Whistler’s Audain Art Museum has been selected as a recipient for an international award.

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has chosen the museum as a recipient of the 2018 Institute Honor Awards, the profession’s highest recognition of works that ‘exemplify excellence in architecture, interior architecture and urban design’.

17 recipients were selected from roughly 500 submissions from around the world. This year’s recipients include The Broad – Los Angeles and Gohar Khatoon Girls’ School – Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan.

In a news release the AIA notes that the Patkau Architects’ building ‘navigates three main determinants by connecting local culture with the permanent collection and traveling exhibits of all kinds, by spanning the re-vegetated floodplain of Fitzsimons Creek, and by strategically shedding the enormous snowfall typical of Whistler.’

Award winners will be honoured at the AIA Conference on Architecture in New York City.

The museum has also been shortlisted for the 2018 RIBA International Prize. An award that honours buildings which ‘exemplifies design excellence, architectural ambition and delivers meaningful social impact’.



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