AIA Houston Design Awards

AIA Houston’s 2012 Design Awards competition resulted in recognition for 21 projects in eight categories out of a total of 127 entries. Eligibility was limited to 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.

Houston Ballet Center for Dance, Gensler
Brockman Hall for Physics, Rice University, 
KieranTimberlake with Jackson & Ryan Architects
Roy Kelly Multimodal Terminal and Parking Garage, Powers Brown Architecture
Houston Pavilion, 2011 Chongqing International Garden Exposition, Morris Architects + SWA Group
Fish Camp, Natalye Appel + Associates Architects
Planning Design Research Office, 
Planning Design Research (PDR)
Serving as this year’s jurors were: Craig Scott, IwamotoScott, San Francisco; Susan S. Szenasy, Editor in Chief, Metropolis magazine, New York; and Jon Pickard, Pickard Chilton, New Haven, Connecticut.

Architecture over 50,000 sf


Houston Ballet Center for Dance
Gensler
Showcasing classes and rehearsals through large windows into double-height studios, the center serves as a living billboard for dance.

Brockman Hall for Physics, Rice University
KieranTimberlake with Jackson & Ryan Architects
To fit the site, the building was split into two parallel bars connected by glass-enclosed bridges, with outdoor gathering spaces below.

Roy Kelly Multimodal Terminal and Parking Garage
Powers Brown Architecture
Located in Bryan, the new transit facility enlivens downtown with a mix of uses including transit, parking, retail, and offices.

Architecture less than 50,000 sf


Houston Pavilion, 2011 Chongqing International Garden Exposition Morris Architects + SWA Group

Fish Camp

Natalye Appel + Associates Architects

Interior Architecture


Planning Design Research Office
Planning Design Research (PDR)

BG Group Houston Office

Planning Design Research (PDR)
See story in the May/June 2012 edition of Texas Architect, page 48.

Residential Architecture


Yoga Studio and Garden
Interloop — Architecture

Renovation/Restoration


Julia Ideson Building
Gensler


9º House
Interloop — Architecture

HISD Belfort Early Childhood Center
Kirksey Architecture

Triniti Restaurant
MC2 ARCHITECTS

Houston Food Bank
RdIR Architects Inc.

On the Boards


Hempstead Garden Research Center
Interloop — Architecture


Botanica
Logan and Johnson Architecture

Information Technology and Media Center
Morris Architects

The InHouse OutHouse
Rice Building Workshop, Rice School of Architecture Graduate Students: Andrew Daley, Jason Fleming, Peter Muessig

Conceptual Projects


veloCity: Mapping Houston on the Diagonal
Peter Muessig, Student, Rice School of Architecture
See May/June 2012 edition of Texas Architect, page 24.

Divine Detail


REPEAT: Minimal Complexity
Vlad Tenu + TEX-FAB


Ceiling of Julia Ideson Building
Gensler

Planning Design Research Office
Planning Design Research (PDR)

by: Texas Architect Staff

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