2009 Annual Design Awards Competition
Madison (May 21, 2009) — Seven building projects have been recognized for excellence in architectural design by the 2009 Design Awards program of AIA Wisconsin, the state society of The American Institute of Architects (AIA).
This year's award-winning architecture reflects a diverse mix of projects, including a sushi restaurant, a condo development welcome center, private residences, a hospital, a transportation center and a national headquarters building.
These projects are honored for their creative, contemporary, innovative and environmentally sensitive design solutions. The common thread among all seven projects is that they were designed by architect members of AIA Wisconsin.
A jury of nationally distinguished architects from outside Wisconsin selected the award-winning projects. Members of the 2009 Design Awards jury were Kathy Achelpohl, AIA Kansas City, Mo.; Stephen Knowles, AIA Minneapolis; and Kevin Rice, AIA, New York.
“The projects selected for recognition add to the voice of Wisconsin,” according to this year's awards jury. “Wisconsin architects should be proud that these are rising to the surface.”
- The projects and architects selected to receive Honor Awards for overall design excellence include:
Sushi Muramoto, Madison, Wisconsin
Aro Eberle Architects Inc., Madison, Wisconsin
- Palomar Welcome Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Johnsen Schmaling Architects, Milwaukee , Wisconsin
- Grand Itasca Clinic and Hospital , Grand Rapids, Minnesota
Kahler Slater, Inc., Milwaukee , Wisconsin
- The projects and architects selected to receive Merit Awards for excellence in particular aspects of architectural design include:
Milwaukee Intermodal Station, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Eppstein Uhen Architects, Inc., Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- Blur Loft, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Johnsen Schmaling Architects, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- National Conference of Bar Examiners, Madison, Wisconsin
Potter Lawson, Inc., Madison, Wisconsin
- Private Single Family Residence, De Soto, Wisconsin
River Architects, Inc., La Crosse, Wisconsin
The 2009 AIA Wisconsin Design Awards were presented to the architects, building owners and contractors at a special awards ceremony on May 20 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 55th annual Design Awards program are architects 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.
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