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Here are the winners of the AIA Honor Awards 2018 in interior architecture

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Here are the winners of the AIA Honor Awards 2018 in interior architecture. University of Sound at Washington Station (Courtesy LMN Architects).
Here are the winners of the AIA Honor Awards 2018 in interior architecture. University of Sound at Washington Station (Courtesy LMN Architects).

[Editor’s Note: This the second in a three-part series documenting the winners of the AIA 2018 Honor Awards, which are broken down into three categories: architecture, interior architecture, and urban design. This list covers the interior architecture awards, but additional segments spotlight winners in architecture and urban design.]

The American Institute of Architects announced its 2018 recipients of the Institute Honor Awards January 12. The 17 winners were pulled from approximately 500 submissions from across the globe and five interior architecture projects took home the prize. The designs range from a high-end New York loft to a middle school in Missouri, with unique approaches to lighting, spatial volume, and material palette. The five-person jury that selected this year’s AIA Interior Architecture Honor Award winners included:

  • Brian Caldwell, THINKTANK Design Group;
  • Joshua Aidlin, Aidlin Darling Design;
  • Kiyomi Kurooka, DWL Architects + Planners Inc.;
  • John Paquin, Statesville;
  • William T. Ruhl, RUHL WALKER Architects.
Chicago Public Library, Chinatown Branch (Jon Miller/Hedrich Blessing)

Chicago Public Library, Chinatown Branch (Jon Miller/Hedrich Blessing)

Chicago Public Library, Chinatown Branch
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Chicago

From the jury:

“The conscious approach for the building’s ideals for interior decisions are evident in the artistic expression of the history of the cultural identity of the community.”

Photographer's Loft (Paul Warchol).

Photographer’s Loft (Paul Warchol).

Photographer’s Loft
Desai Chia Architecture
New York City

From the jury:

“This is exquisitely detailed and crafted so much so that it appears one would be living in artwork.”

Reed Springs Middle School (Gayle Babcock/Architectural Image Works).

Reed Springs Middle School (Gayle Babcock/Architectural Image Works).

Reeds Spring Middle School
Dake Wells Architecture
Reeds Spring, Missouri

From the jury:

“Such a clear concept organized the program around elements found in the Ozark landscape led to beautiful execution. Buried in a hill, yet bursting full of daylight is praiseworthy.”

Sound Transit University of Washington Station (Courtesy LMN Architects).

Sound Transit University of Washington Station (Courtesy LMN Architects).

Sound Transit University of Washington Station
LMN Architects
Seattle

From the jury:

“An aesthetically inspiring jewel that doubles as fantastic public art.”

Square Inc. Headquarters (Matthew Millman).

Square Inc. Headquarters (Matthew Millman).

Square, Inc. Headquarters
Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
San Francisco

From the jury:

“The company’s ethos is reflected in every detail of their software and hardware products, with a crisp, minimalist design that is both intuitive and elegant.”

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