May 28, 2018
by Canadian Architect
On May 18th, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced the winners of the 2018 Housing Awards. This year’s 11 recipients include a variety of single-family and multi-family residences ranging from small infill homes to full residential colleges at Yale University. The awards span four categories: One- and Two-Family Custom Residences, One- and Two-Family Production Homes, Multifamily Housing, and Specialized Housing.
A Canadian project is among the 2018 AIA Housing Award winners, with a Gooderham, Ontario residence known as The Bear Stand featured among the winners. Designed by the distinguished American practice of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, the private residence is a 3,245 square foot property located some 200 kilometres northeast of Toronto.
Characterized by a variety of interior wood finishes, the extensively glazed home also features ample natural light, making for a comfortable ambiance that takes full advantage of the rich natural surroundings. A double-height living room is also accented by a locally sourced granite fireplace, which serves a material focal point for the residence.
The 2018 Housing Award jury was chaired by Victor Mirontschuk, FAIA, EDI International in New York; Luis Jauregui, FAIA, Jauregui Architecture Interiors Construction in Austin, Texas; Adrianne Steichen, AIA, Pyatok Architects in Oakland, Calif.; John Thatch, AIA, Dahlin Group Architecture | Planning in Pleasanton, Calif.; and Katie Gerfen, design editor at ARCHITECT.
You can find the full list of winners via Architect Magazine, linked here.
Photography bi Nic Lehoux.