Today, the American Institute of Architects announced the winners of its 2022 Regional & Urban Design Awards, recognizing four projects that exemplify “the best in urban design, regional and urban planning, and community development,” according to a AIA press release. This year’s winners were Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in Chicago, CBT in Boston, the University of Arkansas Community Design Center in Fayetteville, and San Francisco-based Jensen Architects.
The 2022 AIA Regional and Urban Design Awards judging panel included President Saundra Little, FAIA, Quinn Evans in Detroit; Jeffrey Huber, FAIA, Brooks + Scarpa in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Lan Ying Ip, AIA, Sasaki in Watertown, Massachusetts; Michael Davis, AIA, Sanders Pace in Knoxville, Tennessee; and Erin Olson Douglas, City of Des Moines, Iowa. In addition to analyzing how the projects collect and distribute residents’ renewable resources and energy while improving quality of life and promoting social equity, this year’s jurors also assessed submissions based on criteria such as the ability of design to respond to environmental, social and economic issues through sustainable strategies. .
The winning projects
Atlanta University Center Master Plan in Atlanta, by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Relive Downtown Pine Bluff in Pine Bluff, Arkansas by the University of Arkansas Community Design Center
Boston Suffolk Downs Master Plan, by CBT
Willie “Woo Woo” Wong Playground in San Francisco, by CMG Landscape Architecture with Jensen Architects
See more 2022 AIA Awards winners here.
This post has been updated.