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Amenta Emma Wins AIA CT Biz Architecture Award


The Burgess Group – Main Street corridor


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Hartford, CT – Amenta Emma Architects received the Honor Award in the Under 50 Employees category of this year’s AIA CT Business Architecture Awards for The Burgess Group in West Hartford.

The Burgess Group, headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, selected Amenta Emma to design its new 7,000sf office at Blue Back Square. The company specializes in the development of healthcare reimbursement software. Its project goal was for a workplace that was beautiful, open, social, and conducive to creative thinking.

The Business Architecture Awards honor architects for solving business problems for Connecticut clients, thereby demonstrating the power of architecture to shape business performance, to improve people’s’ lives, and to provide a value-added service to clients in a business setting that far exceeds the costs of that service.


The jury that “the design enhanced The Burgess Group’s firm culture of collaboration”… and that … “the thoughtfulness and attention to detail creates an inviting, well organized space that supports the firm goal of making the office a magnet for recruiting the best and brightest employees.”

“[Amenta Emma design team members] were open to our ideas and incorporated those where needed,” says Tricia Villamil, Senior Director of Corporate Initiatives at The Burgess Group. “They were excellent project managers, problem solvers and truly cared how functional this workspace would be as a second home to our employees.”