Jury Announced for 2020 AIA Virginia Prize

AIA Virginia is pleased to announce the jury for the 2020 AIA Virginia Prize. The competition — which took place over the weekend of Jan. 24–27 — challenged students to design an oyster hatchery in Norfolk. Students were asked to imagine sustainable solutions where humans and nature could gracefully coexist. [Read the full competition brief.]

Each school’s faculty reviews the submissions and sends up to 10 finalists to Richmond for final consideration by the jury.

Jury

Bob Moje, FAIA, founding partner, VMDO Architects | Jury Chair
Patrick Farley, AIA, owner, Patrick Farley Architect
Lynden Garland, AIA, project manager, Baskervill
Donna Phaneuf, FAIA, president and lead design principal, VIA Design Architects
Chuck Swartz, FAIA, principal, Reader & Swartz Architects

The Prize is expected to be awarded in April.

About the AIA Virginia Prize

Conducted simultaneously at Hampton UniversityUniversity of VirginiaVirginia Tech, and the Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center, the competition is a design charrette that engages students at all of the accredited schools of architecture in Virginia. Students are given the competition program on a Friday afternoon at 5 p.m. They work over the weekend to create a design solution and submit it by 9 a.m. the following Monday. The top submission wins a $2,2500 prize, with $250 prizes to each “Best of School” honoree.

Launched in 1980, the competition is intended to promote collaboration between the profession, students, and professors in Virginia. Historically, the charrette has taken place in January, however over the last several years, the competition has been hosted in September to accommodate an ongoing scheduling conflict at one of the schools. Now that the conflict has been resolved, the Prize weekend has shifted back to the spring semester to better align with the demands of the academic calendar.

Development of the competition brief rotates between the four schools annually — the 2020 Prize challenge was developed by Hampton University.

2019 AIA Virginia Prize Jury Announced

AIA Virginia is pleased to announce the jury for the 2019 AIA Virginia Prize. The competition — which took place over the weekend of Jan. 25–28 — challenged students to design a pop-up diner with a small kitchen, short-term supply storage, and a dining counter for standing and sitting customers. Students were asked to consider the energy, water, and waste flows in their solutions. [Read the full competition brief.]

Each school’s faculty reviews the submissions and sends up to 10 finalists to Richmond for final consideration by the jury.

Jury

Nick Serfass, FAIA, Executive Director, RVATECH | Jury Chair

Lori Garrett, FAIA, Senior Principal & Director of Higher Education Studio, Glavé & Holmes

Sandra Hunter, AIA, Design Manager, Loudoun County Dept of Transportation and Capital Infrastructure

Donna Phaneuf, FAIA, President + Lead Design Principal, Via Design

Burt Pinnock, AIA, Principal, Baskervill

Patrick Thompson, Assoc. AIA, Associate, Commonwealth Architects

The Prize is expected to be awarded in April.

About the AIA Virginia Prize

Conducted simultaneously at Hampton UniversityUniversity of VirginiaVirginia Tech, and the Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center, the competition is a design charrette that engages students at all of the accredited schools of architecture in Virginia. Students are given the competition program on a Friday afternoon at 5 p.m. They work over the weekend to create a design solution and submit it by 9 a.m. the following Monday. The top submission wins a $3000 prize.

Launched in 1980, the competition is intended to promote collaboration between the profession, students, and professors in Virginia. Historically, the charrette has taken place in January, however over the last several years, the competition has been hosted in September to accommodate an ongoing scheduling conflict at one of the schools. Now that the conflict has been resolved, the Prize weekend has shifted back to the spring semester to better align with the demands of the academic calendar.

Development of the competition brief rotates between the four schools annually — the 2019 Prize challenge was developed by Virginia Tech.

