The award celebrates the best in contemporary architecture and highlights the many ways buildings and spaces can improve lives. AIA’s nine-member jury selects submissions demonstrating design achievement, including a sense of place and purpose, ecology, environmental sustainability, and history.
Adding 5481 m2 (59,000 sf) of space to an existing heritage-designated Victorian mansion, Casey House serves as a specialized healthcare facility for those living with HIV/AIDS. The new structure embraces the 1875 mansion, nicknamed ‘the Grey Lady,’ and organizes the user experience around a landscaped courtyard, visible from every corridor and room. Over 10 years in the making, it meets the needs of its patients and their providers in a setting designed to evoke the comforts of home.