CLTHouse Receives AIA Honor Award Honorable Mention

Congratulations to atelierjones and Susan Jones for the AIA Seattle Honor Award Honorable Mention of the CLTHOUSE, one of Washington’s first homes of its kind.

Constructed using Passive House techniques and built to exceed BUILT GREEN 4* requirements, the single-family home was built using cross laminate timber (CLT), a high performance material composed of layered wood and non-toxic glue to maximize energy efficiency, reduce waste and increase structural durability.

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Seattle chapter hosted the annual Honor Awards for Washington Architecture on November 7th to celebrate excellence in design. Award-winning projects, announced at a packed event at Benaroya Hall, served as powerful demonstrations of the outstanding caliber of design that is consistently produced by Washington-based architects and designers.

The distinguished jury included Mimi Hoang AIA (nARCHITECTS, New York) and Anna Dyson (CASE, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York). The event was moderated by Gundula Proksch, Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Washington. Co-Chairs for the 2016 AIA Seattle Honor Awards were Kailin Gregga Assoc. AIA & JoAnn Wilcox AIA.

From over 140 submittals, the jury chose sixteen award winners from two categories – built and conceptual. This year also saw the inauguration of the Energy in Design Award to commend projects that have made quantifiably significant strides in energy reduction while also maintaining the highest qualitative design caliber. Across the spectrum of project types, the jury acknowledged the strong design culture represented by both the breadth and quality of submitted projects, and applauded the winners for their conceptual rigor, clarity of design, functionality and discourse with the client base. The Awards of Honor in particular were projects that went above and beyond in terms of conceptual rigor – surprising the jury with their dogged tenacity of how they went about thinking about their program building type. All three rise to the level of innovation on multiple levels.

Read about other award winners and CLTHouse’s submission here.

AIA Honor Award Honorable Mention


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