2015 Design Awards

The 2015 AIA CM Design Awards Dinner was held Saturday November 21, 2015 at the Higgins House at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. The dinner was attended by more than 65 guests inclduing AIA CM Members, Award winners from five firms in the Central Massachusetts area, their clients, one of the jurors and honored guests.

The excitement could be felt in the great room of the Higgins mansion as the assembled architects, clients and family and friends enjoyed a cocktail reception and prime rib dinner while awaiting the awards ceremony.

AIA New Hampshire members: Patricia Sherman, FAIA, Dan Scully, AIA, and Mick Petrovick, AIA served on the jury for the AIA CM Honor Awards. The jury chose six projects for recognition – 2 Honor, 2 Merit, and 2 Honorable Mention.

HONOR AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN ARCHITECTURE

Extension/Restoration of St. Edward’s Chapel, The Casady School, Oklahoma City, OK

Cram & Ferguson Architects - Ethan Anthony, AIA with Kevin M. Hogan

 

Sublime seamless authentic addition, better than the original, refinement to detailing that is rare in today’s environment, the real thing.

Sophisticated Serenity, Private Residence, Boylston, MA

William J. Masiello Architect, Inc. – William Masiello, AIA with David Martin and Sinead Gallivan

 

An accomplished building that lives up to its name.  A transitional shingle style to modern. A very good floor plan. Not boring and not ostentatious.

MERIT AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN ARCHITECTURE

 

MAPFRE / Commerce U.S. Corporate Headquarters Entry and Lobby Renovation, Webster, MA

Gregory J O’Connor and Associates, Inc. – Greg O’Connor, AIA with Scott Dzik

Interior Design by Julie Conte of the Corporate Design Group

 

Pat – A severe architectural problem very well solved and affectively achieved

Sherwood Middle School, Shrewsbury, MA

Lamoureux Pagano & Associates, Inc.

Great environment for kids to learn.  Great floor plan, compact, Great use of site, building could have gone on forever. Loved the different shapes. Exterior reflects the floor plan…

 HONORABLE MENTION

The George F. and Sybil H. Fuller Campus Center at Becker College, Leicester, MA

William J. Masiello Architect, Inc. – William Masiello, AIA with David Martin, Sinead Gallivan and Brittany Page

Competent building, works well with the adjacent building.  Floor plan works well.  Appropriate, handsome college building maintaining the character of the adjacent building with exciting interior

Slipped Shed Studio, South Dartmouth, MA

Dewing Schmid Kearns, Architects and Planners – W. Timothy Hess, AIA  Project Designer

This is a fun whimsical project for an artist’s residence and studio. The interiors are fantastic.  A good solution to an insulating problem, insulation on the outside allowing an opportunity to expose and paint the studs on the inside.

 

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