Alice Washburn 2017 Award

Honoring Traditional Connecticut Residential Architecture In Both Houses And Accessory Buildings.

 

Jurors:

Sheldon Pennoyer, AIA
Sheldon Pennoyer Architects, Concord, New Hampshire

Dan Scully, AIA
Scully Architects, Keene, New Hampshire

Frank Shirley
Frank Shirley Architects, Cambridge, Massachusetts

 

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New Construction

 


Honor Award


 

Terry Architecture

Photographer: Robert Benson Photography

 
River Valley Residence, Chester, CT
Terry Architecture, LLC, Branford, CT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jury comments: The architectural vocabulary is cohesive, both in the interior and exterior. There is a well resolved entry plan and detailing. Removing the two structures of the garage from the house establishes a reasonable scale for the project. Added dormers and bays create layers for the simple volume. The interior trim and millwork are well thought out and resolved; the interior spaces are nicely layered.

 


Honorable Mention


 

J. P. Franzen Associates Architects, P.C.

Photographer: Stacy Bass Photography

 
Seaside House, Guilford, CT
 J.P. Franzen Associates Architects, PC, Southport, CT

 

 

 

 

 

Jury comments: There is a very good site plan. The entry passageway into the courtyard provides a nice transitional scale between the main house and accessory structures. The approach through the garage as it frames the barn beyond is very well scaled. The jury appreciated the juxtaposition of the clean detailing of the interior, traditionally expressed mill work juxtaposed with modern furniture and decoration.

 


Citation


 

Douglas VanderHorn Architects

Photographer: Woodruff/Brown Architectural Photography

 
Waterfront French Eclectic, Darien, CT
Douglas VanderHorn Architects, Greenwich, CT

 

 

 

 

 

Jury comments: The jury found the allée that makes an entry sequence extending into the foyer of the house stunning. This house, with its good plan, clearly belongs on a larger site, giving it the appropriate scale of land to house area.

 


Additions and Renovations

 


Honor Award


 

Rob Sanders Architects, LLC, Wilton, CT

Photographer: David Sloan

 
Mid-century Addition and Remodeling, CT
Rob Sanders Architects, LLC, Wilton, CT

 

 

 

 

 

Jury comments: This well executed, appropriately modest addition and renovation enhanced the original vocabulary of the existing 1950’s modern structure. Its subtle and controlled transformation gives the house new life.

 


Honorable Mention


 

 

Saniee Architects LLC, Greenwich, CT

Photographer: Landino Photography

 
Smart, Healthy and Green, Greenwich, CT
Saniee Architects LLC, Greenwich, CT

 

 

 

 

 

Jury comments: A strong piece of design work, this vast improvement to the original building creates an identity. The clarity of the entrance and the shaping of the volumes are well done. Good elevations with new  windows articulate portions of the building. The clean, modern lines of the interior detailing are excellent. This is a refined, subtle renovation.

 


Citation


 

 

Mella Kernan Architects, Westport, CT

Photographer: Mella Kernan Architect

 
Additions to an 1830s Federal House, Greenwich, CT
Mella Kernan Architect, Westport, CT

 

 

 

 

 

Jury comments: Good site organization and massing characterize this project.The connector ties the buildings together and shapes a sheltered space in the landscape. The barn is well detailed and nicely built.

 


Accessory Buildings

 


Honor Award


 

 

Beinfield Architecture PC, Norwalk, CT

Photographer: Andrew Bartolotta

 
Media Barn, Wilton, CT
Beinfield Architecture, PC, Norwalk, CT

 

 

 

 

 

Jury comments: This project is an amazing transformation of an old barn structure, a reinterpretation of a traditional form with modern, sophisticated materials: the Corten steel is well suited to the surrounding landscape: the building is well integrated to the site. The simple and elegant entrance has an overwhelming scale while making you want to enter with the floating solid door. There is beautiful and sophisticated detailing to this exceptional project. The jury appreciated the excellent process drawings.

 


Honorable Mention


 

 

Douglas VanderHorn Architects, Greenwich, CT

Photographer: Woodruff/Brown Architectural Photography

 
Colonial Revival Pool House, Greenwich, CT
Douglas VanderHorn Architects, Greenwich, CT

 

 

 

 

 

Jury comments: The pool house has an excellent relationship with the pool. There is an integrated use of materials in both the landscape and building. The drawings are beautiful.

 


Merit


 

 

J. P. Franzen Associates Architects, P.C., Southport, CT

Photographer: Stacy Bass Photography

 
Reconstructed Barn, Guilford, CT
J.P. Franzen Associates Architects, PC, Southport, CT

 

 

 

 

 

Jury comments: The architect took a simple vernacular New England form and integrated it with a modern organization of fenestration. The connection to the landscape is stunning, the pass through elegant. The simple expression of the building volume in harmony with the modern detailing make this project worthy of an award.

 

 


Merit


 

Austin Patterson Disston Architects, Southport, CT

Photographer: David Heald Photography

 
Dovecote in the Woods, Redding, CT
Austin Patterson Disston Architects, Southport, CT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jury comments: There are beautiful renderings of the design for this amusing, fantasy pavilion. The structure has an interesting set of details. There is a tension between the dovecote facade and the telephone pole structure behind the plane of the wall. The structure is set against the vertical trees of a beautiful natural surrounding landscape.

 

 


Citation


 

 

Sean O'Kane, AIA Architect, PC, Ridgefield, CT

Photographer: Barry A. Hyman Photography

 
Ridgefield Pool House, Ridgefield, CT
Sean O’Kane, AIA Architect, PC, Ridgefield, CT

 

 

 

 

 

Jury comments: The jury liked the way the vaulted entrance is carried into the space. Grand scale in a modest context caps the axis end of the pool house: it is large enough to read at the distance.