Architecture To Die For
From renovation of a historic fire station to a high-tech computing center to a soaring high-rise in Shanghai, two dozen among the 141 entries in the AIA Houston Design Awards competition have been selected for honors, which were presented Thursday at the University of Houston TEDCU Stadium.
Judging the varied entries were Neil Denari, FAIA, of NMDA in Los Angeles; Rand Elliott, FAIA, of Elliott + Associates Architects in Oklahoma City; and Susan Szenasy of Metropolis in New York.
For architecture greater than 50,000 square feet, design awards went to HOK for BP's high performance computing center and to Gensler for its Shanghai tower.
Three projects received honors for architecture less than 50,000 square feet: Tellepsen Scout Camp by Curry Boudreaux Architects, the architecture of an urban park (The Dunlavy) by Page, and the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter Chancery by Jackson & Ryan Architects.
Interior architecture awards were presented to MC2 Architects for Adara Medical Spa, Morris Architects for Office Through Public Realm, Abel Design Group for a private family management company offices, and PDR for Vitol offices.
Winners in residential architecture were the Oberlin House by Natalye Appel + Associates Architects, the Pavilion House by studioMET, and the Sandill Residence by m + a architecture studio.
Six awards were presented in the restoration/renovation category: 67 Tiel Way by Miller Dahlstrand DeJean Architects, Delz Warehouse Residence by CONTENT Architecture, Historic Fire Station 6 by Carlin-White Architects, New Process Steel offices by Page, the Cistern by Page, and the University Center transformation by EYP.
SWA Group received the urban design award for Buffalo Bayou Park and additional awards were presented for projects that are yet to be completed. You can see all the awards here.