Stamford, CT – Amenta Emma Architects received three awards at the ninth annual IIDA New England Design Awards ceremony at the Royale in Boston on February 11. IIDA New England is a chapter of the International Interior Design Association.
The awards presented were:
Best in Healthcare – Reproductive Medicine Associates of CT, one of the leading fertility centers in the country. Designers created a relaxing environment through the use of soothing colors, soft forms, and floral wall coverings. The 20,635sf space includes a comfortable
and spacious reception area, exam and treatment rooms, recovery areas, consultation rooms, education rooms, as well as administrative and doctors’ offices.
Best Office Design, 30,000sf to 80,000sf – Xylem, a company dedicated to developing drinking and wastewater systems to improve water quality and accessibility in more than 150 countries around the world. The design team incorporated the company’s values and brand throughout the entire new 70,000sf corporate headquarters, while earning USGBC’s LEED Gold certification.
Best in State, Connecticut – CREC Discovery Academy, an abandoned electric utility site producing renewable energy in the form of a PK-grade 5 magnet school devoted to literacy in STEM subjects: science, technology, engineering, and math. Amenta Emma designers salvaged 48,000sf of an existing building and created a 19,000sf addition to accommodate learning spaces, labs, and a multipurpose gymnasium/theater/cafeteria. The facility takes full advantage of natural light and emphasizes indoor-outdoor connections, aligned with the school’s STEM theme.