Architecture Awards

Closed for 2019-20

Sponsored by the USITT Architecture Commission, the Architecture Awards Program honors excellence in the design and recognize architects of theatre projects for 25 years.

Honor Awards (the highest designation) and Merit Awards are evaluated by a panel of distinguished jurors for:

  • Creative image
  • Contextual resonance
  • Community contribution
  • Explorations in new technologies
  • Functional operations

Past award winners have come from England, Germany, Japan, California, New York, and all points between.

Past Winners

2018

Honor Awards

Ruth Caplin Theatre, University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia
William Rawn Associates

2018

Merit Awards

Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre
Reykjavik, Iceland
Henning Larsen

2017

Merit Awards

Ascend Amphitheater
Nashville, Tennessee
Architect: Smith Gee Studio

Bicknell Family Center for the Arts, Pittsburg State University
Pittsburg, Kansas
William Rawn Associates, Architects, Inc.

Chapman University Musco Center for the Arts
Orange, CA.
Pfeiffer Partners Architects

Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA.
Snøhetta

Mount Royal University Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Pfeiffer Partners Architects

2017

Honor Awards

Maltz Performing Arts Center, Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio
MGA Partners Architects

The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts at Queen’s University
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Snøhetta

Writers Theater
Glencoe, Illinois
Studio Gang

2016

Honor Awards

Everyman Theatre
Liverpool, UK
Haworth Tompkins

Salle de Spectacles de Mont-Laurier
Quebec, Canada
Les Architectes FABG

The Theatre School, De Paul University
Chicago, Illinois
Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

2016

Merit Awards

State University of New York at Potsdam Performing Arts Center
Potsdam, New York
Pfeiffer Partners Architects

Stavanger Concert Hall
Stavanger, Norway
AIX Arkitekter AB

2015

Honor Awards

National Theatre of Bahrain
Paris, France
AS Architecture Studio

2015

Merit Awards

Reed College Performing Arts Building
Portland, OR.
Opsis Architecture LLP

MiltonCourt, Guidhall School Of Music and Drama
London, UK.
RHWL Arts Team