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2018 Design Awards Winners Gallery

CONGRATULATIONS 2018 EXCELLENCE IN DESIGN AWARD WINNERS

Jury Chair Kevin Kudo-King, AIA from Olson Kundig in Seattle presented awards for nine winning projects at the Design + Leadership Gala on Friday, October 12. Click the image of each project to see full project descriptions and photos. You can also view an online gallery of all entries in the 2018 Design Awards competition. Congratulations to the 2018 award winners!

honor AWARD / gold AWARD

Recognizing “Best in Show”
Non-Residential Design

AWARD  HONOR/GOLD ─ Institutional Architecture
PROJECT Museum of the Bible
LOCATION  Washington, District of Columbia
ARCHITECT  SmithGroup
OWNER/CLIENT  Museum of the Bible
CONTRACTOR  Clark Construction Group, LLC
PHOTOGRAPHER  Alan Karchmer; Alex Fradkin Photography

JURY
The jury appreciated how the architect transformed this mundane building that was about material goods into an interesting building about spiritual needs. The form has an abstract yet clear relationship to the imagery put forth in their presentation. Appreciated the materiality and restrained use of brick, bronze, glass, and interior materiality touches such as the stair rail and textures that keep reappearing in the building.

merit award / gold AWARD

Recognizing “Best in Show”
Residential Design

AWARD  MERIT/GOLD ─ Residential Architecture
PROJECT  House In Kenwood
LOCATION  Chevy Chase, Maryland
ARCHITECT  McInturff Architects
OWNER/CLIENT  Richard Creighton and Jane Ottenberg
CONTRACTOR  Alliance Builders / Abe Sari
PHOTOGRAPHER  Hoachlander Davis / Anice Hoachlander

JURY
A thoughtful and well done project. The architect respected what was special about the original architect's work, and then made it better.

MERIT AWARD

AWARD  MERIT ─ Interior Architecture
PROJECT  DPR Construction, MidAtlantic Headquarters
LOCATION  Reston, Virginia
ARCHITECT  SmithGroup
OWNER/CLIENT  DPR Construction
CONTRACTOR  DPR Construction
PHOTOGRAPHER  Hoachlander Davis Photography / Judy Davis

JURY
Radical transformation of a pretty mundane building, a pleasant surprise when you enter the space. Perfect example of great adaptive reuse project.

MERIT AWARD

AWARD  MERIT ─ Residential Architecture - New Construction
PROJECT  Chain Bridge House
LOCATION  Arlington, Virginia
ARCHITECT  McInturff Architects
OWNER/CLIENT  Confidential
CONTRACTOR  Added Dimensions / Richard Hazboun; John Maysak
PHOTOGRAPHER  Julia Heine

JURY
The architect's dialogue with the client came through in their explanation and followed all the way through to the beautifully executed project. Moroccan influence really did come through, reinterpretation of the courtyard as an enclosed shared space is more appropriate to the local climate.

MERIT AWARD

AWARD  MERIT ─ Commercial Architecture
PROJECT Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Brock Environmental Center
LOCATION  Virginia Beach, Virginia
ARCHITECT  SmithGroup
OWNER/CLIENT  Chesapeake Bay Foundation
CONTRACTOR  Hourigan Construction
PHOTOGRAPHER  Prakash Patel

JURY
One step away from poetic . . . connects land to water, floats over sand, spaces flow nicely, really suits its site and community.

CITATION AWARD

AWARD  CITATION ─ Institutional Architecture
PROJECT Discovery STEM Academy
LOCATION  Newport News, Virginia
ARCHITECT  Grimm + Parker Architects
OWNER/CLIENT  Newport News Public Schools
CONTRACTOR  Oyster Point Construction
PHOTOGRAPHER  Sam Kittner

JURY
Simple, low-cost materials used in a friendly way, with nice use of color and great daylight in the interiors. Nice execution of the client's core curriculum.

CITATION AWARD

AWARD  CITATION ─ Interior Architecture
PROJECT  Politics & Prose Offices
LOCATION  Washington, District of Columbia
ARCHITECT  McInturff Architects
OWNER/CLIENT  Bradley Graham and Lissa Muscatine
CONTRACTOR  Added Dimensions / Alan Kanner
PHOTOGRAPHER  Julia Heine 

JURY
The jury loved the attention to preserving the existing texture and adding new elements; this project is a great community asset and great example of adaptive reuse.

CITATION AWARD

AWARD  CITATION ─ Institutional Architecture
PROJECT Marie H. Reed Community Learning Center
LOCATION  Washington, District of Columbia
ARCHITECT  Quinn Evans Architects
OWNER/CLIENT  DC Department of General Services
CONTRACTOR  Gilbane Building Company
PHOTOGRAPHER  Joseph Romeo

JURY
Wonderful example of adaptive reuse. It was a great building to start with and the jury felt they were seamless in what they added, inspired by the original building and made it better.

CITATION AWARD

AWARD  CITATION ─ Institutional Architecture
PROJECT St. Mary's College of Maryland Anne Arundel Hall
LOCATION  St. Mary's City, Maryland
ARCHITECT  SmithGroup
OWNER/CLIENT  St. Mary’s College of Maryland
CONTRACTOR  Gilbane Building Company
PHOTOGRAPHER  Brad Feinknopf

JURY
The jury appreciated the beautiful clarity to the partii. The exterior has contemporary sensibility using vernacular language; it's nicely contextual without being derivative.

THANKS TO OUR JURY TEAM


(l to r) Margaret Sprug, AIA – The Miller Hull Partnership; Ian Butcher, AIA – Best Practice Architecture & Design; Susan Jones, FAIA – atelierjones; Kevin Kudo-King, AIA [Chair] – Olson Kundig



PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD

The public was invited to vote for their favorite project from all project entries in the AIAPV 2018 Excellence in Design Awards competition. Only one vote across all project categories was permitted. The following projects – one Residential and one Non-Residential – received the highest number of votes from the public and were granted People’s Choice Awards at the 2018 Design + Leadership Gala on October 12.

AWARD  PEOPLE'S CHOICE / Residential ─ Residential Architecture - New Construction
PROJECT  Fernwood
LOCATION  Bethesda, Maryland
ARCHITECT  GTM Architects
OWNER/CLIENT  Confidential
CONTRACTOR  Gibson Builders / William Percival
PHOTOGRAPHER  Bob Narod

AWARD  PEOPLE'S CHOICE / Non-Residential ─ Commercial Architecture
PROJECT Hotels at The Wharf DC, Canopy by Hilton and Hyatt House
LOCATION  Washington, District of Columbia
ARCHITECT  SmithGroup
OWNER/CLIENT  Hoffman-Madison Waterfront
CONTRACTOR  Donohoe Construction Companyl
PHOTOGRAPHER  Hoachlander Davis Photography/Judy Davis; Alex Fradkin; Photofusion Media


The AIA Potomac Valley Chapter Excellence in Design Awards Competition is designed to encourage and recognize distinguished architectural achievement; to honor the architectural team, their clients and consultants who work together to improve the built environment; to demonstrate the breadth of services architects provide; and to raise public consciousness of the Architect’s role in shaping the quality of life through design excellence. The awards program is established to recognize excellence in design and planning. Consequently, the awards program honors the full range of quality work completed or designed by eligible members of the AIA Potomac Valley Chapter.