The 69th-annual Honor Awards for Washington Architecture, hosted by AIA Seattle, was held on November 4, 2019.
University of Washington, Life Sciences Building, Perkins + Will, Seattle, Washington. A next-level science facility that enhances the connections between students, faculty, community, and the environment. Photographed by Kevin Scott.
More than 130 submissions were entered into this year’s Honor Awards for Washington Architecture, a celebration of excellence in design hosted by The American Institute of Architects’ Seattle chapter.
Judges Bryan C. Lee Jr., Lisa Matthiessen, and Jonathan Tate selected thirteen winners from the bunch across three categories:built, conceptual, and research and innovation.
Winning projects exhibited an overall appreciation of the region’s design culture as well as an inclination to go beyond simply presenting “beautiful design,” opting to explore themes of justice, equity, density, and building performance.
“We are celebrating what we want to see more of. Continue your willingness to take risks answering the problems we face and contribute with our work and skills for future generations,” Matthiessen said in a press release.
Returning for a second year was the Young Voices Selection (YVS) program, which seeks to engage and elevate young designers’ voices through participation and representation in the awards. The panelists—including Sarah Burk of JW Architects, Kyle Francis of Neiman Taber Architects, and Will Crothers of Integrus Architecture—selected the ARTS at King Street Station by Schacht Aslani Architects and Olson Kundig as the YVS winner.
Read on for a selection of the 2019 winning projects. To view all 2019 submissions, visit AIA Seattle’s online gallery.
AWARD OF HONOR
Big Mouth House Best Practice Architecture & Hybrid Architecture
Big Mouth House, Best Practice Architecture/Hybrid Architecture, Seattle, Washington. Fun townhouse project comprised of three homes, three Accessory Dwelling Units and the color pink. Photographed by Sozinho Imagery.
National Nordic Museum Mithun
National Nordic Museum, Mithun, Seattle, Washington. Museum and cultural center celebrating the Nordic and Nordic American experience Photographed by Bruce Damonte.
ENERGY IN DESIGN AWARD
Hazel Wolf K-8 ESTEM School NAC Architecture
Hazel Wolf K-8 ESTEM School, NAC Architecture, Seattle, Washington. City Making: Stitching a loose moment. Photographed by Benjamin Benschneider.
AWARD OF MERIT
Discovery High School DLR Group
Discovery High School, DLR Group, Camas, Washington. A new public high school delivering project-based learning to 9th through 12th grade students. Photographed by Josh Partee.
Seattle Resource Hub Sundberg Kennedy Ly Au Young Architects
Seattle Resource Hub (conceptual), Sundberg Kennedy Ly Au Young Architects. Breaking down barriers to create a feedback loop of cultural exchange and social economic mobility. Image courtesy Sundberg Kennedy Ly Au Young Architects.
Softbox KOArchitecture & Ed Sozhino
KOArchitecture, Kevin O’Leary and Ed Sozinho, Seattle, Washington. Single family home located in North Seattle. Photographed by Sozinho Imagery.
The Shea Public47 Architects
The Shea, PUBLIC47 Architects, Seattle, Washington neighborhood, mixed-use building. Photographed by Jeremy Bittermann.
University of Washington, Life Sciences Building Perkins + Will