Awards

2014   Jim Richärd University of Arizona Alumni of the Year
2013   AIA Arizona Firm of the Year
2008   Jim Richärd, “AIA Architect’s Medal” Arizona
2007   Contract Magazine, “2007 Designer of the Year”
2007   Nominated for Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2007   ALA /LAMA, President’s Award for Committee Achievement
2001   AIA Arizona, “Young Guns 2001”
+ Asante Public Library
2022   AIA / ALA Library Building Awards
2022   Arizona Forward: Environmental Excellence Award
2021   RED Awards, Award of Merit
2021   Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award
2021   SEAOA Merit Award
2020   AIA Arizona, Honor Award
2020   AIA Western Mountain Region, Merit Award
 
+ College of Idaho Cruzen-Murray Academic Library
2022   AIA / ALA Library Building Award
2021   Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award
2019   Structural Engineers Association of AZ Merit Award in Structural Engineering
2018   AIA Arizona Distinguished Building, Honor Award
2018   AIA Western Mountain Region, Design Excellence Honor Award
 
+ United States Consulate General Matamoros, Mexico
2021   Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award
2021   BuildSouth Awards - International
2021   AIA Northern Virginia Design Awards: Excellence in Institutional Architecture
2020   ENR Global Best Project
+ University of Arizona Environment + Natural Resources 2
2021   Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award
2021   Green Good Design, European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies
2018   AIA Western Mountain Region
2017   AIA Arizona, Distinguished Architecture Honor Award
2016   IIDA Southwest Chapter PRIDE Awards, Merit Award
2015   37th Contract Magazine Awards, Sustainability
2015   WAN Awards, Long List, Metal in Architecture
 
+ United States Consulate General Hermosillo, Mexico
2020   AIA Western Mountain Region Design Excellence, Merit Award, Unbuilt
 
+ East Las Vegas Public Library
2019   NAIOP Southern Nevada Honor Award, Special Use
2019   AIA Nevada Citation Award, Built Category
2019   Mayor's Urban Design Award (MUDA) Public Places Category
2019   ULI Placemaking Award, Community Place
+ Northern Arizona University Science and Health Building
2019   AIA Western Mountain Region, Distinguished Architecture Honorable Mention
2016   AIA Arizona, Award of Citation
2016   ENR Southwest Region, Honor Award in Education
2016   IIDA Southwest Chapter PRIDE, Merit Award
 
+ Delaware State University Optical Sciences Center for Applied Research
2016   AIA Western Mountain Region, Honor Award
2016   DVASE, Excellence in Structural Engineering
 
+ University of Arizona Bryant Bannister Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research
2016   AIA Arizona, Competent Design Award
2016   AIA Western Mountain Region, Merit Award
+ Estrella Hall Expansion + Renovation
2014   Arizona Forward Association Environmental Excellence Awards, Crescordia Award
2014   ASLA Arizona Design Honor Award
2013   AIA Arizona, Citation Award
 
+ Central Arizona College, College Center
2014   AIA Arizona, Merit Award
2013   AIA Western Mountain Region, Citation Award
2013   SCUP, Merit Award
2013   Valley Forward Environmental Excellence, Merit Award
2013   TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award, Education Division
2013   IIDA Southwest Chapter PRIDE Award
 
+ Patience S. Latting Northwest Library
2013   AIA Oklahoma, Honor Award Commercial Design
2012   AIA Central Oklahoma, Citation Award
2012   AIA Central States Region, Merit Award
+ South Mountain Community Library
2013   AIA / ALA Library Building Awards, Award of Excellence
2012   AIA Western Mountain Region, Citation Award
2012   AIA Arizona, Honor Award
2012   Library Journal, New Landmark Library
2012   Arizona ASLA Award, Design Excellence
2012   IIDA Southwest Chapter PRIDE, Education Design Excellence Award
2012   North American Copper in Architecture Award
2012   Valley Forward Environmental Excellence, Crescordia Award: Civic
2012   Valley Forward Environmental Excellence, Crescordia Award: Industrial
 
