Awards & Recognitions

World Architecture Festival Awards (WAF & WAFX)
  • Jenson-DeLeeuw Net-Zero Energy House World Architecture Festival Award, Shortlisted in the 2019 Completed Buildings/Production Energy & Recycling Category
  • Jenson-DeLeeuw Net-Zero Energy House World Architecture Festival Award, Shortlisted in the 2019 Small Projects Prize Category
  • Floating Bridge World Architecture Festival (WAF) Prize, Shortlisted for 2018
  • The Hydroelectric Canal World Architecture Festival (WAF) Inaugural WAFX Prize: Overall Winner and Climate, Energy and Carbon Category Award Winner for 2017

The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies
  • Uganda Dental & Vision Clinic American Architecture Award 2020, Hospitals/Medical Centers Category
  • Jenson-DeLeeuw Net-Zero-Energy House Green GOOD DESIGN® Award for 2020
  • Floating Bridge International Architecture Award for 2019
  • The Hydroelectric Canal American Architecture Award 2018
  • Proyecto Clamor de Paz (Jennie’s Place) American Architecture Award 2015

Architizer A+ Awards
  • Uganda Dental & Vision Clinic Architizer A+ Awards, Unbuilt Hospitality Category Finalist for 2020
  • Floating Bridge Architizer A+ Awards, Unbuilt Sports & Recreation Category Finalist for 2020
  • Proyecto Clamor de Paz (Jennie’s Place) Architizer A+ Awards, Special Mention, Plus Categories, Concepts, Architecture and Light Category for 2016

MIPIM / The Architectural Review
  • Floating Bridge MIPIM / The Architectural Review Future Projects Award, Jeu D’Esprit for 2019
  • The Hydroelectric Canal MIPIM / The Architectural Review Future Projects Award for 2018
  • Shaoxing & Paojiang Two Lakes Master Plan MIPIM / The Architectural Review Future Projects Award, Big Urban Future Project for 2014 (CJRA-IBI Group)

World Architecture News Awards (WAN)
  • Jenson-DeLeeuw Net-Zero Energy House World Architecture News Award, Shortlisted in the Residential Category for 2019
  • The Hydroelectric Canal World Architecture News Future Projects Award, Shortlisted in the Urban Design Category for 2018
  • Floating Bridge World Architecture News Future Projects Award for 2016

American Institute of Architects Awards (AIA)
  • Proyecto Clamor de Paz (Jennie’s Place) AIA New England Honor Award for Commercial, Institutional, Multi-Family Residential for 2015
  • Glass Walsh House American Institute of Architects, New York Chapter for 2004
  • American Institute of Architects Fellowship FAIA for 2011
  • Lowell Housing (Formally Moody Street Housing) American Institute of Architects New England Award for 1995
  • American Institute of Architects School Medal, Massachusetts Institute of Technology for 1985

The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America
  • The Institute for Medical Engineering Sciences (IMES) at MIT The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America Boston Section Illumination Award for 2016 (presented to Paul Lukez of PLA and Adam Kibbe of Collaborative Lighting)
  • The Medicines Company (MDCO) Medical Simulation Center The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America Section Award for Commendable Achievement in Lighting Design for 2015 (presented to Lai Sin Hew and Paul Lukez of PLA and Adam Kibbe of Collaborative Lighting)

National Association of Home Builders Award
  • Renaissance 95, Sherry Tea House National Association of Home Builders Award, Grand Prize for 1995
  • Renaissance 95, Lefebrve and Weston Residnces National Association of Home Builders Award and Two Merit Awards, Grand Prize for 1995
Boston Society of Architects Awards (BSA)
  • Proyecto Clamor de Paz (Jennie’s Place) Boston Society of Architects Honor Award for Design Excellence for 2016
  • The Medicines Company (MDCO) Medical Simulation Center Boston Society of Architects Interior Architecture & Design Award for 2015
  • Shaoxing & Paojiang Two Lakes Master Plan Boston Society of Architects Campus and Urban Planning Award for 2015
  • The Medicines Company (MDCO) Medical Simulation Center Boston Society of Architects Healthcare Facilities & Design Award for 2014
  • Proyecto Clamor de Paz (Jennie’s Place) Boston Society of Architects Small Firms Award for 2014
  • Proyecto Clamor de Paz (Jennie’s Place) Boston Society of Architects Honor Award for 2014
  • Guaimaca Mission Retreat Boston Society of Architects Unbuilt Architecture Award Citation for 2012
  • Indigo Restaurant Boston Society of Architects Interior Design Award for 2004
  • Glass Walsh House Boston Society of Architects Housing Award for 2004
  • North End Traces Boston Society of Architects Urban Design Award, Special Citation for 2002

