2017 AIA Design Awards Winners


We are extremely grateful for the amount of energy put into the 2017 Design Awards. Of course, none of this would be possible without the hard work and dedication of the architects, contractors, engineers and other partners advancing architecture in New Orleans.

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Take a look through the winners below, or download the PDF here.



Hollygrove Shade-Water Pavilion
by Albert and Tina Small Center for Collaborative Design, Tulane University
Awarded:  Excellence In Sustainability Honorable Mention from USGBC Louisiana, and Architecture Honorable Mention from the AIA New Orleans


Sophie B. Wright High School
by Waggonner & Ball
Awarded:  Excellence In Sustainability Honor Award from USGBC Louisiana, and Historic Preservation, Restoration and the Adaptive Re-use Honorable Mention from the AIA New Orleans


Arthur Ashe Oak Park Edible Schoolyard
Awarded: Divine Detail Honorable Mention


College Station Boutique Hotel
by Trahan Architects
Awarded: Unbuilt Architecture Honorable Mention


The Alliance Theater Transformation at the Woodruff Arts Center
by Trahan Architects
Awarded: Unbuilt Architecture Honorable Mention


800 Magazine St.
by Trapolin-Peer Architects
Awarded: Historic Preservation, Restoration, and Adaptive Re-use Honorable Mention


The Ace Hotel
by Eskew+Dumez+Ripple
Awarded: Historic Preservation, Restoration and Adaptive Re-use Merit Award


Felicity Church Renovation
by Coleman Partners Architects
Awarded: Interior Architecture Merit Award


New Orleans East Hospital Chapel
by Eskew+Dumez+Ripple and Manning Architects
Awarded: Interior Architecture Merit Award


The Beacon
by Eskew+Dumez+Ripple
Awarded: Architecture Merit Award


Magnolia Mound Visitors Center
by Trahan Architects
Awarded: Architecture Honor Award


District Donuts: Elmwood
by One to One Design
Awarded: Members’ Choice Award