2005 Annual Design Awards Competition
Madison (May 4, 2005) —Ten building projects have been recognized for excellence in architectural design by the 2005 Design Awards program of AIA Wisconsin, the state society of The American Institute of Architects (AIA).
From a sculptor’s studio in Switzerland to a technology and trade school in Milwaukee, the ten award-winning projects reflect innovative design solutions that were created by architect members of AIA Wisconsin.
A jury of nationally distinguished architects from outside of Wisconsin selected the award-winning projects. Members of the 2005 Design Awards jury were: Anne Gatling Haynes, AIA, New Haven, Connecticut; Tom Kundig, FAIA, Seattle; and Mark Schendel, AIA, Chicago.
"There are moments when a perfect storm happens and you are able to put together a terrific project, explained this year’s Design Awards jury. "The award-winning projects have been pushed over the edge into extraordinary moments of architecture and design excellence.
The architects and projects selected to receive Honor Awards for overall design excellence include:
- Gastrau Fuerer & Associates | FG Architektur, with offices in Milwaukee and Switzerland, for the design of Sculptor Atelier Merkurstrasse, a new studio space connected to an existing atelier in Gossau, Switzerland;
- HGA Architects & Engineers, Milwaukee, in association with Continuum Architects and Planners, S.C., Milwaukee, for the design of the Lynde and Harry Bradley Technology and Trade School, a flagship educational facility for the Milwaukee Public Schools;
- La Dallman Architects, Inc., Milwaukee, for the design of the Frederick J. Miller Employee Meeting Center, an employee meeting center and pub located in the existing corporate headquarters of Miller Brewing Company | SAB Miller in Milwaukee; and
- The Kubala Washatko Architects, Inc., Cedarburg, for the design of The Irwin A. and Robert D. Goodman Jewish Community Campus Aquatic Center, a new seasonal swimming facility and its respectful integration into the landscape in Verona, Wisconsin.
The architects and projects selected to receive Merit Awards for excellence in particular aspects of architectural design include:
- Holabird & Root LLC, Chicago, teamed with Integrated Architecture, Grand Rapids, Michigan, for the design of the Forest Hills Fine Arts Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan;
- Johnsen Schmaling Architects, Milwaukee, for the design of Urban Infill 01, an affordable housing prototype built on a narrow urban infill site in Milwaukee; and
- La Dallman Architects Inc., Milwaukee, for the design of the Brady Street Bus Shelter, a site sensitive and detailed respite in urban Milwaukee.
The following architects and projects were venerated for Special Recognition:
- Eppstein Uhen Architects, Inc., Milwaukee, for the rehabilitation and redevelopment of the 318 North Water Street | Hanson Dodge building, a historic structure converted into a multi-tenant mixed-use building in Milwaukee’s Third Ward;
- Facility Engineering, Inc., Madison, for the detailed research involved in the steeple restoration at Saint Raphael Cathedral in Madison; and
- The Kubala Washatko Architects, Inc., Cedarburg, for the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center in Bayside, a green building recognized for its place in the landscape.
The 2005 AIA Wisconsin Design Awards were presented to the architects, building owners and general contractors at a special awards ceremony on May 4 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 Wisconsin’s 51st 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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