+ Sunrise Mountain Public Library
2012   Valley Forward Environmental Excellence, Crescordia Award
2012   North American Copper in Architecture Award
2012   Arizona ASLA Award, Design Excellence
2011   AIA Western Mountain Region, Honor Award
2009   AIA Arizona, Citation Award
2009   IIDA Southwest Chapter PRIDE, Merit Award for Public Facility
+ Harmon Public Library
2011   AIA Western Mountain Region, Merit Award
2011   Valley Forward Environmental Excellence, Merit Award
2011   AIA / ALA Library Building Awards, Award of Excellence
2010   AIA Arizona, Citation Award
2010   IIDA Southwest Chapter PRIDE, Merit Award
2008   IIDA Southwest Chapter PRIDE Award, Award of Merit: On the Boards
2008   ALA / IIDA, Honorable Mention: On the Boards
 
+ Prescott Valley Public Library + Yavapai College
2010   AIA Arizona, Merit Award
2010   Shaw Contract Group
2010   IIDA Southwest Chapter PRIDE Award, Best of Show
2010   IIDA Southwest Chapter PRIDE Award, Commercial Single Space
2010   IIDA Southwest Chapter PRIDE, Design Excellence for Public Facility
2008   ALA / IIDA, 1st Place: On the Board
+ Quincie Douglas Public Library
2010   ALA PRIME TIME Family Reading Time Award
2006   ALA / IIDA Awards, Honor Award: Public Libraries 20,000 SF - smaller
2005   AIA Arizona, Citation Award
2005   AIA Western Mountain Region, Merit Award
2001   AIA Western Mountain Region, Citation Award: Unbuilt
 
+ Arabian Public Library
2009   AIA / ALA Library Building Awards, National Honor Award
2009   Chicago Athenaeum International, Architecture Award
2008   ALA / IIDA, Honor Award: Public Libraries 30,000 SF - Smaller
2008   IIDA / Metropolis, Smart Environments Award
2008   IIDA Southwest Chapter PRIDE, Design Excellence for Public Facility
2008   IIDA Southwest Chapter PRIDE, Design Excellence for Single Space, Teen Square
2008   Valley Forward Environmental Excellence, Merit Award
2008   AIA Arizona, Honor Award
2008   AIA Western Mountain Region, Honor Award
2008   AIA / IIDA, Best of Competition
2006   ALA / IIDA, Honor Award: On the Boards
2006   IIDA Southwest Chapter PRIDE, On the Boards
2005   AIA Western Mountain Region, Citation Award: Unbuilt
+ Arizona State University Interdisciplinary Science + Technology Building 2
2007   IIDA Southwest Chapter PRIDE Award, Design Excellence for Environmental Design
2006   Research & Design - Lab of the Year / Lab of the Year High Honors
2006   AIA / SCUP National Honor Awards, Honor Award
2006   AIA Western Mountain Region, Honor Award
2006   AIA Arizona, Merit Award
2005   Southwest Contractor Best of 05, Best Green Building
 
+ University of Arizona Meinel Optical Sciences Building
2007   AIA National Honor Award for Excellence
2006   AIA Arizona, Honor Award
2006   AIA Western Mountain Region, Honor Award
2006   IIDA Southwest Chapter PRIDE, Best of Show
2006   IIDA Southwest Chapter PRIDE, Design Excellence in Education + Institutional
+ Desert Broom Public Library
2006   AIA / ALA Library Building Awards, Honor Award
2006   ALA / IIDA Award for Innovation in Sustainability Design
2005   Gold Nugget Awards, Grand Award Best in the West, Best Public/Private Special Use Facility
2005   Valley Forward Association, Crescordia Award for Environmental Excellence, Buildings & Structures, Public Assembly
2005   AIA Western Mountain Region, Honor Award for Overall Design Excellence
2005   IIDA Southwest Chapter PRIDE Award, Commercial Best of Show
2004   AIA Arizona, Merit Award
 
