Business Architecture 2017 Awards

The Business Architecture Awards statewide award honors architects for solving business problems for Connecticut clients, thereby demonstrating the power of architecture to shape business performance, to improve peoples’ lives and provide a value added service to clients in a business setting that far exceeds the costs of that service. Projects may include non-profit businesses. The award acknowledges architects and their clients whose projects enhance the built environment and achieve business goals.



Greg Breitbart, Chief Marketing Officer
North American Power, Norwalk, Connecticut

Kent McCoy, AIA
Smith Edwards McCoy Architects, Hartford, Connecticut

Robert Swain, AIA
Amenta Emma Architects, Harford, Connecticut


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Under 50 Employees


Honor Award


 Pirie Associates Architects, New Haven, CT

Photographer: John Muggenborg

Denali, Old Saybrook and Trumbull, CT
Pirie Associates Architects, LLC, New Haven, CT






Jury comments: The design for this space within a mall creates a memorable differentiation from other outdoor retail brands. There is one very strong idea that is carried through to completion, and there is an outside return on a bold and simple design statement.



Honorable Mention


Terry Architecture, Branford, CT

Photographer: Robert Benson Photography

American PolyFilm, Inc., Branford, CT
Terry Architects, Branford, CT






Jury comments: The project achieves the goal of building a client’s confidence in the manufactured product. The integration of the two sides of the company – manufacturing and business – is clearly legible and very well done. The consistency and simplicity of the design is very strong.



Over 50 Employees


 Honor Award


Beinfield Architecture PC, South Norwalk, CT

Photographer: Robert Benson Photography

Kayak, Stamford, CT
Beinfield Architects, Norwalk, CT






Jury comments: The project achieves the goal of creating an environment that will lure talent from other urban centers. The application of the concept of air travel is well done, implied rather than being hokey.  The sense of the interior having a “work in progress” feeling expresses the business’ start-up roots.




CPG Architects, Stamford, CT

Photographer: kpn Photo

Vineyard Vines, Stamford, CT
CPG Architects, Stamford CT






Jury comments: The project achieves the goal of bringing a brand to life within a commercial office building. The interior branding of the space is achieved simply through furnishings and accessories.