AIA Central Massachusetts Design Awards

November 18, 2017


AIA Central Massachusetts Announces the Recipients of the 2017 Honor Awards. Structures or buildings (or groups of either) of any size and any project type built or renovated/rehabilitated in Central Massachusetts by architects anywhere in the AIACM Geographic area, or any project type built or renovated/rehabilitated anywhere in the world by an architect/firm that is currently a resident of Central Massachusetts were eligible.

Awards were presented at the 2017 AIA CM Annual Dinner attended by 60 members, awardees, clients, and spouses and friends.

  • Jury members - AIA Western Massachusetts
  • -Kerry Bartini AIA – Berkshire Design, Inc
  • -Chris Farley AIA – Kuhn Riddle Architects
  • -Christopher Novelli AIA – Studio One, Inc.
  • -Garth Schwellenbach AIA – c and h Architects

HONOR AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN ARCHITECTURE

Citation

  • Centerville Village House             Daniel Lewis, AIA

Jury comments: This Citation Award recognizes this LEED Gold Certified traditionally styled residence for its sustainable and unique design features on its size-restricting building lot.

  • Valley of Our Lady Monastery    Cram and Ferguson Architects

Jury comments: This Citation Award recognizes the skillful master planning, scale, and presentation techniques of this unbuilt traditionally designed monastery.

  • Ten24 Digital Solutions                 GRLA
Jury comments: This Citation Award recognizes the well-crafted and dramatic interior office space design executed with simple materials and color.
  • Natures University                        Swanson Architects

Jury comments: This Citation Award recognizes this grouping of simply designed, beautifully detailed buildings in their dramatic setting.

  • Release Well-Being Center          Daniel Lewis, AIA

Jury comments: This Citation Award recognizes the great interior spaces created in both the reuse of the historic 1820 Nathan Fisher House and the adjacent new structure. 

Merit   

  • Shrewsbury Public Library          Lamoureux Pagano & Associates, Inc

Jury comments: This Merit Award recognizes the thoughtful juxtaposition of the large new addition as it pays homage to the existing classically designed library building, how the architecture exploits a challenging site, and how internally it axially marries the new to the existing.

  • St. Andrews                                     Cram and Ferguson Architects

Jury comments: This Merit Award recognizes an amazingly seamless addition to the sanctuary of an existing masonry walled Gothic Revival church paying respect to the existing architecture with a focus on detail.

  • Quinn Middle School                    OMR Architects

Jury comments: This Merit Award recognizes this very well organized and detailed educational building where grades are separated into neighborhoods  with architecture that focuses on the quality of light in every area.

  • St. Kateri                                          Cram and Ferguson Architects
Jury comments: This Merit Award recognizes the design finesse in rebuilding a tornado-destroyed church that features thoughtful interior finishes using color and lighting with dramatic results.

Honor

  •  College of the Holy Cross Contemplative Center    Lamoureux Pagano & Associates, Inc. with William J. Masiello Architect, Inc.

Jury comments: This year's Honor Award recognizes thoughtful human-scaled architecture that successfully integrates its building components with the land. The architecture is expressed with simple materiality reflecting its quiet intended purpose. This is architecture with a capital “A”.

 

AIA Central Massachusetts includes all the communities of Worcester County and the towns of Acton, Ashby, Ashland, Ayer, Bellingham, Boxborough, Brimfield, Framingham, Franklin, Groton, Holland, Holliston, Hopkinton, Hudson, Littleton, Marlborough, Maynard, Medway, Monson, Orange, Palmer, Pepperell, Shirley, Stow, Sudbury, Townsend, Wales, Ware, Westford and Wrentham

 

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