AIA 2018 Residential Award Winners

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Birmingham Chapter’s primary goal is to promote good design and quality in the practice of architecture. The AIA has a long tradition of recognizing individuals and organizations for their outstanding achievements in support of the profession of architecture and the AIA.

Each year, AIA celebrates the best buildings and spaces—and the people behind them—with some of the most prestigious awards in the built environment. There are three categories: Honor Awards, Merit Awards and Citations. Take a look at the AIA Birmingham Chapter’s 2018 award winners for residential design and stay tuned for the 2019 Design Awards on June 10!

Honor Award

Factor 48 Residence, Leeds, AL
Architect: Richard Pigford, ArchitectureWorks, LLP

An exterior view of the home from the courtyard <em>Photo by Chris Luker<em>
An abundance of natural light as well as the use of wood adds to the warmth of the kitchen <em>Photo by Chris Luker<em>
This private residence was once a competition horse training facility <em>Photo by Chris Luker<em>
Existing stalls were converted into a master suite <em>Photo by Chris Luker<em>

A competition horse training facility turned private residence with studio designed by Richard Pigford, ArchitectureWorks, LLP with Brasfield & Gorrie as the general contractor. Existing horse stalls were converted into a master suite. Additional living and kitchen areas were added, as well as an exterior courtyard, pool and gardens making this natural light-filled space a truly remarkable gem.

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Merit Award

Cabin Noir, Lake Martin, Alabama
Architect: Alex Krumdieck, Krumdieck A+I

Cabin Noir as seen from the drive <em>Photo by Rob Culpepper<em>
The kitchen island anchors the space with its dark countertop and stained wood base <em>Photo by Rob Culpepper<em>
An 18 foot long screened porch allows for a conversation area as well as a dining area <em>Photo by Rob Culpepper<em>
The white walls of the dining room are the perfect backdrop for a gallery wall of eclectic art <em>Photo by Rob Culpepper<em>

Stained black with a black metal roof, the exterior of Cabin Noir blends unassumingly into the bosky shoreline of Lake Martin. In contrast, the interior is light and bright showcasing a collection of art while also providing multiple framed views of nature’s own art. This home built by Classic Homes was featured in our March/April issue so you can tour it here.

Citation Award

Hughes Family Lakehouse, Smith Lake, AL
Architect: Nequette Architecture & Design

Two linear bar buildings join to form an L shaped home on Smith Lake <em>Photo by Chris Luker<em>
The view from the main mass of the home highlights the removal of the living room corner through the opening the doors <em>Photo by Chris Luker<em>
The dining room living room and kitchen look out over the pool and Smith Lake <em>Photo by Chris Luker<em>
Soft warmer materials are used in the bedrooms with more durable stone surfaces in the living spaces for an indoor outdoor experience that seamlessly connects to the natural environment of the wooded site <em>Photo by Chris Luker<em>

The Hughes Lake House, designed by Louis Nequette and constructed by Hughes Capital Partners, is situated on a sloping site on the waterfront of Smith Lake. With its modern sensibility, the “L” shaped home is built with clean lines allowing it to blend seamlessly into the wooded site with unobstructed views of the lake.

To see more award winning Birmingham projects visit AIA Birmingham.

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Catherine Romero

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