Awards

Everybody likes to hear “Bravo!” now and again. And we’re no different!

We love what we do, and when our projects receive recognition for great work, we couldn’t be happier. Our buildings have won awards for their innovative design and technology, sustainability, and historic preservation. We’re incredibly proud of the kudos our projects have received, and not just because they’re a testament to the quality of our work.

These awards honor the energizing, successful relationships with users and design teams, the countless hours of attention by dedicated craftspeople in the field, and the creative vision of our clients. These awards represent the spirit of collaboration, and that is what we’re all about.

Over the past 50 years, our projects have been recognized repeatedly by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), and the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT).


Oslo Opera House | 2009 Mies van der Rohe Award (European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture) | Credit: mondo*dr
AT&T Performing Arts Center, Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre | 2011 AIA Institute Honor Award for Architecture | Credit: Iwan Baan

American Institute of Architects (AIA) Design Awards

    National AIA Honor Awards for Architecture

  • 2015Corning Museum of Glass Corning, NY, USA Thomas Phifer and Partners
  • 2013Yale University, Morse and Ezra Stiles Colleges New Haven, CT, USA KieranTimberlake
  • 2011AT&T Performing Arts Center, Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre Dallas, TX, USA REX | OMA
  • 2008Shaw Center for the Arts Baton Rouge, LA, USA Schwartz/Silver Architects | Eskew+Dumez+Ripple
  • 2001Benaroya Hall Seattle, WA, USA LMN Architects
  • 2001University of Cincinnati, College Conservatory of Music Cincinnati, OH, USA Pei Cobb Freed & Partners | NBBJ/Roth
  • 2000Kuala Lumpur City Center - Phase 1 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Cesar Pelli & Associates
  • 1995Seiji Ozawa Concert Hall at Tanglewood Lenox, MA, USA William Rawn Associates
  • National AIA Honor Awards for Interior Architecture

  • 2008Williams College, ‘62 Center for Theatre and Dance Williamstown, MA, USA William Rawn Associates
  • 2005Woolly Mammoth Theatre Washington, DC, USA McInturff Architects
  • 2000Seiji Ozawa Concert Hall at Tanglewood Lenox, MA, USA William Rawn Associates
  • 1998New Amsterdam Theatre Renovation New York, NY, USA Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates
  • UK Chapter Excellence in Design Awards

  • 2010VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art & The George Bernard Shaw Theatre Carlow, Republic of Ireland Terry Pawson Architects
  • Regional, State, and Local AIA Design Awards

  • 2016Case Western Reserve University, Milton and Tamar Maltz Center for the Performing Arts (AIA Cleveland/Cleveland Restoration Society, Excellence in Preservation Achievement Award) Cleveland, OH, USA MGA Partners
  • 2016Case Western Reserve University, Milton and Tamar Maltz Center for the Performing Arts (AIA Philadelphia, Honor Award) Cleveland, OH, USA MGA Partners
  • 2015University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Arts and Humanities Building (AIA Baltimore Chapter, Design Award for Higher Education) Baltimore, Maryland, USA Grimm + Parker Architects
  • 2014Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School (AIA Connecticut Design Award) New Haven, CT, USA Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
  • 2014Wilmington Friends School (Delaware Valley AIA Merit Award) Wilmington, DE, USA Voith & Mactavish Architects
  • 2014University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Arts and Humanities Building (AIA Baltimore Chapter, Honor Award) Baltimore, Maryland, USA Grimm + Parker Architects
  • 2013Marcus Garvey Park, Richard Rodgers Amphitheater (AIA New York State Award of Merit) New York, NY, USA Architect: Cooper, Robertson & Partners
  • 2011James Madision University, Forbes Center for the Performing Arts (AIA Virginia Design Award, AIA Hampton Roads Award for Interior Design) Harrisonburg, VA, USA Architects: Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas + Company   |   Performance Architecture
  • 2008Concordia International School Arts Pavilion (AIA Westchester/Mid-Hudson First Honor Award) Shanghai, China Perkins Eastman
  • 2007Mercersburg Academy, Burgin Center for the Arts (AIA New York State Design Award) Mercersburg, PA, USA Polshek Partnership
  • 2005The Music Center at Strathmore (AIA Maryland Honor Award, AIA Potomac Valley Merit Award) N. Bethesda, MD, USA William Rawn Associates | Grimm + Parker
  • 2005Shaw Center for the Arts (AIA New England Honor Award) Baton Rouge, LA, USA Schwartz/Silver Architects | Eskew+Dumez+Ripple
  • 2005Woolly Mammoth Theatre (AIA D.C. Award of Excellence for Interior Architecture, AIA Maryland Merit Award, AIA Potomac Valley Citation) Washington, DC, USA McInturff Architects
  • 2001Amphitheatre at Symphony Lake (AIA New England Honor Award, Boston Society of Architects Award, AIA North Carolina Merit Award - 2003) Cary, NC, USA William Rawn Associates
  • 1999Kuala Lumpur City Center - Phase 1 (AIA Connecticut Design Award, AIA New England Honor Award - 2000) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Cesar Pelli & Associates
  • 1997New Amsterdam Theatre Renovation (New York State Association of Architects, AIA Excellence in Design Award) New York, NY, USA Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates
  • 1996Aronoff Center for the Arts (AIA Cincinnati Merit Design Award, AIA Connecticut Design Award - 1997) Cincinnati, OH, USA Cesar Pelli & Associates | GBBN Architects
  • 1994Seiji Ozawa Concert Hall at Tanglewood (AIA New England Honor Award, Boston Society of Architects Honor Award in Interior Architecture - 2000) Lenox, MA, USA William Rawn Associates
  • 1993Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (AIA Cabrillo - Long Beach/South Beach, Design Honor Award) Cerritos, CA, USA Barton Myers Associates
  • 1987Portland Center for the Performing Arts (AIA Portland Design Award, AIA East Bay Design Honor Award - 1990) Portland, OR, USA Bora Architects | Barton Myers Associates | ELS Architects

Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Awards

  • 2014Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Milton Court London, UK RHWL Architects
  • 2010AT&T Performing Arts Center, Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House Dallas, TX, USA Foster + Partners | Kendall Heaton Associates
  • 2010VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art & The George Bernard Shaw Theatre Carlow, Republic of Ireland Terry Pawson Architects
  • 2008Arena & Convention Centre, Liverpool Liverpool, UK Wilkinson Eyre Associates
  • 2007The Roundhouse London, UK John McAslan + Partners
  • 2007Young Vic Theatre London, UK Haworth Tompkins
  • 2006The Unicorn Theatre London, UK Keith Williams Architects
  • 2005Sage Gateshead Gateshead, UK Foster + Partners
  • 2001The Lowry Salford, UK Michael Wilford and Partners
  • 1995Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay | Worldwide Award Singapore DP Architects

Mies van der Rohe Award

  • 2009Oslo Opera House Oslo, Norway Snøhetta

United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) Architecture Awards

    USITT Honor Awards

  • 2015National Theatre of Bahrain Manama, Bahrain Architecture-Studio
  • 2014Seabury Hall, `A`ali`ikūhonua Creative Arts Center Makawao, Hawaii, USA Flansburgh Architects | Riecke Sunnland Kono Architects
  • 2012AT&T Performing Arts Center, Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre Dallas, TX, USA REX | OMA
  • 2009Oslo Opera House Oslo, Norway Snøhetta
  • 2008Mercersburg Academy, Burgin Center for the Arts Mercersburg, PA, USA Polshek Partnership
  • 2007Young Centre for the Performing Arts Toronto, ON, Canada Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects
  • 2006Woolly Mammoth Theatre Washington DC, USA McInturff Architects
  • 2002The Pavilion at Symphony Lake Cary, NC, USA William Rawn Associates
  • 2001The Lowry Salford, UK Michael Wilford and Partners
  • 2000The Richard Sorenson Performing Arts Center, Babson College Babson Park, MA, USA William Rawn Associates
  • 1998New Amsterdam Theatre Restoration New York, NY, USA Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates
  • 1998San Jose Repertory Theatre San Jose, CA, USA Holt Hinshaw Architects
  • 1997Aronoff Center for the Arts Cincinnati, OH, USA Cesar Pelli & Associates | GBBN Architect
  • 1996Edinburgh Festival Theatre Renovation Edinburgh, UK Law & Dunbar-Nasmith Architects
  • 1996Glyndebourne Opera House East Sussex, UK Michael Hopkins & Partners
  • 1995Seiji Ozawa Concert Hall at Tanglewood Lenox, MA, USA William Rawn Associates
  • 1994Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts Cerritos, CA, USA Barton Myers Associates
  • 1994Fairfield Center for Creative Arts Fairfield, CA, USA ELS/Elbasani & Logan Architects
  • USITT Merit Awards

