2015 Excellence in Design Awards

EXCELLENCE IN DESIGN AWARDS 2015

AIA Maryland Celebrates Excellence in Design at Annual Awards Celebration   
Members and their clients, architectural students and professors, along with their colleagues gathered on September 17th at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club in Stevensville, MD to recognize the outstanding architectural achievements of AIA members and architectural students. The 22 award-winning projects were selected from a field of 129 professional entries submitted by 57 firms representing AIA members across Maryland, Virginia, DC, Pennsylvania and New York. Sixty-five submissions were received in the student awards program. The jury bestowed design awards and jury citations to 12 architectural students and student teams. Scott Knudson, AIA, President, presented the architectural awards to the students, architects, building owners, and general contractors for their outstanding design. Honored as well with AIA Maryland’s 2015 Distinguished Educator of the Year Award was Ruth Connell, AIA, Associate Professor at Morgan State University School of Architecture + Planning.

AIA Maryland wishes to thank all participants for their contributions to this annual program.

Press Release

2015 Professional Project Winners: 

View the Gallery of all project submissions to the 2015 Design Awards competition

View the Video of Review Process from the 2015 Jury Team

View event photos of the 2015 50th Anniversary Crab Feast & Design Awards

[Click on the thumbnail images to see full project information]

©Anice Hoachlander

PUBLIC BUILDING OF THE YEAR  Institutional Architecture
Project:  Southern Regional Technology & Recreation Complex
Location:
  Fort Washington, Maryland
Architect:  DLR Group | Sorg
Owner/Client:
 Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission / Yvonne T. Johnson, AIA, Architectural Supervisor
Contractor:  Tuckman-Barbee Construction Co., Inc. / Sharif Roshan, Vice President
Photographer:  Hoachlander Davis Photography; Robert Benson Photography

Postal Museum, New Exhibits, Location: Washington DC, Designer: Gallagher and Associates

HONOR  Commercial Architecture
Project:  William H. Gross Stamp Gallery at the National Postal Museum
Location:
  Washington, District of Columbia
Architect:  Cho Benn Holback + Associates
Owner/Client:
 Smithsonian Institution / James Yuengert
Contractor:  Clark Construction Group, LLC / Elizabeth Crowley
Photographer:  Albert Vecerka/Esto; SI-NPM

14400-1_TravelHONOR  Commercial Architecture
Project:  Maryland House and Chesapeake House Travel Plazas
Location:
  Harford County and Cecil County, Maryland
Architect:  Ayers Saint Gross
Owner/Client:
 Maryland Transportation Authority
Contractor:  Clark Construction Group, LLC
Photographer:  Tom Holdsworth Photography

 

14377-1_HodsonHONOR  Institutional Architecture
Project:  Hodson House – St. John’s College
Location:
  Annapolis, Maryland
Architect:  Dynerman Architects pc
Owner/Client:
 St. John’s College / Christopher Nelson, President
Contractor:  Brown Contracting
Photographer:  Paul Burk Photographer

 

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

HONOR  Institutional Architecture
Project:  Charles McC. Mathias Laboratory
Location:
  Edgewater, Maryland
Architect:  EwingCole
Associated Architect:  Atelier Ten / Benjamin Shepherd
Owner/Client:
 The Smithsonian Institute / Anson Hines, Robert Gallagher, Steve Groh, LEED AP
Contractor:  Hensel Phelps / David Hutt
Photographer:  Halkin/Mason Photography; Ron Blunt Architectural Photography; Jeffrey Totaro

9943-1_Union WharfHONOR  Residential Architecture
Project:  Union Wharf
Location:
  Baltimore, Maryland
Architect:  Hord Coplan Macht
Owner/Client:
 The Bozzuto Group
Contractor:  Bozzuto Construction Company
Photographer:  Patrick Ross Photography

 

9979-1_Chef & ArtistHONOR  Residential Architecture
Project:  A House for a Chef & an Artist
Location:
  Confidential
Architect:  McInturff Architects
Owner/Client:
 Ruth Gresser and Barbara Johnson
Contractor:  WES Construction / Bill Scholz
Photographer:  Julia Heine / McInturff Architects

 

