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2011 AIA Honor Awards : October 24

This October marks the 61st annual Honor Awards for Washington Architecture hosted by The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Seattle chapter.  The Honor Awards provides an opportunity for the region’s architecture, engineering, and construction industry to assemble as a community and assess the state of our collective work.The program will be held October 24th at Benaroya Hall in Seattle.

With the theme “Perspective,” this year’s Honor Awards recognizes the transformative potential of vision in shaping our work and our communities aswe aspire to evolve and seek ever better answers to the challenges of our world.

AIA Seattle received 140 submissions ranging from commercial to residential and beyond.  Projects are reviewed by a distinguished jury, and winningprojects are first announced at the live Awards presentation.  All projects submitted will be available to view online beginning October 12 at http://2011honorawards.aiaseattle.org/gallery.

Monday, October 24, 2011, 6pm, Benaroya Hall

To purchase tickets, visit www.aiaseattle.org/2011HonorAwardsEvent

The program features a distinguished jury including:  Marlon Blackwell FAIA (University of Arkansas), Martin Felsen AIA (Chicago), andJennifer Yoos AIA (Minneapolis) with moderator Nancy Levinson, Editor of Places/Design Observer, the program provides a critical opportunity for the design community to take stock of the state of architectural design, sharing its achievements both among practitioners and with the community-at-large.

Co-Chairs for the 2011 AIA Seattle Honor Awards are Wendy Pautz AIA of LMN Architects & Guy Michaelsen ASLA of The Berger Partnership.

Editor’s Note: Photos and biographies of the jurors, as well as information about the event’s sponsors and in-kind contributors, can be found online at www.aiaseattle.org/2011HonorAwardsEvent.

About the Seattle Chapter of the American Institute of Architects

Founded in 1894, AIA Seattle is a not-for-profit professional association of architects, allied professionals, and laypeople.  AIA Seattle provides the architecture community with resources and relationships to make a difference through design.  We open doors, provide connections, keep our members and the public informed, and demonstrate our commitment to great design as the key ingredient for livable, sustainable places.  More information about AIA Seattle can be found at www.aiaseattle.org.

Check out this short film by studio216  on the 2010 AIA Awards:

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