  • 2015Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Milton Court London, UK RHWL Architects
  • 2013Kilden Performing Arts Center Kristiansand, Norway ALA Architects | SMS Arkitekter
  • 2012Cheltenham Ladies’ College, Parabola Arts Centre Cheltenham, UK Foster Wilson Architects
  • 2012The House of Dancing Water Theater at City of Dreams Cotai Strip, Macau Pei Partnership Architects | P&T Group
  • 2011James Madision University, Forbes Center for the Performing Arts Harrisonburg, VA, USA Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas + Company | Performance Architect
  • 2010Allegheny College, Vukovich Center for Communication Arts Meadville, PA, USA Polshek Partnership Architects
  • 2010AT&T Performing Arts Center, Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House Dallas, TX, USA Foster + Partners | Kendall Heaton Associate
  • 2009University of Michigan, Walgreen Drama Center & Arthur Miller Theatre Ann Arbor, MI, USA Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects
  • 2008Bowdoin College, Studzinski Recital Hall Bowdoin College Brunswick, ME, USA William Rawn Associates
  • 2008Tempe Center for the Arts Tempe, AZ, USA Barton Myers Associates | Architekton
  • 2007Unicorn Theatre London, UK Keith Williams Architects
  • 2007Young Vic Theatre London, UK Haworth Tompkins
  • 2006Williams College, ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance Williamstown, MA, USA William Rawn Associates
  • 2004Sprague Memorial Hall, Yale University New Haven, CT, USA Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects
  • 2003Vanbrugh Theatre, Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts London, UK Avery Associates Architects
  • 2001Royal Court Restoration London, UK Haworth Tompkins
  • 1998Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC, Canada Bing Thom Architects
  • 1998Peery’s Egyptian Theater Renovation Ogden, UT, USA Sanders Herman Architects | C.W. Fentress J.H. Bradburn Architects
  • 1998Shubert Theatre Renovation Boston, MA, USA Graham Gund Architects
  • 1997Corbett Auditorium Renovation, College Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH, USA Pei Cobb Freed & Partners | NBBJ/Ro
  • 1997Geary Theater Renovation San Francisco, CA, USA Gensler & Associates
  • 1995California Center for the Arts Escondido, CA, USA Moore Ruble Yudell
  • 1994Portland Center for the Performing Arts Portland, OR, USA Bora Architects | Barton Myers Associates | ELS Architec

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)

    Gold Certified

  • 2014Wilmington Friends School Wilmington, DE, USA Voith & Mactavish Architects
  • 2014New Mexico State University Center for the Arts Las Cruces, NM, USA Holzman Moss Bottino Architecture
  • 2013University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Performing Arts and Humanities Building Baltimore, MD, USA William Rawn Associates | Grimm+Parker Architects
  • 2013Virginia Tech, Moss Arts Center Norfolk, VA, USA Snøhetta, STV Incorporated
  • 2013Old Dominion University, Diehn Fine & Performing Arts Center Norfolk, VA, USA Bora Architects | Moseley Architects
  • 2012Qatar National Convention Center Doha, Qatar Arata Isozaki & Associates | Renton Howard Wood Levin | Halcrow
  • 2012 University of Central Florida, Performing Arts Center Orlando, FL, USA Duda/Paine Architects | HKS
  • Silver Certified

  • 2016The Winsor School, Lubin-O’Donnell Center for the Performing Arts, Athletics and Wellness Boston, MA, USA Gund Partnership
  • 2015BRIC Arts | Media House and UrbanGlass reNEWal Project Brooklyn, NY, USA Leeser Architecture
  • 2014University of Virginia, Ruth Caplin Theatre Charlottesville, VA, USA William Rawn Associates
  • 2013George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology  Towson, MD Grimm + Parker Architects
  • 2012Bowling Green State University, Wolfe Center for the Arts Bowling Green, OH, USA Snøhetta | The Collaborative Inc.
  • 2011Northern Kentucky University, Griffin Hall Highland Heights, KY, USA Goody Clancy Architecture | McGill Smith Punshon
  • 2006ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center Charlotte, NC, USA Holzman Moss Architecture | Gantt Hubermann Architects
  • Certified

