AIA Connecticut 2012 Design Awards

Celebrating the accomplishments of Connecticut architects and the excellence of Connecticut architectural projects.

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Built Design – Commercial, Institutional/Educational, Public/Municipal, Multi-Family, Interiors

Honor Awards

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Photographer: Robert Benson

Kahn Hall, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH
Newman Architects, New Haven, CT

Jury comments:
The jury felt that this campus residence was appropriate to its context, bridging 1950’s dorm vocabulary with the present and blending in residential vernacular architecture. It has an intelligent plan; it is a handsome integration of sustainable details and a successful expression of its program.

Client: Oberlin College – Oberlin, OH; Structural Engineer, LEED Coordinator, Mechanical/Electrical Engineer: Westlake, Reed, Leskosky – Cleveland, OH; Civil Engineer: KS Associates, Inc. – Elyria, OH; Landscape Architect: Knight & Stolar, Inc. – Cleveland, OH; General Contractor: Panzica Construction Company – Mayfield Village, OH; Code Consultant: Philip R. Sherman, P.E. Elkins, NH; Commissioning Agent: Aramark, Inc.; Cost Consultant: Project and Construction Services, Inc. – Cleveland, OH

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Photographer: Chris Gardner

Common Ground Harvest Pavilion, New Haven, CT
David Thompson Architects, New Haven, CT

Jury comments:
Leanly constructed, the pavilion exhibits a transparent relationship between the open and closed areas.

Structural Engineer: Douglas A. Fisher PE – Northford, CT; General Contractor: Tim Brunet, LLC – Milldale, CT

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Photographer: Scott McDonald/Hedrich-Blessing

300 North LaSalle, Chicago, IL
Pickard Chilton Architects, New Haven, CT

Jury comments:
A building of distinctive character, it is beautifully detailed, with wonderful balance. The lobby carries out the theme of the building; the curtain wall is deftly articulated. Nothing is overdone. Of its kind, it is very good. The jury liked its relationship to the river.

Client: Hines – Chicago, IL; Architect of Record: Kendall/Heaton associates, Inc. – Houston, TX; Structural Engineer: Magnusson Klemencic Associates – Seattle, WA; Mechanical Electrical Engineer: Alvine Engineering – -Omaha, NE; Civil Engineer: Epstein Engineers – Chicago, IL; Landscape Architect: Wolff Landscape Architecture, Inc. – Chicago, IL; General Contractor: Clark Construction Group, LLC – Chicago, IL

Augusta Lewis Troup Magnet School, New Haven, CT Newman Architects, New Haven, CT

Photographer: Peter Newman, Associate AIA, Newman Architects

Augusta Lewis Troup Magnet School, New Haven, CT
Newman Architects, New Haven, CT

Jury comments:
This hybrid answers the question, “what does a building want to be?” The building has complexity and richness for the modest scope of project, and the renovation of the original is quite successful. The jury commended the architect for the project’s handling of the historic (WPA) murals.

Client – New Haven Public Schools – New Haven, CT; Structural Engineer: Thomas Torrenti, PC – Orange, CT; Mechanical/ Electrical Engineer: Diversified Technology Consultants – North Haven, CT; Civil Engineer /Landscape Architect: Diversified Technology Consultants – North Haven, CT; General Contractor: Fusco Corporation – New Haven, CT; Code Consultant: Philip R. Sherman, P.E. – Elkins, NH; Environmental Consultant: Eagle Environmental, Inc. – Bristol, CT; Telecommunications Consultant: Rand Associates, Ltd. – Farmington, CT; Security Consultant: Izzo Consulting & Training, LLC; Roofing Consultant: BPD Roof Consulting – East Granby, CT; Theater Consultant: Theatre Consultants Collaborative, LLC – Toronto, Ontario

Sterling Power Plant Cogeneration and Expansion, New Haven, CT Charney Architects, New Haven, CT

Photographer: Jim Fiora Studio, LLC / Philip Handler (Fly on the Wall Productions)

Sterling Power Plant Cogeneration and Expansion, New Haven, CT
Charney Architects, New Haven, CT

Jury comments:
The project has many merits and shows how to make a work of architecture out of a mundane, infrastructural space. The jury liked the massing, the detailing, the bringing together of materials and shapes, and the celebration of the stack. The architects allowed themselves to shape the building and create quasi outdoor spaces.

