AIA Middle Tennessee, A Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced the winners of the 2019 Design Awards to honor exceptional work on the behalf of the architecture profession and bring awareness to the great work that architects are doing in our communities.

The 2019 AIA Middle Tennessee Design Awards recognizes the following architecture firms:

Honor Award:
  • Michael Goorevich, Architect for Nashville Ranch Renovation
  • Hastings Architecture for Smith Springs Community Center
  • Gresham Smith for UP Health System – Marquette A Duke Lifepoint Hospital

Merit Award:

  • EOA Architects for Alloy
  • Hastings Architecture for 225 Polk Avenue
  • ESa for Dream Hotel
  • Hastings Architecture for Vanderbilt University E. Bronson Ingram College
  • Hastings Architecture for The Buntin Group

Citation Award:

  • Gresham Smith for Sarah Cannon Williamson County Drug Development Unit
  • Michael Goorevich, Architect and Manuel Zeitlin Architects for Diskin Cider

People’s Choice Award:

  • ESa for Anna Shaw Children’s Institute

A jury of AIA Pittsburgh members judged the entries. Jury members were: Mike Gwin, AIA, Victoria Acevedo, Assoc. AIA, Michael McDonnell, Karen Loysen, AIA, and Gerard Damiani, AIA. The jury stated “As a jury, we were excited to see the high level of work across the board from AIA Middle Tennessee. Your work was inspiring for each of us on the jury practicing from the Pittsburgh region. Many projects exhibited strong design characteristics and fostered healthy discussions and deliberations within our jury group. The design culture is healthy in Nashville and the surrounding region”.

Projects are entered under seven categories: small, large, small healthcare design, large healthcare design, interiors, residential, or unbuilt. The jury was encouraged to recognize and acknowledge exceptional design the categories of Citation, Merit, and Honor, with Honor being the highest award.

The 2019 AIA Middle TN Celebration of Architecture, where the awards were announced on October 29, was held in Nashville at Wilburn Street Studio with 200 people in attendance. The Committee on Design was led by Chair and Board Liaison, Lee Davis, AIA of Earl Swensson Associates.

Photos of all projects submitted for the 2019 Design Awards can be found here.

To see photos from the event, visit our Facebook and Instagram pages.


About the AIA MidTN Design Awards:
The AIA Design Awards Program strives to recognize projects that represent the best of Middle Tennessee architecture; projects that are exemplary for their thoughtful, sustainable, innovative, and well-crafted design. With juries composed of highly-qualified professionals offering diverse perspectives and expertise, all submissions are reviewed in the context of the project team’s goals and evaluated for thoughtfully designed resolution of those goals.

Questions about AIA Middle TN Design Awards or the Celebration of Architecture event?
Email Lauren Brown or call (615) 259-9664