Alexandra Lange
Architecture & design critic

8 buildings we think should get the AIA’s 25-year award

Michael Graves's Humana building (r) in Louisville, Kentucky. Thomas Kelley / Alamy Stock Photo.

Here’s what Curbed editors would have nominated

There are so many ways the AIA 25-Year Award could have gone this year: supporting threatened postmodernism, amplifying diverse voices, expanding the award’s geography.

But instead, the award jury chose not to choose, rejecting the submissions as (reading between the lines) either too populist or too inside baseball. May we humbly suggest that the AIA get more aggressive about soliciting nominations—or that the jury members might have made some late submissions themselves?