American Planning Association
  • Medfield State Hospital Strategic Reuse Master Plan American Planning Association—Small Town Rural and Planning Division Award for 2019 (McCabe Enterprises, Chief Project Coordinator; CRJA, Landscape Architect; Pare Corporation, Civil Engineers)
  • Medfield State Hospital Strategic Reuse Master Plan Massachusetts Chapter Planning Project of the Year Award for 2018
  • Foxborough Master Plan Massachusetts Chapter Award for Comprehensive Planning for 2016 (Kathleen McCabe, AICP, EDP, McCabe Enterprises Community Planning & Economic Development; John Shevlin, Vice President–Transportation; and Tim Thies, Vice President, Pare Corporation Civil Engineers)
  • Payne-Cutlery New Bedford Brownfields Area Wide Plan Massachusetts Chapter Planning Project Award for 2014

Faith & Form Awards
  • Guaimaca Mission Retreat Faith & Form Annual Religious Architecture Honor Award for Unbuilt Work for 2015
  • Proyecto Clamor de Paz (Jennie’s Place) Faith & Form Annual Religious Art and Architecture New Facilities Award for 2014

Misc. Awards
  • The Hydroelectric Canal Society of American Registered Architects New York Council Design Award for 2018
  • The Hydroelectric Canal Architecture MasterPrize, The Farmani Group, Winner in Landscape Architecture / Urban Design for 2018
  • The Hydroelectric Canal New York Council of the Society of American Registered Architects 2018 Professional Design Award of Merit for 2018
  • The Hydroelectric Canal The Architect’s Newspaper Best of Design Awards, Honorable Mention for 2018
  • Proyecto Clamor de Paz (Jennie’s Place) Curbed Boston Groundbreakers Award for 2016
  • BuildDirect Home Improvement Marketplace Named one of “The 15 Best Architects in Boston” for 2016
  • The Hydrokinetic Canal (The Hydroelectric Canal) Boston Living with Water International Competition Finalist, Infrastructure Category for 2015
  • The Medicines Company (MDCO) Medical Simulation Center International Interior Design Association New England Best Healthcare Facility Award for 2015
  • The Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard American School & University Specialized Facility Outstanding Design Award for 2014
  • PV+ Prototype House “Small Lots / BIG IDEAS” Competition, Second Place Award for 2013
  • Shaoxing & Paojiang Two Lakes Master Plan Shaoxing Invited Urban Design Competition Finalist for 2012
  • InterSystems Corporation Antron Design Award, Large Office Merit Winner for 2012
  • Jannetta-Alpers Residence Architectural Record House of the Month for 2010
  • Jinhua Invited Competition Large Cultural and Multi-Use Urban Design Project for 2010
  • Large 22 HA CBD Master Plan Winner of Zhoushan Invited Competition for 2009
  • Edge as Center International Urban Design Ideas Competition One of Four Top Prizewinners for 2006
  • Graham Residence Design Excellence Award / Western Massachusetts for 2005
  • Dead Malls Competition LA Forum Finalist for 2003
  • E-Mall Unbuilt Architecture Competition Exhibit Award, Transformation of a Dead Mall for 2001
  • Charles / MGH Subway Station Competition Honorable Mention for 1998 (Co-recipient with Steven J. Beaucher)
  • Graham Foundation “Investigating, Integrating Housing, Education, and Mentorship Programs” for 1993 (Co-recipient with Akhtar Badshah)
  • Progressive Architecture Selected for Issue on Young Architects for 1993
  • Tracey of the Artery American Perspectivists, Donald Schmitt Juror’s Award, Juror’s Prize for Outstanding Rendering for 1992
  • “Urban Palimpsest” Urban Design Proposal for the Central Artery Boston “Visions” Competition, Second Place Award for 1988
  • Proposal for Prototypical Housing and Urban Design Models Seattle’s “Four in One” Competition, Second Place for 1988
  • Affordable Housing and Urban Design Proposal “Harlem City Infill” Competition, Honorable Mention (first stage) for 1986
  • Most Innovative Thesis: Incorporating Technology in the Building Arts Marvin E. Goody Prize, Massachusetts Institute of Technology for 1985

Press & Publications

Books Written, Edited and Contributed to by Paul Lukez

Transforming the Mid-Polis. Expected Release Date: Summer 2021.

