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Design Awards Call for Entries Now Open

AIA Virginia’s Awards for Excellence in Architecture recognize outstanding design, built and unbuilt, from the past eight years. Also known as the Design Awards, the program is juried by a team of esteemed practitioners. No specific number of awards is set, and the program is open to all categories of building as well as interiors projects. The location of projects is not restricted, but any built works submitted for consideration must have been completed after January 1, 2010.

For 2018 there are five categories in the Awards for Excellence:
Architecture
Historic Preservation
Interiors
Contextual Design; and
Residential Design.

Please see complete descriptions of the awards categories, and review the regulations, eligibility requirements, and frequently asked questions for more information.

Entries are due by 5 p.m. on June 14, 2018. Note: You should be prepared to submit your concealed ID and project submission upon entry.

Awards certificates are presented each November at Architecture Exchange East (ArchEx). Designers and projects are also honored during the Visions for Architecture gala and serve as the subject of an annual exhibition at ArchEx and The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design.

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CALL for NOMINATIONS: Honors Awards

Braden Field, AIA, Nathan Harper, AIA, and Maggie Schubert, AIA, were recognized with the Virginia Emerging Professional Award at the Visions for Architecture gala on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017

AIA Virginia’s honors program recognizes the best efforts of Virginians who, by profession or avocation, have made creating, preserving, and enhancing Virginia’s communities an important life commitment.

Submit your nominations online. The deadline is 5 p.m., July 13, 2018.

Nominations must be submitted electronically. Nominations should be submitted as one PDF document up to 20 pages (not including letters of support) and no larger than 30 MB.

Eligibility criteria and submission requirements vary by award. Click on the awards listed below for additional details and to review past recipients.

Nominations for all AIA Virginia honors may be made by individual members, by chapter honors committees, by Society committees, or by the Board of Directors itself. Current AIA Virginia Board members and Honors Committee members are not eligible for any award. No member of the Honors Committee may be used as a reference or advisor or be solicited by the candidate or the candidate’s advisor.  See the 2018 Honors Committee members.

Award Categories

The William C. Noland Medal, as the highest award bestowed on a member architect, is intended to honor a distinguished body of accomplishments, sustained over time, that spans a broad spectrum of the profession and that transcends the scope of normal professional activities. Only one medal may be bestowed each year.

The Architecture Medal for Virginia Service is AIA Virginia’s most prestigious public award, honoring an individual or organization that has made an unusually significant contribution to Virginia’s built environment or to the public’s understanding and awareness of the built environment. Only one medal may be bestowed each year but may be given simultaneously to more than one person.

The T. David Fitz-Gibbon Virginia Architecture Firm Award, as the highest honor bestowed by AIA Virginia to a Virginia-based architecture firm, recognizes a firm that has consistently produced distinguished architecture for at least ten years.

The Virginia Emerging Professional Award is intended to recognize the accomplishments of emerging leaders in Virginia for their contributions to the profession in one or more of the following categories: design, research, education, or discourse; service to the profession; mentorship; or service to the community.

The Award for Distinguished Achievement signals distinguished achievement by an architect in any one of the following categories: design, practice, education, service as “citizen architect”, and service to the profession; and thus may serve as an accolade for the work of an entire career or recognize the current accomplishments of a younger leader. Up to three awards may be bestowed each year.

Honorary Membership is bestowed upon a person of esteemed character who is not eligible for membership in the AIA Virginia but who has rendered distinguished and exemplary service, over a sustained period of time, to architecture and the built environment within the domain of AIA Virginia.

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Grassroots 2018

AIA Grassroots was recently held in San Diego, California from March 12-14. The conference theme was “Leading through Influence” and it certainly lived up to the title. The clearest message to come out of Grassroots 2018 was that through engagement, we demonstrate the value of architects and architecture. Architects and allied professionals can advocate for and create meaningful transformation within our communities.

Region of The Virginias representatives at Grassroots 2018. (From left to right) Krystal Reid, AIA; Amanda Schlichting, AIA; R. Corey Clayborne, AIA; Scott Campbell, AIA; Brian Frickie, AIA; Rachel Shelton, AIA; Kelly Callahan, AIA; and Marci Parrish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bill Bates, FAIA, First Vice President and Grassroots Chair, noted a recent Harris Poll identified ‘architect’ as the 7th most prestigious profession in the country. He then asked: “What are we doing to leverage this influence? Influence is the new power.” Now more than ever an architect’s skills, systems-thinking, and visionary planning can make a positive impact on society and the world.