+ Arroyo Residence
2004   IIDA Southwest Chapter PRIDE Award, First Place Residential
2004   IIDA Southwest Chapter PRIDE Award, Best of Show
2014   Jim Richärd University of Arizona Alumni of the Year
2013   AIA Arizona Firm of the Year
2008   Jim Richärd, “AIA Architect’s Medal” Arizona
2007   Contract Magazine, “2007 Designer of the Year”
2007   Nominated for Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2007   ALA /LAMA, President’s Award for Committee Achievement
2001   AIA Arizona, “Young Guns 2001”
+ Asante Public Library
2022   AIA / ALA Library Building Awards
2022   Arizona Forward: Environmental Excellence Award
2021   RED Awards, Award of Merit
2021   Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award
2021   SEAOA Merit Award
2020   AIA Arizona, Honor Award
2020   AIA Western Mountain Region, Merit Award
 
+ College of Idaho Cruzen-Murray Academic Library
2022   AIA / ALA Library Building Award
2021   Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award
2019   Structural Engineers Association of AZ Merit Award in Structural Engineering
2018   AIA Arizona Distinguished Building, Honor Award
2018   AIA Western Mountain Region, Design Excellence Honor Award
 
+ United States Consulate General Matamoros, Mexico
2021   Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award
2021   BuildSouth Awards - International
2021   AIA Northern Virginia Design Awards: Excellence in Institutional Architecture
2020   ENR Global Best Project
+ University of Arizona Environment + Natural Resources 2
2021   Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award
2021   Green Good Design, European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies
2018   AIA Western Mountain Region
2017   AIA Arizona, Distinguished Architecture Honor Award
2016   IIDA Southwest Chapter PRIDE Awards, Merit Award
2015   37th Contract Magazine Awards, Sustainability
2015   WAN Awards, Long List, Metal in Architecture
 
+ United States Consulate General Hermosillo, Mexico
2020   AIA Western Mountain Region Design Excellence, Merit Award, Unbuilt
 
+ East Las Vegas Public Library
2019   NAIOP Southern Nevada Honor Award, Special Use
2019   AIA Nevada Citation Award, Built Category
2019   Mayor's Urban Design Award (MUDA) Public Places Category
2019   ULI Placemaking Award, Community Place
+ Northern Arizona University Science and Health Building
2019   AIA Western Mountain Region, Distinguished Architecture Honorable Mention
2016   AIA Arizona, Award of Citation
2016   ENR Southwest Region, Honor Award in Education
2016   IIDA Southwest Chapter PRIDE, Merit Award
 
+ Delaware State University Optical Sciences Center for Applied Research
2016   AIA Western Mountain Region, Honor Award
2016   DVASE, Excellence in Structural Engineering
 
+ University of Arizona Bryant Bannister Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research
2016   AIA Arizona, Competent Design Award
2016   AIA Western Mountain Region, Merit Award
+ Estrella Hall Expansion + Renovation
2014   Arizona Forward Association Environmental Excellence Awards, Crescordia Award
2014   ASLA Arizona Design Honor Award
2013   AIA Arizona, Citation Award
 
+ Central Arizona College, College Center
2014   AIA Arizona, Merit Award
2013   AIA Western Mountain Region, Citation Award
2013   SCUP, Merit Award
2013   Valley Forward Environmental Excellence, Merit Award
2013   TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award, Education Division
2013   IIDA Southwest Chapter PRIDE Award
 
+ Patience S. Latting Northwest Library
2013   AIA Oklahoma, Honor Award Commercial Design
2012   AIA Central Oklahoma, Citation Award
2012   AIA Central States Region, Merit Award
+ South Mountain Community Library
2013   AIA / ALA Library Building Awards, Award of Excellence
2012   AIA Western Mountain Region, Citation Award
2012   AIA Arizona, Honor Award
2012   Library Journal, New Landmark Library
2012   Arizona ASLA Award, Design Excellence
2012   IIDA Southwest Chapter PRIDE, Education Design Excellence Award
2012   North American Copper in Architecture Award
2012   Valley Forward Environmental Excellence, Crescordia Award: Civic
2012   Valley Forward Environmental Excellence, Crescordia Award: Industrial
 
