A panel of two nationally recognized architects and the editor-in-chief of a nationally respected architecture magazine met at Architecture Center Houston on Thursday, March 22 to select the best of new Houston architecture from among 127 entries. Eligibility was limited to projects completed within the last 5 years and located within the Houston metropolitan area or designed by an architect working in the Houston metropolitan area. The jury selected twenty-one projects in eight categories to receive awards. The 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. The Awards were presented at a cocktail reception on the eleventh floor of BG Group Place on that evening. For further information visit www.aiahouston.org/designawards.
Winning projects are as follows.

Category: Architecture under 50,000 SF

Gensler

Houston Ballet Center for Dance

 

Photo credits - Nic Lehoux


Category: Architecture over 50,000 SF

KieranTimberlake with Jackson & Ryan Architects

Brockman Hall for Physics, Rice University



Photo credits - Michael Moran/OTTO, Peter Aaron/OTTO, Hester + Hardaway, Red Wing Aerials


Category: Architecture over 50,000 SF

Powers Brown Architecture

Roy Kelly Multimodal Terminal & Parking Garage



Photo credits - Dror Baldinger, AIA

 

Category: Architecture Less than 50,000 SF

Morris Architects + SWA Group

Houston Pavilion, 2011 Chongqing International Garden Exposition

 

Category: Architecture less than 50,000 SF

Natalye Appel + Associates Architects, LLC

Fish Camp


Photo credits - Paul Hester, Hester and Hardaway

 

Category: Interior Architecture

Planning Design Research (PDR)

Planning Design Research AKA "A Great Workplace"


Photo credits - Scott McDonald, Heddrich Blessing Photographers

 

Category: Interior Architecture

Planning Design Research (PDR)

BG Group Houston Office


Photo credits - Scott McDonald, Heddrich Blessing Photographers

 

Category: Residential Architecture

Interloop — Architecture

Yoga Studio and Garden

Photo credits - Benjamin Hill Photography,  Interloop — Architecture

 

Category: Renovation/Restoration

Gensler

Julia Ideson Building


Photo credits - Rick Gardner

 

Category: Renovation/Restoration

Interloop — Architecture

9° House


Photo credits - Benjamin Hill Photography,  Interloop — Architecture

 

Category: Renovation/Restoration

Kirksey Architecture

HISD Bellfort Early Childhood Center


Photo credits - Shau Lin

 

Category: Renovation/Restoration

MC2 ARCHITECTS

Triniti Restaurant


Photo credits - Steven Gutierrez

 

Category: Renovation/Restoration

RdlR Architects Inc.

Houston Food Bank


Photo credits - Shau Lin

 

Category: On the Boards

Interloop — Architecture

Hempstead Garden Research Center

 

Category: On the Boards

Logan and Johnson Architecture

Botanica

 

Category: On the Boards

Morris Architects

Information Technology and Media Center

 

Category: On the Boards

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

The InHouse OutHouse

 

Category: Conceptual Projects

Peter Muessig, Student, Rice School of Architecture

veloCity : mapping Houston on the diagonal

 

Category: Divine Detail

Gensler

Ceiling of Julia Ideson Building


Rick Gardner

 

Category: Divine Detail

Planning Design Research (PDR)

Planning Design Research AKA "A Great Workplace"


Scott McDonald, Heddrich Blessing Photographers

 

Category: Divine Detail

TEX-FAB, Andrew Vrana, Co-Director with Vlad Tenu

REPEAT: Minimal Complexity


Kevin McClellan, TEX-FAB