A light-filled office building, an elegantly simple house, and an innovative hospital are some of the exceptional projects showcased in the 2001 AIA Georgia Awards. This year's winners were selected from a wide range of scales and building types. The jury believe the chosen projects demonstrate some of the best of contemporary design.
One of the nine Award of Excellence winners was the Atlanta firm of Cooper Carry Inc., who were honored for their design of the corporate headquarters for Lipson Alport Glass & Associates in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Housing a company that works in the visual and tactile aspects of product identity and design gave Cooper Carry an opportunity to do something special. They designed a 35,000-square-foot (3250-square-meter) office building as what they call "an image of lightness."
The building occupies a prominent position along one of Cincinnati's major surface streets and interstate highways and is located at a primary entrance to one of the city's parks. The site's long, narrow proportions and corner position between these two significant elements drove the building's initial gesture: a dynamic stretch between contrasts. >>>
The Lipson Alport Glass & Associates Office Building, designed by Cooper Carry, Inc., won an Award of Excellence from AIA Georgia.
Photo: Gary Knight
The Merial North American Headquarters, designed by idea/span, won an Award of Excellence for Interior Architecture.
Photo: Scott McDonald, Hedrich-Blessing Photographers
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