+ Sunrise Mountain Public Library
2012   Valley Forward Environmental Excellence, Crescordia Award
2012   North American Copper in Architecture Award
2012   Arizona ASLA Award, Design Excellence
2011   AIA Western Mountain Region, Honor Award
2009   AIA Arizona, Citation Award
2009   IIDA Southwest Chapter PRIDE, Merit Award for Public Facility
+ Harmon Public Library
2011   AIA Western Mountain Region, Merit Award
2011   Valley Forward Environmental Excellence, Merit Award
2011   AIA / ALA Library Building Awards, Award of Excellence
2010   AIA Arizona, Citation Award
2010   IIDA Southwest Chapter PRIDE, Merit Award
2008   IIDA Southwest Chapter PRIDE Award, Award of Merit: On the Boards
2008   ALA / IIDA, Honorable Mention: On the Boards
 
+ Prescott Valley Public Library + Yavapai College
2010   AIA Arizona, Merit Award
2010   Shaw Contract Group
2010   IIDA Southwest Chapter PRIDE Award, Best of Show
2010   IIDA Southwest Chapter PRIDE Award, Commercial Single Space
2010   IIDA Southwest Chapter PRIDE, Design Excellence for Public Facility
2008   ALA / IIDA, 1st Place: On the Board
+ Quincie Douglas Public Library
2010   ALA PRIME TIME Family Reading Time Award
2006   ALA / IIDA Awards, Honor Award: Public Libraries 20,000 SF - smaller
2005   AIA Arizona, Citation Award
2005   AIA Western Mountain Region, Merit Award
2001   AIA Western Mountain Region, Citation Award: Unbuilt
 
+ Arabian Public Library
2009   AIA / ALA Library Building Awards, National Honor Award
2009   Chicago Athenaeum International, Architecture Award
2008   ALA / IIDA, Honor Award: Public Libraries 30,000 SF - Smaller
2008   IIDA / Metropolis, Smart Environments Award
2008   IIDA Southwest Chapter PRIDE, Design Excellence for Public Facility
2008   IIDA Southwest Chapter PRIDE, Design Excellence for Single Space, Teen Square
2008   Valley Forward Environmental Excellence, Merit Award
2008   AIA Arizona, Honor Award
2008   AIA Western Mountain Region, Honor Award
2008   AIA / IIDA, Best of Competition
2006   ALA / IIDA, Honor Award: On the Boards
2006   IIDA Southwest Chapter PRIDE, On the Boards
2005   AIA Western Mountain Region, Citation Award: Unbuilt
+ Arizona State University Interdisciplinary Science + Technology Building 2
2007   IIDA Southwest Chapter PRIDE Award, Design Excellence for Environmental Design
2006   Research & Design - Lab of the Year / Lab of the Year High Honors
2006   AIA / SCUP National Honor Awards, Honor Award
2006   AIA Western Mountain Region, Honor Award
2006   AIA Arizona, Merit Award
2005   Southwest Contractor Best of 05, Best Green Building
 
+ University of Arizona Meinel Optical Sciences Building
2007   AIA National Honor Award for Excellence
2006   AIA Arizona, Honor Award
2006   AIA Western Mountain Region, Honor Award
2006   IIDA Southwest Chapter PRIDE, Best of Show
2006   IIDA Southwest Chapter PRIDE, Design Excellence in Education + Institutional
+ Desert Broom Public Library
2006   AIA / ALA Library Building Awards, Honor Award
2006   ALA / IIDA Award for Innovation in Sustainability Design
2005   Gold Nugget Awards, Grand Award Best in the West, Best Public/Private Special Use Facility
2005   Valley Forward Association, Crescordia Award for Environmental Excellence, Buildings & Structures, Public Assembly
2005   AIA Western Mountain Region, Honor Award for Overall Design Excellence
2005   IIDA Southwest Chapter PRIDE Award, Commercial Best of Show
2004   AIA Arizona, Merit Award
 
+ Arroyo Residence
2004   IIDA Southwest Chapter PRIDE Award, First Place Residential
2004   IIDA Southwest Chapter PRIDE Award, Best of Show