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The 2022 AIA Small Venture Awards acknowledges small designs


The jury has spoken and 13 initiatives have been bestowed with 2022 Small Venture Awards, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) introduced on June 2. The award program consists of three classes, distinguished by building value and space: Small initiatives costing $250,000 and underneath in building (Class 1), $2.5 million and underneath building (Class 2), and small initiatives underneath 5,000 sq. toes (Class 3). 

Established by the Small Venture Design (SPD) Information Neighborhood, the Small Venture Awards is meant to “elevate consciousness concerning the worth and design excellence that architects can convey to initiatives, irrespective of their measurement or scope,” in keeping with an AIA press launch. The 2022 awards marks the nineteenth 12 months that the award has been given out, although slight adjustments have been made within the classes: In prior years, Class 1 entailed initiatives that value $150,000 and fewer for building (this 12 months, the restrict has elevated by $100,000). The same change has been made to Class 2; in prior years the associated fee restrict for building was $1.5 million (for the 2022 cycle, the restrict has elevated by $1 million). 

Whereas it’s not required that eligible initiatives be bodily positioned in america, 12 of this 12 months’s successful designs are, spanning the Decrease 48 from New York to California, Colorado to Illinois. The one non-stateside venture, Sufficient Home by MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects, is positioned in Nova Scotia, Canada. The agency can be based in Halifax, but in addition maintains workplaces in Oregon and Massachusetts.  

Different noteworthy recipients embody Austin, Texas-based agency Murray Legge Structure, which obtained the award for various initiatives in two classes. Skyscrapers typically come to thoughts on the point out of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) however the worldwide agency is certainly on the roster of winners for a venture in its hometown of Chicago, the Spatial Laminated Timber (SPLAM) Pavilion.

The jury panel for the 2022 Small Initiatives Awards was comprised of: Chair Chyanne Husar (Husarchitecture), Brian Libby (Portland Structure), Allison Bryan (Open Studio Collective), Roberto de Leon (de Leon Primmer), and Dominique Moore (Perkins Eastman).

Beneath is the complete checklist of winners. Extra particulars about every will be discovered right here.

Class 1: An architectural object, work of environmental artwork, or an architectural design factor that prices as much as $250,000 in building

Sufficient Home, Shobac, Canada | MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects

a house on a snowy hill
Sufficient Home by MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects (William Inexperienced)

Jesse’s Home, Austin, Texas | Jobe Corral Architects

a house in a neighborhood
Jesse’s Home by Jobe Corral Architects (Leonid Furmansky)

Leimert Park Neighborhood Fridge, Los Angeles | Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects

Volunteer practitioners in front of a community fridge installation
Leimert Park Neighborhood Fridge by Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects (Courtesy Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects)

Short-term Tiger, Austin, Texas | Murray Legge Structure

a shaded outdoor classroom space
Short-term Tiger by Murray Legge Structure (Leonid Furmansky)

The Seattle Road Sink, Seattle | Elizabeth Golden and Richard Mohler, College of Washington

a young boy washing his hands in a public sink
The Seattle Road Sink by Elizabeth Golden and Richard Mohler (Brice Maryman)

Class 2: Small venture building that prices as much as $2,500,000 in building

Goatbarn Lane, Boulder, Colorado | Renée del Gaudio Structure

a cantilevered house nestled above a snowy landscape
Goatbarn Lane by Renée del Gaudio Structure (David Lauer Images)

Hill Nation Wine Cave, Texas Hill Nation | Clayton Korte

a habitable cave nestled into a hill
Hill Nation Wine Cave by Clayton Korte (Casey Dunn)

Little Tiger, Austin, Texas | Murray Legge Structure

a gabled tiny house with children frolicking outside
Little Tiger by Murray Legge Structure (Leonid Furmansky)

Palms Home II, Venice, California | Kevin Daly Architects

a wooden house in venice, california
Palms II by Kevin Daly Architects (Benny Chan)

SLC Hearth Division Coaching Heart, Salt Lake Metropolis | Blalock & Companions

a modern fire department exterior
SLC Hearth Division Coaching Heart by Blalock & Companions (Matt Winquist | Winquist Images)

Small venture building, an architectural object, work of environmental artwork or an architectural design that’s underneath 5,000 sq. toes

A Wall Fabricated from Bricks, Brooklyn, New York | Dameron Structure

a brick wall in brooklyn
A Wall Fabricated from Bricks by Dameron Structure (Amy Barkow)

Marfa Suite, Marfa, Texas | DUST Architects

a tiny house in marfa
Marfa Suite by DUST Architects (Casey Dunn)

Spatial Laminated Timber (SPLAM) Pavilion, Chicago | Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

a timber pavilion outside of an elementary school
SPLAM Pavilion by SOM (Kendall McCaugherty)



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