Winners of the AIA Chicago 2014 Small Projects Awards


The winners of the 2014 Small Projects Awards were announced in a ceremony and reception at Architectural Artifacts in Chicago on Friday, May 9.

A crowd of nearly 400 was on hand to witness 13 firms take home awards during the fourth annual Small Projects Awards event. Four firms were awarded Honors, eight were given Citations of Merit and one project was distinguished with an Honorable Mention.

A complete listing of all winners - and entries - can be found on the AIA Chicago Small Projects website and the latest issue of Chicago Architect.

The Small Projects Awards is presented by the AIA Chicago Small Practitioners Group with a goal of raising public awareness of the value that architects bring to small projects and to promote small practitioners as a resource for design excellence. All firms in the competition fewer than nine licensed architects and architectural interns.

This year’s winners include:

dSPACE Studio’s The Wave – Honor Award

Johnson & Lee Architects and Planners’ Ping Tom Park Boathouse – Honor Award

Searl Lamaster Howe Architects’ Harbert Cottage – Honor Award

Paul Preissner Architects’ Two Barns – Honor Award

Bureau of Architecture and Design’s Little You – Citation of Merit

Dirk Denison Architects’ Cell Table – Citation of Merit

dSPACE Studio’s Atrium House – Citation of Merit

Kuklinski + Rappe Architects’ Woodland Dune Home Citation of Merit

Lawton Stanley Architects’ Grace Restaurant – Citation of Merit

Longo Park Design Workshop’s Onward Reception Wall – Citation of Merit

Vinci | Hamp Architects’ The Club for Modern Fashions – Citation of Merit

Wrap Architecture’s Safe House – Citation of Merit

IIT’s Barnsworth Exhibiton Center – Special Recognition


Every year, a jury of acclaimed practitioners and experts in design and architecture review the submitted works.

This year’s jury included:

Chris Cooper, AIA – Cooper Joseph Studio, New York, NY

Carolyn Armenta Davis, Hon. AIA – Architectural historian and writer, Chicago

Chris Force – Editor/publisher of Design Bureau and Green Building + Design, Chicago

Mark Peters, AIA – Studio Dwell, Chicago

Vladimir Radunty, AIA – SIDE Architecture, Chicago