Build Something Great
2023 Recap

Over 200 architects, design enthusiasts, and community leaders joined AIA Atlanta’s Build Something Great awards celebration at Buckhead Theatre on Saturday, November 18.

During the evening, the chapter revealed the 2023 winners of the Residential & Hospitality Design Awards, as well as the Honor Award recipients. Thank you to all guests and a big congratulations to the winners.

Residential & Hospitality Design Awards

Single-Family – Contemporary

Honor Award

Brevard House

Point Office Architecture & Design

Photo: Michael Blevins

Merit Award

23 Perry

Lightroom Studio, LLC

Photo: Lightroom Studio, LLC

Merit Award

Black Mountain Cross

35 Degrees North

Photo: CaptisLUX Photography

Multifamily/Mixed-Use – Over 50 Units

Merit Award

1200 Ponce

Choate+Hertlein Architects

Photo: Fabio Laub

Merit Award

The Foundry

Cooper Carry, Inc.

Photo: Judy Davis, Architectural Photographer

Merit Award


Niles Bolton Associates

Photo: Chase Daniel

Restaurant – Renovation/Tenant Build-out

Merit Award

Biggerstaff Brewing Co.

Office of Design


Merit Award

Elliott’s Restaurant

Office of Design


Restaurant – New Construction

Merit Award

The Summit House at Balsam Mountain

Kuo Diedrich Chi Architects

Photo: Paul Dyer

Hotel – Guest Rooms 101+

Honor Award

Virgin Hotels Nashville

BLUR Workshop

Photo: Justin Cordova

Honor Awards

Ivan Allen Sr. Award

Ken Higa, AIA

John A. Busby Jr. Exceptional Young Architect Award

Heather Potts Lang, AIA

John A. Busby Jr. Exceptional Young Architect Award

Bridget Ellgass, AIA

Dorothy Spence Citizen Architect Award

Jonathan Gould, AIA

Firm of the Year