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Awesome Architecture from Connecticut

In their December 2015 issue, Business New Haven featured ‘Awesome Architecture from Connecticut’ – a summary of the projects and teams honored by the AIA CT 2015 Design Awards.

‘The Connecticut chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA/CT) unveiled their 2015 selections for the Connecticut Design Awards. The program recognizes design excellence in projects either located in Connecticut or by Connecticut-based architects. Of the fourteen winning projects, judges selected 7 in the ‘Built’ category, including industrial spaces, schools/municipal buildings, and residential complexes, two winner in the ‘Residential’ category for single-family home, three in the ‘Preservation’ category, one project in the ‘Unbuilt’ category based on drawings, and one project in the ‘Architecture: The Encompassing Art’ category – and this year, not all of the winning projects are in Connecticut, but all the winning architects are, in fact, in-state.

Winning projects were noted for their sophistication, blending of old and new, as well as successful ‘place-making’ for entire streets, in one case.
The Jurors were professionals in the field who selected winners out of more than 160 submissions.
They were Peter Gisolfi, AIA, ASLA, of Peter Gisolfi Associates, Hastings-on-Hudson, New York; Stephen Dayton, AIA, Thomas Phifer and Partners, New York City; and Nancy Rogo Trainer, Vice President for PLanning and Esign, Drexel Unviersity, Philadelphia.’

We were honored with 2 awards this year:

  • A juried Design Award for the Friends Center for Children, with these jury comments: This charming building creates a friendly environment for the very young child. The scale and warmth of its materials relate to the child, the primary user. 
  • A People’s Choice for the Guilford Residence, under the category Favorite Place to Live.

Read article and browse this edition here.

Click on the following links to read more about these award winning projects: Friends Center for Children, Guilford Residence.

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