The Beaufort Maritime & Energy Research Laboratory has won an American Architecture Prize for Design of the Year in the Educational Buildings category. The American Architecture Prize honours designs in the disciplines of architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture with the goal of advancing the appreciation of architecture worldwide. Each submitted design was evaluated by the esteemed AAP Jury on its own merit on the dimensions of Design Excellence, Innovation and Function. McCullough Mulvin is the only Irish practice among this year's winners. The official awards ceremony will be held in New York later this month.