“Urban Edges Transformed.” Time-Based Architecture International, June 2009, TU-Delft, Vol. 6, p. 4. Invited as Guest Editor. Contributors include MVRDV, Ken Yeang, Urbanus, Portzamparc and others.

Suburban Transformations. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Architectural Press, 2007.

New Concepts in Housing: Supports in the Netherlands (80-page booklet – 3,000 copies). Cambridge, Mass.: Network USA, 1987. Sponsored by SAR at TH Eindhoven, The Netherlands.


Books Referencing Paul Lukez on Urban and Suburban Issues

Kemp, Roger L., and Carl J. Stephani, eds. Urban Transportation Innovations Worldwide: A Handbook of Best Practices. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company, Inc. 2015.

Newman, Peter, and Jeffrey Kenworthy. “Rejuvenating Automobile Urban Fabric,” in The End of Automobile Dependence: How Cities are Moving Beyond Car-Based Planning. Washington, D.C.: Island Press, 2015.

Talen, Emily. Retrofitting Sprawl: Addressing Seventy Years of Failed Urban Form. Athens, Ga.: University of Georgia Press, 2015. (Ref: Lukez, Paul. Suburban Transformations. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Architectural Press, 2007.)

Jones, Matthew C. Bridging the Gap: Community-Oriented Transit Development. Masters Theses May 2014–current. Paper 23. Amherst, Mass.: University of Massachusetts–Amherst, [email protected], 2014.

Cervero, Robert. Suburban Gridlock. New Brunswick, N.J., and London: Transaction Publishers,2013. (Ref: Lukez, Paul. Suburban Transformations. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Architectural Press, 2007.)

Verderber, Stephen. “Suburban Transfusion,” in Sprawling Cities and Our Endangered Public Health. Abingdon, Oxon, UK, and New York: Routledge, 2012.

Dunham-Jones, Ellen, and June Williamson. Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Solutions for Redesigning Suburbs. Updated Edition. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, 2011.

Competitions, Vol. 10. Charlottesville, Va.: Competition Project, Inc., University of Virginia, 2000.

Techentin, Warren, ed. Dead Malls. Los Angeles, Calif.: Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design, 2004.

Crosbie, Michael J. Architecture for the Books. Mulgrave, Victoria, Australia: The Images Publishing Group Pty. Ltd., 2003. (Ref: “Whither://Multi-Media.(Cyber).Libraries?” Architectural Design: Library Builders, ed. Michael Brawne. London: Academy Editions, June 1997.)

Kendall, Stephen H., and Jonathan Teicher. Residential Open Building. London and New York: E & FN Spon, 2000. (Ref: Lukez, Paul. New Concepts in Housing: Supports in the Netherlands. Cambridge, Mass.: Network USA, 1987.)

Talen, Emily. Retrofitting Sprawl: Addressing Seventy Years of Failed Urban Form. Athens, Ga.: University of Georgia Press, 2015. (Ref: Lukez, Paul. Suburban Transformations. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Architectural Press, 2007.)

Jones, Matthew C. Bridging the Gap: Community-Oriented Transit Development. Masters Theses May 2014–current. Paper 23. Amherst, Mass.: University of Massachusetts–Amherst, [email protected], 2014.

Cervero, Robert. Suburban Gridlock. New Brunswick, N.J., and London: Transaction Publishers,2013. (Ref: Lukez, Paul. Suburban Transformations. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Architectural Press, 2007.)

Verderber, Stephen. “Suburban Transfusion,” in Sprawling Cities and Our Endangered Public Health. Abingdon, Oxon, UK, and New York: Routledge, 2012.

Dunham-Jones, Ellen, and June Williamson. Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Solutions for Redesigning Suburbs. Updated Edition. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, 2011.

Competitions, Vol. 10. Charlottesville, Va.: Competition Project, Inc., University of Virginia, 2000.

Techentin, Warren, ed. Dead Malls. Los Angeles, Calif.: Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design, 2004.

Crosbie, Michael J. Architecture for the Books. Mulgrave, Victoria, Australia: The Images Publishing Group Pty. Ltd., 2003. (Ref: “Whither://Multi-Media.(Cyber).Libraries?” Architectural Design: Library Builders, ed. Michael Brawne. London: Academy Editions, June 1997.)

Kendall, Stephen H., and Jonathan Teicher. Residential Open Building. London and New York: E & FN Spon, 2000. (Ref: Lukez, Paul. New Concepts in Housing: Supports in the Netherlands. Cambridge, Mass.: Network USA, 1987.)


