Best New Homes Honored With AIA’s 2023 Housing Awards

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is recognizing 10 exceptional residential designs with its 2023 Housing Awards. Complete details for each of the awarded projects can be viewed by clicking on the project names below.   

AIA’s Housing Awards program, now in its 23rd year, was established to recognize the best in housing design for new construction, renovations and restorations. Projects were selected from eight possible categories: one- and two-family custom residences; one- and two-family production homes; multifamily housing; specialized housing; excellence in affordable housing; mixed-use community connection; community-engaged design; and universal dwelling design.

This year’s recipients were selected by a five-person jury that evaluated entries relative to the AIA Framework for Design Excellence, which represents the defining principles of excellent design in the 21st century. Specifically, the jury looked at whether designs are sustainable, affordable, durable, innovative, socially impactful, meeting client needs as well as addressing the natural and built contexts. 

The 2023 Housing Award recipients are: One- and Two-Family Custom Residences

Alta Vista Residence, Austin, TX | Alterstudio Architecture 

The Rambler, Idianola, WA | GO’C

Flex House, Sacramento, CA | Johnsen Schmaling Architects

Multifamily Housing

Woodward Lofts, St. Louis, MO | Trivers

Canyon Drive, Los Angeles, CA | Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects

Specialized Housing

Argyle Gardens, Portland, OR | Holst Architecture

Excellence in Affordable Housing

Sister Lillian Murphy Community, San Francisco, CA | Paulett Taggart Architects with StudioVARA

Gramercy Senior Housing, Los Angeles, CA. | Kevin Daly Architects

MLK1101 Supportive Housing, Los Angeles, CA | Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects

Mixed-Use Community Connection

The Block, Philadelphia, PA | ISA – Interface Studio Architects

Visit AIA’s website for more information on the Housing Awards program.