2020 AIA Pennsylvania Architectural Excellence Design Awards Recipient Gallery

Earlier this fall, one of the most recognized and influential architects in the country, Tom Kundig, Principal of Olson Kundig, and 2020 AIA Pennsylvania Architectural Excellence Design Awards head juror, convened a meeting of three local Seattle jurors. Tom’s office, a laboratory for design experimentation, in the historic Pioneer Square neighborhood of downtown Seattle made the ideal backdrop for a full day of reviewing the 140 projects submitted to this year’s design awards program. 2020’s honorees exhibited distinguished design in the categories of Architecture, Preservation Architecture, Interior Architecture, Regional and Urban Design, Unbuilt, Impact Design, and Single Family Residential Design.

The jury recognized projects deemed worth of award with the following levels of distinction:

Silver Medal: A Silver Medal may be granted, at the jury’s discretion to the project that distinguishes itself from the rest of the submissions representing the highest level of achievement.
Honor Award: An Honor Award may be granted, at the jury’s discretion, to projects that exemplify distinguished achievement in any category.
Merit Award: A Merit Award may be granted, at the jury’s discretion, to any project that either lies outside of the other categories or bears an exceptional aspect that the jury feels represents excellence which deserves recognition.

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