Crème De La Crème Of Residential Architecture

The results are in for the 2022 Residential Architecture Awards and the Architectural Photography Awards, The Los Angeles chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA|LA) announced at a May 20 cocktail party held in West Hollywood. Twenty-eight exceptional residential projects received awards in eight categories, and 18 photographs were recognized in three categories.

The winning residential projects were grouped by typology: single-family home (Small, Medium, Large), Multi-Residential (Small, Medium, Large), adaptive reuse, additions and accessory housing units, affordable housing, sustainable housing and temporary housing. Projects within each category were also distinguished by the level of the award-Honor, Merit and citation-with honor being the highest award.

Central themes addressed in this year’s Awards are addressing issues such as the housing crisis and climate change. In addition to a Merit Award in the affordable housing category, King Eizenberg Architecture also received the Climate Positive Award for Flor 401 Lofts.

“Flor 401 Loft illustrates how climate-sensitive design is inextricably linked to a truly equitable housing solution,” said the jury of the AIA / LA Residential Architecture Awards 2022, a panel consisting of Flora Lee, associate partner, MAD Architects; Gisela Loehlein, head of Architecture at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, and Stacy Williams, librarian Bunche Center at the UCLA Ralph J. Bunche Center

The 2022 AIA / LA Residential Architecture Awards also highlighted women’s and minority businesses, including Design, Bitches and Shin Shin, the latter also being part of a handful of newcomers to the awards.

The Architectural Photography Awards were divided into three categories: Best Image, best display and best Instagram Feed. In total, 18 images from 15 photographers were recognized based on how successfully they were able to create new ways of seeing familiar work.

The panel that won the Honor, Merit and Citation Awards consisted of architectural photographer Ashok Sinha, Montalba Architects founding partner David Montalba, and Elizabeth Parker, chief creative officer at Shimahara Visual.

Below is the full list of winners of both the AIA/LA Residential Architecture Awards 2022 and the Architectural Photography Awards. All winning projects in the Residential Architecture Awards are located in the city of Los Angeles or L. A. County, unless otherwise noted. And while we’ve included photos of the Honor Award winners from both awards programs in the list below, images of all of this year’s AIA/LA-acclaimed residential projects and photos can be viewed here and here.