People’s Choice 2016 Awards

For the People’s Choice Awards, the public serves as jury, and everyone participates in the selection process. This award program provides an opportunity for the public to vote on which architectural projects are of most appeal in a range of categories.


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Your favorite house to LIVE.


Platt Dana Architects, New York, NY

Photographer: Ty Cole Photography

Lake House, Washington, CT
Platt Dana Architects, New York, NY


Description: Light-filled Vacation House on the Shores of Lake Waramaug.








Your favorite space to STUDY.


Amenta Emma Architects, Hartford, CT

Photographer: Robert Benson Photography

Middlesex Community College Pavilion, Middletown, CT
Amenta Emma Architects, Hartford, CT


Description: Openness, light and views create most popular place on campus.








Your favorite space to WORK.


JCJ Architecture, Hartford, CT

Photographer: Robert Benson Photography

Colt East Armory Building, Hartford, CT
JCJ Architecture, Hartford, CT


Description: The adaptive reuse of a landmark of the US industrial age, this project, part of the 4th floor of the Colt East Armory Building, is positioned directly under the iconic Colt Dome.





Your favorite place to PLAY.


Joseph T. Sepot A.I.A., Architects, Branford, CT

Photographer: Jim Fiora, Jim Fiora Photography, LLC


Stony Creek Brewery, Branford, CT
Joseph T. Sepot, A.I.A., Architects, Branford, CT


Description: This 26,000 S.F. brewery contains a brew house, fermentation cellar, bottling, canning, cold storage, and tasting and banquet rooms. Its two outdoor decks overlook the adjacent Branford River.




Your favorite place that creates a sense of PEACEFULNESS.


Voith & Mactavish Architects LLP, Philadelphia, PA

Photographer: John Kane, Silver Sun Studio

The Grange at Fairfield Farm, The Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CT
Voith & Mactavish Architects LLP, Philadelphia, PA


Description: A root cellar, kitchen and teaching porch for Hotchkiss Organic Farm.










Jonathan Sturges Cottage, Fairfield, CTJonathan Sturges Cottage, Fairfield, CT
Fairfield County, CT


Description: The first known American commission of the British-born architect Joseph C. Wells, Sturges Cottage is one of the oldest-known and best-documented examples of architect-designed Gothic Revival architecture in the United States. A rambling wood-frame structure with board and batten siding and steeply pitched gables, Sturges House was built in four stages between 1840 and 1895.