Frazier Associates will be presented with the T. David Fitz-Gibbon Virginia Architecture Firm Award at the Visions for Architecture gala on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, at the Hotel John Marshall. Sometimes called the “firm award,” it is the highest honor bestowed by AIA Virginia to a Virginia-based architecture firm. It recognizes a firm that has consistently produced distinguished architecture for at least 10 years.
The core principle of Frazier Associates’ 31 years of architecture practice has been to help preserve, sustain and creatively revitalize Virginia’s communities and institutions through historic preservation and contextual design. Their extensive work in architecture, historic preservation, adaptive reuse and revitalization totals nearly 3,000 projects. The scope of their public and private architecture in dozens of Virginia communities consistently demonstrates the staying power of good design in the rejuvenation of historic buildings and creation of new ones. In addition, Frasier Associates has drafted more than 50 sets of design guidelines and pattern books for historic downtowns, neighborhoods, corridors and rural villages throughout the Southeast, and has been at the forefront of implementing wayfinding programs for communities in Virginia as well as nationally.
Recognizing that downtowns are the heart of our communities, in 1985 the Commonwealth of Virginia initiated a statewide Main Street program in cooperation with the National Main Street Center of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. As design specialists for the program, Frazier Associates provides design training and workshops for communities as well as facade design services for property owners.
Frazier Associates has been recognized with more than 150 awards for individual projects or professional achievements, on local, regional and national levels. Preservation Virginia presented the firm with the 2007 Mary Mason Anderson Williams Award, its highest honor, for statewide work in historic preservation.
In making this award, AIA Virginia celebrates Frazier Associates’ enduring dedication to Virginia’s historic architecture and community design.