AIA Connecticut 2015 Design Awards

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

 

Jurors

Peter Gisolfi, AIA ASLA
Peter Gisolfi Associates, Hastings-on- Hudson, New York

Stephen Dayton, AIA
Thomas Phifer and Partners, New York City

Nancy Rogo Trainer, Vice President for Planning and Design
Drexel University, Philadelphia

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

 


 

Ironworks, South Norwalk, CT, Beinfield Architecture, South Norwalk, CT

Photographer: Beinfield Architecture

 
Ironworks, South Norwalk, CT
Beinfield Architecture, South Norwalk, CT

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jury comments: Ironworks creates an intimate residential neighborhood by defining the outdoor space within a city block. It successfully uses industrial remnants; its strength is in its place making.

 


 

Bellas/Dixon Math and Science Center, Berkshire School, Sheffield, MA, Centerbrook Architects and Planners, Centerbrook, CT

Photographer: Peter Aaron

 
Bellas/Dixon Math and Science Center, Berkshire School, Sheffield, MA
Centerbrook Architects and Planners, Centerbrook, CT

 

 

 

 

 

Jury comments: The single loaded corridor building is well-sited and happily defines the edge of a great sloping lawn. It fits well in the campus.

 


 

Yale University CCP Boiler Expansion, New Haven, CT, Charney Architects LLC, New Haven, CT

Photographer: Jim Fiora

 
CCP Boiler Expansion, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Charney Architects LLC, New Haven, CT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jury comments: The elegant use of the early 20th century industrial aesthetic and vocabulary allows the power plant to fit comfortably within the city.

 



 

Prospector Theater, Ridgefield, CT, Doyle Coffin Architecture, Ridgefield, CT

Photographer: Jeff Goldberg/Esto

 
Prospector Theater, Ridgefield, CT
Doyle Coffin Architecture, Ridgefield, CT

 

 

 

 

 

Jury comments: The theater successfully marries the restored street façade with the more transparent, modern exterior side walls. It has a compelling relationship with the adjacent library, its neighbor, making a pleasant outdoor space.

 


 

East Rock Community Magnet School, New Haven, CT, Newman Architects, PC, New Haven, CT

Photographer: Robert Benson Photography

 
East Rock Community Magnet  School, New Haven, CT
Newman Architects, PC, New Haven, CT

 

 

 

Jury comments: Beautiful and sophisticated, the building expresses its individual function within a context. The combination of brick and glass volumes relates well to the scale of the neighborhood. The school is a lively environment. It deals well with the sloping site, with a successful siting that creates an outdoor play space.

 


 

Friends Center for Children, New Haven, CT, Patriquin Architects, New Haven, CT

Photographer: Carl Vernlund Photography

 
Friends Center for Children, New Haven, CT
Patriquin Architects, New Haven, CT and G. Christopher Widmer, AIA, Architect, Guilford, CT

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jury comments: This charming building creates a friendly environment for the very young child. The scale and warmth of its materials relate to the child, the primary user.

 

 


 

Eaton House, Dublin, Ireland, Pickard Chilton, New Haven, CT

Photographer: David Sundberg/Esto

 
Eaton House, Dublin, Ireland
Pickard Chilton, New Haven, CT

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jury comments: Eaton House’s office function is elegantly compatible with the adjacent Georgian row houses. The building successfully defines the edge of the street, effectively place making.

 

 

 


Single Family Residence

 


 

Lakeville House, Lakeville, CT, Allee Architecture + Design, Lakeville, CT

Photographer: David Allee

 
Lake Wononscopomuc Residence, Lakeville, CT
Allee Architecture + Design, Lakeville, CT

 

 

 

 

 

Jury comments: An elegant, simple building with handsome materials that maximizes the owners’ enjoyment of a unique site.

 


 

Rye House, Rye, NY, Joeb Moore & Partners LLC, Greenwich, CT

Photographer: David Sundberg/Esto

 
Rye House, Rye, NY
Joeb Moore & Partners LLC, Greenwich, CT

 

 

 

 

 

Jury comments: There is an unusual and successful compatibility between the original half- timbered house and the modernist addition.

 

 

 


Preservation

 


 

Cheney Mill Dye House, Manchester, C, Crosskey Architects LLC, Hartford, CT

Photographer: Crosskey Architects LLC

 
Cheney Mill Dye House, Manchester, CT
Crosskey Architects LLC, Hartford, CT

 

 

 

 

 

Jury comments: This is an entirely sensible adaptive reuse project, a wonderful way to preserve the early 20th century urban, industrial fabric. It is a way to make positive the attributes of an otherwise derelict building.

 

 


 

Ingalls Rink Renovation, New Haven, CT, Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates LLC, Hamden, CT

Photographer: Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates LLC Staff

 
Ingalls Rink, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates LLC, Hamden, CT

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jury comments: This is a beautiful renovation of a modernist icon with technical virtuosity. A light hand was used. The low impact, recessive addition defers to the original building.

 


 

Saugatuck Congregational Church, Westport, CT, Paul Bailey Architect LLC, New Haven, CT

Photographer: Richard Cadan

 
Saugatuck Congregational Church, Fire Reconstruction and Restoration, Westport, CT
Paul Bailey Architect LLC, New Haven, CT

 

 

 

 

Jury comments: This is a skillful and diligent restoration of a lost community landmark. It recaptures the original austerity and purity of the religious building. The sensible addition is almost invisible.

 


Unbuilt

 


 

House in Stonington, CT, Beinfield Architecture, South Norwalk, CT

Drawing: James Wassell

 
Covered Bridge House, Stonington, CT
Beinfield Architecture, South Norwalk, CT

 

 

 

Jury comments: The jury appreciated the simplicity of this highly spirited drawing by one individual hand.

 

 


Architecture: The Encompassing Art

 


 

Gas Station Canopies, Merritt Parkway, CT, Newman Architects, PC, New Haven, CT

Photographer: Robert Benson Photography

 
Merritt Parkway Gas Station Canopy, Fairfield, CT
Newman Architects, PC, New Haven, CT

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jury comments: The canopy is functional, whimsical and elegant without being sentimental.