14460-1_MillenialHONOR  Interior Architecture
Project:  Millennial Media
Location:
  Baltimore, Maryland
Architect:  Marks, Thomas Architects
Associated Architect:  A+I Architecture Plus Information
Owner/Client:
 Millennial Media
Contractor:  Cross Street Partners
Photographer:  Patrick Ross Photography

 

WHVC Balrige Hall

HONOR Interior Architecture
Project:  White House Visitor Center Rehabilitation
Location:
  Washington, District of Columbia
Architect:  SmithGroupJJR
Owner/Client:
 White House Historical Association / John Riley
Contractor:  Clark Construction Group, LLC
Photographer:  Maxwell MacKenzie; Mark Delsasso

 

10098-1_525@VineHONOR  Institutional Architecture
Project:  525@Vine
Location:
  Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Architect:  Gaudreau, Inc.
Owner/Client:
 Wexford Science & Technology
Contractor:  The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
Photographer:  Tom Holdsworth Photography

 

14436-1_Francis LibraryHONOR  Institutional Architecture
Project:  Francis A. Gregory Neighborhood Library
Location:
  Washington, District of Columbia
Architect:  Wiencek + Associates Architects + Planners
Associated Architect:  Adjaye Associates
Owner/Client:
 DC Public Libraries
Contractor:  HESS Construction
Photographer:  Eric Taylor Photography

 

14405-1_Distilled TradHONOR  Residential Architecture
Project:  Distilled Traditional
Location:
  Confidential
Architect:  Anne Decker Architects
Owner/Client:
  Confidential
Contractor:  Potomac Valley Builders
Photographer:  Tom Arban Photography

 

14404-1_Singh HoysteadHONOR  Residential Architecture
Project:  Singh Hoysted Live/Work
Location:
  Confidential
Architect:  McInturff Architects
Owner/Client:
 Confidential
Contractor:  Added Dimensions / Richard Hazboun
Photographer:  Julia Heine / McInturff Architects

 

©Anice Hoachlander

MERIT  Residential Architecture
Project:  La Casa Permanent Supportive Housing
Location:
  Washington, District of Columbia
Architect: Studio Twenty Seven Architecture and Leo A Daly Joint Venture
Owner/Client:
 DC Department of General Services
Contractor:  Monarc Construction
Photographer:  Hoachlander Davis Photography

 

14463-1_ChangchunMERIT  Unbuilt Architecture – Commissioned
Project:  Changchun Finance and Sci-Tech Park
Location:
  Changchun, China
Architect:  JACOBS
Owner/Client:
 Confidential Client
Contractor:  N/A
Photographer:  Crystal CG

 

10152-1_House PoplarMERIT  Residential Architecture
Project:  House on Poplar Avenue
Location:
  Takoma Park, Maryland
Architect:  McInturff Architects
Owner/Client:
 Alan Kanner
Contractor:  Added Dimensions / Alan Kanner
Photographer:  Julia Heine / McInturff Architects

 

10107-1_ISE LabMERIT  Institutional Architecture
Project:  Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory (ISE Lab), University of Delaware
Location:
  Newark, Delaware
Architect:  Ayers Saint Gross
Owner/Client:
 University of Delaware / Scott Douglass
Contractor:  The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company / Kris Satterfield, Senior Project Manager
Photographer:  Brad Feinknopf Photography

14421-1_Fred LazarusMERIT  Institutional Architecture
Project:  Fred Lazarus IV Center (Graduate Studio Center, Maryland Institute College of Art)
Location:
  Baltimore, Maryland
Architect:  Cho Benn Holback + Associates
Owner/Client:
 Maryland Institute College of Art / Mike Molla
Contractor:  The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company / Bill Whiting
Photographer:  Patrick Ross Photography

10154-1_Ridge HouseMERIT  Residential Architecture
Project:  Ridge House
Location:
  Confidential
Architect:  McInturff Architects
Owner/Client:
 Confidential
Contractor:  Opitz Construction Consulting Inc / Erwin Opitz
Photographer:  Julia Heine / McInturff Architects

 

Armed Forces Retirement HousingCITATION  Institutional Architecture
Project:  Armed Forces Retirement Home
Location:
  Gulfport, Mississippi
Architect:  URS
Owner/Client:
 General Services Administration
Contractor:  Yates Construction
Photographer:  Alan Karchmer Photography

 

