AIA CT Hosts 2023 New England Architecture and Friendly Firm Awards

New Haven, CT – The Connecticut Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Connecticut) hosted the dinner for this year’s New England Architecture Awards as part of its annual Connecticut Architecture Conference + Expo on Oct. 26 at Mystic Marriott in Groton. The awards dinner keynote speaker was Evelyn Lee, FAIA, recently elected as the 2025 president of the American Institute of Architects.

2023 New England Architecture Awards

Educational Category


American International School of Zagreb – Flansburgh Architects, Boston, MA

Chengdu Museum of Natural History – Pelli Clarke & Partners, New Haven, CT

Lehigh University Singleton, Hitch, and Maida Residential Houses – Sasaki, Boston, MA

Quinnipiac University Health and Wellness Center – designLAB architects, Boston, MA

Tecnológico de Monterrey, Querétaro Campus Residence Hall – Perkins&Will, Boston, MA

Unity Hall – Gensler, Boston, MA


Charles River School – Middle School – Flansburgh Architects, Boston, MA

Gruss Center for Art and Design – Sasaki, Boston, MA

Harvard Divinity School, Swartz Hall – Annum Architects, Boston, MA

Pan Athletic Center – DiMella Shaffer, Boston, MA

Institutional/Commercial Category


Boston College 245 Beacon Street – Payette, Boston, MA

Harvard University District Energy Facility – Leers Weinzapfel Associates, Boston, MA

Universidad de Lima Recreation, Wellness, and Student Life Center – Sasaki, Boston, MA


Health, Science, Technology Building – HGA Architects and Engineers, Boston, MA

Montana State University, Lambert Field Improvements – Perkins&Will, Boston, MA

Rosebrook Lodge at Bretton Woods Ski Resort – Bull Stockwell Allen, San Francisco, CA

Texas Tower – Pelli Clarke & Partners, New Haven, CT

VA Worcester Community-Based Outpatient Clinic – SmithGroup, Boston, MA

Renovation/Reuse Category


Brim and Crown – Beinfield Architecture PC, Norwalk, CT


District New Haven – Kenneth Boroson Architects, New Haven, CT

L.L.Bean Corporate Headquarters – SMRT INC, Portland, ME

Residential Category


Slice House – Joeb Moore & Partners, Greenwich, CT


CLT Mountain Retreat – OPAL, Belfast, ME

House on a Bay – Elliott Architects, Blue Hill, ME

Small Project/Small Firm Category


Pool House – Saniee Architects LLC, Greenwich, CT

Unbuilt Category


Anthony Timberlands Center for Design and Materials Innovation – Gray Organschi Architecture, New Haven, CT

Other Category


Land’s Sake Barn – Payette, Boston, MA

Also recognized at the gala were three projects that demonstrated excellence within the New England States.

Best of Connecticut: Chengdu Museum of Natural History – Pelli Clarke & Partners, New Haven, CT

Best of Massachusetts: American International School of Zagreb – Flansburgh Architects, Boston, MA

Best of Maine: L.L.Bean Corporate Headquarters – SMRT INC, Portland, ME

The New England Emerging Professional Friendly Firm Awards program aims to identify firm initiatives that promote the advancement of young professionals through development and personal growth opportunities. This year’s designees were:

AIA Connecticut

Amenta Emma Architects
Antinozzi Associates
Centerbrook Architects & Planners
Hoffmann Architects + Engineers
JCJ Architecture
Newman Architects
Patriquin Architects
Pickard Chilton
Point One Architects
Svigals + Partners
The S/L/A/M Collaborative

AIA Maine

Colby Company Engineering
Whitten Architects

AIA New Hampshire

Lavallee Brensinger Architects

AIA Rhode Island

Brewster Thornton Group Architects, LLP
DBVW Architects, Inc.
Union Studio Architecture & Community Design

AIA Vermont

E4H Environments for Health Architecture

AIA Western Massachusetts

Berkshire Design, Inc.
Bradley Architects, Inc.
Dietz & Company Architects
Kuhn Riddle Architects

Boston Society of Architects

Annum Architects (formerly Ann Beha Architects)
Bruner/Cott Architects
Fennick McCredie Architecture
HMFH Architects, Inc.
Rosemont Design LLC
Studio G Architects

Submissions were juried by Jacob Davis, AIA, LEED AP (archimania, Memphis, TN); Melanie Hennigan, AIA, LEED (Grimm + Parker Architects, Beltsville, MD); and Mark McInturff, FAIA (McInturff Architects, Bethesda, MA).

“These awards celebrate the spirit of ingenuity within New England’s diverse architecture,” said Gina Calabro, executive director and CEO, AIA Connecticut. “The New England Architecture Awards and the Emerging Professional Friendly Firm Awards embody our commitment to fostering a culture that nurtures the growth and advancement of young professionals, ensuring a vibrant future for the architectural landscape.”