AIA Connecticut 2013 Design Awards

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

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Architecture: The Encompassing Art

Honor Awards

Surf Shack, Bridgehampton NY

Photographer: Archphoto

Surf Shack, Bridgehampton NY
Roger Ferris + Partners, Westport, CT

Jury comments:
The jury unanimously agreed to change this brilliant assemblage of objects in a landscape to the Art: the Encompassing Architecture category. It is an assemblage that demonstrates an artistic expression. The pool has become an object, not a void. The assemblage takes three functions: swimming, visiting, and living, and disperses them in a landscape. It is a collage, an attitude that epitomizes Americana and represents many metaphors: the Air Stream, the green lawn, the white pool (standing in for the white picket fence). And it has an element of fun!


Merit Awards

Greeley Memorial Laboratory, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Photographer: John Giammatteo

Greeley Memorial Laboratory, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Christopher Williams Architects LLC, New Haven, CT

Jury comments:
The foyer helped to revalue the building. The jury appreciated the whole composition, the lining, the furniture, that are well related and that make a whole. This is a very elegant, tasteful addition with an organic feel to a forceful design.