2023 Residential & Hospitality Design Awards Winners Revealed

ATLANTA, Nov. 20, 2023 — AIA Atlanta, with presenting sponsors SIXmm and YKK AP America, is pleased to announce the winners of the 2023 Residential & Hospitality Design Awards. Winners were announced during Build Something Great at Buckhead Theatre on Saturday, Nov. 18.

The yearly program recognizes exemplary homes, restaurants, and hotels designed by architects registered in Georgia. Out of nineteen finalists, the jury awarded eight projects with the Merit Award distinction and two with the highest distinction, the Honor Award.

RESIDENTIAL DESIGN WINNERS

Single-Family – Contemporary

  • Merit Award: 23 Perry (Lightroom Studio, LLC)
  • Merit Award: Black Mountain Cross (35 Degrees North)
  • Honor Award: Brevard House (Point Office Architecture & Design)

Multifamily/Mixed-Use – Over 50 Units

  • Merit Award: 1200 Ponce (Choate+Hertlein Architects)
  • Merit Award: The Foundry (Cooper Carry, Inc.)
  • Merit Award: Whistler (Niles Bolton Associates)

HOSPITALITY DESIGN WINNERS

Restaurant – Renovation/Tenant Build-out

  • Merit Award: Biggerstaff Brewing Co. (Office of Design)
  • Merit Award: Elliott’s Restaurant (Office of Design)

Restaurant – New Construction

  • Merit Award: The Summit House at Balsam Mountain (Kuo Diedrich Chi Architects)

Hotel – Guest Rooms 101+

  • Honor Award: Virgin Hotels Nashville (BLUR Workshop)

About AIA Atlanta

AIA Atlanta, the Atlanta Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, is a professional organization representing 1,900 architects and designers in Metro Atlanta. AIA advocates for the value of architects and provides architects with the resources to do their best work, including continuing education, political advocacy, networking, and leadership development.

AIA Atlanta Announces 2024 Board of Directors

ATLANTA, Nov. 14, 2023 — AIA Atlanta is pleased to announce the newly elected members of the 2024 Board of Directors, comprising six officers and directors who will play pivotal roles in the organization.

Architect Marc Johnson, AIA, a graduate of Howard University and an associate at CHASM Architecture, has been elected president-elect. This marks the commencement of a three-year term during which he will serve as the president in 2025, followed by the role of past president.

Desmond Johnson, AIA, will continue in the role of treasurer, ensuring the continued financial stability of the organization. Additionally, Corey Miller, AIA, and Zachery Terry, Assoc. AIA, have been re-elected to their positions as directors of continuing education and emerging professionals, respectively.

Heli Shah, Assoc. AIA, previously the chair of the Young Architects Forum of AIA Atlanta, has been elected as the programs director. Ashvini Dinoy, AIA will take on the responsibilities of communications director.

The complete 2024 AIA Atlanta Board of Directors is as follows:

  • President: Shelby Morris, AIA
  • President-elect: Marc Johnson, AIA
  • Past President: Emily Shickner, AIA
  • Treasurer: Desmond Johnson, AIA
  • Secretary: Laura Morton, AIA
  • Public Director: Terry Miller, AIA
  • Development Director: Mark Chen, AIA
  • Development Director: Mae Murphy, Assoc. AIA
  • Continuing Education Director: Corey Miller, AIA
  • Local Political Advocacy Director: Meghan Shannon, AIA
  • Emerging Professionals Director: Laura Sherman, AIA
  • Emerging Professionals Director: Zachery Terry, Assoc. AIA
  • Membership Director: Sumegha Shah, AIA
  • Programs Director: KK Loy, AIA
  • Programs Director: Heli Shah, Assoc. AIA
  • Communications Director: Ashvini Dinoy, AIA
  • Communications Director: Howard Kuo, AIA
  • Allied Director: Amy Granelli

###

About AIA Atlanta

AIA Atlanta, the Atlanta Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, is a professional organization representing 1,900 architects and designers in Metro Atlanta. AIA advocates for the value of architects and provides architects with the resources to do their best work, including continuing education, political advocacy, networking, and leadership development.

AIA Atlanta Announces 2023 Residential & Hospitality Design Awards Finalists

ATLANTA, Oct. 30, 2023 — Today, AIA Atlanta announces the finalists of the 2023 Residential & Hospitality Design Awards (RHDA). The annual program recognizes exemplary homes, restaurants, and hotels designed by architects registered in Georgia.

RHDA winners will be revealed at Build Something Great on Saturday, November 18. Presented by SIXmm and YKK AP, the event will be held at the historic Buckhead Theatre in Atlanta.

