2001 – Herbert Lewis Kruse Blunck Architecture The continuity of thought and the commitment of effort in the team setting help generate projects of thorough resolution, both sensitive and sensible. Their successful example of both process and product has raised the standards of architectural performance.
Image: Herndon Hall Restoration - Des Moines, IOWA
2002 - Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback & Associates, Inc. TVS integrated this 1.3 million square foot facility into historic downtown Philadelphia through the use of design elements that give human scale to the building, linking it to the rhythm of housefronts that make up much of the surrounding district.
Image: Pennsylvania Convention Center - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2003 - The Miller|Hull Partnership Located in the heart of the Pacific Northwest, Miller /Hull's designs have been identified as representing the next generation of regional modernism, also known as the "Northwest Style."
Image: Olympic College Shelton - Shelton, Washington
2004 - Lake|Flato Architects Lake/Flato's work evolves from a commitment to a working partnership with clients, consultants, and craftspeople, who share an appreciation for the pragmatic solutions of vernacular architecture, honesty of modernism, and a reverence for the natural environment.
Image: Carraro Residence - Kyle, Texas
2005 - Murphy/Jahn, Inc. Murphy/Jahn’s design for the United Airlines Terminal One complex combined the efficiency of the modern terminal with an exposed steel structure and a soaring barrel vault, thereby creating a dramatic, light-filled gallery that reinforced the idea of air travel as stylish and elegant.
Image: O'Hare International Airport - Chicago, Illinois
2006 - Moore Ruble Yudell Architects and Planners MRY’s work is widely admired for its spirited celebration of habitation at many scales and its respect for people, context, and place. The firm continues to evolve in response to new challenges and opportunities while remaining true to the fundamental principles of humanism.
Image: Tango Housing – Malmö, Sweden
2007 - Leers Weinzapfel Associates Architects, Inc. Partners Andrea P. Leers, FAIA; Jane Weinzapfel, FAIA; Joe Pryse, AIA; and Josiah Stevenson, AIA, meld a bold and refined architecture for the public realm, including transportation and urban infrastructure, the joining of new elements to existing buildings, and athletic and campus-life facilities.
Image: University of Pennsylvania Gateway Complex - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2008 – KieranTimberlake Associates LLP The 2008 AIA Architecture Firm Award to KieranTimberlake Associates LLP for its commitment to developing a research-based practice that uses its intelligence to support and promote sustainable architecture.
Image: Yale University Sculpture Building and Gallery - New Haven, Connecticutt
2009 - Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects Partners Jim Olson, FAIA; Rick Sundberg, FAIA; Tom Kundig; and Scott Allen, AIA, all graduates of the University of Washington, are known for their hands-on project involvement; deliberate efforts to share their knowledge with firm members, students, interns, and clients; and intense collaboration with artists and crafters.
Image: Delta Shelter - Mazama, Washington
2010 - Pugh + Scarpa Pugh + Scarpa is known for an established culture of ingenuity and exploration that maintains a fresh approach, through which every project is a continuation of the firm's ongoing collective inquiry.
Image: CoOp Editorial - Santa Monica, California
2011 - Berkebile Nelson Immenschuh McDowell Architects The Kansas City, Mo.-based BNIM celebrated for advancing the design of sustainable architecture from nearly its inception to today, when it’s become a preeminent force fundamentally re-shaping the built environment.
Image: Bannister Federal Complex - Kansas City, Missouri