ATLANTA – April 24, 2023 – The American Institute of Architects, Georgia Association (AIA Georgia) is announcing this year’s recipients for itsDesign and Honor Awards. Complete details for each project are available on AIA Georgia’s website.

AIA Georgia bestows awards for design and honor annually on a number of projects selected by its jurors. In order to be eligible for a design awardthe project must be the work of a registered Georgia architect who lives or does work in Georgia. Submissions for the Student Project Award must be the work of either a current student in Georgia or one that has graduated in 2021. The competition is open to architectural projects of all classifications and sizes. Location of projects is not restricted.

Three separate juries were chosen for Design, Student Project, and Honor awards. The general public was also invited to vote on the project submissions to choice People’s Choice winners in each category.

The winners are as follows:

2023 Design Awards Jury:

Pascale Sablan, FAIA, NOMA | Adjaye Associates (New York, NY)

Josh Shelton, AIA | El Dorado (Portland, OR)

Amanda Loper, AIA | David Baker Architects (Birmingham, AL)

Built Category:

  • Jackson Park; Queens, NY | Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects
  • Morrow High School; Morrow, GA  | Perkins&Will
  • Chamblee City Hall; Chamblee, GA |Goodwyn Mills Cawood*
  • Avondale Estates Town Green Pavilions; Avondale Estates, GA | SSOE Group

Interior Architecture:

  • Le Bon Nosh; Atlanta, GA | Brink Design
  • Victory Sandwich; Atlantat, GA | Lightroom, LLC*


  • Georgia Historical Society Hodgson Hall; Savannah, Georgia | Lynch Associates Architects, PC
  • Crux Retail; Kennesaw, GA | studio arcus
  • Atlanta Montessori International School – Druid Hills; Atlanta, GA | Studio SOGO
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Canopies and Terminal Modernization; Atlanta, GA | HOK; Stanley, Love-Stanley; Chasm Architecture, L.L.C. (Joint HJ+P Venture)*
  • Falling Rabbit; Duluth, GA | Studio SOGO

Residential over $1 Million:

  • 23 Perry; Newnan, GA | Lightroom, LLC* 

Residential under $1 Million:

  • La Croix House; Atlanta, GA | Martin Rickles Studio
  • O4W Bungalow; Atlanta, GA | Studio SOGO
  • Hartwell Cabin; Martin, GA | Lightroom, LLC*


  • First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta Addition;Atlanta, GA | Houser Walker Architecture
  • Confidential Birmingham Headquarters; Vestavia Hills, AL | Perkins&Will
  • Campbellton BRT; Atlanta, GA | Xmetrtical

*Denotes People’s Choice Winners

2023 Student Design Awards Jury:

Elizabeth Glass, AIA  | Rardin & Carroll Architects

Parker Stewart, AIA  | HKS Inc.

Micahel Sena, AIA  | HKS Inc.

  • Interwine – Re-Connecting Loose Ends of the City | Miloni Shah*
  • Metaphysical Museum of Reality | Daniel Jaraba
  • RING Habitat | Sanket Gunjal
  • Isolation | Alyssa Halloran
  • Fibonacci Nook | Ali Nadirah, Bevelle Laia, Del Valle Maria, Drexel Pau, Gonzalez Contreras Camilo, King Corderio, Kucharski Cody, Mceachern, Luke, Valdez Tello Ana
  • Foster Atlanta | Sophia Rodriguez
  • Symbiotic and Intimate Community Living Paradigm | Xiangyun Mou

2023 Honor Awards Jury:

Heather Potts Lang, AIA  | Potts Lang Architects

Danita Brown , AIA  | U.S. General Services

Tariq Abdullah, AIA  | Tarchitects

  • Emerging Professional of the Year | Ian Hunter, AIA & Sarah Nelson-Woynicz, AIA
  • Architecture Firm of the Year | Dwell Design Studio
  • Bronze Medal | Deirdre “Dee” Leclair, AIA & Ryan Taylor, AIA
  • Educator of the Year | Julie Kim, AIA
  • Carmen Stan, AIA: Elevation of the Profession | Nicole Seekely, AIA

2023 Rothschild Awards Jury:

Kevin Cantley, AIA  | Cooper Carey

William “Bill” Clark, AIA  | SSOE Group

Mack Scogin, AIA  | Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects

Merrill Elam, AIA | Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects

  • Bernard B. Rothschild Award | Cheryl McAfee, FAIA

Visit for more information on Honor Award awardees.

Visit for more information on Design Award project awardees and event pictures.

Award recipients were honor at Elevate: Design & Honor Awards at TK Elevator in Atlanta, GA on April 15, 2023.


About the American Institute of Architects

Founded in 1857, the American Institute of Architects consistently works to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities. Through nearly 300 state and local chapters, the AIA advocates for public policies that promote economic vitality and public wellbeing. Members adhere to a code of ethics and conduct to ensure the highest professional standards. The AIA provides members with tools and resources to assist them in their careers and business as well as engaging civic and government leaders and the public to find solutions to pressing issues facing our communities, institutions, nation and world.