Highlights from Grassroots include:

  • We can find ways to shape communities to create healthier, resilient, and ultimately sustainable models of living. The new urban agenda will be a highlight of the AIA national conference in New York this June addressing issues of housing, energy, resiliency, infrastructure, planning, and policy.
  • Architects have a unique ability to think critically and creatively. This places architects in a unique position to tackle big societal questions as they relate to the built environment and the social condition of the people living within it.
  • Engagement is key. Public engagement will build public awareness through our actions, advocacy, and visibility.
  • Support our future architects through leadership development and by listening. Be inclusive in our actions and work to advance equity and diversity within our profession.
  • We were inspired to hear mayors and urban planners from cities across the U.S. advocating for architects to be at the table as a partner in shaping our cities and built environments.

Grassroots 2018 Panel on Licensure. Photos courtesy of AIA.

 

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Virginia Celebrates New Fellows

The 2018 Jury of Fellows from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) elevated 152 member-architects to its prestigious College of Fellows, an honor awarded to members who have made significant contributions to the architecture profession. These new Fellows will be celebrated at the 2018 Region of the Virginias Fellows Fete in Richmond on April 28 and honored at a ceremony at the AIA Conference on Architecture 2018 in New York City.

Donna Phaneuf, FAIA
AIA Hampton Roads

Donna Phaneuf is President/Lead Principal of VIA design architects, pc in Norfolk, Virginia. Whether producing legislation as Chair of the Downtown Norfolk Council Board of Directors, mentoring students interested in the profession, or seeking and winning new clients, Donna’s life and her profession are completely unified. Her work with the Virginia Institute of Marine Science led to an in-depth analysis of floodproofing regulations, exploring in great detail both traditional and more experimental options. Her work on Thoroughgood Elementary School has involved a close relationship with the students and teachers of the school, and has given these groups the opportunity to express their needs directly to her design team.
Edwin Schmidt, FAIA
AIA Northern Virginia

Ed Schmidt is the Director of Project Management, North America for Nord Anglia Education. An AIA member since 1985, Ed has led the school inventory master planning effort for a number of urban communities including the District of Columbia; Detroit, Michigan; Providence, Rhode Island; and Syracuse, New York with this perspective on transformation. While managing the design of the Detroit School Construction Bond Program, Ed organized and oversaw a Summer Student Worker Program, employing almost 200 Detroit high school students over a three-year period and offering an incredible opportunity to improve the lives of these students. AIA award-winning examples of his school building repurposing have refocused attention back to responsive community architecture that allows for historic preservation, energy sustainability and community pride.
Nick Serfass, FAIA
AIA RichmondNick Serfass currently serves as AIAS Executive Director. In that position, he has created new events like “AIAS: Imagine” and expanded existing events like “AIAS Grassroots,” all of which provided access to real-world content that propelled AIAS members beyond studio. While at NCARB, Nick founded the “Intern Think Tank,” NCARB’s first committee dedicated to embracing the emerging professional perspective and granting that voice a spotlight in the licensure discussion. Largely a result of Nick’s work, today’s licensure candidates have many more reliable places to turn to in order to ensure a successful path into the profession.
Robert Steele, FAIA
AIA RichmondBob Steele is Principal Architect at BOB Architecture in Richmond, Virginia. For the past 30 years, his studio in Richmond has produced a number of noteworthy commissions. He has served his community as part of the Public Arts Commission, chairing the committee for two years. During his tenure, more than a dozen installations of major public sculpture were placed. Bob also serves on the steering committee for the Branch Museum for Architecture and Design, and helped launch an awards program that will foster an ever-increasing understanding and appreciation of architecture and design to the public.
Edward Tucker, FAIA
AIA West VirginiaEd Tucker is Principal Architect at Edward Tucker Architects in Huntington, West Virginia. Among his many accomplishments, Ed’s community leadership led to the creation of a 26-mile bicycle and pedestrian trail system, reviving parts of the city and promoting healthy and environmentally friendly activities.He also led the revitalization of downtown, creating a popular link between Marshall University and downtown Huntington, and was the visionary behind the redevelopment of Pullman Square, including an intermodal transportation/urban mixed-use center. On the national level, Ed served on the AIA Board of Directors and the Finance and Audit Committee with distinction, contributing to the AIA’s financial health during a challenging economic time.

