The American Architecture Prize has announced the winners of its Firm of the Year Award 2017. Global interest was high for the inaugural award, with applications from over 40 countries all over the world. AAP’s jury recognized the work of over 20 visionary companies, awarding titles in the disciplines of architecture, interior design and landscape architecture.
The American Architecture Prize is a global platform that honors the greatest achievements of architecture firms. The mission of AAP is to celebrate excellence, creativity and innovation across architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture. The Firm of the Year Award recognizes the full portfolio of firms, taking into consideration the company size, specializations and resources.
The winners of the Firm of the Year Award 2017 were selected by AAP’s esteemed jury, comprised of 32 architecture experts and professionals. The following firms have been chosen as the main category winners in 2017 for their accomplishments and vision, and will be receiving the AAP trophy:
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris from London, United Kingdom - Architectural Firm of The Year
PFS Studio from Vancouver, Canada - Landscape & Urban Design Firm of the Year
Kossmann.dejong from Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Interior Design Firm of The Year
In addition to the 3 main disciplines, 19 subcategory winners have also been selected. The winners include:
Desai Chia Architecture from New York, United States - Small Firm of the Year Award in Multi-Disciplinary Architecture
Rob Mills Architecture & Interiors from Melbourne, Australia - Medium Firm of the Year Award in Residential Interior Design
Belzberg Architects from Santa Monica, United States - Medium Firm of the Year Award in Residential Architecture
Chang Architects from Singapore - Small Firm of the Year Award in Residential Architecture
JGMA from Chicago, USA - Medium Firm of the Year Award in Institutional Architecture
“We are thrilled to have received so many great submissions already in the first year of the Firm of the Year Award, from small and large firms as well. Recognizing the unique qualities of these firms allows us to celebrate their success and to promote their work to the public” said AAP President Hossein Farmani.
The AAP also recognized the achievements of 31 shortlisted firms, including the following:
Studio Gang from Chicago, United States- shortlisted in Multi-Disciplinary Architecture
Studio Munge from Toronto, United States - shortlisted in Multi-Disciplinary Interior Design
Destilat from Vienna, Austria - shortlisted in Commercial and Industrial Interior Design
Gus Wüstemann Architects from Zürich, Switzerland - shortlisted in Residential Architecture
The complete list of winners and the shortlist is available on the AAP website.
Winners will be invited to the Winners Event taking place in New York City this October. They will also get extensive publicity showcasing their designs to a worldwide audience, throughout the next year.
While the 2017 Firm of the Year Award winners have already been selected, applications are still open for the AAP Design of the Year Prize, where individual projects will be evaluated and recognized by the American Architecture Prize jury. The regular deadline is August 31, 2017.
About the AAP
The American Architecture Prize is based in Los Angeles, California with the mission to advance the appreciation of quality architectural design worldwide.