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AIA CT Holds 2022 Architecture Awards

New Haven, CT – The Connecticut Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA CT) celebrated the annual awards gala on Nov. 15 at The Grand Oak Villa in Oakdale, part of the 120th anniversary celebration of the Connecticut chapter.

Fifty awards were presented to individuals and firms from a total of 197 submissions. The Project of the Year award went to Timber City – Gray Organschi Architecture.

Alice Washburn Awards



Connecticut River House – Robert Orr & Associates LLC, New Haven, CT

The Captain’s Quarters – Campaigne Kestner Architects, Guilford, CT

Reclaimed Contemporary House – Saniee Architects LLC, Greenwich, CT


Shoreline Cottage – Joseph Sepot Architects, Southport, CT

Merit & Commendation for Interior Design:

Countryside Residence – Charles Hilton Architects, Greenwich, CT

Commendation for Sustainability:

1850 Greek Revival w/ Guest Cottage – J.P. Franzen Associates Architects, P.C., , Southport, CT

New Construction


Linden Shore Retreat – Joseph Sepot Architects, Southport, CT

Excellence & Commendation for Sustainability:

New England Shingle Style Residence – Charles Hilton Architects, Greenwich, CT


Hilltop English Country – Douglas VanderHorn Architects, Greenwich, CT

Merit & Commendation for Sustainability:

Connecticut Riverfront House – Centerbrook Architects and Planners, Centerbrook, CT

Accessory Buildings


Out-building with Indoor Pool – J.P. Franzen Associates Architects, P.C., Southport, CT


Business Architecture Award


Norfolk Southern Headquarters – Pickard Chilton Excellence, New Haven, CT


Elizabeth Mills Brown Awards


Hotel Marcel – Becker + Becker, Westport, CT

Legacy Theatre – Wyeth Architects LLC, Chester, CT

Excellence for Exterior Restoration & Activation of Space:

Ball & Socket Arts, Building 2 – Maier Design Group, LLC, Hartford, CT


Ferguson Library Restoration – Silver Petrucelli & Associates, Hamden, CT

Montgomery Mill – Crosskey Architects, LLC, Hartford, CT

Pine Orchard Union Chapel – Joseph Sepot Architects, Southport CT

Commendation for Respect for Historic Fabric & Context:

87 to 85 Trumbull Street Move – David Thompson Architects LLC and Petra Construction Corp.


Sustainable Architecture Awards


New Construction  

Akamai Technologies Global Headquarters – Pickard Chilton, New Haven, CT

Renovations, Adaptive Re-Use, or Retro-Fit

Greenwich Passive House Deep Energy Retrofit – Trillium Architects, Ridgefield, CT

Legacy Theatre – Wyeth Architects, Chester, CT

Conceptual or Research-Based Projects

Uber Sky Loft – Pickard Chilton, New Haven, CT


Design Awards

Adaptive Re-Use


Sacred Heart University Toussaint Hall – The S/L/A/M Collaborative, Glastonbury, CT

Commendation for Exterior Architecture & Planning:

Brim + Crown – Beinfield Architecture, South Norwalk, CT

Architecture: Encompassing Art


Timber City – Gray Organschi Architecture, New Haven, CT

Commercial, Institutional, Educational, or Multi-Family Residential Design – over 25,000 sq. ft.  


Yale University Humanities Quadrangle – Ann Beha Architects, now Annum Architects, Boston, MA

Greenwich Academy New Lower School & Middle School Expansion – Ann Beha Architects, now Annum Architects, Boston, MA


Athey Center for Performance and Research – Ennead Architects, New York, NY

Gant Science Complex Restoration – Goody Clancy & Mitchell | Giurgola, Boston, MA

Walter P. Carter/Lois T. Murray Elementary/Middle Schools – Newman Architects, PC, New Haven, CT

Commercial, Institutional, Educational, or Multi-Family Residential Design – under 25,000 sq. ft.


Art Lab – Joeb Moore + Partners, Architects, L.L.C., Greenwich, CT


r kids Family Center – Newick Architects, New Haven, CT

34 Old Kings Highway – Beinfield Architecture, South Norwalk, CT

Residential Architecture


Mount Mauwee House – Paul Schulhof, AIA, , New York, NY

Sharon Carriage House – ALAO, Brooklyn, NY

Interior Architecture


Office for Creatives – Thiel Architecture + Design, Westport, CT


Martin Luther King, Jr. Campus – JCJ  Architecture, Hartford, CT

Unbuilt Design


Wolf Creek – Nick Darin Architect, Meriden, CT


Women in Architecture Award

Nancy Clayton, AIA – Pickard Chilton
Marissa Mead, AIA, NOMA, LEED AP – Svigals + Partners

Emerging Professionals Award

Andrew Barnett Assoc. AIA, LEED GA – Pickard Chilton
Michael Semënov-Leiva, AIA – Centerbrook Architects

Connecticut Treasures

Yantic Fire Engine Company – Yantic, CT, New London County

Public Service Award

Anna M. Swinbourne, Ph.D. – Hill-Stead Museum
Joseph Cassidy – State Building Inspector – Retired, DAS
Chris Franco – Greenwich Point Conservancy
Karraine Moody – Habitat for Humanity, North Central Connecticut Chapter

President’s Award

Melissa Kops, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, LFA – City of New Haven

Allied Member of the Year

Dom DiCenzo, Executive Director – Connecticut Concrete Promotion Council/Build with Strength

Volunteer of the Year

Karl Hennig, AIA, LEED GA
Laura Pirie, AIA, LFA, NOMA


2022 Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Awards

J.E.D.I Crystal Award

Small Firm (10 or less employees):

Patriquin Architects, New Haven, CT

Medium Firm (11 to 50 employees):

Pickard Chilton, New Haven, CT

Large Firm (50+ employees):

JCJ Architecture, Hartford, CT

Firms that have taken the J.E.D.I. Pledge

Amenta Emma Architects, Hartford, CT
Bruce J. Spiewak, AIA, Consulting Architect, LLC, West Haven, CT
Centerbrook Architects & Planners, Centerbrook, CT
CPG Architects, Stamford, CT
Crosskey Architects, LLC, Hartford, CT
Dean Sakamoto Architects, New Haven, CT
Doyle Coffin Architecture, Ridgefield, CT
Fuss & O’Neill, New Haven, CT
Goren Architecture + Design, Westport CT
Happy Haus Design, LLC, Stamford, CT
Hoffmann Architects, Hamden, CT
Huestis Tucker Architects, Woodbridge, CT
Integrated Design Construction, Hamden, CT
JCJ Architecture, Hartford, CT
John Jones Architects, LLC, Westport, CT
Kaestle Boos Associates, New Britain, CT
Maier Design Group, LLC, Hartford, CT
Newman Architects, PC, New Haven, CT
Patriquin Architects, New Haven, CT
Perkins Eastman Architects, Stamford, CT
Pickard Chilton Architects, New Haven, CT
Pirie Associates, New Haven, CT
QA+ M Architecture, Farmington, CT
Ramiz Khoda Consulting & Design, Hartford, CT
Rountree Architects, Westport CT
Svigals + Partners, New Haven, CT
The S/L/A/M Collaborative, Glastonbury, CT
TLB Architecture, Chester, CT
TSKP Studios, Hartford, CT