AIA of Northern Virginia Design Awards

Twenty-three projects from custom homes to corporate headquarters--receive recognition this year


Robert M. Gurney, FAIA. Photo by Anice Hoachlander.Last June the American Institute of Architects Northern Virginia Chapter gathered in the soaring glass atrium of the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria to celebrate its 2006 annual design awards gala. Guests toured the museum on site and attended a presentation by former GSA chief architect Edward A. Feiner, FAIA, that underscored the value of good architecture in society.Following are highlights of some of the residential projects that received awards:

Corvasce/Goldstein Residence, Washington, DC
Award of Excellence, Residential Architecture Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Alexandria, Virginia Photography: Anice Hoachlander

“There exists a certain politeness about the connections between the various forms. Vertical planes meet horizontal landscape reverently; the pool merges beautifully with surroundings. This project shows the strongest integration with the site of all that we’ve seen.”—Jury comments

Adams Row, Washington, DC
Award of Merit, Residential Architecture Hickok Cole Architects, Washington, DC Photography: Prakash Patel

“Adams Row has a nicely controlled rhythm and the organization of traditional townhomes, but a traditionally scaled vocabulary is updated through the use of double-height spaces. One’s individual sense of ownership is skillfully supported by the design solution.”—Jury comments

BTR, Bethesda, Maryland
Award of Merit, Residential Architecture David Jameson Architect, Alexandria, Virginia Photography: Paul Warchol and Anice Hoachlander

“Deceptively simple and restrained, this is nonetheless a powerful design statement. The copper-clad form hovers above the landscape, allowing a completely glass-enclosed living space to feel private beneath it. Very cleanly detailed throughout.”—Jury comments

McCoy Bathroom, Alexandria, Virginiar
Kitten Herlong Award for Associates, Award of Excellence Clint Larkan, Associate AIA, Alexandria, Virginia.

“This impressive solution creatively thinks outside the box of accessible design—the fact that this is a handicap bathroom is secondary. From the wonderful manipulation of planes to the excellent texture and material choices, everything here is done very elegantly.”—Jury comments

AWARD WINNERS

Following is a list of the remaining 2006 residential awards from the American Institute of Architects Northern Virginia Chapter:

Kitten Herlong Award for Associates

Merit

978 Florida Avenue, NW, Washington, DC Nick Baker, III, Associate AIA, Koolhaas studio architecture, Washington, DC.

Merit

House for an Ecologist, Conceptual Joel Richardson, Associate AIA; Zac Ray, Associate AIA; Nathan Webb, Associate AIA; & Kevin Walker, Associate AIA, Reader & Swartz Architects, PC, Winchester, Virginia

Historic Architecture

Excellence
Cabin on Middle Ridge, Highview, West Virginia Reader & Swartz Architects, PC, Winchester, Virginia

Excellence

Stonyhurst, Middleburg, Virginia Donald Lococo Architects, LLC, Washington, DC

Merit
River Park Mutual Homes, Washington, DC Ritter Architects, Alexandria, Virginia

Residential Architecture

Merit
Waldron Residence, Annapolis, Maryland Donald Lococo Architects, LLC, Washington, DC

Merit
Additions to Historic West St. Mary’s Manor, Drayden, Maryland Muse Architects, PC, Bethesda, Maryland

Merit
W Street Residence, Washington, DC Division1 Architects, Silver Spring, MarylandRobert M. Gurney, FAIA. Photo by Anice Hoachlander.


Robert M. Gurney, FAIA. Photo by Anice Hoachlander.


Hickok Cole Architects. Photo by Prakash Patel.


Hickok Cole Architects. Photo by Prakash Patel.


David Jameson Architect. Photo by Paul Warchol.


David Jameson Architect. Photo by Paul Warchol.


Clint Larkan, Associate AIA. 


Clint Larkan, Associate AIA.