AIA National Design Awards 2010
Among the brick buildings and live oaks at Rice University in Houston stands the Brochstein Pavilion, a cleanly patterned, rhythmic composition of glass and metal. With indoor and outdoor seating shaded from the Texas sun, this structure by Thomas Phifer and Partners offers a casual gathering space in the central quad, inviting activity while blending into the existing campus fabric.
The pavilion was among the 28 projects recognized by the American Institute of Architects in its 2010 AIA Institute Honor Awards.
Other honorees include a revamped performance hall at Lincoln Center in New York City, a restored Gulf Coast landmark, a hardworking multipurpose space for a Missouri school district, and a master plan for riverfront development in Savannah, Georgia.
Three Honor Award-winning projects — the Yale University Art Gallery's Kahn Building Renovation in New Haven, Connecticut by Polshek Partnership Architects; Step Up on Fifth supportive housing in Santa Monica, California, by Pugh + Scarpa, recipient of the 2010 AIA Architecture Firm Award; and the Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland, California, by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), a project that also received an AIA Institute Honor Award in 2009 — have already been featured in depth in ArchitectureWeek.
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