14369-1_LangfordCITATION  Residential Architecture
Project:  Langford Creek Fish Camp
Location:
  Confidential
Architect:  Hammond Wilson
Owner/Client:
 Confidential
Contractor:  Wilson & Taylor Builders, LLC
Photographer:  Images by Hammond Wilson and Tony Lewis

 

14422-1_ShakespeareCITATION  Commercial Architecture
Project:  Chesapeake Shakespeare Theater
Location:
  Baltimore, Maryland
Architect:  Cho Benn Holback + Associates
Owner/Client:
 Chesapeake Shakespeare Company / Lesley Malin
Contractor:  Southway Builders / Dominick Dunnigan
Photographer:  Alan Gilbert Photography

 


PEOPLE’S CHOICE:  New in 2015, AIA Maryland invited all to vote for their favorite projects from AIA Maryland’s 2015 Excellence in Design Awards entries.  The projects receiving the highest number of votes in each submission category were announced during the Design Awards ceremony held on September 17th.

14419-1_SouthdalePEOPLE’S CHOICE ─ Commercial Architecture
Project:  
Southdale Center
Location:  Edina, Minnesota
Architect:  JP2 Architects
Owner/Client:  Simon Property Group
Contractor:  Krauss Anderson
Photographer:  Corey Gaffer

 

14394-1_Bay Area ChurchPEOPLE’S CHOICE ─ Institutional Architecture
Project:  Bay Area Community Church Addition
Location:
  Annapolis, Maryland
Architect:  Waldon Studio Architects
Owner/Client:
 Bay Area Community Church
Contractor:  Trionfo Builders, Inc.
Photographer:  Paul Burk

 

14448-1_Sky AzurePEOPLE’S CHOICE ─ Interior Architecture
Project:  Sky Azure – Small Plates & Cocktails
Location:
  Baltimore, Maryland
Architect:  Ammon Heisler Sachs architects, PC
Owner/Client:
 Aero Service Group
Contractor:  A.R. Marani, Inc.
Photographer:  Alain Jaramillo

 

14449-1_520ParkPEOPLE’S CHOICE ─ Mixed-Use Development
Project:  520 Park
Location:
  Baltimore, Maryland
Architect:  Marks, Thomas Architects
Owner/Client:
 The Time Group
Contractor:  Kinsley Construction
Photographer:  Paul Burke Photography

 

10152-1_House PoplarPEOPLE’S CHOICE ─ Residential Architecture
Project:  House on Poplar Avenue
Location:
  Takoma Park, Maryland
Architect:  McInturff Architects
Owner/Client:
 Alan Kanner
Contractor:  Added Dimensions / Alan Kanner
Photographer:  Julia Heine / McInturff Architects

 

14468-1_Veterans HousingPEOPLE’S CHOICE ─ Unbuilt Architecture – Commissioned
Project:  Veteran’s Housing
Location:
  Confidential
Architect:  Marks, Thomas Architects
Owner/Client:
 WODA Group, Inc.
Contractor:  Harkins Builders, Inc.
Photographer:  Marks, Thomas Architects

 

14339-1_St. ElmoPEOPLE’S CHOICE ─ Urban Design & Master Planning
Project:  St. Elmo Revitalization Plan
Location:
  Chattanooga, Tennessee
Architect:  Michael Watkins Architect, LLC
Owner/Client:
 N/A
Contractor:  N/A
Photographer:  JJ Zanetta; Michael Watkins Architect, LLC

 

TO VIEW STUDENT PROJECT WINNERS:  Click Here

View the Gallery of all project submissions to the 2015 Design Awards competition


Thanks to our Jury Team

Jury Group_4267(l to r): Jack Bullo, Alexis Kim, Art Smith, Tamara Burns, Guss Pappas

Panel of distinguished architects courtesy of AIA Michigan 

  • Arthur F. Smith, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, EDAC [Chair] – Detroit – Harley Ellis Devereaux / Southfield
  • Jack G. Bullo, AIA – Detroit – Harley Ellis Devereaux / Southfield
  • Tamara Burns, AIA – Hopkins Burns Design Studio / Ann Arbor
  • Constantine George “Guss” Pappas, FAIA – Constantine George Pappas Architecture and Design / Royal Oak
  • Alexis Kim, IIDA – SmithGroupJJR / Detroit


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