2004 Annual Design Awards Competition
Madison (April 28, 2004) — Eight building projects have been recognized for excellence in architectural design by the 2004 Design
Awards program of AIA Wisconsin, the state society of The American Institute of
From a private residence in the Swiss Alps to a high-tech university teaching
and research facility, this years award-winning architecture features a
spectrum of inspiring and innovative design solutions for a diverse range of buildings.
The common thread is that the projects were designed by architects who are members
of AIA Wisconsin.
A jury of nationally distinguished architects from outside of Wisconsin selected
the award-winning projects. Members of the 2004 Design Awards jury were James
Dayton, AIA, Minneapolis; Margaret Helfand, FAIA, New York; and James von Klemperer,
AIA, New York.
The architects and projects selected to receive Honor Awards for overall design
- Fuerer Gastrau Architektur/Gastrau Fuerer & Associates, with offices in
Switzerland and Milwaukee, for the design of the Sutter
Residence in Switzerland
- KEE Architecture, Inc., Madison, for its design of the new office building
for RS+K Strategic/Creative, a communications design
firm in Madison
- Perkins & Will, Chicago, and Potter Lawson, Inc., Madison, for their design
of Rennenbohm Hall School of Pharmacy, a
new education and research facility on the UW-Madison campus
- Vetter Denk Architects, Inc., Milwaukee, for The Milwaukee
Rowing Club at Kilbourn Landing, a rivers edge boathouse with a sustainable
roof-top public green space.
The architects and projects selected to receive Merit Awards for excellence
in particular aspects of architectural design include:
- Flad & Associates, Madison, for its design of the new headquarters facility
for ACT, Inc., a national administrator of educational
and career assessments in Iowa City, Iowa
- Johnsen Schmaling Architects, Milwaukee, for the design of the Parts
House Roof Pavilion, a private outdoor living space overlooking Milwaukee
- The Renschler Company, Inc., Madison, for its design of UW
Health Clinic, a new outpatient facility in Portage.
The Design Awards jury also awarded Special Recognition to Kahler Slater, Milwaukee,
for the ASQ Center in downtown Milwaukee as a model
for urban revitalization.
The 2004 AIA Wisconsin Design Awards were presented to the architects, building
owners and general contractors at a special awards ceremony on April 28 at the
Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison. The annual Design Awards
program represents the highest recognition given for excellence in architectural
design by AIA Wisconsin.
The co-chairs of AIA Wisconsins 50th annual Design Awards program are
Katherine Schnuck, AIA, Whitefish Bay, and Mark Kruser, AIA, Middleton. AIA Wisconsin
is a 1,500-member professional society representing architects in private practice,
business, industry, government and education.
Note: Electronic files of this news release and images of projects are
available upon request by contacting Brenda Taylor at (608) 257-8497 ext. 102
or via e-mail.
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