Here are the 2016 AIA Arizona Design Awards winners

Each year at the AIA Design Award Gala, the American Institute of Architects Arizona recognizes excellence in design, planning and construction of project’s across the globe that are designed by AIA Arizona architects.

The program recognizes excellence in architectural projects and practices under five categories: design, leadership, practice, performance and education. Each entry is individually judged regardless of size or classification and the awards are given three categories of distinction: honor, merit, and citation (in order of importance).

These winners represent the highest standards of design in response to user requirements, site, context, climate and environment as well as nurturing new values and activities that contribute to design and design appreciation.

Awards for this year’s winners were presented at the 2016 AIA Arizona Design Awards Gala on Oct. 14 at the Phoenix Art Museum.

College Avenue Commons (Photo courtesy of AIA Arizona architects)

College Avenue Commons (Photo courtesy of AIA Arizona)

Salt River Project Sustainable Award:

College Avenue Commons

Architect: Gensler | Architekton

Owner: Arizona State University

Contractor: Okland Construction

Northern Arizona University International Pavilion (Photo courtesy of AIA Arizona architects)

Northern Arizona University International Pavilion (Photo courtesy of AIA Arizona)

Arizona Public Service Energy Award:

Northern Arizona University International Pavilion

Architect: RSP Architects

Owner: Northern Arizona University

Contractor: Kinney Construction Services, Inc.

Component Design Award – Citation Award: 

Shade Structure @ the Post Office

Architect: Architekton

Owner: City of Phoenix

Contractor: ForeSite Design & Construction

Bryan Bannister Tree Ring Laboratory (Photo courtesy of AIA Arizona architects)

Bryan Bannister Tree Ring Laboratory (Photo courtesy of AIA Arizona)

Component Design Award – Citation Award:

Bryant Bannister Tree Ring Laboratory

Architect: richard+bauer architecture

Owner: The University of Arizona

Contractor: Lang Wyatt

Component Design Award – Honor Award: 

Rosen Entry Door

Architect: Chen + Suchart Studio

Owner: Josh & Margaux Rosen

Contractor: studioRoeder + 180 degrees

Interior Architecture – Merit Award:  

NYPD Tempe Gateway

Architect: Lightvox Studio

Owner: New York Pizza Department

Contractor: Symmetry Construction

The Department (Photo courtesy of AIA Arizona architects)

The Department (Photo courtesy of AIA Arizona)

Interior Architecture – Merit Award: 

the DEPARTMENT

Architect: MARK RYAN STUDIO

Owner: MarketplaceONE

Contractor: 180 degrees

Interior Architecture – Merit Award: 

Ermanos Craft Beer and Wine Bar

Architect: Rob Paulus Architects

Owner: Mark Erman

Contractor: McManus Construction

Desert Botanical Garden Horticulture Center (Photo courtesy of AIA Arizona architects)

Desert Botanical Garden Horticulture Center (Photo courtesy of AIA Arizona)

Unbuilt Award – Merit Award: 

Desert Botanical Garden Horticulture Center

Architect: coLAB studio + 180 degrees

Owner: Desert Botanical Gardens

Contractor: coLAB studio + 180 degrees

Distinguished Building – Citation Award:

Monte Vista School Campus Replacement

Architect: Orcutt | Winslow

Owner: Creighton School District

Contractor: CORE Construction

Cornell Cookson Industrial Door (Photo courtesy of AIA Arizona architects)

Cornell Cookson Industrial Door (Photo courtesy of AIA Arizona)

Distinguished Building – Citation Award: 

Cornell Cookson Industrial Door Manufacturing and Offices

Architect: Jones Studio, Inc.

Owner: Cornell Cookson

Contractor: Layton Construction

Distinguished Building – Citation Award: 

Sciences & Health Building

Architect: GLHN joint venture with richard+bauer architecture

Owner: Northern Arizona University

Contractor: Mortensen

Vortex Student Apartments (Photo courtesy of AIA Arizona architects)

Vortex Student Apartments (Photo courtesy of AIA Arizona)

Distinguished Building – Merit Award: 

Vertex Student Apartments

Architect: Ayers Saint Gross

Owner: Peak Campus

Contractor: hardison/downey construction

Faye Gray Recreation Center (Photo courtesy of AIA Arizona architects)

Faye Gray Recreation Center (Photo courtesy of AIA Arizona)

Distinguished Building – Merit Award: 

Faye Gray Recreation Center

Architect: Holly Street Studio

Owner: City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department

Contractor: Brycon Construction, Valley Rain Construction

Distinguished Building – Merit Award: 

Billings Public Library

Architect: Will Bruder+Partners with o2 Architects

Owner: City of Billings Montana

Redemption Arcadia (Photo courtesy of AIA Arizona architects)

Redemption Arcadia (Photo courtesy of AIA Arizona)

Distinguished Building – Honor Award: 

Redemption Arcadia

Architect: DeBartolo Architects

Owner: Redemption Church

Contractor: Robert E. Porter Contruction

Escobar Renovation (Photo courtesy of AIA Arizona architects)

Escobar Renovation (Photo courtesy of AIA Arizona architects)

Distinguished Building – Honor Award: 

Escobar Renovation

Architect: Chen + Suchart Studio

Owner: Kari & Charlie Escobar

Contractor: Verge design:build

LEADERSHIP AWARDS

Arizona Architects Medal 

Diane Reicher Jacobs, AIA CN

Dino Sakellar, AIA

Firm of the Year

Studio Ma, Inc.

Award of Distinction 

Alexander Malatesta

Zach Rawling

Allied Award 

Greg Kilroy

AIA10 Award 

Mike Anglin, AIA, LEED AP

AIA10 Award 

Carlos Murrieta, AIA

PRACTICE AWARDS

Contractor Award 

180 degrees

Consultant Award 

Floor Associates

Goodwin Award 

Grand Canyon University Masterplan

Architect: suoLL architects

Owner: Grand Canyon University

Contractor: Pono Construction

EDUCATION

Educator Award 

Michael Kothke, AIA

Design Pedagogy 

University of Arizona Net Zero Energy + Water District

Design Pedagogy 

University of Arizona ARC321 | Materials & Methods II

Design Pedagogy 

University of Arizona ARC401 | Design Studio V

Community Education 

Arizona Residential Architects

Community Education 

Arizona Kids Build