The American Institute of Architects Arizona Design Awards recognize excellence in design, planning and construction of projects located anywhere in the world that are designed by AIA Arizona architects registered and licensed in Arizona. The awards honor the highest standards of design in response to user requirements, site, context, climate and environment. Each entry, regardless of size or classification, is judged individually on the basis of total design merit. Awards are given the categories of honor, merit and citation (in order of importance). The following awards, medals and certificates were presented to AIA Arizona members at the 2014 AIA Arizona Design Awards Gala held Nov. 15 at Hotel Valley Ho.


Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Justice Center
Owner: SRPMIC, A Federally Recognized Indian Tribe
Contractor: Au’ Authum Ki – Kitchell, LLC
Architect: Gould Evans

Wayne N. Aspinall Federal Building and U. S. Courthouse
Owner: U.S. General Services Administration, Rocky Mountain Region
Lead Design Architect: Westlake Reed Leskosky
Architect of Record and Design-Build Contractor: The Beck Group

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College Center

College Center
Owner: Central Arizona College
Contractor: Adolfson & Peterson Construction
Architect: Richärd+Bauer Architecture LLC



Heavy Duty Advanced Transportation Technology Building
Owner: San Diego Miramar College
Architect: Marlene Imirzian & Associates Architects

Vali Homes Infill Prototype House 1.0
Owner: Vali Homes, LLC
Contractor: 180 Degrees, Inc
Architect: Colab Studio, LLC

The Village at Prescott College

APS Energy Award
The Village at Prescott College
Owner: Prescott College
Contractor: Hayley Construction, Inc.
Architect: WEDDLE GILMORE black rock studio



SRP Sustainable Building Award
John M Roll United States Courthouse
Owner: City of Yuma
Contractor: Sundt Construction
Architect: Ehrlich Architects

Architectural Firm of the Year
BWS Architects

Associates Award
Benjamin Ayers, AIA

Contractor Award
Desert Star

Educator Award
Robert Miller, AIA

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Mariposa Land Port of Entry

Young Architect Award
Lance Enyart, AIA

The 25-Year Award
Boyce Thompson Arboretum – Line and Space

The Goodwin Award
Faye Gray Recreation Center by Holly Street Studio
Mariposa Land Port of Entry by Jones Studio, Inc.



The Chairman’s Award
James Rapp, AIA

Arizona Architects Medal
Brian Cassidy, AIA

Brown’s Ranch Trailhead
Owner: City of Scottsdale
Contractor: dck worldwide
Architect: WEDDLE GILMORE black rock studio
“Brown’s Ranch Trailhead is the gateway to the northern region of Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve. The area contains a rich diversity of plant and animal life and topography that has attracted people for thousands of years, including the more recent ranching era. The ranch is named after the Brown family, who established it in the early 1900s and were instrumental in the development of early Scottsdale. Modern-day Scottsdale and Pima roads began as cattle drive trails led by E.O. Brown from the ranch to the downtown stockyards. The trailhead was designed to preserve the historical,  archeological and natural legacy of the site, including Brown’s, Cholla and Cone mountains and Cathedral Rock. Protecting open space, existing views, respecting existing desertscape and creating an experience for hikers, bikers and equestrians were guiding principles of the project. It seeks a balance through the use of appropriate materials, water conservation and renewable energy.” — AIA Jury

Amangiri Resort
Owner: Canyon Equity, Inc.
Contractor: Okland Construction
Architect: I-10 Studio, LLC (Marwan Al-Sayed Architects, Wendell Burnette Architects, Rick Joy Architects)
“The location for the Amangiri Resort is a stunning 1,400-acre playground for the tactile experience of space, light and time. A large horseshoe canyon of 500-foot high “entrada sandstone” cliffs with hoodoos, sand dunes and slot canyons opens north toward expansive views of Escalante/Grand Staircase National Park. The 34-room hotel and spa is conceived as a single mass ruin eroded by ancient time and re-inhabited with only the most essential luxuries of contemporary shelter. The “Living Room” of the resort is a public square focused on a jutting rock formation where a large pool of water is captured for quiet relaxation. The guest room wings form two arms that hug a long low rock formation effectively halving the impact of the resort on this fragile and precious landscape. All rooms are configured to harness the most quintessential desert experience — a solitary place with yourself and the land.” — AIA Jury