This year’s jury comprised four esteemed peers and leaders in the built environment, including:

  • Frank Barkow (Barkow Leibinger, Berlin, Germany)
  • Pavilina Ilieva, AIA (PI.KL Studi, Baltimore, Maryland)
  • Steve Nygren (Serenbe, Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia)
  • Korey White, AIA (DLR Group, Chicago, Illinois)

RESIDENTIAL DESIGN FINALISTS

Single-Family – Contemporary

23 Perry
Lightroom Studio, LLC

490 Glen Iris
Lightroom Studio, LLC

Black Mountain Cross
35 Degrees North

Brevard House
Point Office Architecture & Design

Cantilever House
Sheila Lee Davies Architecture

Renovations/Adaptive Reuse – Under 5,000 Sq Ft

Ormewood Park Residence
Point Office Architecture & Design

Wylie Chapel Lofts
Jones Pierce Architects

Multifamily/Mixed-Use – Over 50 Units

1200 Ponce
Choate+Hertlein Architects

Centennial Yards South
Choate+Hertlein Architects

The Foundry
Cooper Carry, Inc.

Revival Lofts
Choate+Hertlein Architects

Whistler
Niles Bolton Associates

HOSPITALITY DESIGN FINALISTS

Restaurant – Renovation/Tenant Build-out

Biggerstaff Brewing Co.
Office of Design

Cigar Club
The Johnson Studio at Cooper Carry

Elliott’s Restaurant
Office of Design

Restaurant – New Construction

Harrah’s Cherokee
BLUR Workshop

The Summit House at Balsam Mountain
Kuo Diedrich Chi Architects

Hotel – Guest Rooms 101+

Nobu Atlanta Hotel and Restaurant
The Beck Group

Virgin Hotels Nashville
BLUR Workshop

About AIA Atlanta

AIA Atlanta, the Atlanta Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, is a professional organization representing 1,900 architects and designers in Metro Atlanta. AIA advocates for the value of architects and provides architects with the resources to do their best work, including continuing education, political advocacy, networking, and leadership development.

AIA Atlanta Announces 2023 High School Design Competition Winners

ATLANTA — April 12, 2023 — AIA Atlanta and presenting sponsor YKK AP announce the winners of the 18th Annual High School Design Competition (HSDC). The awards celebration was held at the Kennesaw State University College of Architecture and Construction Management, returning in person for the first time since 2019.

HSDC invites Georgia high school students to immerse themselves in fundamental architecture concepts and learn skills that will be useful in college and beyond. The competition focuses on a design prompt to which students will create a solution using their creativity and architectural knowledge. HSDC comprises two levels to accommodate students’ varying levels of experience, including beginner and advanced.

The 2023 competition received 211 submissions from 36 schools. Winners of the advanced level receive cash prizes. This year’s winners are as follows:

Beginner – Individual

  • 1st Place: Olivia Power, Sequoyah High School
  • 2nd Place: Wyatt Rock, Sequoyah High School
  • 3rd Place: Rylee Trusner, Sequoyah High School
  • Honorable Mention: Pia Ramirez-Weninger, Decatur High School
  • Honorable Mention: Nola Lepp, Marietta High School
  • Honorable Mention: David Paliotta, Sequoyah High School
  • Honorable Mention: Sierra Freeman, Decatur High School

Advanced – Individual

  • 1st Place: Mikka Wolff, Decatur High School
  • 2nd Place: Kaden Johnson, Union Grove High School
  • 3rd Place: Gavin Webster, Union Grove High School
  • Honorable Mention: Katherine Gentner, Wheeler High School
  • Honorable Mention: Joseph Galviz, Maxwell High School Of Technology

Advanced – Group

  • 1st Place: Noah Crowder, Vivian King, Zachary Marino, and Edwin Cheung, Wheeler High School
  • 2nd Place: Mikayla Parks and Megan Reed, Etowah High School
  • 3rd Place: Joshua Franklin and Benjamin Choi, Mountain View High School
  • Honorable Mention: Addison Kowall, Katie Swanson, and Ansley Perdue, Wheeler High School
  • Honorable Mention: Louis Messonnier, Owen Joiner, Johnny Treadwell, and Aiden Martinelli, Decatur High School

AIA Atlanta congratulates all students for their successful participation in the program. In addition to presenting sponsor YKK AP, AIA Atlanta thanks event sponsors Martin/Martin Consulting Engineers and the Kennesaw State University.

About AIA Atlanta
AIA Atlanta, the Atlanta Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, is a professional organization representing 1,800 architects and designers in Metro Atlanta. AIA advocates for the value of architects and provides architects with the resources to do their best work, including continuing education, political advocacy, networking, and leadership development.

