American Institute of Architects LA reveals design winners

Mariposa1038 from Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects was recognized with the Honor Award.

Mariposa1038 from Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects was recognized with the Honor Award.

Amidst an awards ceremony that highlighted the commitment of multiple generations of architects to Los Angeles, the American Institute of Architects Los Angeles Chapter announced and bestowed its 2018 AIA|LA Design Award winners. The 2018 Design Awards Ceremony + Party was presented by Sharpe Interior Systems, Inc.

Today, architects are at the forefront of resolving societal challenges. Honoring stellar design and highlighting projects that influence the wellbeing of our communities is an essential component of the American Institute of Architects Los Angeles.
— Tania Van Herle, AIA president

The AIA|LA Design Awards program is composed of three separate categories. The first, the namesake AIA|LA Design Awards, recognizes the design excellence of some of the most significant completed projects in the country at this time. Unbuilt or are still-to-be-completed-commissions are considered and awarded through the AIA|LA Next LA awards program. AIA|LA COTE award (Committee for the Environment, AIA|LA) recipients are bestowed for demonstrable achievement in sustainable design, acknowledged for performance, systems integration and other such components. 

Given the caliber of work, the program is one of the most competitive in the United States. This year’s recipients were selected by juries composed of accomplished architects, designers, and academics from New York, Seattle, and San Francisco as well as Los Angeles. Winning projects ranged from transit centers, schools, and cultural centers to small homes, all of which transformed the urban environment.

Full list of winners:

Design Award winners
Next LA Award winners
COTE LA Winners