ATLANTA – April 25, 2022 – The American Institute of Architects, Georgia Association (AIA Georgia) is announcing this year’s recipients for its Design 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 several projects selected by its jurors. To be eligible for a design award, the 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. The 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 choose People’s Choice winners in each category. 

The winners are as follows: 

2022 Design Awards Jury: 

Meryati Blackwell, AIA | Marlon Blackwell Architects

Jonathan Marvel, FAIA | Marvel Designs

Steve Raike, AIA | Lake|Flato Architects 

Built Category:

  • Douglas County High School Sports Complex; Douglasville, GA | Cole Hil
  • Clemson University Andy Quattlebaum Outdoor Education Center; Clemson, SC | Cooper Carry Inc. 
  • Midtown High School; Atlanta, GA | Cooper Carry
  • Emory Musculoskeletal Institute; Atlanta, GA | HKS Inc.
  • Hapeville Library, Fulton County Library System; Hapeville, GA | McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture*
  • Moving in the Spirit;  Atlanta, GA | Perkins+Will
  • The Eastern at Atlanta Dairies; Atlanta, GA | Perkins+Will
  • RaceTrac;  Atlanta, GA | BRR Architecture*

Interior Architecture:

  • The Interlock Lobby; Atlanta, GA | Square Feet Studio
  • Soundwaves; Nashville, TN  | BLUR Workshop*


  • 83 Poplar Street; Atlanta, Georgia | Smith Dalia Architects
  • Colony Square; Atlanta, GA | Beyer Blinder Belle & Lord Aeck Sargent
  • Fulton County Library System Central Library; Atlanta, GA | Cooper Carry & Vines Architecture*
  • ASHRAE Net Zero Headquarters; Peachtree Corners, Georgia | Houser Walker Architecture
  • “The Stage” at Building 5;  Savannah, GA | SCAD Design Group

Residential over $1 Million:

  • Juxtaposition; Atlanta, GA | Shelia Lee Davies Architecture & Travis Price Architects*

Residential under $1 Million:

  • Spring Valley; Atlanta, GA | Xmetrical, LLC*


  • Copper Basin Resort; Polk County, TN | BLUR Workshop*

2022 Student Design Awards Jury:

Heli Shah, Assoc. AIA | Cooper Carry

Dustin Willis, AIA | Niles Bolton

Akihil Hemanth, Assoc. AIA | Architecture 101 

  • Lake Chapel – A Revived Lantern | Sanket Gunjal | Savannah College of Art and Design 
  • Kinesthetic Library| Pranav Atmaram Ghadashi | Savannah College of Art and Design
  • Catalyst | Nicholas Richards | Savannah College of Art and Design
  • Banyan Kayak Center | Avery Ship | Savannah College of Art and Design
  • Anawá Kayak Complex | Gabriel Velasco | Savannah College of Art and Design
  • Future Synergies | Pranav Atmaram Ghadashi| Savannah College of Art and Design*

*Denoted People’s Choice Winner

2022 Honor Awards Jury:

Kelly Albrecht, AIA | Clark & Enersen

W. Shedrick Coleman, AIA, NOMA | SHEDDarchitecture

 Aaron Albrecht, AIA | Lord Aeck Sargent

  • Emerging Professional Award | Laura Morton, AIA & Emily Schnicker, AIA
  • Architecture Firm of the Year | Perkins&Will
  • Bronze Medal | Ken Higa, AIA  & Perry Jarrell, AIA 
  • Educator of the Year | Amanda McClure

The Bernard B. Rothschild Award is the highest honor given by the Georgia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The jury is comprised of the three most recent recipients of the award.

2021 Rothschild Award Jury:

William “Bill” Clark, AIA | SSOE| Stevens & Wilkinson

Janice Wittschiebe, AIA | SSOE| Stevens & Wilkinson

Kevin Cantley, AIA  | Cooper Carey

  • Bernard B. Rothschild Award | Mack Scogin & Merrill Elam

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Award recipients were honored at the AIA Georgia Design & Honor Awards at the Ponce City Market Rooftop in Atlanta, GA on April 23, 2022


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