2021 AIA Middle Tennessee Design Awards

The AIA Design Awards Program strives to recognize, publicize, and celebrate 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.

This Year’s Winning Projects

2021 Design Awards

A jury of AIA Westchester Hudson Valley members judged the entries. Jury members were Ray Beller, FAIA of Gallin Beeler Design Studio, Julie Evans, AIA of Julie Evans Architecture and Design, and JC Calderon, AIA of Calderon Architecture & Design Studio P.C.


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


The AIA Middle TN Committee on Design was led by Nick Dryden, AIA of Dryden Architecture, Lee Davis, AIA of ESa, Amanda Shadowens, AIA of Sinz Shadowens Architecture, and Steve Powell, AIA of Powell Architecture and Building Studio.