2020 AIA Design Awards Winners

Congratulations to the 2020 Award Winners!


View the 2020 AIA New Orleans Virtual Design Awards Ceremony above, or on our YouTube Channel. 

The first-ever Virtual Design Awards, hosted by Bryan Batt, aired on November 5th. We were proud to recognize the excellent work of our member architects, as well as the work of contractors, engineers, consultants, designers, and landscape architects. We are grateful to all firms and partners who submitted in this most unusual year!

The Design Awards is possible through the generous support of our community of our partners and sponsors, including  AOS, EskewDumezRipple, Broadmoor, Benjamin Moore, Woodward Design+Build, Lettermans, NANO LLC, and many others. 


2020 Award Winning Projects 

Rouquette Library at Saint Joseph Abbey and Seminary College
Verges Rome
Awarded:  Architecture Honor Award


Sculpture Pavilion
Lee Ledbetter + Associates

Awarded:  Architecture Honor Award


Talise Water Catchment System
Elizabeth Chen

Awarded:  Architecture Merit Award; USGBC Honor Award


Warehouse District Offices
Trapolin Peer Architects + Woodward Design Group

Awarded:  Architecture Merit Award


Groundwork Earth Lab
Tulanes Albert And Tina Small Center For Collaborative Design

Awarded:  Architecture Honorable Mention; USGBC Honor Award


Nora Navra Library
Manning Architects

Awarded:  Architecture Honorable Mention


The Schoolhouse
Rome Office

Awarded:  Historic Preservation, Restoration + Adaptive Reuse Honor Award


Hotel Peter + Paul

Awarded:  Historic Preservation, Restoration + Adaptive Reuse Merit Award


St. Michael Special School Restoration and Addition
Holly + Smith Architects, APAC

Awarded:  Historic Preservation, Restoration + Adaptive Reuse Merit Award


Bienville House
Nathan Fell Architecture

Awarded:  Residential Honor Award


URBANbuild 14

Awarded:  Residential Honorable Mention; People’s Choice Award


Coca-Cola Stage at Alliance Theatre
Trahan Architects

Awarded:  Interior Architecture Honor Award


Maison de la Luz

Awarded:  Interior Architecture Honor Award


Keesler Federal Credit Union

Awarded:  Interior Architecture Merit Award


Tsunami New Orleans

Awarded:  Interior Architecture Merit Award


Open House
Team A/C

Awarded:  Divine Detail Honor Award


Perle Container Bar
Bell Butler

Awarded:  Divine Detail Merit Award



Louisiana’s Strategic Adaptations for Future Environments
Waggoner + Ball

Awarded:  Master Planning/Urban Design Honor Award


New England Mixed-Use Development
Trahan Architects

Awarded:  Unbuilt Honor Award


Ochsner Center for Innovation
Trahan Architects

Awarded:  Unbuilt Award of Merit


Bayou Community Academy New K-8 Charter School
Gould Evans + Duplantis Design Group

Awarded:  Unbuilt Honorable Mention 


The Industry Awards

Avenue Family Dentistry
Perrier Esquerre Contractors, LLC
Awarded: Construction Industry Award 


Higgins Hotel  Conference Center
Awarded: Construction Industry Award 



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