Architecture Firm Award

updated 2/29/2016

The American Institute of Architects grants its Architecture Firm Award, the highest honor the AIA can bestow on a firm, annually to an architecture firm for consistently producing distinguished architecture. Eligible firms must claim collaboration within the practice as a hallmark of their methodology and must have been producing work as an entity for at least 10 years.

Year Firm
1962 Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
1963 No award granted
1964 The Architects Collaborative
1965 Wurster, Bernardi & Emmons
1966 No award granted
1967 Hugh Stubbins & Associates
1968 I.M. Pei & Partners
1969 Jones & Emmons
1970 Ernest J. Kump Associates
1971 Albert Kahn Associates
1972 Caudill Rowlett Scott
1973 Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbott
1974 Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo & Associates
1975 Davis, Brody & Associates
1976 Mitchell/Giurgola Architects
1977 Sert Jackson and Associates
1978 Harry Weese & Associates
1979 Geddes Brecher Qualls Cunningham
1980 Edward Larrabee Barnes Associates
1981 Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates
1982 Gwathmey Siegel & Associates, Architects
1983 Holabird & Root
1984 Kallmann, McKinnell & Wood Architects
1985 Venturi, Rauch and Scott Brown
1986 Esherick Homsey Dodge and Davis
1987 Benjamin Thompson & Associates
1988 Hartman-Cox Architects
1989 Cesar Pelli & Associates
1990 Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
1991 Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Partnership
1992 James Stewart Polshek & Partners
1993 Cambridge Seven Associates
1994 Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
1995 Beyer Blinder Belle
1996 Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
1997 R.M. Kliment & Frances Halsband Architects
1998 Centerbrook Architects and Planners
1999 Perkins+Will
2000 Gensler
2001 Herbert Lewis Kruse Blunck Architecture
2002 Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback & Associates
2003 Miller|Hull Partnership
2004 Lake/Flato Architects
2005 Murphy/Jahn Architects
2006 Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners
2007 Leers Weinzapfel Associates
2008 KieranTimberlake Associates
2009 Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects
2010 Pugh + Scarpa
2011 BNIM Architects
2012 VJAA
2013 Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects
2014 Eskew+Dumez+Ripple
2015 Ehrlich Architects

Source: American Institute of Architects