In 2007, the American Institute of Architects honored us with its Firm Award, the highest distinction it bestows on an architecture firm, and the first women-led firm to be so honored.  Since 2014, our firm has been included in the ARCHITECT Top 50 national firm rankings.  Our practice and our work have been recognized with over 100 national and regional awards.

AIA ARCHITECTURAL FIRM AWARD

Every year, the AIA recognizes one firm whose passion and practice has produced notable architecture for at least a decade. It’s their highest honor.

Leers Weinzpafel Associates was honored with the AIA National Firm Award in 2007, the first women-led firm to be so recognized.

” Leers Weinzapfel Associates’ work reveals a commitment to the clarity of form and the active engagement in social discourse that modernism offers, while also exploring innovative response to changing physical and cultural contexts.  Avoiding the cliche that creativity in design can only emerge with compete freedom  from everyday constraints, the work achieves resonance through its situation with the social, political, circumstantial, technological,and economic frameworks that define each project.  Through the act of design, the architects seek to construct new identities for each situation, inventively engaging with the sites and programs they transform.”

– Marion Weiss

AIA COTE Top Ten Award

UMass Amherst John W. Olver Design Building | 2020

AIA New York Design Award – Sustainable Design

Harvard University Library Services Building | 2008

Architect 50

#42 in Sustainability | 2019

#18 in Sustainability | 2018

#26 in Sustainability | 2017

#26 in Sustainability | 2015

#26 in Sustainability | 2014

BSA Sustainability Award

UMass Amherst John W. Olver Design Building | 2018

Chicago Athenaeum – Green Good Design Award

UMass Amherst John W. Olver Design Building | 2018

Connecticut Green Building Council – Alexion Award of Excellence

University of Connecticut Oak & Laurel Halls | 2012

Connecticut Green Building Council – Honor Award

University of Connecticut Oak & Laurel Halls | 2012

World Architecture News – Sustainable Building Award

UMass Amherst John W. Olver Design Building | 2018

 

 

 

ARCHITECT 50

The ARCHITECT 50 is a nationwide ranking of architecture firms published by ARCHITECT magazine. 

2019

#14 Overall

#36 in Business

#42 in Sustainability

#20 in Design

2018

#35 Overall

#80 in Business

#18 in Sustainability

#72 in Deisgn

2017

#26 Overall

#80 in Business

#26 in Sustainability

#26 in Design

2016

#26 in Business

#43 in Design

2015

#99 in Business

#26 in Sustainability

#18 in Design

2014

#45 Overall

#26 in Sustainability

#43 in Design

Chicago Athenaeum – American Architecture Award

Honors the best, new significant building, landscape and planning projects designed and/or built in the United States and abroad  |  Jury-based selection

UMass Amherst John W. Olver Design Building | 2018

Ohio State East Regional Chilled Water Plant | 2015

Massachusetts General Hospital Museum of Medical History & Innovation | 2014

University of Connecticut Oak & Laurel Halls | 2012

Harvard University Library Services Building | 2009

U.S. District Courthouse | 2008

Harvard University Science Center Expansion | 2006

University of Pennsylvania Gateway Complex | 2001

Mugar Center for the Performing Arts | 2001

Chicago Athenaeum – Green Good Design Award

Bestows international recognition to those outstanding individuals, companies, organizations, governments, and institutions that have forwarded exceptional thinking and inspired greater progress toward a more healthier and more sustainable universe | Jury-based selection

UMass Amherst John W. Olver Design Building | 2018

DNA Paris Design Awards

Honors the best designers worldwide in the disciplines of Architecture, Interior design, Landscape Design, Graphic Design and Product Design | Jury-based selection

Tufts University Central Energy Plant | 2020 – Winner, Infrastructure & Transportation

West End Boys and Girls Club | 2020 – Honorable Mention

University of Arkansas Adohi Hall | 2020 – Honorable Mention

UMass Amherst John W. Olver Design Building | 2019 – Honorable Mention

Richard and Nancy Donahue Family Academic Arts Center | 2019 – Honorable Mention

Wentworth Institute of Technology Center for Engineering, Innovation & Sciences | 2019 – Honorable Mention

Harvard University District Energy Facility | 2019 – Honorable Mention

Ohio State University East Regional Chilled Water Plant | 2019 – Honorable Mention

International Design Awards

Jury-based selection

Harvard University Science Center Expansion | 2007 – Institutional

International Association of Lighting Designers Award

Recognizes architectural lighting design excellence, the top honor in the lighting design industry  |  Jury-based selection

University of Pennsylvania Gateway Complex | 2001

The Plan Awards

Jury-based selection

Richard and Nancy Donahue Family Academic Arts Center | 2019 – Honorable Mention

Wentworth Institute of Technology Center for Engineering, Innovation & Sciences | 2019 – Shortlist

