Portsmouth, NH – Four Honor Awards, 11 Merit Awards, and three Special Mentions were announced October 3 for the 2009 AIA New England Regional Design Awards (American Institute of Architects New England Region).
Submissions to the competition were accepted from New England firms for projects located anywhere in the world, and from firms outside New England for buildings located in the region. Architecture firms from Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, and Vermont were among the winners. Winning projects are represented in all six New England states, and one is located in Arizona.
Honor Awards went to two dramatically different private houses and two utterly contrasting public buildings of some complexity.
• SF Residence, 44 PL, Greenwich, CT, by Joeb + Partners, Architects, Greenwich, CT
Jurors’ comment: A unanimous choice for an honor award, this project was a pleasure to examine in detail after the first delightful impact had registered upon us.
• Meditech – Medical Information Technology Computer Science Building, Fall River, MA, by Payette, Boston, MA.
Jurors’ comment: This work appealed to the jurors for its excellent site organization, capitalizing on great views, and the purity of its form.
• Kroon Hall, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Yale University, New Haven, CT; Hopkins Architects, London–Design Architect and Centerbrook Architects, Centerbrook, CT–Executive Architect
Jurors’ comment: That such a project should lead the way in campus sustainability goes almost without saying. The conscious effort at relentless “greening” and adaptation to the traditional context shows how far campus architecture has come.
• Tanglewood 2 House, The Berkshires, MA by Schwartz/Silver Architects, Boston, MA
Jurors cited the “dramatic impact on the hillside site, the daring character of the structure, the integration of structure and spatial concepts, the roof terrace, and the pool.
Merit Awards Award Winners:
• Stone Industrial Storage Structure, Washington, CT by Gray Organschi Architecture, New Haven, CT
• Renovation and Expansion, Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH, by Ann Beha Architects, Boston, MA
• Weekend house in Kent, CT, Halper Owens Architects LLC, Washington Depot, CT
• Fred and Fay Haas Memorial Interfaith Chapel at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, AZ, by Kane Architecture, East Hardwick, VT
• UMASS Integrated Sciences Building, Amherst, MA, by Payette, Boston, MA
• Carl J. Shapiro Science Center, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, by Payette, Boston, MA
• New Research Building, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, by ARC/Architectural Resources Cambridge, Cambridge, MA
• Water Sheds, SF Residence, Coastal, RI, by Roger Ferris + Partners, Westport, CT
• Penn Lofts, multi-family housing, Quincy, MA, by Merge Architects, Inc., Boston, MA
• High Rise Residential condominium building 45 Province St., Boston, MA, by Bruner/Cott & Assoc., Cambridge, MA
• Rethinking an Historic Campus Building: Pierce Hall, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH, by GUND Partnership, Boston, MA
Special Mention went to:
• Cottage, Guilford, CT, by Gray Organschi Architecture, New Haven, CT
• Student Recreation and Fitness Center, University of Maine, Orono, ME, by Cannon Design, Boston, MA
• Blue Rock House, Austerlitz, NY, by Anmahian Winton Architects, Cambridge, MA
• A Single Family House on Casco Bay, ME, by Elliott Elliott Norelius Architecture, Blue Hill, ME
• House on Penobscot Bay, ME, by Elliott Elliott Norelius Architecture, Blue Hill, ME
• Research, Center for Life Science, Boston, MA, by Tsoi/Kobus & Associates, Cambridge, MA
The People’s Choice Award submissions were on exhibit at the Discover Portsmouth Center the week before the AIANE Regional Conference and were posted online.
Visitors to the center and to the AIANE website voted for their favorite projects in four different categories. The four winners are:
• the house in which I’d most like to live: Lakeside Manor, TMS Architects, Portsmouth, NH
• the space in which I’d most like to work: Boston Museum of Science Sophia & Bernard Gordon Wing , LDa Architects, Cambridge, MA
• the place in which I’d most like to play: Manhattan Media Room , David Scott Parker Architects, LLC, Southport, CT
• and the space in which I’d most like to study: City on a Hill Charter Public School, by Arrowstreet, Somerville, MA.