Museums, wineries, high rises, private homes and bridges were among this year's winners at the American Architecture Awards. The winning designs were announced this week by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design, and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.

The annual event honours the best new buildings designed and constructed by American architects working in the United States and abroad, as well as by international architects who worked on buildings designed and built in the United States.

The 2017 awards had 79 winners across multiple categories, selected by a jury composed of Greek architects in Athens. Together, the jury selected winners from over 300 shortlisted buildings and urban planning projects.

Winners of the 2017 American Architecture Awards:


  • Orlando International Airport South Terminal Complex, Orlando by Fentress Architects
  • University of Washington Station, Seattle by LMN Architects


  • Harahan Bridge - Big River Crossing, Memphis by Philips Lighting
  • Tu Lien Bridge, Ha Noi by WATG


  • Swift Agency, Portland by Beebe Skidmore Architects
  • Redwood Highway, Mill Valley by Studio VARA
  • Hanna Andersson Headquarters, Portland by ZGF Architects, LLP
  • Washington Fruit & Produce Co. Headquarters, Yakima by Graham Baba Architects
  • Fast Horse, Duluth by Salmela Architect
  • TREC - Training Recreation Education Centre, Newark by kon.5 architects
  • Pacific Center Campus Amenities Building, San Diego by BNIM
  • 38 Newbury Street, Boston, by Touloukian Touloukian Inc.
  • Corporate Campus Cafe and Training Center, West Des Moines by Substance


  • Benjamin P. Grogan and Jerry L. Dove Federal Building, Miramar by Krueck + Sexton Architects


  • Harvey Clinic, Rogers by Marlon Blackwell Architects


  • Framework, Portland by Works Progress Architecture


  • Global Contemporary Art Museum (GCAM), North Adams by Gluckman Tang Architects
  • Petersen Automotive Museum, Los Angeles by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
  • Whitney Museum of American Art, New York by Renzo Piano Building Architects and Cooper Robertson
  • Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco by Jensen Architects
  • Kmac Museum Renovation, Louisville by Finio Architecture
  • The Storefront Theater, Lyons by Matthew Mazzotta
  • Spencer Museum of Art Renovation the University of Kansas, Lawrence by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects


  • Liberty Park, New York by AECOM


  • 510 House, Fox Point by Johnsen Schmaling Architets
  • Guest House, Wainscott by Roger Ferris + Partners
  • Gemma Observatory, Southern New Hampshire by Anmahian Winton Architects
  • Sawmill, Tehachapi by Olson Kundig
  • Ontario Residence, Washington by David Jameson Architect
  • Lake House, Stockbridge by Taylor and Miller Architecture and Design
  • Cuernavaca Residence, Austin by alterstudio architecture LLP.
  • Little House, Seabeck by mwworks
  • Mirrorhouse, Beverly Hills by XTEN Architecture
  • Square House, Mill Valley by Levenbetts
  • Alamo Square Residence, San Francisco by Jensen Architects
  • Overlook Guest House, Los Gatos by Schwartz and Architecture
  • Sea Song, Big Sur by Form4 Architecture
  • Artist Retreat, Upstate New York by GLUCK+
  • Grace Street Residence, San Francisco by VeeV Design
  • Hide Out, Los Angeles by Dan Brunn Architecture
  • Pacific Heights Residence, San Francisco by Jensen Architects
  • 3 LP Residence, Iowa City by Substance


  • Willow Creek North Shore, Glenview by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
  • Chapel For Our Lady of Fatima, Cayey by Toro Arquitectos
  • Soka Gakkai International- New England, Brookline by Touloukian Touloukian Inc.


  • MIT Kresge Auditorium and Chapel Renovations, Cambridge by EYP
  • American Enterprise Group National Headquarters Renovation, Des Moines by BNIM


  • In Situ, San Francisco by Aidlin Darling Design


  • Aesop The Shay, Washington by Taylor and Miller Architecture and Design
  • Martin’s Lane Winery, Seattle by Olson Kundig
  • Charles Smith Wines Jet City, Seattle by Olson Kundig
  • Blu Dot Showroom, West Hollywood by Standard Architecture
  • Rajeunir Black Caviar, Palm Desert by Studio Jantzen


  • Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Design and Media Center, Boston by Ennead Architects
  • Bridge for Laboratory Sciences Vassar College Integrated Science Commons, Poughkeepsie by Ennead Architects
  • Taubman Complex, South eld by Morphosis Architects
  • Debruce Center at The University of Kansas, Iowa City by Gould Evans
  • Princeton University Embodied Computation Lab, Princeton by The Living
  • University of Iowa Visual Arts Building, Iowa City by Steven Holl Architects
  • College of Marin Academic Center, Kentield by TLCD Architecture + Mark Cavagnero Associates
  • Common Ground High School, New Haven by Gray Organschi Architecture
  • Preston Outdoor Education Station, Elmdale by KSU Design+Make Studio
  • Davis-Harrington Welcome Center, Springfield by Dake Wells Architecture
  • Wake Tech Regional Plant Teaching Facility, Raleigh by Clark Nexsen


  • Shinsegae International, Seoul by Olson Kundig
  • Gateway Plaza, Richmond by Forum Studio
  • 15 Renwick, New York by ODA New York
  • Confidential Office Complex, Chicago by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
  • Minor and Stewart, Seattle by WATG


  • Golden 1 Center, Sacramento by AECOM
  • Riversport Rapids, Oklahoma City by Elliott + Associates Architects
  • Michigan Lake House, Leelanau County by Desai Chia Architecture
  • The Linear Cabin, St Germain by Johnsen Schmaling Architects


  • Colorado Esplanade, Santa Monica by PWP Landscape Architecture
  • St Patrick’s Island, Calgary by W Architecture and Landscape
  • Burj 2020, Dubai by RNL Design
  • The New St. Pete Pier, St. Petersburg by Rogers Partners
  • Chicago Riverwalk, Chicago by Ross Barney Architects