UMass Amherst John W. Olver Design Building | 2018

Wood Design & Building Awards

Jury-based selection

University of Arkansas Adohi Hall | 2019

UMass Amherst John W. Olver Design Building | 2018

World Architecture News – Sustainable Building Award

Jury-based selection

UMass Amherst John W. Olver Design Building | 2018

World Architects – Building of the Year

UMass Amherst John W. Olver Design Building | 2017

AIA Honor Award

Jury-based selection

University of Pennsylvania Gateway Complex | 2001

AIA Honor Award for Interiors

Jury-based selection

MIT School of Architecture & Planning | 1998

AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE) Top Ten Awards

Jury-based selection

UMass Amherst John W. Olver Design Building | 2020

AIA Justice Facilities Review Award

Jury-based selection

Franklin County Justice Center | 2019 – Citation

Dudley Square Neighborhood Police Station | 2014

Taunton Trial Court | 2012

U.S. District Courthouse | 2008

AIA Education Facilities Design Award

Jury-based selection

The Ohio State University World Media and Culture Center | 2007

Architect’s Newspaper Best of Design Awards

UMass Amherst North Chiller Plant | 2019

Business Week / Architectural Record – Good Design is Good Business Award

Honor architects and clients who recognize the value of good design…. exemplary projects that put business goals first  | Jury-based selection

University of Pennsylvania Gateway Complex | 2001

Copper in Architecture

Massachusetts General Hospital Museum of Medical History & Innovation | 2015

University of Connecticut Oak & Laurel Halls | 2015

SCUP Excellence Awards

The Society for College and University Planning | Jury-based selection

UMass Amherst John W. Olver Design Building | 2018 – Excellence in Landscape Architecture

Wall Street Journal Best Architecture

UMass Amherst John W. Olver Design Building | 2017

WoodWorks Wood Design Awards

Jury-based selection

University of Arkansas Adohi Hall | 2019

UMass Amherst John W. Olver Design Building | 2018 – Jury’s Choice for Wood Innovation

AGC MA Build New England Award

Associated General Contractors | Jury-based

Wentworth Institute of Technology Center for Engineering, Innovation & Sciences | 2019

AIA Connecticut Award

Jury-based selection

University of Connecticut Oak & Laurel Halls | 2013

AIA Florida Top 100 Buildings

Jury-based selection

United States District Courthouse | 2012

AIA New England Design Awards

Jury-based selection

Wentworth Institute of Technology Center for Engineering, Innovation & Sciences | 2019

UMass Amherst John W. Olver Design Building | 2019

Franklin County Justice Center | 2019

University of Connecticut Oak & Laurel Halls | 2016

Taunton Trial Court | 2016

Massachusetts General Hospital Museum of Medical History and Innovation | 2013

Dudley Square Neighborhood Police Station | 2012

Harvard University Library Services Building | 2007

Harvard University Science Center Expansion | 2004

AIA New England Emerging Professional Friendly Firm

2018

2019

AIA New York Design Award

Jury-based selection

Harvard University Library Services Building | 2008 – Sustainable Design

AIA Orlando Award of Excellence

Jury-based selection

United States District Courthouse | 2008

AIA St. Louis Design Award

Jury-based selection

University of Arkansas Adohi Hall | 2019 – Unbuilt Category: Distinguished Award

Boston Society of Architects Award of Honor

Awarded in recognition of outstanding contributions to architecture and the profession |  Jury-based selection

Andrea Leers | 2009

Jane Weinzapfel | 2009

Boston Society of Architects Harleston Parker Medal

Seeks to recognize “the single most beautiful building or other structure” built in the metropolitan Boston area in the past 10 years  |  Jury-based selection

MIT Media Lab | 2012

Blue Hill Avenue Youth Development Center | 1996

Boston Society of Architects Honor Awards for Design Excellence

Jury-based selection

UMass Amherst North Chiller Plant | 2019

UMass Amherst John W. Olver Design Building | 2017

Ohio State University East Regional  Chilled Water Plant | 2015 – Citation

Dudley Square Neighborhood Police Station | 2012 – Citation

Taunton Trial Court | 2011 – Citation

Harvard University Farkas Hall New College Theater | 2010 – Merit Award

Harvard University Library Services Building | 2008

University of Cincinnati University Pavilion | 2007

Princeton University Chilled Water Plant Addition | 2006

Harvard University Science Center Expansion | 2004

Mugar Center for the Performing Arts | 2003

University of Pennsylvania Gateway Complex | 2000

Boston Society of Architects Accessible Design Award

Jury-based selection

Franklin County Justice Center | 2019

Salem State University Sophia Gordon Center for Creative & Performing Arts | 2019

Boston Society of Architects Education Facilities Design Award

Jury-based selection

University of Connecticut Oak & Laurel Halls | 2013 – Hobson Honor Award for Design Excellence

Boston Society of Architects Interior Architecture and Design Award

Jury-based selection

UMass Amherst John W. Olver Design Building | 2018

Boston Society of Architects Sustainable Design Award

Jury-based selection

UMass Amherst John W. Olver Design Building | 2018

Boston Society of Landscape Architects Merit Award

Jury-based selection

University of Connecticut Oak & Laurel Halls | 2013

Connecticut Green Building Council – Alexion Award of Excellence

Jury-based selection

University of Connecticut Oak & Laurel Halls | 2012

Connecticut Green Building Council – Honor Award

Jury-based selection

University of Connecticut Oak & Laurel Halls | 2012

ENR New England’s Best Projects – Award of Merit Higher Education/Research & Excellence in Safety Best Project

Wentworth Institute of Technology Center for Engineering, Innovation & Sciences | 2019

IFMA Boston Award of Excellence – Best Practices

Wentworth Institute of Technology Center for Engineering, Innovation & Sciences | 2019