ikon.5 architects was pleased to host the 2016 AIA South Carolina Design Awards. A jury chaired by ikon.5 design principal, Joseph Tattoni, FAIA convened at ikon.5’s studio for a daylong judging session, pouring over scores of entries and ultimately selecting 23 projects in seven categories to receive awards: Design, Residential, Unbuilt, Sustainability, Interior Architecture, Historic Preservation, and Adaptive Reuse. Four student projects were also recognized.

The design awards were presented in May at a gala event held at Columbia Museum of Art in downtown Columbia, South Carolina, capping off the AIA South Carolina 2016 Design Conference. Tattoni, who also served as the Convention’s keynote speaker, delivered an impassioned address in which he shared his firm’s work and design philosophy and stressed the importance of design excellence.

Over 130 people attended the event. In addition to Tattoni, the 2016 awards jury included Michael Mills, FAIA, Partner Mills + Schnoering Architects; Hayes Slade, AIA Partner in Slade Architecture, and Lisa Gould, FAIA, Director, SOM New York.


AIA South Carolina is one of the oldest chapters of the American Institute of Architects. Founded in 1913 the 103-year old Chapter has over 900 members throughout the state.

About ikon.5 architects

Formed in 2003 and located in Princeton, NJ, ikon.5 architects is a broad-based practice in architecture, planning, landscape and interior design with a portfolio of projects serving higher education, non-profit organizations, cultural institutions and business global business corporations. Practicing nationally, the firm has been recognized with over 75 international, national and state design awards for creative solutions that contribute to the enrichment of the built environment. In 2014, Architect magazine, the professional journal of the American Institute of Architects, named ikon.5 the “6th Best Design Firm” in the United States.


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