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NWAIA Announces 2015 Award Winners

(Press Release) BELLINGHAM, WA, March 9, 2015 | Northwest Washington Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (NWAIA) announced today the recipients of the 2015 Design Awards, the highest recognition of works that exemplify excellence in quality design with a Citation, Merit or Honor Award. Selected from nearly 27 total submissions, 11 recipients were recognized at the 2015 Design Awards Reception held on February 20, 2015.  The NWAIA also recognizes Young Architects/Associates Award recognizes individuals of all ages who have shown exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the profession in an early stage of their architectural career.

The NWAIA Design Awards were developed to recognize and encourage excellence in architectural design from architects in Northwest Washington. The 2015 jury was comprised of representatives from the pacific northwest architecture community, Ray Colliver, Heidi Epstein and Cynthia Richardson AIA.

The jury voted to recognize projects ranging from a small, private residence in Anacortes to the Sunshine Alley Revitalization Plan in the Town of Friday Harbor. These projects were awarded on their merits for design quality, functional utility, accessibility, aesthetic delight, sustainability, creativity and innovation as well as the independent merit of each project. The Young Architects Award is given to individuals who have shown exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the profession in an early stage of their architectural career.

 

The 2015 NWAIA Design Award recipients are:

 

Stillaguamish Natural Resources Department, Honor and Sustainability Award

Architect: Brooks Middleton Architect

Client: Stillaguamish Tribe

Builder: Quantum Construction

Photographer: C9 Photography

 

Anacortes Old Town House, Honor

Architect: David Hall AIA, STUDIOEDISON

Client: Kristjan and Monica Ochs

Builder: Moceri Construction

Photographer: David Hall

 

Saratoga Hill House, Merit Award

Architect: Dan Nelson AIA and Matt Radach AIA, Designs Northwest

Client: Dale Shwartzmiller and Sally Isaiou

Builder: Mike Waite

Photographer: Lucas Henning

 

Possession Sound House, Merit Award

Architect: Dan Nelson AIA, Tom Rochon AIA, Designs Northwest

Client: Dale Shwartzmiller and Sally Isaiou

Builder: Gaffney Construction

Photographer: Lucas Henning

 

Brammer Chapel and Center for Visual Communication, Merit Award

Architect: Dan Nelson AIA, Eric Anderson AIA, Designs Northwest

Client: Trinity Lutheran College

Builder: Kirtley Cole Associates

Photographer: Lucas Henning

 

Sunshine Alley Revitalization Plan, Merit Award

Architect: HKP Architects

Design Team: Beckwith Consulting, HKP architects, SvR Design Company

Client: Town of Friday Harbor

 

BTC Master Planning & Capital Improvements, Merit Award

Architect: HKP Architects

Design Team: Julie Blazek AIA, Brian Poppe AIA, Kevin Barber AIA, Russ Weiser AIA, Christine Baldwin

Client: Bellingham Technical College, State of Washington

Photographer: Matt Brown

 

Hanna Park, Citation Award

Architect: Geoff Prentiss AIA, Prentiss Architects

Builder: Michel Construction Inc.

Photographer: Ye-h photography

 

Island Perch, Citation Award

Architect: Brooks Middleton Architect

Client: Scott Petersen and Regan Weeks

Builder: Kreider Construction

Photographer: McManus Photo

 

The Cornerstone, Citation Award

Architect: Brad Cornwell AIA, RMC Architects

Client: The Barkley Company

Builder: Dawson Construction

Photographer: Jim Krause Design

 

Kulshan Land Trust, Citation Award

Architect: Doug Landsem Architects

Builder: Emerald Builders

Client: Kulshan Community Land Trust

 

NWAIA 2015 Young Architects Award

Jason Willard AIA, RMC Architects

Jason received his architectural license in 2011. After practicing in Boston for 5 years, Jason and his wife moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2006, when he joined the staff at RMC. Jason has proven himself to be a leader in master planning, architecture and interior design for both public and private sector clients this regard. At a relatively early stage in his career, he has operated as a project manager on some of RMC’s largest and most complex projects. He has the ability to create high quality design and construction documents that not only meet stringent technical standards, but go even further to tell the whole story.

 

About The American Institute of Architects

For 150 years, members of The American Institute of Architects have worked with each other and their communities to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings and cityscapes. AIA members have access to the right people, knowledge, and tools to create better design, and through such resources and access, they help clients and communities make their visions real. www.aia.org

Tobias Osterhaug

Tobias Osterhaug

Tobias is a full-time contributor to Bellingham Business News, covering local business events, tech news, and advice for job seekers in the Bellingham area. He graduated from Western Washington University with a double major in History and Chinese Language & Cultural Studies, and has previously worked as a coordinator in Western’s Writing Center.

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