KTA Leads Cast Of AIA Award Winners For Design Excellence


Edgar N. Putnam Event Pavilion, James A. Michener Art Museum Kieran Timberlake Architects | Photo: Michael Moran, OTTO

Kieran Timberlake‘s Edgar N. Putnam Event Pavilion at the Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Bucks County, wins the Gold Medal to be presented at the Philadelphia branch of the American Institute for Architects annual award ceremony Wednesday night at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel in Center City. KTA has won this award several years’ running.

Some 15 other built and unbuilt projects will also be awarded, including MGA Partners, Architects‘ unbuilt 20/20 plan for Temple University, Erdy McHenry‘s 330 Cooper Street in Camden, John Milner Architects’ restoration of the Jayne House on 20th Street, MGA’s Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Hunting Park, and RKM Architects‘ “Lantern House.”

Kroc Center, MGA Partners, Architects | Photo: Halkin Photography LLC

Kling Stubbins, DIGSAU, Moto Design Shop, Archer & Buchanan Architecture Ltd., EwingCole, and Bohlin Cywinski Jackson will receive awards for projects outside the city the region.

AIA Philadelphia will also honor Danielle DiLeo Kim, AIA, Director of Special Projects for the Philadelphia City Planning Commission and Jules Dingle, AIA, a principal at DIGSAU with the Young Architect Award. The John Harbeson Award for lifetime achievement goes to Hyman Myers, FAIA, retiring from Vitetta. Austin + Mergold will receive the Philadelphia Emerging Architecture Prize.

300 Cooper Street, Camden Erdy McHenry Architecture | Photo: Todd Mason, Halkin Photography LLC

Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter will also be honored for his receipt of the Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Award for Leadership in Urban Design given by the American Architectural Foundation.

About the author

Hidden City co-editor Nathaniel Popkin’s latest book is the novel Lion and Leopard (The Head and The Hand Press). He is also the author of Song of the City (Four Walls Eight Windows/Basic Books) and The Possible City (Camino Books). He is senior writer and script editor of the Emmy-winning documentary series “Philadelphia: The Great Experiment” and the fiction review editor of Cleaver Magazine. His essays and book reviews appear in the Wall Street Journal, Public Books, The Kenyon Review, The Millions, and Fanzine.

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