2016 AIA ARIZONA DESIGN AWARDS

The Arizona component of The American Institute of Architects recognized excellence in architectural projects and practices at the 2016 AIA Arizona Design Awards Gala on Oct. 14 at the Phoenix Art Museum. Over 400 architects, students, clients and industry professional gathered in celebration of the projects and companies being honored at this premier event. The winners, who are registered and licensed AIA Arizona architects, exhibit excellence in design, planning and construction.

 

The award recipients were chosen by a distinguished group of architects from Charleston, SC. The Jury Chair, Ray Huff, FAIA of Huff + Gooden Architects and Director of the Clemson Architecture Center in Charleston, was the guest of honor and the main presenter of the awards. This year, there were two separate juries – one for projects and one for practice. Project jury members included Eddie Bello, AIA and ‪principal of Bello Garris Architects; Michael Maher, CEO and NCARB of Horizon Project Foundation, Inc.; and Nico Larco, co-founder and co-director of the Sustainable Cities Initiative in Portland and associate professor of architecture at the University of Oregon. Practice jury members included Thomas M. Savory, AIA and LEED AP BD+C at Watson Tate Savory Architects, Inc.; Marjorie Longshore, AIA with SMHa Architects and Michelle Smyth, AIA at McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture.

 

It was each jury’s intent to honor exceptional built and unfinished work, establish practices of excellence and to nurture new values and activities that contribute to design and design appreciation. The jurors recognized achievement under four categories: design, practice, leadership and performance. The jury dispersed awards in three echelons of distinction: medal, honor, merit and citation, with medal and honor being the most prestigious.

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Escobar renovation

 

2016 AIA Arizona Design Award Winners

 

Design Category

Firm of the Year – Studio Ma, Inc.

Arizona Architects Medals – Diane Reicher Jacobs, AIA and CN Dino Sakellar, AIA

Component Design Honor Award

Elegant. Sophisticated. Orchestrated sequencing. Clever misdirection of the entry sequence set up a marvelous anticipation of “what’s beyond….”. The project was elegant in the detailing that relied on conventional building materials, but crafted to a well-honed sophistication. The inclusion of construction detail drawings was much appreciated by the jury as the drawings affirmed the level of a thoughtful tectonic.

 

Project

Rosen Entry Door

Architect

Chen & Suchart Studio

Owner

Josh and Margaux Rosen

Contractor

studioRoeder + 180 degrees

Distinguished Architecture Honor Award

The church was one of the first submissions the jury deliberated, yet the jury unanimously chimed “should automatically move forward”. The jury noted that, “perforated metal screen – metaphorically the Shade – was the driver for this scheme that transmogrified a collection of simple ordinary structures into a redefinition of the very language of religious architecture. With adroit and simple moves the architects shifted the cultural meaning to redefine worship and social space to realize the blurring of the two into a cohesive and truly modern re-expression. The project brought new meaning to familiar adage ‘less is more’.”

 

Project

Arcadia Redemption Church

Architect

DeBartolo Architects

Owner

Redemption Church

Contractor

Robert E. Porter Construction

Distinguished Architecture Honor Award

The architects facing this daunting challenge elected to turn this home into a highly sophisticated “modern” house while sympathetically respecting its “borrowed” pedigree. No easy feat, but one the jury immediately recognized as an excellent, elegant and thoughtful reinvention. Juxtaposition seemed to be one of the drivers. Highly refined detailing encouraged a rapport with the pseudo vernacular Tudor architecture that has historically depended on “heavy, handmade” detailing.

 

Project

Escobar Renovation

Architect

Chen + Suchart Studio

Owner

Karie & Charlie Escobar

Contractor

coLAB studio + 180 degrees

Distinguished Architecture Merit Award

 

Project

Billings Public Library

Architect

Will Bruder+Partners with 02 Architects

Owner

City of Billings Montana

Distinguished Architecture Merit Award

 

Project

Vertex Student Apartments

Architect

Ayers Saint Gross

Owner

Peak Campus

Contractor

Hardison/Downey Construction

Distinguished Architecture Merit Award

 

Project

Faye Gray Recreation Center

Architect

Holly Street Studio

Owner                            City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department

Contractor

Brycon Construction, Valley Rain Construction

Unbuilt Architecture Merit Award

Project                           Desert Botanical Garden Horticulture Center

Architect

coLAB studio + 180 degrees

Owner

Desert Botanical Gardens

Contractor

David Mikes

Interior Architecture Merit Award

Project

NYPD Tempe Gateway

Architect

Lightvox Studio

Owner

New York Pizza Department

Contractor

Symmetry Construction

Interior Architecture Merit Award

Project                           the DEPARTMENT

Architect        MARK RYAN STUDIO

Owner                            MarketplaceONE

Contractor    180 degrees

Interior Architecture Merit Award

Project                           Ermanos Craft Beer and Wine Bar

Architect

Ron Paulus Architects

Owner                            Mark Erman

Contractor

McManus Construction

Component Design Citation Award

Project

Shade Structure at the Post Office

Architect

Architekton

Owner

City of Phoenix

Contractor

ForeSite Design & Construction

Component Design Citation Award

Project           Bryant Bannister Tree Ring Laboratory

Architect

richard+bauer architecture

Owner

The University of Arizona

Contractor

Lang Wyatt

Distinguished Architecture Citation Award

Project                           Monte Vista School Campus Replacement

Architect

Orcutt / Winslow

Owner

Creighton School District

Contractor

CORE Construction

Distinguished Architecture Citation Award

Project

Cornell Cookson Industral Door Manufacturing and Offices

Architect

Jones Studio, Inc.

Owner

Cornell Cookson

Contractor

Layton Construction

Distinguished Architecture Citation Award

Project

Science & Health Building

Architect

GLHN joint venture with richard+bauer architecture

Owner

Northern Arizona University

Contractor    Mortenson

 

 

 

Practice Category

 

Contractor’s Award – 180 degrees

 

Consultant Award – Floor Associates

 

Goodwin Collaboration Award

 

Project

Grand Canyon University Masterplan

Architect

suoLL architects

Owner

Grand Canyon University

Contractor:

Pono Construction

Community Education Awards – Arizona Residential Architects and Arizona Kids Build

Design Pedagogy Awards – University of Arizona ARC321 / Materials & Methods II and University of Arizona ARC 401 / Design Studio V and University of Arizona Net Zero Energy + Water District

 

Educator of the Year Award – Michael Kothke, AIA at University of Arizona

 

 

Leadership Category

 

Award of Distinction – Alexander Malatesta and Zach Rawlings

 

Allied Member Award – Greg Kilroy

 

AIA10 Awards – Mike Anglin, AIA, LEED AP and Carlos Murrieta, AIA

 

 

Performance Category

 

Arizona Public Service Energy Award

Project           Northern Arizona University International Pavilion

Architect        RSP Architects

Owner                            Northern Arizona University

Contractor

Kinney Construction Services, Inc.

Salt River Project Sustainable Award

Project

College Avenue Commons

Architect

Gensler /Architekton

Owner

Arizona State University

Contractor

Okland Construction

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