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2011 Design Awards Announced

The Virginia Society of the American Institute of Architects honors 18 projects with Awards for Excellence in Architecture. The 2011 Design Awards are presented by Scott Long Construction and sponsored by Carolina Cast Stone Co., Inc.

Held annually, the Awards for Excellence in Architecture recognize projects no older than five years that contribute to the built environment as clear examples of thoughtful and engaging design. 134 entries in the categories of Architecture, Historic Preservation, and Interior Design were reviewed by three blind juries.

Recipients of the Awards for Excellence in Architecture presented by Scott Long Construction will be honored during Architecture Exchange East, at the Visions for Architecture gala on Nov. 4, 2011, in Design 2011, a special exhibition at the Virginia Center for Architecture opening on Oct. 20, 2011, and in Inform magazine’s annual directory.

Members of the design teams are identified where available. Stay tuned for an image gallery as images and credits become available.

Winners of the 2011 Award for Excellence in Architecture are:



Honor Awards

PNC Place in Washington, D.C. for PNC Financial Services
Designed by Gensler (Washington, D.C.)


LumenHAUS in Blacksburg, Va. for the School of Architecture + Design at Virginia Tech
Designed by the Virginia Tech Solar Team
The design team was lead by faculty members Joseph Wheeler, AIA, Robert Schubert, David Clark, and Robert Dunay, FAIA


Merit Awards
Kensington Residence
in Kensington, Md.
Designed by the Alexandria, Va.-based firm David Jameson Architect Inc.
The design team included David Jameson, FAIA, and Ron Southwick


Nevis Pool and Garden Pavilion in Bethesda, Md.
Designed by the Washington, D.C-based firm Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect
The project architect was John Riordan, LEED AP


Virginia Commonwealth University Dental Clinic at Wise, in Wise, Va., for Virginia Commonwealth University
Designed by the Richmond office of HKS, Inc. Wise-based Thompson & Litton is the Architect of Record

Covington Farmers Market
in Covington, Va. for the City of Covington
Designed by design/buildLAB at the School of Architecture + Design at Virginia Tech
The 17-member student design team was lead by professors Keith Zawistowski, Assoc. AIA and Marie Zawistowski


in Richmond, Va. for The Greater Richmond ARC
Designed by the Richmond-based firm 3north
The design team included Sanford Bond, AIA, Danny MacNelly and Jason Dufilho


HRA Mosaica Public Charter School to be built in Washington, D.C.
Designed by the Washington, DC.-based firm Studio 27 Architecture
The design team included Todd Ray, AIA, Hans Kuhn, Raymond Curtis, and Jason Shih


George Mason University Founders Hall in Arlington, Va. for George Mason University
Designed by the Washington, D.C. office of   SmithGroup


Graticule in Great Falls, Va.
Designed by the Alexandria-based firm David Jameson, Architect


Sir John Soane Personality Award

Loft Upon Cork in Winchester, Va., for Dr. Peter Bullough
Designed by the Winchester-based firm Reader & Swartz Architects, P.C.
The design team included Beth Reader, AIA, Chuck Swartz, AIA, Laura Ours, AIA, Joel Richardson, Assoc. AIA



M2L Collection in Washington, D.C.
Designed by the Washington, D.C.-based firm Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect
The project architect was Claire L. Andreas


The Pew Charitable Trusts in Washington, D.C. for the Pew Charitable Trusts
Design by Gensler (Washington, D.C.)
The design team included Chris Banks, Lisa Amster, Faisal Naveed, Steve Steimer, Ryan Waltke, Carmen Epstein, David Epstein, Jessica Taylor-Williamson, Kelly Dabney, Anat Gimburg, Min Kim, Timothy Taylor, Scott Hasty


Rincon Bates House in Washington, D.C., for Juan Felipe Rincon and Robert Bates
Designed by the Washington, D.C.-based firm Studio 27 Architecture
The design team included John K. Burke, AIA, Todd Ray, AIA, Chris Dehenzel, and Hans Kuhn


Forbes Center for the Performing Arts at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va. for James Madison University
Designed by Norfolk-based Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas + Company




Freemason Baptist Church Renovation + Addition in Norfolk, Va. for Freemason Baptist Church
Designed by Norfolk-based Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas + Company


The Bowman House in Staunton, Va. for the Frontier Culture Museum of Virignia
Design by the Williamsburg-based firm Carlton Abbott and Partners, PC
The design team included Carlton S. Abbott, FAIA and David M. Stemann, AIA


The Hazel River Cabin in Woodville, Va. for Joe Svatos
Designed by the Washington, D.C.-based firm Bonstra | Haresign Architects
The design team included David Haresign, AIA, Sarah Carrier, LEED AP, Brian L. Forehand, Assoc. AIA, Laura Williams, Tom Wallinga, AIA, and Evan Hathaway



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