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Meet the Class of 2018

We are excited to announce the individuals who are part of the 2018 class of Emerging Leaders in Architecture (ELA).

ELA Class of 2018

Amber Hall, AIA, College of William and Mary
April Pilcher, AIAS, 
Virginia Tech
Ian Vaughan, AIA,
 NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic
Jacob Combee, AIA, Work Program Architects
Jameel Tomlinson, Hampton University
Kalee Hartman, Assoc. AIA, Glave and Holmes
Keith Murphy, Assoc. AIA, 3north
Kim Jusczak, AIAS, WAAC
Laura Green, Assoc. AIA, LeMay Erickson Willcox Architects
Michael Peterson, Assoc. AIA, Ionic Dezign Studios
Nancy Redenius, Assoc. AIA, Hanbury
Noah Bolton, VMDO Architects
Rick Fischl, Assoc. AIA, SMBW, PLLC
Terri Lynn Wolfe, Assoc. AIA, 
Spectrum Design
Tyler Jenkins, Assoc. AIA, VMDO Architects
Zazu Swistel, AIAS, The University of Virginia

The 2018 Emerging Leaders in Architecture (ELA) program has just finished their second session of the year and they are off to an exciting start!

In the January session, the group heard from architectural historian Bryan Clark Green, Ph.D., Hon. AIA Virginia of Commonwealth Architects and Kelly O’Keefe, head of VCU’s Brandcenter. Bryan Clark Green, Hon. AIA Virginia spoke to the group about the principles of leadership in the architecture profession. He also discussed the origins of the profession and how the definition of who is an architect has changed over time. Kelly O’Keefe shared insights picked up during his life in branding and advertisement as well as during his time as an educator about the importance of creativity in leadership roles. Kelly implored the group to “Never let them take away your creativity”, something his father told him that sticks with him to this day.

The focus of the February session was serving communities and the group heard from excellent speakers. Kathy Galvin, AIA, spoke about her service on the Charlottesville City Council and how important architects can be when discussing policies for improving the community. Co-Founder of the Charlottesville Area Development Roundtable, Bob Pineo, discussed service being the backbone of the practice of architecture. Kurt Keesecker, AIA, spoke to the group about how each expert in the industry can bring a different set of skills to the table. Kurt discussed how he witnessed this take place through his service as Chair of the Charlottesville Planning Commission. There was also a tour of the Sunrise Neighborhood, a development built by Habitat for Humanity of Charlottesville. Rush Otis, of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville, discussed with the group the importance of collaborating with the community in assessing its needs, instead of applying a set plan of preconceived notions.

Both sessions were capped off with briefings on the group’s upcoming project. The target area for the 2018 ELA class is the Preston Avenue area of Charlottesville. The group will have their first project work session and meet the neighborhood stakeholders in March.

Special thanks goes out to the sponsors of the 2018 ELA program and to all who contribute in any capacity to make the program a success.

ELA Program Sponsors:
Patron ($1,500 – $1,999)
Moseley Architects

Supporter ($500 – $999)
SMBW
VMDO Architects
AIA Central Virginia

Contributor ($1 – $499)
Alloy Architecture & Construction
Clifton Tiller, AIA

 

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Design Forum Registration Open

Virginia Design Forum XIII | April 6-7, 2018 | Taubman Museum of Art

As boundaries blur between traditional art/architecture and mechanical assembly and reproduction, it is essential that we stop to assess the way in which this changes the creative process, the built environment, and the profession altogether. This year’s Design Forum XIII: BLUR will explore the way in which technologies are reshaping the boundaries between experiential, art and architecture, creating new links between artists and architects and enabling the exchange of ideas and techniques in new ways.

Registration for the Design Forum XIII is now open>>

Visit our Design Forum page for more on this year’s schedule, sponsors and venue.

The Design Forum two-day conference will showcase dynamic figures in art and architecture who have embraced the blurring of lines between the disciplines. Presentations from Eric Höweler, Doris Kim Sung, Nathan King, David Freeland and Refik Anadol, among others, will offer insight into how we can utilize the ever growing and changing resources that expand the limits of design.

