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Awards ceremony honors the largest, most diverse group of entrants in program’s 61-year history

NEW YORK – On Friday, October 20, the Society of American Registered Architects (SARA) announced the winners of  its National Design Awards 2017 Program at a gala event held at The New Museum in Manhattan. The awards were presented by SARA Chairperson Dennis Dong to an audience of more than 180 guests and supporters of outstanding achievements in architecture and design.
 
This year, members of the organization’s National Design Awards committee strategically expanded the program’s submission categories to encompass a wider variety of project types and greater representation of S/M/L/XL sized firms. As a result, SARA received a record-setting number of submissions from domestic and international design professionals, as well as students from six universities. Industries represented included architecture, landscape architecture, industrial design, graphic design and urban planning.
 
“The range of projects we received from firms of all sizes reflects the diversity of the modern design profession and reaffirms the relevance of SARA’s enhanced competition format,” said Dong. “It was a rewarding challenge for our jurors to evaluate such an eclectic mix of projects. We strive to give designers, whose work may otherwise go overlooked in traditional architectural competitions, a stage to showcase their unique talents.”

Judged by renowned design professionals Christian Dinkeloo, Dr. Carol Bentel, Michael Macaluso, Suzanne Musho and David Stofcik, this year’s competition generated more than 200 entries in seventeen categories. Projects ranged from a neighborhood nail salon to the global headquarters of a diesel and alternative fuels engine manufacturer to an urban salt storage facility shaped like the product it holds: a grain of salt. Sixty projects received distinctions of Excellence, Merit and Honor in their respective categories, and one distinguished project – Diane Middlebrook Studios by CSS Architecture – was selected for the Jury’s Award of Distinction.

JURY’S AWARD OF DISTINCTION
 
Project:              THE DIANE MIDDLEBROOK STUDIOS
Location:           WOODSIDE, CALIFORNIA
Design Firm:      CCS ARCHITECTURE
Owner:               DJERASSI RESIDENT ARTISTS PROGRAM
 
 
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
 
Project:              MICHIGAN LAKE HOUSE
Location:           LEELANAU COUNTY, MICHIGAN
Design Firm:     DESAI CHIA ARCHITECTURE WITH ENVIRONMENT ARCHITECTS
Owner:              [not given]
 
Project:              INTERSTITIAL HOPE
Location:           WYUKA CEMETERY, LINCOLN, NEBRASKA
Students:           MALLORY LANE
                          BEN KUNZ
School:              UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA – LINCOLN
 
Project:              ARTIST RETREAT
Location:           UPSTATE NEW YORK
Design Firm:      GLUCK+
Owner:              [not given]
 
Project:              BEE RESEARCH FACILITY
Location:           RURAL NEBRASKA
Students:           BROOKE SAYLER
                          PHUNG HONG
                          DARIN HANIGAN
School:              UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA - LINCOLN
 
Project:              HOUSE OF EARTH AND SKY
Location:           HILLSBOROUGH, CALIFORNIA
Design Firm:      AIDLIN DARLING DESIGN  
Owner:              [not given]
 
Project:              CUMMINS INDY DISTRIBUTION HEADQUARTERS
Location:           INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA
Design Firm:      DEBORAH BERKE PARTNERS
Owner:              [not given]
 
Project:              PUBLIC SAFETY ANSWERING CENTER II
Location:           BRONX, NEW YORK
Design Firm:     SKIDMORE, OWINGS & MERRILL
Owner:              NYC DEPARTMENT OF DESIGN + CONSTRUCTION
 
Project:              US AIR FORCE ACADEMY CENTER FOR CHARACTER AND
                            LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
Location:           COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO
Design Firm:     SKIDMORE, OWINGS & MERRILL
Owner:              UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY
 
Project:              PARS HOSPITAL
Location:           RASHT, IRAN
Design Firm:      NEW WAVE ARCHITECTURE
                           LIDA ALMASSIAN- SHAHIN HEIDARI
Owner:              TEB ZIST BONYAN
 
Project:              CAPE COD HOUSE
Location:           WELLFLEET, MASSACHUSETTS
Design Firm:      MESSANA O'RORKE
Owner:              [not given]
 
Project:              CAMP JRF ECO-VILLAGE
Location:           SOUTH STERLING, PENNSYLVANIA
Design Firm:      METCALFE ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN
Owner:              CAMP JRF
 
 
 
AWARD OF MERIT
 
Project:              195 BROADWAY RETAIL DEVELOPMENT AND MASTER PLAN
Location:           NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Design Firm:      GABELLINI SHEPPARD ASSOCIATES
                           HIGHLAND ASSOCIATES
Owner:               L&L HOLDING COMPANY
 
Project:              BUSAN OPERA HOUSE COMPETITION
Location:           BUSAN, KOREA
Design Firm:      CHARLES ROSE ARCHITECTS
Owner:              CITY OF BUSAN
 
Project:              VIRGIN ATLANTIC CLUBHOUSE - NEWARK
Location:           NEWARK INTERNATIONAL AIR TERMINAL, NEWARK, NEW JERSEY
Design Firm:     SLADE ARCHITECTURE
Owner:              VIRGIN ALANTIC AIRWAYS LTD.
 
