2019 NWW Design Awards Winners Announced

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Northwest Washington Section hosted its Design Awards on October 3 in Bellingham to celebrate excellence in Design.

The jury included Chrysanthe Broikos (DC, National Building Museum), John Janicki (Sedro Woolley, Janicki Industries), and Al Zimmerman (Bellingham, ZimGroup). The jury worked with AIA Northwest Washington members Dave Christensen AIA (Christensen Design Managment), Julie Blazek AIA (HKP Architects),, and Sharon Robinson AIA (Zervas Group), who guided the Design Awards process, with support from Dave Pelletier AIA (Pelletier & Schaar).

From 26 submissions, the jury chose 9 projects for recognition of Citation, Merit, and Honor, across commercial and residential design. The jury remarked that the process on the whole was filled with difficult decisions, and they were impressed with the quality of projects submitted. In particular, execution and detailing were strong, and the jury chose those whose projects had concerns or parameters which the final design addressed.

Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to our esteemed jury and Design Awards committee!

HONOR AWARD

Beach Drive Studio by Designs Northwest Architects was awarded for its “hideaway” residential studio on Camano Island, Washington. In particular, the jurors remarked on its coherent incorporation of all its materials, and use of light and views to water. Its design directly responded to the challenge of its location in a floodplain.
Dan Nelson, Principal Architect
Wayne Lovegrove, Designs Northwest Architects, Project Manager
Garrett Kuhlman, Designs Northwest Architects, Interior Design
Impel Construction, General Contractor
Equilibria, Structural Engineer
Photo credit: Swift Studio

 

D&D Building by Designs Northwest Architects was awarded for its multiuse commercial design in the historic west end of Stanwood, Washington. The jury zeroed in on its development of cost-effective solutions to the challenges posed by the site, in particular associated with its location in a floodplain.
Dan Nelson, Principal Architect
Tom Rochon, Designs Northwest Architects, Senior Project Designer
Jayme Zold, Designs Northwest Architects, Project Manager
Garrett Kuhlman, Designs Northwest Architects, Interior Design
Impel Construction, General Contractor
Equilibria, Structural Engineer; Alpine Welding, Metalwork
Photo credit: S. Brousseau Photography

MERIT AWARD

Mazama Meadow House by Designs Northwest Architects
Eleanor Apartments by RMC Architects
North Shore Road Residence by Zervas Architects
Options High School by Zervas Architects

CITATION AWARD

Mouse Ranch House by Christensen Design Management
Twin Lakes Landing by HKP Architects & Designs Northwest Architects
Unity Care NW, North Whatcom Health Center by RMC Architects

 


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