AIA Honors College and University Designs
Schools with winning projects include Harvard University, Princeton University, and Yale university.
Nicholas Tamarin -- Interior Design, 8/11/2008 12:00:00 AM
Designers of higher education institutions are netting high praise from the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) and the American Institute of Architects Committee on Architecture for Education (AIA CAE) as the groups laud the winners of their annual Excellence in Planning, Excellence in Landscape Architecture, and Excellence in Architecture awards.
Elkus Manfredi Architects took home the prestigious Honor Award for Excellence in Planning for a District or Campus Component for Harvard University's Graduate Commons, built on the site of former parking lots. The complex includes a residence hall that is one of the first buildings in Massachusetts to be certified LEED Gold.
Payette, another Boston-based architectural firm, bagged the Excellence in Planning for a New Campus Honor Award for their master plan of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences building at the Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan.
Other winners include Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners, honored for Excellence in Planning for an Established Campus for the campus plan of Princeton University, and Towers/Golde, winner of the Excellence in Landscape Architecture Honor Award for their residential college courtyard renovations at Yale University.
Visit SCUP for a complete list of winners.
From top: Elkus Manfredi Architects' Harvard University Graduate Commons. The commons' residence hall.
Images courtesy of Elkus Manfredi Architects