With the Taubman Museum for Art, southwestern Virginia’s preeminent art museum, as the venue and Virginia Tech right around the corner, the location will undoubtedly serve to inspire us as we explore the intersections of art, architecture, and technology.
Participants can earn up to 7.5 AIA/CES learning units.

 

Eric Höweler

Eric Höweler AIA, LEED AP (b. Cali, Colombia) is a registered architect with more than 20 years of experience in practice. He received a Bachelor of Architecture and a Masters of Architecture from Cornell University. He is currently Associate Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Prior to forming Höweler + Yoon Architecture, Eric was a Senior Designer at Diller + Scofidio where he worked on the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston and the Juilliard School/ Lincoln Center in New York. As an Associate Principal at Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, Eric acted as the senior designer on the 118 story ICC Tower in Hong Kong

GSD Talks | Technologies of Design: Eric Höweler

 

Doris Kim Sung

© Anna Hållams

After receiving her B.A. at Princeton University and M.Arch. at Columbia University, Doris Sung worked in various offices in cities across the U.S. before arriving in Los Angeles in 2001.  She developed her research focus while teaching at University of Southern California (USC), the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), University of Colorado and the Catholic University of America.  In 1999, she opened dO|Su Studio Architecture and soon received many AIA and ASID awards for her work, including the prestigious accolades of AIA Young-Designer-of-the-Year, ACSA Faculty Design Award, R+D Honorable Mention from Architect Magazine and [next idea] award from ARS Electronica.  Currently, she is working on developing smart thermobimetals and other shape-memory alloys, unfamiliar materials to architecture, as new materials for the “third” skin (the first is human flesh, the second clothing and the third architecture).  Its ability to curl when heated allows the building skin to respond for purposes of sun-shading, self-ventilating, shape-changing and structure-prestressing.  Her work has been funded by the national AIA Upjohn Initiative, Arnold W. Brunner Grant, Graham Foundation Grant, Architectural Guild Award and USC ASHSS and URAP Awards.

Metal that breathes | Doris Kim Sung | TEDxUSC

 

Nathan King 

Dr. Nathan King is lead Research Strategist at the Autodesk  BUILD Space where he develops applied research collaborations between Industry, Design Practice, and Academia. With a background in Architecture and Industrial Design, Nathan earned his Doctor of Design from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design with a focus on additive manufacturing and robotics in design and construction. Prior to joining Autodesk, King was a Director at MASS Design Group, where he collaborated on the development and deployment of innovative building technologies, medical devices, and evaluation methods for application in resource-limited settings. In addition, Nathan has contributed to the development of several Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) –scale research facilities to advance the field of Design Robotics and related material systems research in both industry and academic settings.
King is currently a faculty member at Virginia Tech where he is a Co-Director of the Center for Design Research and Assistant Professor of Architecture and Industrial Design in the School of Architecture + Design, and Principal Faculty in the Myers Lawson School of Construction. He has taught at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, The Rhode Island School of Design, and the University of Innsbruck. In addition, Nathan has developed impact-driven design initiatives in sub-Saharan Africa that provide students with opportunities for international learning and engagement. Nathan lectures and publishes extensively, including the recent book Ceramic Material Systems and Transformable Design (forthcoming) of which he is co-author.

Process Matters | Nathan King | TEDxVirginiaTech

 

David Freeland

©2018 SCI-Arc

David Freeland is a licensed architect in the State of California and has been principal at FreelandBuck in Los Angeles since 2010. With over 15 years of experience practicing architecture, he has worked on award-winning residential, commercial, urban and institutional projects with FreelandBuck as well as Michael Maltzan Architecture, Roger Sherman Architecture and Urban Design, RES4, and AGPS. He is a frequent collaborator with developers and planners with a focus on projects in Los Angeles including his public prize-winning entry for the 2006 Prop-X competition.
David is a faculty member at Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-ARC) in Los Angeles and has taught design studios at UCLA and USC. From 2006-2012 he was faculty at Woodbury University where he was instrumental in the design of the digital fabrication lab. He is a graduate of University of Virginia and the UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design where he received his Masters of Architecture.

Creators: Giant Glitch Architecture Illusions Overtake the Smithsonian

 

Refik Anadol

Refik Anadol is a media artist and director born in Istanbul, Turkey in 1985. Currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California. He is a lecturer and visiting researcher in UCLA’s Department of Design Media Arts.