  • 2011Old Dominion University, Goode Theatre Norfolk, VA, USA Bora Architects | Moseley Architects

Other Awards

    Preservation Awards

  • 2013Everyman Theatre (Baltimore Heritage Adaptive Reuse and Compatible Design Award) Baltimore, MD, USA Cho Benn Holback + Associates
  • 2004Georgian Theatre Royal (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Building Conservation Prize) Richmond, UK Allen Tod Architecture
  • 1997Peery’s Egyptian Theater Renovation (National Trust for Historic Preservation National Preservation Award) Ogden, UT, USA Sanders Herman Architects | C.W. Fentress J.H. Bradburn Architects
  • 1997New Amsterdam Theatre Renovation (National Trust for Historic Preservation National Preservation Honor Award; NY State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation, Historic Preservation Award) New York, NY, USA Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates
  • Sustainability Awards

  • 2013Edinburgh International Conference Centre, The Lenox Suite (UFI Sustainable Development Awards) Edinburgh, UK BDP
  • Government Awards

  • 2011The House of Dancing Water Theater at City of Dreams (Design for Asia Awards) Cotai Strip, Macau Pei Partnership Architects | P&T Group
  • 2002Theatre Projects Consultants (The Queen's Award for Enterprise: International Trade)
  • 1995Lowell Performance Pavilion (National Endowment for the Arts Federal Design Achievement Award) Lowell, MA, USA William Rawn Associates
  • Construction, Engineering, and Business Council Awards

  • 2016Case Western Reserve University, Milton and Tamar Maltz Center for the Performing Arts (Cleveland Engineering Society, Award for Excellence in Design and Construction) Cleveland, OH, USA MGA Partners
  • 2008Tempe Center for the Arts (National Council of Structural Engineers Associations Excellence in Structural Engineering Award) Tempe, AZ, USA Barton Myers Associates | Architekton
  • 2004The Music Center at Strathmore (Washington Building Congress Craftsmanship Award) N. Bethesda, MD, USA William Rawn Associates | Grimm + Parke
  • 2002Bard College Performing Arts Center (NY Construction News Best of 2002 Award of Merit for an Institutional Project) Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, USA Gehry Partners
  • 2002Goodman Theatre (Chicago Building Congress Merit Award for New Construction) Chicago, IL, USA Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects
  • 2002Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (American Institute of Steel Construction National Engineering Award of Excellence) Philadelphia, PA, USA Rafael Viñoly Architects
  • 1995Seiji Ozawa Concert Hall at Tanglewood Lenox, MA, USA William Rawn Associates
  • 1994Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (Los Angeles Business Council Award for Public Architecture) Cerritos, CA, USA Barton Myers Associates
  • 1990Centennial Performing Arts Center, Westminster School (National Commercial Builders Council Award for Excellence) Simsbury, CT, USA Graham Gund Architects
  • PLASA Rock Our World Awards

  • 2014Royal Opera House Muscat Muscat, Oman Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo
  • 2010AT&T Performing Arts Center, Dee & Charles Wyly Theatre Dallas, TX. USA REX/OMA, Joshua Prince-Ramus (partner in charge) and Rem Koolhaas | Kendall/Heaton Associates
  • World Architecture Festival Awards - Cultural Category

  • 2008Oslo Opera House Oslo, Norway Snøhetta
  • Magazine Awards

  • 2003Georgian Theatre Royal (The Stage Award for Special Achievement in Regional Theatre - Theatrical Management Association Theatre and Management Award) Richmond, UK Allen Tod Architecture
  • 2003Theatre Projects Consultants (Eddy Award)
  • 1997Geary Theater Renovation (Interiors Awards) San Francisco, CA, USA Gensler & Associates
  • 1995Seiji Ozawa Concert Hall at Tanglewood (Interiors Awards) Lenox, MA, USA William Rawn Associates
  • 1993Emory University Center for the Arts (Progressive Architecture Awards - Design Citation) Atlanta, GA, USA Peter Eisenmann
  • 1993Walt Disney Concert Hall (Progressive Architecture Awards - Design Award) Los Angeles, CA, USA Frank O. Gehry & Associates
  • 1984Portland Center for the Performing Arts (Progressive Architecture Awards - Design Award) Portland, OR, USA Bora Architects | Barton Myers Associates | ELS Architect