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The Hyundai Capital Convention Hall, by Gensler, is one of the stunning designs highlighted in this year's 2019 Institute Honor Awards for Interior Architecture by the AIA
The Hyundai Capital Convention Hall, by Gensler, is one of the stunning designs highlighted in this year's 2019 Institute Honor Awards for Interior Architecture by the AIA
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Bohlin Cywinski Jackson rehabilitated New York City's historic US Mortgage & Trust Company Building to turn it into an Apple Store
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Bohlin Cywinski Jackson rehabilitated New York City's historic US Mortgage & Trust Company Building to turn it into an Apple Store
The US Mortgage & Trust Company Building was originally designed by Henry Otis Chapman and completed in 1922
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The US Mortgage & Trust Company Building was originally designed by Henry Otis Chapman and completed in 1922
Bohlin Cywinski Jackson sought to restore the building to its previous glory
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Bohlin Cywinski Jackson sought to restore the building to its previous glory
Bohlin Cywinski Jackson sympathetically restored the exterior and interior, studying old photographs and drawings to determine how to proceed
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Bohlin Cywinski Jackson sympathetically restored the exterior and interior, studying old photographs and drawings to determine how to proceed
Alterstudio Architecture's Design Office sees the firm renovate the ground floor of the historic Cambridge Tower, a 15-story condo located between the University of Texas at Austin campus and the Texas State Capitol
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Alterstudio Architecture's Design Office sees the firm renovate the ground floor of the historic Cambridge Tower, a 15-story condo located between the University of Texas at Austin campus and the Texas State Capitol
Alterstudio Architecture was both the architect and client for this project
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Alterstudio Architecture was both the architect and client for this project
 Alterstudio Architecture sought to soften the concrete interior with a European-cut white oak floor and rift-sawn white oak cabinets and screens
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 Alterstudio Architecture sought to soften the concrete interior with a European-cut white oak floor and rift-sawn white oak cabinets and screens
 Alterstudio Architecture also used burlap-wrapped Homasote and mill-finished steel to demonstrate the beauty found in simple materials
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 Alterstudio Architecture also used burlap-wrapped Homasote and mill-finished steel to demonstrate the beauty found in simple materials
Alterstudio Architecture installed sound-absorbing ceiling panels, composed of aspen wood fibers, to cover an array of valves and mechanical equipment
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Alterstudio Architecture installed sound-absorbing ceiling panels, composed of aspen wood fibers, to cover an array of valves and mechanical equipment
The Hyundai Capital Convention Hall, by Gensler, is one of the stunning designs highlighted in this year's 2019 Institute Honor Awards for Interior Architecture by the AIA
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The Hyundai Capital Convention Hall, by Gensler, is one of the stunning designs highlighted in this year's 2019 Institute Honor Awards for Interior Architecture by the AIA
The Hyundai Capital Convention Hall is situated atop the south tower of Hyundai Capital’s global headquarters in Seoul, South Korea
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The Hyundai Capital Convention Hall is situated atop the south tower of Hyundai Capital’s global headquarters in Seoul, South Korea
Gensler was given near free rein for the project but was instructed that Hyundai wanted a refined design integrated with cutting-edge technology, supreme acoustics, and innovative lighting
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Gensler was given near free rein for the project but was instructed that Hyundai wanted a refined design integrated with cutting-edge technology, supreme acoustics, and innovative lighting
Gensler found inspiration in the West Coast minimalist Light and Space Movement of the 1960s and ’70s as well as classic photography studios
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Gensler found inspiration in the West Coast minimalist Light and Space Movement of the 1960s and ’70s as well as classic photography studios
An outer container of felt panels that increase acoustic absorption wraps the interior of the Hyundai Capital Convention Hall
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An outer container of felt panels that increase acoustic absorption wraps the interior of the Hyundai Capital Convention Hall
The New United States Courthouse, by SOM, is located in Los Angeles and was previously honored by the AIA for its sustainability
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The New United States Courthouse, by SOM, is located in Los Angeles and was previously honored by the AIA for its sustainability
The New United States Courthouse includes 24 courtrooms and 32 judicial chambers
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The New United States Courthouse includes 24 courtrooms and 32 judicial chambers
The New United States Courthouse is rooted in traditional architectural elements 
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The New United States Courthouse is rooted in traditional architectural elements 
The New United States Courthouse includes durable and timeless materials such as limestone, white marble, and oak throughout
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The New United States Courthouse includes durable and timeless materials such as limestone, white marble, and oak throughout
SOM paid particular attention to the natural light in the New United States Courthouse 
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SOM paid particular attention to the natural light in the New United States Courthouse 
BIG's recently-completed premises for the award-winning noma restaurant is located in Copenhagen
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BIG's recently-completed premises for the award-winning noma restaurant is located in Copenhagen
The noma restaurant incorporates a former military warehouse previously used to store mines for the Royal Danish Navy
