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    AIA Maryland Design Awards


    Additional Awards

    Besides winning an honor award for its Smithsonian project, Gensler also received a merit award for the interior design of the firm's own new offices in Baltimore.

    Cho Benn Holback + Associates, architects of the American Brewery project, received two merit awards. One was for Brooklyn Green, a Baltimore affordable housing project consisting of eight townhouses with solar hot-water heating, living green roofs, and many more sustainable features. The other was for the University of Baltimore's Liberal Arts and Policy Building.

    Additional Merit Awards:

    Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center and Smith Education Center, Charlottesville, Virginia, by Ayers Saint Gross

    Boonsboro Library, Boonsboro, Maryland, by Murphy & Dittenhafer Architects

    Randecker House, Vienna, Virginia, by McInturff Architects

    Plaza Lofts 22, Hyattsville, Maryland, by WDG Architecture.

    Citation Awards:

    Torchio Building, Centreville, Maryland, by Torchio Architects

    Temple Beth Shalom, Arnold, Maryland, by Charles E. Anthony Architects

    Harpers Ferry Train Station, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, by GWWO, Inc./ Architects

    Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center, Silver Spring, Maryland, by Wiencek + Associates Architects + Planners

    Nemours Mansion and Gardens Visitor Center, Wilmington, Delaware, by Ayers Saint Gross

    upGRADE, an unbuilt school design competition entry by Hord Coplan Macht

    The AIA Maryland 2009 Design Awards were given on September 9.

    The 2009 jury for the AIA Maryland Design Awards consisted of five architects from AIA North Carolina: jury chair Frank Harmon, FAIA, Frank Harmon Architect PA; Robin Abrams, AIA, ASLA, director, School of Architecture, North Carolina State University; Phil Freelon, FAIA, The Freelon Group; Matt Griffith, AIA, Frank Harmon Architect PA; and Ellen Weinstein, AIA, Dixon Weinstein Friedlein.   >>>

    Brian Libby is a Portland, Oregon-based freelance writer who has also published in Metropolis, Architectural Record, the Christian Science Monitor, and the New York Times.   More by Brian Libby


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    Gensler's design for its own offices in Baltimore was recognized with a merit award.
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    The open design of the Gensler offices uses a simple material palette.
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    A green roof and rooftop solar collectors set the Brooklyn Green housing project apart from more traditional Baltimore row houses.
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    The Brooklyn Green affordable housing project comprises eight townhouses designed by Cho Benn Holback + Associates.
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    Low-VOC paint and formaldehyde-free millwork and doors were used in the construction of Brooklyn Green.
    Photo: Paul Burk

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    The LEED Gold-certified Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center and Smith Education Center, at Jefferson's Monticello, near Charlottesville, Virginia, was designed by Ayers Saint Gross.
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    Exterior finish materials used in the Monticello visitor center include cedar siding, copper roofs, and local fieldstone.
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    In its design for the University of Baltimore's Liberal Arts and Policy Building, Cho Benn Holback + Associates transformed a 1927 building into classroom and office space.
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