AIA Maryland Design 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.
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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