ARCHITECT magazine's Sara Johnson shares the four winners of the AIA/HUD Secretary Awards, which were announced Monday by the American Institute of Architects.
Divided into four categories, the annual program was produced with the Office of the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and recognizes exemplary residential projects. The 2016 winners include a multifamily project for seniors in Oakland, Calif., a housing and cultural center in Chicago, a post-hurricane rebuilding effort in Houston, and an accessible single-family residence in Port Townsend, Wash.
This year's jury was comprised of chair Jamie Blosser, AIA, the director of Atkin Olshin Schade Architects' Santa Fe, N.M. office; Ariella Cohen, editor-in-chief of Next City; Kevin Harris, FAIA, who heads Kevin Harris Architect in Baton Rouge, La.; David Lee, FAIA, the president and managing partner of Stull and Lee in Roxbury, Mass.; Rachelle Levitt, the director of the Research Utilization Division of HUD's Office of Policy Development; Lynn Ross, the deputy assistant secretary of HUD's Office of Policy Development; and Suman Sorg, FAIA, the senior principal at DLR Group | Sorg in Washington, D.C.