The 36-member jury panel for this year’s American Architecture Prize (AAP) was beyond impressive, and included representatives from the world’s most esteemed organizations. The panel included Troy C. Therrien, Curator of Architecture and Digital Initiatives at the Guggenheim Foundation and Museum; Philip Stevens from Designboom; Peggy Deamer, Professor of Architecture at Yale University; Dezeen’s US editor Dan Howarth, and more. These elite design minds came together to choose winners for some of the most comprehensive awards in the world: the Architectural Design Of The Year Award, Interior Design Of The Year, and Landscape Design Of The Year (don’t worry, we’ll get to the winners in a bit).
In addition to the top three spots, AAP selected winners from 41 other categories, including Green Architecture, Social Housing, Urban Landscape Design, Small Architecture, Residential Interior Design, and more. Also, for the first time this year, AAP recognized the best architecture firms of the year, based on their entire body of work and achievements, rather than looking at recently realized projects (more on that in a bit, too).
AAP President Hossein Farmani commented on the awards in a recent press release: “It has been a privilege to receive such exceptional entries competing for the AAP this year. Every submission is outstanding in its own way. All these entries from accomplished architects and architecture firms give us the opportunity to not only promote amazing designs, but also to marvel together at the evolution of architecture, interior design and landscape architecture across the globe,” he says.
So what were the award-winning projects and this year’s best design firms? Here are this year’s most prestigious winners from AAP 2017:
Winner: Hengqin International Financial Center by Aedas
The Attic—Flamingo Shanghai Office by Neri&hu Design and Research Office
Barangaroo Reserve by PWP Landscape Architecture
AAP Firm of the Year Award Winners in three categories:
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
To check out all of this year’s award-winning designs, click here.
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