Books Featuring Paul Lukez Architecture Projects

Kaufman, Mervyn, and the Editors of Women’s Day Special Interest Publications. “Cooking Truly Light,” in Contemporary Kitchen Style: The Essential Handbook for an Innovative Design. New York: Filipacchi Publishing, 2009.

“Monsoon Restaurant, Lebanon,” in Global Interior Design Collection, a1, China, 2005.

Bouknight, Joanne Kellar. “A House in Tune,” in Celebrating the American Home. Newton, Conn: The Taunton Press, 2005.

Susanka, Sarah. “A House In Harmony,” in Creating the Not-So-Big-House. Newtown, Conn.: The Taunton Press, October 2001.

“Monsoon Restaurant,” in Social Spaces, Volume 1: A Pictorial Review. Mulgrave and Shanghai: The Images Publishing Group, 2000.

Pegler, Martin M. “Monsoon Restaurant, Lebanon, NH,” in Entertainment Dining. New York: Visual Reference Publications, Inc., 1999.

“Monsoon Restaurant,” in Culinary Trends, Volumes 9-10. Ithaca, N.Y.: Culinary Publications, Cornell University, 1998.


Papers Referencing Paul Lukez

Bott, Suzanne, and Michael J. Crosbie. “Discovering the Sacred Within the Quotidian: The Role of ‘Spirit of Place’ in Creating Sacred Environments.” (Proyecto Clamor de Paz, Guaimaca, Honduras.) Paper presented at the 7th Annual Symposium of the Forum for Architecture, Culture and Spirituality, Ghost Ranch, New Mexico, June 18-21, 2015.


Articles by Paul Lukez

“New Swiss Sustainable Concepts: Imagining a Greener Future.” High-Profile, November 10, 2015

“Notes on the Making of Jan Wampler.” New Architecture, January 2015.

“This is Not Your (Grand)Father’s Library: The Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam (OBA).” CNN iReport, April 14th, 2014.

“Successful Transformation is the Goal.” Global Models of Urban Planning: Best Practices Outside the United States. Roger L. Kemp and Carl J. Stephani, eds. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company, Inc., 2014.

“Paul Lukez Architecture” (with Matt Uminski). Architizer, 2014.

“Paris: A New Blueprint.” Urban Land, March/April 2010.

“Transforming Paris: ‘Le Grand Paris 2030’ as a Post-Kyoto Metropolis.” WorldChanging (Website Blog), July 31, 2009.

“How to Save Our Suburbs.” The Boston Globe Magazine, March 22, 2009.

“Connecting Waterfront to Transit.” Urban Land, January 2009.

“Graham Residence.” 1000x Architecture of the Americas. Salenstein, Switzerland: Braun Publishing, 2008.

“Tools for Transforming the Suburbs: The Adaptive Design Process.” Education for an Open Architecture, proceedings of an international joint conference hosted by the College of Architecture and Planning, Ball State University, Muncie, Ind., October 20-22, 2008.

“Changing How We Build the Suburbs Can Bolster National Security.” Naples Daily News, September 28, 2008.

“Suburban Transformations.” Urban Land, May 2008.

“Past, Present and Future ‘Futures.’ ” International Symposium on the Creative Newtown for a Provincial Capital in Chungnam, Korea, January 24, 2008.

“Indigo Restaurant.” Xtra Restaurants. North Point, Hong Kong: Pace Publishing Limited, 2007.

Paul Lukez Architecture.” BOB International Magazine of Space Design, 2005.

“Transforming Beijing’s Northeast Rail Corridor: A Microcosm of China’s Changing Urban Condition” (with Jan Wampler and Dennis Frenchman). World Architecture / Tsinghua University. March 2005, pp. 17-19.

“Creating Partnerships for Rebuilding Communities.” Boston Business Journal, January 23, 1998.

“Lowell’s Moody Street Project.” Banker & Tradesman, June 9, 1997.

“Whither://Multi-Media.(Cyber).Libraries?” Architectural Design: Library Builders, ed. Michael Brawne. London: Academy Editions, June 1997.

“The Rolling Bridge Initiative.” Theory / Praxis, 1995.

“The Rolling Bridge Initiative, Boston.” Architectural Design: Architecture of Transportation, No. 109, September 1994.

“Kenmore Square.” Places, September 1993.

“Time and Space Between.” The Space Between, September 1992.

“Traces of the Artery.” Where We Are (Conference Proceedings), April 1992.

“Academic Encounters.” Progressive Architecture, March 1985.


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