09.01.11

Historic DC Courthouse Receives Prestigious American Architecture Award

The Historic DC Courthouse was selected for a 2011 American Architecture Award, one of the highest and most esteemed recognition programs for the best new building design produced by leading architects, urban planners, and landscape architects in the United States.

Given annually by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, selected projects represent exceptional work by architects practicing in the United States. From a record number of entries, the Historic DC Courthouse is one of 45 winners spanning four categories: interiors, architecture, un-built work and urban design. Each winning project was chosen for its exemplary originality, highest aesthetic criteria, and contribution to the Green movement.

The 2011 selected projects will be featured in the exhibition "New World Architecture," on display at the XIII BA11-International Biennial of Architecture Buenos Aires, October 8 through October 31. Following its run in Argentina, the show is scheduled to travel throughout Europe in 2011-2012.

A listing of all winning projects can be found at:
http://www.chi-athenaeum.org/archawards/2011/index.html