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The noma restaurant incorporates a former military warehouse previously used to store mines for the Royal Danish Navy
BIG has masterfully transformed the site into 11 buildings arranged around a central kitchen
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BIG has masterfully transformed the site into 11 buildings arranged around a central kitchen
The noma restaurant's layout means that the chefs are put on center stage, allowing diners to see what goes on in the kitchen
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The noma restaurant's layout means that the chefs are put on center stage, allowing diners to see what goes on in the kitchen
BIG's recently-completed premises for the award-winning noma restaurant is located in Copenhagen
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BIG's recently-completed premises for the award-winning noma restaurant is located in Copenhagen
High-profile firm SOM turned a 100-year-old decommissioned fire station in Chicago into a LEED Silver (a green building standard)-certified workshop and headquarters for Optimo
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High-profile firm SOM turned a 100-year-old decommissioned fire station in Chicago into a LEED Silver (a green building standard)-certified workshop and headquarters for Optimo
Optimo is a purveyor of high-quality hats
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Optimo is a purveyor of high-quality hats
Allowing Optimo to expand significantly and boost production, the premises was purchased for just US$1 in 2015 thanks to a city program that sold empty lots for little pocket than pocket change to incentivize adaptive reuse and development
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Allowing Optimo to expand significantly and boost production, the premises was purchased for just US$1 in 2015 thanks to a city program that sold empty lots for little pocket than pocket change to incentivize adaptive reuse and development
Though badly deteriorated, SOM gave the building new life with long-lasting materials like blackened steel, walnut, and cork
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Though badly deteriorated, SOM gave the building new life with long-lasting materials like blackened steel, walnut, and cork
In a nice touch, SOM preserved the Chicago Fire Department plaque and porthole windows fill the original fireman’s pole openings
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In a nice touch, SOM preserved the Chicago Fire Department plaque and porthole windows fill the original fireman’s pole openings
The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, by HDR Architects, Gensler and Clive Wilkinson Architects, is a hospital for adults and children living with the most severe conditions
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The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, by HDR Architects, Gensler and Clive Wilkinson Architects, is a hospital for adults and children living with the most severe conditions
The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is a research hospital in which clinicians, scientists, and technologists work together to discover and apply new approaches to care in real time
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The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is a research hospital in which clinicians, scientists, and technologists work together to discover and apply new approaches to care in real time
The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab focuses on ensuring that those with mobility issues can move around freely
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The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab focuses on ensuring that those with mobility issues can move around freely
The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is located in Chicago
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The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is located in Chicago
St. Pius Adoration Chapel and Prayer Garden, by Eskew+Dumez+Ripple, is located in New Orleans
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St. Pius Adoration Chapel and Prayer Garden, by Eskew+Dumez+Ripple, is located in New Orleans
St. Pius Adoration Chapel and Prayer Garden complements and contrasts with an adjacent 1960s church
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St. Pius Adoration Chapel and Prayer Garden complements and contrasts with an adjacent 1960s church
St. Pius Adoration Chapel and Prayer Garden's floor plan shepherds the worshiper through a small vestibule that is separated from the main sanctuary by a slatted wood screen
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St. Pius Adoration Chapel and Prayer Garden's floor plan shepherds the worshiper through a small vestibule that is separated from the main sanctuary by a slatted wood screen
St. Pius Adoration Chapel and Prayer Garden is envisioned as a quiet sanctuary for individual prayer
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St. Pius Adoration Chapel and Prayer Garden is envisioned as a quiet sanctuary for individual prayer
Studio Dental II is located in San Francisco and was designed by Montalba Architects
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Studio Dental II is located in San Francisco and was designed by Montalba Architects
Studio Dental II is a brick and mortar location for a dentist who previously served the surrounding community through a mobile office
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Studio Dental II is a brick and mortar location for a dentist who previously served the surrounding community through a mobile office
Studio Dental II's interior design hinges on a conceptual lantern that from within the building’s dark core emanates luminosity and transparency
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Studio Dental II's interior design hinges on a conceptual lantern that from within the building’s dark core emanates luminosity and transparency
In lieu of a waiting room, a park-like bench runs the length of the interior of Studio Dental II
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In lieu of a waiting room, a park-like bench runs the length of the interior of Studio Dental II
Studio Dental II is located in an old building and many of the building’s original elements, including the storefront, were restored
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Studio Dental II is located in an old building and many of the building’s original elements, including the storefront, were restored

