Perkins+Will Wins Award of Excellence by the Austin Chapter of AIA

Perkins+Will Wins Award of Excellence by the Austin Chapter of AIA

Perkins+Will has been honored with an Award of Excellence by the Austin Chapter of the American Institute of Architects for its light-based, site-specific art installation, TENTSION.

Selected out of 128 submissions, the project was one of five to receive this award, and stood out given its holistic approach to design. Made up of over 100 camping tents bound together to create grouped forms, TENTSION was designed to ultimately be deconstructed and donated to local organizations that serve those in need.

"It's an honor to witness the TENTSION message garner such high recognition beyond its original installation-especially from such an esteemed awards program," commented Chet Morgan, the installation's lead designer at Perkins+Will. "We were thrilled with how the Austin community responded to TENTSION first-hand back in November. It's a memorable project for our team given its unique design and local impact."

Photography: Leonid Furmansky

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