He is working in the fields of site-specific public art with parametric data sculpture and live audio/visual performance with an immersive installation. His works particularly explore the space among digital and physical entities by creating a hybrid relationship between architecture and media arts. He holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles in Media Arts, Master of Fine Arts from Istanbul Bilgi University in Visual Communication Design as well as Bachelors of Arts with summa cum laude in Photography and Video. Co-founder and Creative director at Antilop.

He has been given awards, residencies and has served as a guest lecturer. He is the recipient of a number of awards, prizes including Microsoft Research’s Best Vision Award, German Design Award, UCLA Art+Architecture Moss Award, University of California Institute for Research in the Arts Award, SEGD Global Design Award and Google’s Art and Machine Intelligence Artist Residency Award. His site-specific audio/visual performances have been seen in Walt Disney Concert Hall (USA), Hammer Museum (USA), International Digital Arts Biennial Montreal (Canada), Ars Electronica Festival (Austria), l’Usine | Genève (Switzerland), Arc De Triomf (Spain), Zollverein | SANAA’s School of Design Building (Germany), santralistanbul Contemporary Art Center (Turkey), Outdoor Vision Festival SantaFe New Mexico (USA), Istanbul Design Biennial (Turkey), Sydney City Art (Australia), Lichtrouten (Germany).

Dezeen: Refik Anadol’s Infinity installation at SXSW immerses visitors in patterns of light

 

The 2018 Virginia Design Forum is sponsored by:

Platinum

Gold

Sterling
BCWH
Moseley Architects

Silver
Ascent Engineering Group, Inc.

Bronze
Dunbar Milby Williams Pitman Vaughan
Reader & Swartz Architects

Become a sponsor for Design Forum XIII and enjoy many benefits. Contact Judy Cheadle, jcheadle@aiava.org for more information.

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2017 AIA Virginia Prize Awarded

At 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, students at the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, The Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center (WAAC), and Hampton University were given a limited time challenge. By 9 a.m. Monday participating students had to turn in their design for a terminus for King Street at the Potomac River waterfront to celebrate its historic role as the origin of Alexandria and the front door of the City. It should be a significant public space that offers a destination, or as was written: ‘where one of America’s great streets meets one of America’s great rivers’. It should provide a counterpoint to the George Washington Masonic National Memorial at the other end of King Street.

2017 AIA Virginia President, Bill Brown, AIA, 2017 AIA Virginia Prize Jury Chair, Rachel Shelton, AIA, 2017 AIA Virginia Prize winner, Erik Styrbjorn Odd Torell from Virginia Tech, and Stewart Roberson, Chairman, President, and CEO of Moseley Architects. photo by Jay Paul

The Honorees

Erik Styrbjorn Odd Torell is the winner of the 2017 AIA Virginia Prize which includes a $1,500 cash prize.

The judges were impressed with the details of the structure, they felt he did an excellent job explaining the different aspects of the design on his board, and enjoyed how open the view was and especially enjoyed how the view was framed differently depending on which direction you were looking. They felt that this was a great design for an all year, any weather community space.

Best of School

Jonathan Legaspi received the Best of School for Hampton University.
Yuchao Xu received the Best of School for Virginia Tech.
M. Ryan Delaney received the Best of School for the Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center. He also received the Runner-Up award.

Notable

Aneela Jain, Virginia Tech
Chris Cheng, Virginia Tech
Hannah McDorman, Virginia Tech
Minh Do, Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center
Terry Davis Jr., Hampton University
Victoria D’antone, Virginia Tech

Honorable Mention

Masie Carr, Virginia Tech

AIA Virginia would like to thank Moseley Architects for sponsoring the 2017 AIA Virginia Prize.

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Honors and Design Awards Presented at Visions 2017

The AIA Virginia Awards for Excellence in Architecture and Honor Awards were presented Nov. 3 at the 2017 Visions for Architecture gala at the Hotel John Marshall.

All photos by Dan Currier

AIA Virginia 2017 Honors Video Presentation

AIA Virginia 2017 Awards for Excellence in Architecture Video Presentation

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2017 Design Awards Announced

AIA Virginia, a Society of the American Institute of Architects, honors work done by Virginia-based architects with the 2017 Awards for Excellence in Architecture. Also known as the Design Awards, these honors celebrate projects no older than seven years that contribute to the built environment and are clear examples of thoughtful, engaging design. This year’s jury has identified three Honor Awards, ten Merit Awards, and three Honorable Mentions. Award categories include Architecture, Contextual Design, Residential Design, Interior Design and Historic Preservation.

