Erdy McHenry, Digsau Take Top Honors At 2013 AIA Design Excellence Celebration

 

The Teaching Dairy Barn at Cornell University, gold medal winner at the 2013 AIA Design Excellence Awards | Photo: Halkin Mason Photography

The Teaching Dairy Barn at Cornell University, gold medal winner at the 2013 AIA Design Excellence Awards | Photo: Halkin Mason Photography

With a ceremony last night at the Loews Hotel, the Philadelphia chapter of the American Institute of Architects presented this year’s Awards for Design Excellence.

Erdy McHenry took big honors with a Gold Medal for their Teaching Dairy Barn at Cornell University (pictured above), with Awards for their Vertical Screen Headquarters and Cira Sky Green, under construction now at Cira Centre South. DIGSAU received Awards for a number of projects too, including the Pavilion and Children’s Discovery Garden at Sister Cities Park, the Margaret Passmore Trickey Building at Frankford Friends School, and the Schuler Residence. Additional winners included EwingCole, Interface Studio Architects, Wallace Roberts & Todd, Claflen Associates, and others.

Individual awards were given to Mary Werner DeNadai, of John Milner Architects, for distinguished service, Denise Cauffman and Brian Szymanik, for 2013 Young Architect(s), and Aileen K. Roberts, who received the inaugural Paul Philippe Cret Award for her leadership with the Barnes Museum Building Committee. Stanev Potts Architects won the Philadelphia Emerging Architecture Prize.

For the complete list of this year’s winners, see below.

The cafe at Sister Cities Park | Photo: Halkin Mason Photography

The cafe at Sister Cities Park | Photo: Halkin Mason Photography

GOLD MEDAL
FIRM: Erdy McHenry Architecture
WINNING PROJECT: Cornell University Teaching Dairy Barn

HONOR AWARDS, BUILT
DIGSAU
WINNING PROJECTS: The Margaret Passmore Trickey Building, Frankford Friends School; Pavillion and Children’s Discovery Garden at Sister Cities Park

ISA – Interface Studio Architects
WINNING PROJECT: Flexhouse

Plumbob
WINNING PROJECT: Belfield Homes

MERIT AWARDS, BUILT
DIGSAU
Schuler Residence

Erdy McHenry Architecture
WINNING PROJECT: Vertical Screen Headquarters

EwingCole
WINNING PROJECTS: Technology and Engineering Development Facility, Jefferson Laboratories; Andrew G. Truxal Library, Anne Arundel Community College

Friday Architects/Planners
WINNING PROJECT: Kline and Specter Squash Center, Drexel University

KieranTimberlake
WINNING PROJECTS: Charles David Keeling Apartments, University of California San Diego; Center City Building, University of North Carolina Charlotte

KSS Architects
WINNING PROJECT: Education and Outreach Center, Eden Autism Services

MERIT AWARD, BUILT, DIVINE DETAIL
Stanev Potts Architects and Jill and David Levi
WINNING PROJECT: “Light Box” Stairwell

MERIT AWARD, BUILT, INTERIORS
Tantillo Architecture
WINNING PROJECT: Sparta Systems

MERIT AWARD, BUILT, MASTER PLANNING
MGA Partners Architects, in association with OLIN
WINNING PROJECT: Master Plan and College Commons, Franklin & Marshall College

MERIT AWARD, BUILT, PRESERVATION
Voith & Mactavish Architects
WINNING PROJECT: Oxford Community Center

HONOR AWARDS, UNBUILT
Erdy McHenry Architecture
WINNING PROJECT: Cira Sky Green

Jacobs KlingStubbins
WINNING PROJECT: Information Science Building

MERIT AWARDS, UNBUILT
Wallace Roberts & Todd
WINNING PROJECT: Hoover-Mason Trestle

Wallace Roberts & Todd in association with O’Donnell & Naccarato
WINNING PROJECT: 8th and Filbert Streetscape and Parking Design

MERIT AWARDS, UNBUILT, URBAN PLANNING
Claflen Associates, Architects + Planners
WINNING PROJECT: Skyplane Access Study


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  1. Just FYI, I believe the young architect is Denise Thompson; she works for the firm Francis Cauffman.

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