Structural Engineer: Michael Horton Associates, Inc. – Branford, CT; Mechanical /Electrical Engineer: R.G. Vanderweil Engineers, LLP; Civil Engineer: Tighe & Bond – Shelton, CT; Landscape Architect: Towers | Golde – New Haven, CT; Construction Manager: Hunt Construction Group – Columbia, MD


Merit Awards

Wesleyan University Art History Department and Career Center, Middletown, CT Newman Architects, New Haven, CT

Photographer:Robert Benson Photography

Wesleyan University Art History Department and Career Center, Middletown, CT
Newman Architects, New Haven, CT

Jury comments:
This transformation is well done. The austerity of the original is refined in this handsome addition. The exterior is its strong suit, especially giving the building two fronts.

Client: Wesleyan University – Middletown, CT; Structural Engineer: Michael Horton Associates, Inc. – Branford, CT; Mechanical/ Electrical Engineer: Van Zelm Heywood and Shadford Engineers – Farmington, CT; Civil Engineer: Tighe & Bond – Shelton, CT; General Contractor: FIP Construction – Farmington, CT; Exterior Envelope Consulting Services: Leavitt Associates, Inc. – Cambridge, MA; LEED Consultant: Sage Design & Consulting – Hamden, CT; Energy Modeling: Karp Consulting LLC; Code Consultant: Philip R. Sherman, P.E. – Elkins, NH; Acoustic Consulting Services: Acentech, Inc. – Cambridge, MA

Greek and Roman Galleries, Metropolitan Museum, New York, NY Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates, Hamden, CT

Photographer:Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates

Greek and Roman Galleries, Metropolitan Museum, New York, NY
Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates, Hamden, CT

Jury comments:
Renovated from good bones, this is an exquisite project. The quality of lighting and illumination control are especially good. A great transformation!

Structural Engineer: Severud Associates, LLC – New York, NY; Mechanical /Electrical Engineer: Altieri Sebor Wieber LLC – Norwalk, CT; General Contractor: RC Dolner, LLC – New York, NY

University of Notre Dame, Eck Hall of Law, Notre Dame, IN The S/L/A/M Collaborative, Glastonbury, CT

Photographer: Paul Rivera, Archphoto

University of Notre Dame, Eck Hall of Law, Notre Dame, IN
The S/L/A/M Collaborative, Glastonbury, CT

Jury comments:
A good extension of the original fabric, with a new connecting link, the arch. The jury appreciated the seamless transition.

Structural Engineer: The S/L/A/M Collaborative – Glastonbury, CT; Mechanical /Electrical Engineer: BVH Integrated Services, Inc. – Bloomfield, CT; Civil Engineer: BVH Integrated Services, Inc. – Bloomfield, CT; Landscape Architect: The S/L/A/M Collaborative – Glastonbury, CT; Construction Manager: GDH Construction Managers – Indianapolis, IN; Audio-Visual Consultant: Waveguide Consulting – Raleigh, NC

Bellarmine Museum, Fairfield, CT Centerbrook Architects and Planners, Centerbrook, CT

Photographer: Jeff Goldberg/Esto

Bellarmine Museum, Fairfield, CT
Centerbrook Architects and Planners, Centerbrook, CT

Jury comments:
A wonderful use of space, handsomely done. The creative use of found space maximized utility and found a place for art. The architecture was able to make a very cramped space much more expansive through the choice of materials, lighting and detailing. The subtle manipulation of the ceiling place relieves the low ceiling.

Structural Engineer: Gibble Norden Champion Brown Consulting Engineers – Old Saybrook, CT; Mechanical /Electrical Engineer: Kohler Ronan Consulting Engineers – Danbury, CT; General Contractor: Petra Construction – North Haven, CT

Hartford Hospital Multi-Faith Chapel, Hartford, CT Perkins + Will, New York, NY

Photographer: Eduard Hueber/Arch Photo

Hartford Hospital Multi-Faith Chapel, Hartford, CT
Perkins + Will, New York, NY

Jury comments:
The jury liked the incredible simplicity of the chapel in a chaotic urban environment. It is intriguing, simple and beautiful. The jury liked the contemporary space without any specific religious references.

Structural Engineer: BVH Integrated Services – Bloomfield, CT; Mechanical/ Electrical Engineer: Van Zelm Engineers – Farmington, CT