Project:              THE STRAND HOTEL
Location:           DANA POINT, CALIFORNIA
Design Firm:     BRANDON ARCHITECTS
Owner:              STRAND HOTEL, LLC
 
Project:              CADILLAC HEADQUARTERS
Location:           NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Design Firm:     GENSLER
Owner:              CADILLAC
 
Project:              DALLAS HOLOCAUST MUSEUM
Location:           DALLAS, TEXAS
Design Firm:     STUDIO JOSEPH
Owner:              DALLAS HOLOCAUST MUSEUM AND CENTER FOR TOLERANCE
Local Architect: OVERLAND PARTNERS ARCHITECT
 
Project:              LOFT FOR A WRITER AND PAINTER
Location:           NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Design Firm:      STUDIO JOSEPH
Owner:              [not given]
 
Project:              TREC - TRAINING RECREATION EDUCATION CENTER
Location:           NEWARK, NEW JERSEY
Design Firm:      ikon.5 ARCHITECTS
Owner:               NEWARK HOUSING AUTHORITY
 
Project:              KIPSALA ISLAND AUDITORIUM & RIGA INTERNATIONAL      
                           EXHIBITION CENTRE
Location:           RIGA, LATVIA
Design Firm:      MYEFSKI ARCHITECTS
Owner:              RIGA INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION CENTRE
 
Project:              CAPSULE LOFT
Location:           NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Design Firm:     JOEL SANDERS ARCHITECT
Owner:              JULIAN SETIAN
 
Project:              KITCHEN 21
Location:           BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
Design Firm:     EWINGCOLE
Owner:              Istar  
Exterior Architect:      GERNER KRONICK + VALCARCEL, PC
 
Project:              APARTMENT OF PERFECT BRIGHTNESS
Location:           BEIJING, CHINA
Design Firm:      asap/ adam sokol architecture practice pllc
Owner:              ANNABELLE LONG
 
Project:              DSNY MANHATTAN DISTRICT 1/2/5 GARAGE & SALT SHED
Location:           NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Design Firm:     DATTNER ARCHITECTS IN ASSOCIATION WITH WXY ARCHITECTURE + URBAN DESIGN
Owner:              NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF SANITATION
                          NEW YORK DEPARTMENT OF DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION
 
Project:              SWAROVSKI SHOWROOM
Location:           NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Design Firm:     PERKINS+WILL
                          VALERIE PASQUIOU INTERIORS & DESIGN
Owner:              SWAROVSKI
 
Project:              THE PACIFIC
Location:           SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
Design Firm:      HANDEL ARCHITECTS
Owner:              TRUMARK URBAN
 
Project:              SUNDAYS NAIL SALON AND MEDITATION STUDIO
Location:           NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Design Firm:     NDNY ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN PLLC
Owner:              SUNDAYS NAIL SALON
 
Project:              NAPA BARN
Location:           ST. HELENA, CALIFORNIA
Design Firm:     ANDERSON ARCHITECTS
Owner:              [not given]
 
 
Project:              REVAMP THE CAMP
Location:           CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS, SONOMA COUNTY PARKS
Students:           CAL POLY POMONA’S COLLEGE OF ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN
                           ARC 503 / 499 STUDENTS”, INSTRUCTED BY JUINTOW LIN
School:               CAL POLY POMONA
 
Project:              115 EATON SQUARE  EATON SQUARE
Location:           LONDON, UK
Design Firm:     RIETVELD ARCHITECTS LLP
Owner:              [not given]
 
 
AWARD OF HONOR
 
Project:              OXFORD RESIDENCE
Location:           VENICE, CALIFORNIA
Design Firm:      DWORSKY ARCHITECTURE
Owner:              [not given]
 
Project:              MATERIALITY AND PERCEPTIONS: PAPER, WOOL, PLASTIC
Location:           [not applicable]
Design Firm:      LAWRENCE KIM ARCHITECT
Owner:              [not applicable]
 
Project:              HUBER MEMORIAL CHAPEL
Location:           BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA
Design Firm:     DYSON SIEGRIST JANZEN ARCHITECTS, INC.
Owner:              FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, BAKERSFIELD
 
Project:              150 CHARLES
Location:           NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Design Firm:     DIRTWORKS LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE, PC
Owner:              WITKOFF GROUP
 
Project:              SEAHOLM POWER PLANT OFFICES
Location:           AUSTIN, TEXAS
Design Firm:     CHARLES ROSE ARCHITECTS
Owner:              ATHENAHEALTH, INC
 
Project:              CARL AND RUTH SHAPIRO ADMISSIONS CENTER, BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY
Location:           WALTHAM, MASSACHUSETTS
Design Firm:      CHARLES ROSE ARCHITECTS
Owner:              BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY
 