The AIA Virginia Design Awards are sponsored by Keith Fabry.

About the Jury
Jury Chair:  Yvonne Szeto, FAIA, partner with Pei Cobb Freed & Partners in New York City
Joan Blumenfeld, FAIA, design principal at Perkins+Will in New York City
Lorcan O’Herlihy FAIA, founder and principal of Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects in Los Angeles
Jeffrey Murphy FAIA, founding Partner of Murphy Burnham & Buttrick Architects in New York City
Alexander Lamis, FAIA, partner at Robert A M Stern in New York City

(image gallery follows)

In the ARCHITECTURE category

The jury considers aesthetics, adherence to the client’s wishes, proven and projected building performance and concept development during its deliberations.

Architecture Honor Award Recipient:

  • Lake House (North Wilkesboro, N.C.) by ARCHITECTUREFIRM, Richmond, Va.
    The jury says “There is great clarity to the overall design. The decision to wrap the building in wood paneling, both celebrates the strength of employing a singular material throughout while embodying the context of the overall site. The strategic openings in the design allow for a fluid indoor/outdoor experience and frame the views of the surrounding woods in an interesting way.”

Architecture Merit Award Recipients:

Architecture Honorable Mention Recipients:

  • Glenn and Towers Renovation + Addition, Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, Ga.) by VMDO Architects, Charlottesville, Va.

In the CONTEXTUAL DESIGN category

The awards for contextual design are chosen based on outstanding architecture that perceptibly reflects the history, culture, and physical environment of the place in which it stands and that, in turn, contributes to the function, beauty, and meaning of its larger context.

Contextual Honor Award Recipient:

  • Center of Hope Elementary School (Haiti) by Thrive Architecture, Charlottesville, Va.
    The jury notes: “The design of this school overcomes the challenge of highly limited resources by cleverly leveraging local materials, building practices and labor to create a piece of real architecture. Overhanging roofs and strategically placed operable openings eliminate the need for artificial ventilation, and simple building techniques using local metal pipes, recycled bags of Styrofoam, and other inexpensive and relatively lightweight components were chosen and assembled piece by piece without heavy equipment. The creativity in technique is matched by the integrity of the architectural resolution, resulting in something that is both beautiful and sustainable.”

Contextual Honorable Mention Recipient:

In the RESIDENTIAL DESIGN category

Aesthetic appeal and functionality are two long-established criteria for home design as are affordability and resource efficiency. The jury looks at each submission in its totality toward meeting those goals.

Residential Design Merit Award Recipient:

Residential Design Honorable Mention Recipient:

In the HISTORIC PRESERVATION category

The historic preservation category focuses specifically on excellence in strategies, tactics, and technologies that advance the art, craft, and science of preserving historically significant buildings and sites. The jury takes into consideration adherence to local, state, and national criteria for historic preservation.

Historic Preservation Merit Award Recipient:

In the INTERIOR DESIGN category

Interior design projects are judged on mastery of composition, functionality, material and color palettes, and well-integrated adherence to the highest levels of accessibility, health and safety, environmental, and occupant-comfort considerations, standards, and regulations.

Interior Design Honor Award Recipient

  • Rotunda Interior Renovation, University of Virginia (Charlottesville, Va.) by Glavé & Holmes Architecture, Richmond, Va.
    The jury notes “The architects did an exemplary job of balancing contemporary requirements with a respectful return to Jefferson’s programmatic vision for the building. The jury appreciated the skillful selection of furniture and fabrics of a timeless aesthetic. Thoughtful attention to scale, function and flexibility in the interior design created more spaces for study and collaboration — bringing students back to the heart of the university.”

Interior Design Merit Award Recipients:

  • DPR Construction Mid-Atlantic Headquarters (Reston, Va.) by SmithGroupJJR, Washington, D.C.
  • Sands Capital Management Headquarters (Arlington, Va.) by OTJ Architects, Washington, D.C.
  • Sky Loft (Washington, D.C.) by KUBE Architecture PC

 

 

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