Award of Excellence. David Jameson Architect. Dahlonega Residence, Bethesda, Maryland.
Award of Excellence. Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect.Difficult Run Residence, McLean, Virginia.
Jurors' Citation. Muse Architects. Restoration/Renovation of and Addition to a 1930s Residence, Washington, DC.
Award of Merit. Bonstra | Haresign Architects. Hazel River Cabin, Woodville, Virginia.
Jurors' Citation. Muse Architects. Piedmont Farm, Howard County, Maryland.
Award of Merit. Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect. Apartment 24, Washington, DC.
Jurors Citation. Muse Architects. Riverside Pavilion at Yellowstone Bend Ranch, Big Timber, Montana.
Award of Merit. Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect. Tred Avon River House, Easton, Maryland.

AIA NOVA 2013 Design Awards

AIA Northern Virginia's annual awards celebration

AIA NOVA 2013 Design Awards

Members of the AIA Northern Virginia chapter gathered on June 6 for their annual Design Awards Celebration at the newly renovated Old Town Theater in Alexandria. After an opening reception, the awards were announced in the 1914 theater, where many original architecture details have been restored. A jury of Atlanta architects judged the 2013 competition. Their comments, along with photos of winning residential projects, follow, along with a listing of non-residential winners. To view a winners’ gallery, visit

Residential Awards of Excellence
Difficult Run Residence, McLean, Virginia 
Jury comments: “…the palette of materials and the quality of the detailing are exquisite….The house feels brand new and fresh on the bones of the old structure.”

Dahlonega Residence, Bethesda, Maryland 
Jury comments: “…the architect was very creative in organizing the spaces to create a new type of space we have not seen before.”

Residential Awards of Merit
Hazel River Cabin, Woodville, Virginia 
Jury comments: “…the salvaging of historic building material in this way is very commendable and a very difficult thing to accomplish….The interior details are exquisite.”

Apartment 24, Washington, DC 
Jury comments: “This project is exquisitely composed and detailed in every respect….The architect has a good understanding of the best modernist artistic influences….”

Tred Avon River House, Easton, Maryland 
Jury comments: “I like the way this project rests on a great site, sitting nobly as a man-made thing….”

Residential Jurors’ Citations
Piedmont Farm, Howard County, Maryland 
Jury comments: “The project responds positively to the quality and control of interior detailing and the finishes have an aura of authenticity that is very difficult to achieve.”

Restoration/Renovation of, and Addition to a 1930’s Residence, Washington, DC 
Jury comments: “Anything done in the 1930s is of its own time, and the addition extended the aura and didn’t depart or defeat what had been there before.”

Riverside Pavilion at Yellowstone Bend Ranch, Big Timber, Montana 
Jury comments: “I admire the way the architect responded to the site in a restrained way; the building is elemental and of the earth and place.”

Clay Hill, Millwood, Virginia 
Jury comments: “The desire to preserve a 19th-century Federal farmhouse was evident in the restrained additions.This project was very well executed.”
Winning Projects, Non-Residential
Awards of Excellence
National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC (Historic Architecture)

Mission Training Complex, Fort Bragg, North Carolina (Institutional Architecture)

Repositioning 1620 L Street NW, Washington, DC (Commercial Interiors)

Volkswagen Group of America US Headquarters, Herndon, Virginia (Commercial Interiors)

Awards of Merit
Davis Place, Arlington, Virginia (Commercial  Architecture)

5110 1/2 Offices, Washington, DC (Commercial Interiors)

District Architecture Center, Washington, DC (Commercial Interiors)

Congregation Olam Tikvah, Fairfax, Virginia (Institutional Architecture)

United Christian Parish of Reston, Virginia (Institutional Architecture)

Jurors’ Citations
Dolley Madison Library, McLean, Virginia (Institutional Architecture)

Beltway Warehouse Re-Use, Alexandria, Virginia (Commercial Architecture)

A New Pool House and Site Improvements for the Chevy Chase Recreation Association, Chevy Chase, Maryland (Institutional Architecture)

Gatehouse, Falls Church, Virginia (Conceptual/Unbuilt Architecture)

University of Virginia Medical Center Patient Tower Expansion, Charlottesville, Virginia (Institutional Architecture)