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.
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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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