Project:              STEWARDING WATER IN THE PARADISE CITY
Location:           PARAISÓPOLIS, SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL
Students:           LAURA DEVINE
                           NIKITA RANE
Professors:         PROFESSOR MARÍA ARQUERO DE ALARCÓN
                           PROFESSOR ANA PAULA PIMENTEL WALKER
School:               UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN TAUBMAN COLLEGE
 
Project:              JOHN W. OLVER TRANSIT CENTER, NET-ZERO ENERGY BUILDING
Location:           GREENFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS
Design Firm:      CHARLES ROSE ARCHITECTS
Owner:               FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION
 
Project:              adidas NYC
Location:           NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Design Firm:      adidas AG with GENSLER NY, and CHECKLAND KINDLESYDES
Owner:               adidas AG
 
Project:              THE BOSTON CONSULTING GROUP
Location:           NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Design Firm:      GENSLER
Owner:              BOSTON CONSULTING GROUP
 
Project:              35XV
Location:           NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Design Firm:     FXFOWLE 
Owner:              ALCHEMY PROPERTIES
 
Project:              SCOTT BIELER CLINICAL SCIENCES CENTER, ROSWELL PARK
Location:           BUFFALO, NEW YORK
Design Firm:     FXFOWLE 
Owner:              ROSWELL PARK CANCER INSTITUTE
 
Project:              SHAPE U.S. ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL COMPLEX
Location:           MONS, BELGIUM
Design Firm:      MITCHELL | GIURGOLA ARCHITECTS, LLP
Joint Venture Architect: ABETEC NV ARCHITECTEN & INGENIEURS
Owner:              USACE EUROPE DISTRICT  SHAPE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
 
Project:              NEWBURGH WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT
Location:           NEWBURGH, NEW YORK
Design Firm:      THINK! ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN
Owner:              [not given]
 
Project:              GLEN ELLEN AERIE
Location:           GLEN ELLEN, CALIFORNIA
Design Firm:     AIDLIN DARLING DESIGN
Owner:              DAVID RICE
 
Project:              15 RENWICK
Location:           RENWICK, NEW YORK
Design Firm:     ODA NEW YORK
Owner:              IGI-USA
 
Project:              251 1ST STREET
Location:           BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
Design Firm:      ODA NEW YORK
Owner:              ADAM AMERICA
 
Project:              SCHOOLHOUSE TERRACE
Location:           YONKERS, NEW YORK
Design Firm:     MAGNUSSON ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING
Owner:              THE COMMUNITY BUILDERS, INC.    
 
Project:              SEAGLASS CAROUSEL
Location:           NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Design Firm:     WXY ARCHITECTURE + URBAN DESIGN
Owner:              THE BATTERY CONSERVANCY
 
Project:              ROCKEFELLER ARTS CENTER AT SUNY FREDONIA
Location:           FREDONIA, NEW YORK
Design Firm:     DEBORAH BERKE PARTNERS
Owner:              [not given]
 
Project:              LOST LAKE & WATER WORKS  AT BUFFALO BAYOU PARK
Location:           HOUSTON, TEXAS
Design Firm:     PAGE
Owner:              BUFFALO BAYOU PARK PARTNERSHIP
 
Project:              THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN MEDICAL  DISTRICT MASTER PLAN
Location:           AUSTIN, TEXAS
Design Firm:      PAGE
Owner:              THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN
 
Project:              GLEN OAKS BRANCH LIBRARY
Location:           GLEN OAKS, NEW YORK
Design Firm:     MARBLE FAIRBANKS
Owner:              QUEENS LIBRARY
 
Project:              CHRYSALIS
Location:           COLUMBIA, MARYLAND
Architect:          LIVING DESIGN LAB
Owner:              INNER ARBOR TRUST, INC.
 
Project:              THE HOUSE AT CORNELL TECH
Location:           NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Design Firm:     HANDEL ARCHITECTS
Owner:              CORNELL TECH / HUDSON COMPANIES / RELATED COMPANIES
 
Project:              POPLAR POINT MASTER PLAN
Location:           WASHINGTON, DC
Design Firm:      MICHAEL WINSTANLEY ARCHITECTS & PLANNERS
Owner:              REDBRICK LMD LLC
Photographer:  JESSICA MARCOTTE
 
Project:              WATERMILL HOUSE
Location:           WATERMILL, NEW YORK
Design Firm:     DESAI CHIA ARCHITECTURE
Owner:              [not given]
 
Project:              QUARTZ
Location:           NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Design Firm:      DESAI CHIA ARCHITECTURE
Owner:              QUARTZ
 
Project:              EDUCATION PAVILION
Location:           SOUTH SALEM, NEW YORK
Design Firm:     BAXTER PROJECTS - ARCHITECTURE, D.P.C.
Owner:              WOLF CONSERVATION CENTER
 
Project:             THE SMITH CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
Location:           LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Design Firm:      DAVID M. SCHWARZ ARCHITECTS, INC.
Owner:              THE SMITH CENTER

 

Congratulations to all winners. You can view/download the 2017 SARA National Design Awards Journal here.