AIA Georgia Announces 2023 Elevate: Awards Honorees


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, Atlanta, 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

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

Honor Awardees
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

*Denotes People’s Choice Award Winners

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


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