PHILADELPHIA — AIA Pennsylvania presented its Annual Architectural Excellence Design and Special Awards recipients to an audience of some 300 leaders in Pennsylvania architecture. The Awards Gala was held on November 12 at the world-renowned Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia.
Some 35 firms and individuals across the Commonwealth were honored for excellence in design and innovation, contributions to the profession of Architecture and commitment to the quality of life in the built environment. The Architectural Excellence recipients were selected by a jury panel from the Boston Society of Architects, chaired by Mike Davis, FAIA, LEED, Bergmeyer and Associates. The winners were selected from over 130 project submissions.
“It was a great privilege for the Boston Society of Architects to be asked to review such an extraordinarily high-quality group of submittals,” said Davis. “Determining which projects to recognize with awards was a monumental task.”
Special 2014 Award Recipients:
Allied Professions Award
Langan Engineering & Environmental Services
This new award is presented for contribution to the built environment to honor those professionals who bring architects’ work into reality and uphold the tenets of design, sustainability and collaboration.
Erike De Veyra, Associate AIA
This new award recognizes exceptional contributions to the profession by an AIA Pennsylvania Associate member who graduated in the last five years and who has demonstrated professional and civic leadership.
Contribution to the Profession by a Non-Architect Award
Anthony Potter, Esq.
Powell Trachtman Logan Carrle & Lombardo
This award is presented to recipients for their direct contributions to the profession or other significant disciplines that have a strong influence on Architecture.
Emerging Professional Award
Jo Hohenwarter, AIA
Joshua Otto, AIA
Sean Sheffler, AIA
The Emerging Professional Award seeks to recognize the exceptional achievements and future promise of a licensed architect and promote their continuing development.
Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
The Architectural Firm Award is awarded to any firm or successor firms, whether an individual or an organization of architects, in which the continuing collaboration among individuals of the firm has been the principal force in consistently producing distinguished architecture for a period of at least 10 years.
Alan Greenberger, FAIA, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Director of Commerce City of Philadelphia
The Government Award is given in recognition of significant contributions to, or particular support of, the profession and business of Architecture and/or the built environment.
Medal of Distinction Award
William J. Bates, AIA
The Medal of Distinction is the highest award bestowed by AIA Pennsylvania upon a living AIA Pennsylvania member. The recipient shall have made contributions to architecture that transcend local boundaries and have been of benefit to the profession and citizens of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Arjumand Anjum, Temple University
Amanda Bonelli, Philadelphia University
Cory Clippinger, Penn State University
Gray Garmon, University of Pennsylvania
Jason Kim, Carnegie Mellon University
Julie Morningstar, Drexel University
This new award recognizes students nominated by the faculty of an accredited architectural school in Pennsylvania to be honored for proficiency in both academics and design. Students were recognized for exceptional scholastic achievement and readiness to take on the challenges and responsibilities of the work environment in an architecture firm.
Architectural Excellence Awards:
The Lincoln Ballroom at Union League; Philadelphia, PA
Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
Colombiere Jesuit Residence and Chapel; Baltimore, MD
Peace Arch U.S. Port of Entry; Blaine, WA
Stone Barn at a Coastal Farm; RI
Copperhill Mountain Lodge; Are, Sweden
Claflen Associates, Architects and Planners
Public Skyplane Access Study; Philadelphia, PA
Construction and Education Training Center; Wilmington, DE
Erdy McHenry Architecture
Cornell University – Dairy Teaching Barn; Ithaca, NY
Upper Lawrenceville Community Visioning; Pittsburgh, PA
Pound Ridge House; Pound Ridge, NY
OTTO Architects & Assimilation Design Lab, LLC
TRIA Taproom; Philadelphia, PA
R+D Architecture LLC
Trifecta Technologies; Allentown, PA
Lantern House; Philadelphia, PA
Stanev Potts Architects
The Franklin; Philadelphia, PA
Beckton Dickinson Campus Center; Franklin Lakes, NJ
Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas; Irving, TX
The Urban Workshop at Temple University
Digging Deeper – The Village of Arts and Humanities; Philadelphia, PA
Urban Design Build Studio at Carnegie Mellon University
Re_FAB: Mobile Fabrication Lab; Pittsburgh, PA
Puriflume; Pittsburgh, PA
Wallace Roberts & Todd
Hoover-Mason Trestle Steel Walk; Bethlehem, PA