The Institute Honor Awards for Regional and Urban Design recognize distinguished achievements that involve the expanding role of the architect in urban design, regional and city planning, and community development. Learn more about these projects and firms on the AIA website.
The Creative Corridor: A Main Street Revitalization for Little Rock, University of Arkansas Community Design Center and Marlon Blackwell Architect
Relying on the arts to boost growth, the Creative Corridor project delicately reclaims a neglected Main Street with a historical perspective.
Denver Union Station Neighborhood Transformation, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Denver’s previously underdeveloped rail yards receive a voter funded plan transforming the space into an intermodal hub and transit district.
The East River Blueway Plan, WXY architecture + urban design
Manhattan’s East River waterfront obtains a community-based initiative to establish and protect the area’s precious substructure while addressing the management of major storm fallout.
Miami 21: a New Zoning Code for the City, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Co.
A form-based zoning code helps direct Miami’s growing city towards a transit-oriented, pedestrian-friendly evolution.
Pearl Brewery Redevelopment Master Plan, Lake|Flato Architects
Transforming a historic brownfield site while repurposing its existing buildings brings a vibrant mixed-use redevelopment to the San Antonia River Walk.
Son Tra Peninsula Strategic Vision Plan, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Son Tra Peninsula is located in Central Vietnam and projects into the South China Sea. Higher density mixed-use is the plan to control sprawl into the natural areas.
Credits: University of Arkansas Community Design Center + Marlon Blackwell Architect; SOM (2); WXY architecture + urban design; Duany Plater-Zyberk & Co.; Casey Dunn (Pearl Brewery).