space Biomedical Research Institute and Rottet Studio for offices of the Johnson/Downie placement firm.

Three awards were given in the residential category: Donna Kacmar, a University of Houston associate professor; Murphy Mears Architects and M + A Studio for the contemporary Gulf Coast farmhouse. Likewise, three "on the boards" projects were honored — Rice University's Building Workshop's design for a new campus for Workshop Houston, Perkins + Will's One-Forty and Murphy Mears Architects' renovation of a home on Willowick.

Four projects received the special recognition in the renovation/restoration category — Ziegler Cooper Architects for 500 Fannin, WORK Architecture Co. for the Blaffer Art Museum, Lantz Full Circle/Enter Architecture for the Hive Lakeside Retreat, and Kinneymorrow Architecture for a residence in Galveston.

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