David C. Hovey of Optima Inc. in Scottsdale and Chicago has received the Honor Award in design excellence, the highest award from the Chicago chapter of the American Institute of Architects, for his work on the Skokie, Ill., project Optima Old Orchard Woods. He also received a Citation of Merit distinction for Optima Inc.'s Camelview Village in Scottsdale. Both honors were received in the residential category.