Poll Identifies America's Favorite Architecture

May 15, 2007

It's official: Two of the most iconic buildings in the United States-the Empire State Building (1) and the White House (2)- top the list of America's favorite architecture, based on the results of a public poll of the 150 best works of architecture recently conducted and released by Harris Interactive and the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The poll was conducted in conjunction with AIA's commemoration of its 150th anniversary, which occurs in 2007 and is dedicated to "Celebrating the Past, Designing the Future." "This poll of America's favorite architecture confirms that architecture resonates with people," says RK Stewart, 2007 AIA president. "The choice of the Empire State Building shows that when you ask people to select their favorites, they chose buildings and designs that symbolized innovation and the spirit of their community-but also, more importantly-they chose structures that hold a place in their hearts and minds." Rounding out the top five favorite structures were the Washington National Cathedral, the Jefferson Memorial, and the Golden Gate Bridge (3-5 respectively). A complete list of the top 150 structures, based on the results of the poll, as well as information about the architects and designers of those structures can be found at http://www.aia150.org/.

Sponsored Recommendations

i+s Spotlights Those Giving Back for Thanksgiving

As Americans celebrate Thanksgiving tomorrow, we’re applauding some of our industry’s greatest charitable initiatives.

KOVA’s Dan Sullivan Talks Optimization for Adaptive Reuse

What makes a building a prime candidate? And what technology advances are streamlining the process? Sullivan answers all this and more. Read, then listen...

What's That Sound? Exploring the Vital Role of Acoustics in Commercial Interiors

In this episode, we take a deep dive into the acoustics conversation with our friends at Fräsch.

Take a Tour of New St. Mary's Medical Center by EwingCole

Get an inside look at Essentia Health's new flagship hospital in Duluth, MN that redefines the continuum of care for patients.

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of I+S Design, create an account today!