AIA Virginia Prize Weekend

The AIA Virginia Prize is a design charrette that engages students at all of the accredited schools of architecture in Virginia.  Conducted simultaneously at Hampton University, University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, and the Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center, students are given the competition program Friday at 5 p.m. They work over the weekend to create a board presenting their design solution at 9 a.m. the following Monday. Each school’s faculty reviews the submissions and sends up to 10 finalists to Richmond for final judging. Learn more about the AIA Virginia Prize.

Student Design Competition Offers $3000 Prize

The AIA Virginia Prize design competition kicks off the new semester by offering students the opportunity to win a $3000 award. The competition is a design charrette that engages students at all of the accredited schools of architecture in Virginia.

Conducted simultaneously at Hampton University, University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, and the Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center, students are given the competition program on a Friday afternoon at 5 p.m. They work over the weekend to create a design solution and submit it by 9 a.m. the following Monday.

Each school’s faculty reviews the submissions and sends up to 10 finalists to Richmond for final judging.

Development of the competition brief rotates between the four schools annually — the 2019 Prize challenge was developed by Virginia Tech.

Launched in 1980, the competition is intended to promote collaboration between the profession, students, and professors in Virginia. Historically, the charrette has taken place in January, however over the last several years, the competition has been hosted in September to accommodate an ongoing scheduling conflict at one of the schools. Now that the conflict has been resolved, the Prize weekend is shifting back to the spring semester to better align with the demands of the academic calendar.

Watch for announcement of the winner in the coming months. If you’d like to get involved, contact Rhea George at rgeorge@aiava.org.

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.

AIA Virginia Prize

The AIA Virginia Prize is a design charrette that engages students at all of the accredited schools of architecture in Virginia. Conducted simultaneously at each institution, students are given the competition program Friday at 5 p.m. They work over the weekend to create a board presenting their design solution by 9 a.m. Monday morning.

This year’s prize will take place Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, to Monday, Sept. 19, 2016. The competition is intended to promote collaboration between the profession, students, and professors in Virginia.

Call for Entries: 2016 AIA Virginia Prize for Design Research & Scholarship

Compelling architectural research happens in universities and firms across Virginia every day. The AIA Virginia Prize for Design Research & Scholarship was created in 2008 to encourage a healthy dialogue between researchers in the universities and firms.

The Prize will be announced in September and recognition will be given by AIA Virginia at Architecture Exchange East, the annual conference and expo, held Nov. 2–4, 2016, in Richmond.

Eligibility

The AIA Virginia Prize for Design Research & Scholarship will be awarded to a faculty member at a Virginia institution of higher learning OR a  practicing architect in Virginia for outstanding design research and/or scholarship in the field of architecture. Download the Entry Form>>

Options for submission include:

• Papers or articles that have been published in a journal or conference proceedings within the past two years

• Papers or articles that have been submitted to journals or conferences, but have not yet been accepted

• Research projects completed within the past three years and summarized in a paper or article

• Innovative project case studies completed within the past three years and summarized in a paper or article

Important Note: This is NOT a prize for design projects unless the project is being submitted as a representation or extension of the work described in an accompanying paper or article. Design projects should be submitted for consideration through other AIA Virginia design award programs (i.e., Inform Awards or AIA Virginia Awards for Excellence in Architecture).

Deadlines

Entries and Submissions Due: 5 p.m., Tuesday, May 31, 2016

About the 2015 Honoree

Virginia Tech  professor Joe Wheeler, AIA was awarded the Prize for Design Research and Scholarship for his work on futureHAUS. The jurors recognized that futureHAUS was “exemplary in regards to innovation” and “the potential impact on housing could be substantial.”

AIA Virginia Prize Awarded To Tommy Kim

On Friday, September 11, at 5 p.m., over 300 students from Hampton University, Virginia Tech-Blacksburg, Virginia Tech-Washington Alexandria Architecture Center and the University of Virginia were given a challenge to design a response to a problem created by faculty from one of Virginia’s architecture schools. They had one weekend to consider as a work of art, the design of the Rocky Forge Wind Farm, now being developed in Botetourt County. They were told their submissions should not only meet the pragmatic demands of the turbine array, but also engage the inherent aesthetic potential in a large-scale human intervention within the natural landscape.

