Awards

AIA CT Holds Architecture Awards

165 Capitol Avenue / Photo by Robert Benson Photography

New Haven, CT – The Connecticut Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Connecticut) celebrated its annual Awards Gala on Nov. 16 at Aria in Prospect.

The event celebrates residential and commercial architecture, the power of architecture to shape business performance, the emerging professionals who have already made outstanding contributions to their profession, and the impact that an individual or group can have on the world of architecture and the organization.

Forty-five awards were presented to both individuals and firms. Acknowledgement of membership milestones, 25 and 50-year, also took place.

Alice Washburn Awards

The program acknowledges excellence in traditional house design through the thoughtful adaptation of tradition to address 21st-century needs.

Lakeside Georgian Estate / Photo by Robert Benson Photography

Excellence Awards:

Lakeside Georgian Estate, Charles Hilton Architects

Pool Pergola, Charles Hilton Architects

Merit Awards:

Classic Georgian Restoration, Douglas VanderHorn Architects

Treetop, Albert, Righter & Tittmann Architects, Inc.

Victorian Cottage & Barn, David Scott Parker Architects

Citation for Restoration:

Sun Tavern, David Scott Parker Architects

Business Architecture Awards

This award honors architects for solving business problems for their clients, thereby demonstrating the power of architecture to shape business performance, to improve peoples’ lives and provide a value-added service to clients in a business setting that far exceeds the costs of that service.

600 Canal Place / Photo by David Sundberg

Excellence Awards:

600 Canal Place, Pickard Chilton Excellence

Dos Luces Brewery, Pirie Associates

Merit Awards:

165 Capitol Avenue, Amenta Emma Architects

Connecticut Innovations, Amenta Emma Architects

Elizabeth Mills Brown Awards

The award recognizes design excellence in the restoration, rehabilitation, adaptation, and reuse of historic structures, and is presented in conjunction with Preservation Connecticut.

Excellence Awards:

Harbor House, J.P. Franzen Associates

Hill-Stead Museum Visitor Center, Centerbrook Architects and Planners

Saint Mary Place, Patriquin Architects

Sun Tavern, David Scott Parker Architects

Merit Awards:

165 Capitol Avenue, Amenta Emma Architects

Elizabeth Park Visitors Center, Schadler Selnau Associates

Joseph R. Ensign House, Crosskey Architects, LLC

Victorian Cottage and Barn, David Scott Parker Architects

Sustainable Architecture Awards

This awards program recognizes the efforts of licensed Connecticut architects who have developed and demonstrated ways to decrease greenhouse gases, reduce energy use and demand, and conserve water use in the built or natural environments. Equally important is the creation of durable, comfortable, and healthy spaces. It also honors the climate change initiatives of AIA Connecticut and Connecticut Passive House to secure a more sustainable and environmentally thriving future.

Merit Awards:

165 Capitol Avenue, Amenta Emma Architects

2+U, Pickard Chilton

11 Crown, Kenneth Boroson Architects, LLC

Design Awards

The award recognizes design excellence of built and unbuilt work in Connecticut or in other locations by Connecticut-based firms.

Excellence Awards – Built:

Washington Art Association, Gray Organschi Architecture

Art Barn, John Martin Associates Architects

Merit Awards – Built:

315 Buckingham Street Garage, Amenta Emma Architects

575 Madison Avenue, Amenta Emma Architects

600 Canal Place, Pickard Chilton

Corporate Tech/Co-work Campus, Kenneth Boroson Architects, LLC

Hill House, Joeb Moore + Partners, Architects, LLC

Little Harbor House, Gray Organschi Architecture

New Lebanon Elementary School, TSKP Studio

UNH, Bergami Center for Innovation, Svigals + Partners

Pond House, Roger Ferris + Partners

Citation for Reimagination:

Essex River House, Robert Orr & Associates, LLC

Merit Awards – Unbuilt:

Carbon Containment Lab, Gray Organschi Architecture

Stuckbridge Park, TSKP Studio

Katelyn Chapin, AIA was honored with the Women in Architecture Award, which
honors registered and practicing female architects in Connecticut who demonstrate design excellence, promote equitable and sustainable practice, and are affecting change in the profession.

Max Ernesto Ballardo, Assoc. AIA, Patriquin Architects; Tom Barker, AIA, Amenta Emma Architects; and Alexis Hoff, Assoc. AIA, Amenta Emma Architects; received the Emerging Professionals Award, which recognizes and supports emerging, graduate architects who have made outstanding, innovative contributions to the discipline and/or profession and have rendered exemplary service in the public realm.

Garde Arts Center, New London County was honored with the Connecticut Treasures award, which features the wealth and diversity of buildings from each of the eight Connecticut counties. The public is invited every year to vote for a favorite building for this state-wide award.

The Public Service Award went to John Herzan, New Haven Preservation Trust. The award acknowledges the impact that an individual or group can have on the world of architecture.

Ronald Penton, LaRosa Building, and Cathy DeFrances-Vittorio, Fuss & O’Neill, were named Allied Members of the Year. They have promoted and contributed significantly to the profession of architecture through their membership and participation in the Connecticut Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

Volunteer of the Year went to Dominique Moore, Assoc. AIA and Leonard Wyeth, AIA for their support and assistance through committee work.