About YKK AP America Inc.
YKK AP America Inc. is a technology-oriented manufacturer of commercial façade systems and residential doors and windows. With every finished good, we push the boundaries in next-generation manufacturing and create value for architectural applications. Driven by a desire to provide exceptional service in our markets, YKK AP America builds upon our foundation of advanced engineering, vertically integrated manufacturing, and customer focus on delivering the highest level of quality at a competitive price.

AIA Atlanta Reveals Winners of 2022 Design and Honor Awards

ATLANTA — November 18, 2022 — On Thursday, November 17, over 200 AIA Atlanta members and figures of the built environment gathered at the organization’s Build Something Great ceremony, held at the Fox Theatre, to celebrate the winners of the Residential & Hospitality Design and Honor awards.

The Residential & Hospitality Design Awards honored nine winning projects, including hotels and restaurants for the first time. Jurors comprised architects Christopher Derrick, AIA (Derrick Architecture), Mark Johnson AIA (Signal Architecture), and Brendan McHugh, AIA (McHugh Architecture).

The Honor Awards recognized six recipients, including The S/L/A/M Collaborative with the Firm of the Year Silver Medal. Sophia Tarkhan, AIA (Cooper Carry), Jamilla Walcott (YKK AP), and Greg Walker, AIA (Houser Walker Architects) served as Honor Awards jurors.

Late architect Jeffrey Robinson, AIA received the evening’s highest honor, the Ivan Allen Sr. Award, with past recipients Melody Harclerode, FAIA; Oscar Harris, FAIA; and Cheryl McAfee, FAIA as jurors. AIA Atlanta Past President Tracy Carusi, AIA served as chair of both Honor juries.

A special thank you to all jurors and presenting sponsor YKK AP.

Residential & Hospitality Design

Multifamily/Mixed-Use – Over 50 Units

Honor Award

Camden Buckhead (Niles Bolton Associates)

Merit Award 

Carpenter’s Shelter and the Bloom at Braddock (Cooper Carry)

Single-Family – Traditional

Honor Award

Keswick Manor House (Harrison Design)

Merit Award

Lake Compound Effect (Jones Pierce Studios)

Single-Family – Contemporary

Honor Award

Farmhouse on the Marsh (Harrison Design)

Hotel – Guest Rooms 101+

Merit Award

The Grand Bohemian Lodge (Cooper Carry)

Restaurant – New Construction

Merit Award

The Garden Room (The Johnson Studio at Cooper Carry)

Rumi’s Kitchen (The Johnson Studio at Cooper Carry)

Restaurant – Renovation/Tenant Buildout

Merit Award

Falling Rabbit Restaurant (Studio SOGO Architecture & Interiors)

Honor Awards

Ivan Allen Sr. Award

Jeffrey Leonardo Robinson, AIA

Silver Medal (Firm of the Year)

The S/L/A/M Collaborative

The John A. Busby Jr. Award (Exceptional Young Architect)

Sarah Woynicz, AIA

James G. Fausett Service to the Profession Award

Karen Jenkins, AIA

Kenrick Higa, AIA

Kwanza Hall Award

Ryan Gravel

About AIA Atlanta

With over 1,800 members, AIA Atlanta is a professional organization advocating for architects’ value and providing them the resources to do their best work, including continuing education, political advocacy, networking, and leadership development.

2022 Residential & Hospitality Design Awards Finalists

ATLANTA — November 3, 2022 — AIA Atlanta today announced the finalists of the 2022 Residential & Hospitality Design Awards (RHDA), presented by YKK AP. The program, for the first time including restaurants and hotels, recognizes excellence in built works designed by architects registered in Georgia.

RHDA 2022 was juried by three esteemed architects in the United States, including Christopher Derrick, AIA of Derrick Architecture (Wheaton, Illinois), Mark Johnson, AIA of Signal Architecture (Seattle, Washington), and Brendan McHugh, AIA of McHugh Architecture (Manasquan, New Jersey).

Winners will be revealed at AIA Atlanta’s Build Something Great gala at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, November 17.

Multifamily/Mixed-Use – Over 50 Units

Camden Buckhead
Niles Bolton Associates

500 West Trade
Dwell Design Studio

Carpenter’s Shelter and The Bloom at Braddock
Cooper Carry

Single-Family – Traditional

Lake Compound Effect
Jones Pierce Studios

Vitality Collection in Central Park
DTJ DESIGN, Inc.