“Faculty from each school reviewed the submissions and sent their top 10 for final judging,” says AIA Virginia Executive Vice President/CEO Helene Combs Dreiling, FAIA. “From these a four-judge panel selected one Prize winner, four best of school awards and five honorable mentions.

The Honorees

2015 AIA Virginia Prize

Jim Clark, FAIA awarding 2015 AIA Virginia Prize to Tommy Kim of Virginia Tech
Jim Clark, FAIA awarding 2015 AIA Virginia Prize to Tommy Kim of Virginia Tech. Photo by Jay Paul.

Tommy Kim is now in his final year of a five-year program at Virginia Tech-Blacksburg. Kim, who came to Virginia Tech following graduation from Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn, Va., spent one year of his architecture program at the university’s Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center.

The judges were most complimentary. “The building is almost completely hidden which adds to the intriguing experience,” says Jury Chair Jim Clark, FAIA. “The consistency in design and the sequence of events is very strong. Loved the vista image, especially how it balances the plan. Enjoyed that it was unique to the location.”

Best of School

Vaughn James, now in his last year at Hampton University

Lauren Scott, in her senior year at University of Virginia

Forrest Bibeau, in his final year at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg

Matthew Duncan, a graduate student at Virginia Tech-Washington Alexandria Architecture Center

Honorable Mention

Matthew Young, Virginia Tech

James Wood, Virginia Tech

Zeph Ruggles, University of Virginia

Seema Samudre, Virginia Tech

Min Hyoung Choe, Virginia Tech

The AIA Virginia Prize, a student competition held annually, is awarded following a weekend charrette at the four Virginia architecture schools.

2015 Prize for Design Research and Scholarship

The jury for the AIA Virginia Prize for Design Research and Scholarship, chaired by Patrick Rand, FAIA, Alumni Distinguished Professor of Architecture at North Carolina State University, has voted to award the 2015 Prize to Virginia Tech professor Joe Wheeler, AIA, for Virginia Tech’s futureHAUS.

Virginia Tech futureHAUS
Virginia Tech futureHAUS

The jurors recognized that Wheeler’s submission was “exemplary in regards to innovation” and “the potential impact on housing could be substantial.”

The Prize will be awarded during the AIA Virginia Membership Meeting on Thursday, Nov. 6 in room E11b and Wheeler’s work will be presented that same day during Architecture Exchange East in session 152 at 2 p.m.

Additionally, the jury awarded Honorable Mention to Virginia Tech professor Mehdi Setareh, Ph.D., for the Structure and Form Analysis System (SAFAS). The jury praised the work as “an excellent teaching method for space frame design” which could “provide an excellent tool for structures course instructors.”

The Prize is intended to encourage theoretical awareness, educational exchange, thought and research in architecture, both within academic institutions and within the offices of practicing architects who participate in theoretical pursuits.

Competition Dates Announced for Prize

The AIA Virginia Prize is a design charrette that engages students at all of the accredited schools of architecture in Virginia. Conducted simultaneously at each institution, students are given the competition program Friday at 5 p.m and they work over the weekend to create a board presenting their design solution by 9 a.m. Monday morning.

For 2015, the students will spend the weekend of Sept. 11–14, designing their response to the problem created by faculty from one of Virginia’s architecture schools. The competition is intended to promote collaboration between the profession, students and professors in Virginia.

Each school’s faculty reviews the submissions and sends up to 10 finalists to Richmond for final judging. Submissions and winners will be showcased in the exhibit hall at Architecture Exchange East, Nov. 4–6, 2015 in Richmond.

For more information on the AIA Virginia Prize, contact Marshall Dreiling, Education Manager at (804) 237-1769.