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For our annual AIA Honor Awards issue, Los Angeles Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne delves into the history and personal struggles of this year's Gold Medal winner: the late Paul Revere Williams. Williams, an African American architect, was notably prolific not just because he worked in a field dominated by white men, but because the diversity of his works. Even posthumously, Williams made history as the institute's first African American to win its most prestigious award for a single architect. 
Portrait is by Alexis Franklin.
The High House is an energy efficient winter chalet designed by Delordinaire Architects. Based in Quebec, the single-family home disappears into the landscape on a snowy day.
2020 architects transformed a 100 year-old blacksmith's forge into a modern, sustainable home in Antrim, Northern Ireland. Dubbed Ballymagarry, the architects maintained the original structure and added living spaces with a curved roof.
Built to be durable and sustainable, the Charles House by Austin Maynard Architects is an adaptable, multi-generational home in Melbourne. The exterior of the house is clad with patterns of slate.
Resembling the inside of a cello, the Pierre Boulez Saal in Berlin by Frank Gehry, AIA, captures the architect's humanist approach to designing buildings. Dedicated to Gehry's lifelong friend—the French avant-garde composer who passed away in 2016—the concert hall is covered with wood to warm the room and enhance the acoustics. Read Joseph Giovannini's report on the inaugural performance held at the Pierre Boulez Saal on our homepage.
A townhouse from the 1930s was renovated into a modern home by local firm Zeller & Moye. The architects organized Casa Verne into three sections: the ground floor for functional services, the upper level for family life, and a private garden overlooking Mexico City from the rooftop.
The Cantilever House by Design Unit is a massive, single-family home in Malaysia. The house is made up of two independent structures—the first houses the living and bedroom 2-story block while the other houses an art gallery and theater.
The 360 Villa by 123DV is a single-family home in The Netherlands tailored to the needs of the owners and their Alaskan malamute dogs. Designed in the shape of a circle, the house provides a 360 degree connection between the interior and exterior of the house.
The Burrawong House in Mosman, NSW is a single family home, nestled in the trees on the edge of a national park. Designed by Bijl Architecture, the renovated 1970s home now features a lap pool.
Nestled in the hillside of Hong Kong is the award-winning Asia Society Hong Kong Center. Designed by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners, AGC Design, and Associated Architects, the structure has been renovated and now features new offices, a theater, and an art gallery. The project is a recipient of a Merit in Architecture for the 2017 AIANY Design Awards.
After winning a competition in 2015, Peter Pichler Architecture and Pavol Mikolajcak designed the Oberholz Mountain Hut in the Italian Dolomites. The wooden structure is composed of three cantilevering branches, located next to the cable station with direct connection to the ski slope.
The New Lab at the Brooklyn Navy Yard has been award a Merit in Interiors as part of the AIANY's 2017 Design Awards. Local firm Marvel Architects transformed the former shipbuilding factory into a high-tech design and prototyping center that focuses on creativity and entrepreneurship.