Keswick Manor House
Harrison Design

Single-Family – Contemporary

Farmhouse on the Marsh
Harrison Design

Ivy Residence
West Architecture Studio

Hotel – Guest Rooms 101+

The Candler Hotel
The Beck Group

The Grand Bohemian Lodge
Cooper Carry

Virgin Hotels Nashville
BLUR Workshop

Restaurant – New Construction

The Garden Room
The Johnson Studio at Cooper Carry

Rumi’s Kitchen
The Johnson Studio at Cooper Carry

Ecco Buckhead
The Johnson Studio at Cooper Carry

Restaurant – Renovation/Tenant Buildout

Falling Rabbit Restaurant
Studio SOGO Architecture & Interiors

Casa Don Alfonso
The Johnson Studio at Cooper Carry

About AIA Atlanta

With over 1,800 members, AIA Atlanta is a professional organization advocating for architects’ value and providing them the resources to do their best work, including continuing education, political advocacy, networking, and leadership development.

AIA Atlanta Announces 2022 High School Design Competition Winners

ATLANTA — April 28, 2022 — AIA Atlanta and presenting sponsor YKK AP today announce the winners of the 17th Annual High School Design Competition (HSDC). The program invites Georgia high school students to immerse themselves in fundamental architecture concepts and learn skills that will be useful in college and beyond.

HSDC comprises two levels to accommodate students’ varying levels of experience, including beginner and advanced. The 2022 competition received over 200 submissions from 20 schools. Winners of the advanced level receive cash prizes. This year’s winners are as follows:

Beginner – Individual

  • First: Kamryn S., Jackson County High School
  • Second: Riley T., Sequoyah High School
  • Third: Stephen E., Sequoyah High School (tie)
  • Third: Styles J., Stephens County High School (tie)

Advanced – Individual

  • First: Keaton T., Midtown High School
  • Second: Kaia W., Sequoyah High School
  • Third: Mikka W., Decatur High School

Advanced – Group

  • First: Jackson L. and Sam C., Decatur High School
  • Second: Audrey P., Adam H., Evan H., and Joshua H., Wheeler High School
  • Third: Elvis M. and Diana Q., Maxwell High School of Technology

AIA Atlanta congratulates all students for their successful participation in the program. In addition to presenting sponsor YKK AP, AIA Atlanta thanks event sponsor Cooper Carry for making possible the 2022 HSDC virtual awards ceremony.

About AIA Atlanta
AIA Atlanta, the Atlanta Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, is a professional organization representing 1,800 architects and designers in Metro Atlanta. AIA advocates for the value of architects and provides architects the resources to do their best work, including continuing education, political advocacy, networking, and leadership development.

About YKK AP America Inc.
YKK AP America Inc. is a technology-oriented manufacturer of commercial façade systems and residential doors and windows. With every finished good, we push the boundaries in next-generation manufacturing and create value for architectural applications. Driven by a desire to provide exceptional service in our markets, YKK AP America builds upon our foundation of advanced engineering, vertically integrated manufacturing, and customer focus to deliver the highest level of quality at a competitive price.

2021 Residential Design Awards Finalists

ATLANTA — November 8, 2021 — AIA Atlanta today announced the finalists of the 2021 Residential Design Awards (RDA). The program honors excellence in built work designed by members of AIA Atlanta and other architects registered in the state of Georgia.

The 2021 program was juried by five esteemed architects from around the United States, including the following:

  • Michael Abraham, AIA (Principal, Michael Abraham Architecture, Clarendon Hills, IL)
  • Jimmy Amichandwala, AIA (Senior Project Manager, GGLO, Seattle, WA)
  • Jaya Kader, AIA (Principal, KZ Architecture, Miami, FL)
  • Joseph Herrin, AIA (Principal, Heliotrope Architects, Seattle, WA)
  • John Murray, AIA (Principal, John B. Murray Architect, LLC, New York, NY)

RDA winners will be revealed on Thursday, November 18, at AIA Atlanta’s Build Something Great event, presented by YKK AP. The finalists are as follows:

Multifamily/Mixed-Use — Over 50 Units

Arya Peachtree
Dwell Design Studio

Edge on the Beltline
Lord Aeck Sargent; Brock Hudgins Architects

Trellis House
Niles Bolton Associates

Renovations/Adaptive Reuse

Best Drive Mid-Century
BASIC – WORKSHOP

Urban Forest Mod
Jones Pierce Architects

MCM Pavilion
Axios Architecture LLC

Single-Family — Contemporary

Hillside House
Robert M. Cain Architect

Sandy Lake Residence
West Architecture Studio

Turpin Residence
Daniel E. Snyder Architect, P. C

Single-Family — Traditional

Merry Wood
Harrison Design

Precedent Redefined
Historical Concepts

About AIA Atlanta

AIA Atlanta, the Atlanta Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, is a professional organization representing 1,800 architects and designers in Metro Atlanta. AIA advocates for the value of architects and provides architects the resources to do their best work, including continuing education, political advocacy, networking, and leadership development.