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has declared the results of the 2019 Institute Honor Awards for Interior Architecture, which celebrates the best new interior designs by US-licensed firms. The winning projects include an Apple Store that used to be a bank, a hat manufacturer in a 100-year-old fire station, and a restaurant that incorporates a building once used to store the Royal Danish Navy's mines.

There are a total of nine winners this year, with seven based in the US, one in Denmark and another in South Korea. AIA's five-member jury selected the projects based on "design achievement, including sense of place and purpose, ecology and environmental sustainability and history."

We've chosen a few highlights below, but head to the gallery to see the rest of the winners for this year's 2019 Institute Honor Awards for Interior Architecture.

noma - Bjarke Ingels Group

The noma restaurant's layout means that the chefs are put on center stage, allowing diners to see what goes on in the kitchen
The noma restaurant's layout means that the chefs are put on center stage, allowing diners to see what goes on in the kitchen

BIG's recently-completed premises for the award-winning noma restaurant is located in Copenhagen and incorporates a former military warehouse that was previously used to store mines for the Royal Danish Navy.

The firm arranged a total of 11 buildings around a central kitchen, putting the chefs at center stage and allowing diners to see what goes on while the meals are being prepared. Visitors are encouraged to explore the buildings, including a barbecue area that feels like a hut and a lounge that aims to offer the experience of sitting in front of a cozy brick fireplace.

Optimo - Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

In a nice touch, SOM preserved the Chicago Fire Department plaque and porthole windows fill the original fireman’s pole openings
In a nice touch, SOM preserved the Chicago Fire Department plaque and porthole windows fill the original fireman’s pole openings

SOM turned a 100-year-old decommissioned fire station in Chicago into a LEED Silver certified (a green building standard) workshop and headquarters for Optimo, purveyor of handmade hats.

The premises was purchased for just US$1 in 2015 thanks to a city program that allowed empty lots to be sold for pocket change as a development incentive. Though badly deteriorated, SOM gave the building new life with a material palette of blackened steel, walnut, and cork. In a nice touch, the team preserved the original Chicago Fire Department plaque, while porthole windows fill the fireman's pole openings.

Apple Store, Upper East Side - Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

The US Mortgage & Trust Company Building was originally designed by Henry Otis Chapman and completed in 1922
The US Mortgage & Trust Company Building was originally designed by Henry Otis Chapman and completed in 1922

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson rehabilitated New York City's historic US Mortgage & Trust Company Building to turn it into an Apple Store. The neoclassical masterpiece was originally designed by Henry Otis Chapman and completed in 1922.

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson sought to restore the building to its previous glory by removing the various additions that had accumulated over the years, such as a hung ceiling and partitions. The firm sympathetically restored both the exterior and interior, even going as far as studying old photographs and drawings to determine how best to recreate its original feel. The original banking screen and vault doors were also retained, offering a link to the building's past.

Source: AIA

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