QUAD 2017 Design Awards
Participating Chapters: AIA Connecticut, AIA New Jersey, AIA New York, AIA Pennsylvania
Tom Liebel, FAIA, Principal, Marks Thomas Architects, Baltimore, Maryland
Jon Penndorf, FAIA, Perkins & Will, Washington, D.C.
Heather Cass, FAIA, Cass Associates Architects, Washington, DC
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Built – Commercial, Institutional, Educational, or Multi-Family Residential
888 Boylston Street, Boston, MA
Jury comments: It is rare to see a glass box done so well. The pedestrian experience is thought through. This is a high level environmental design that nicely resolves a number of site challenges.
Restless Response: Queens Emergency Medical Services Station 50, Jamaica, New York,
Dean Wolf Architects
Jury comments: This community beacon has great integration of structure. The detailing is admirable with a contextual scale for the neighborhood.
CREC Discovery, Wethersfield, CT
Amenta Emma Architects
Jury comments: The jury appreciated the playfulness of the glass, the natural light and wayfinding within the interior space. There is a great story of the repurposing of the brownfield site and excellent adaptive reuse for it.
Novartis Visitor Reception Building, East Hanover, NJ
Jury comments: This clean and simple interface between the public and private is elegant and beautifully composed. The exterior’s integration with the landscape is juxtaposed with the white interior.
Kent State Center for Architecture and Environmental Planning, Kent, OH
Jury comments: An interesting exploration of form and materiality. Articulating the stair connecting the multiple levels of the building brought a dynamic quality to what could have been a much more static gesture.
Thompson Exhibition Building, Mystic, CT
Centerbrook Architects and Planners
Jury comments: Whimsical and joyful, this project has very strong imagery: the jury admired its resilience and its work with glulam structure to connect with traditional shipbuilding imagery.
Eaton Center, Beachwood, OH
Jury comments: There is nice integration of a massively scaled project.
Wellness Center, Spring, TX
Jury comments: The jury appreciated this elegant design with its exceptional detail and scale for its size. The center celebrates wellness with the prominent, glass enclosed stair giving onto lovely views.
Creston Avenue Residences, Bronx, NY
Magnusson Architecture and Planning
Jury comments: This project has a valuable program; it is nicely executed with a notable breakdown of scale to better integrate with the streetscape.
Basecamp Delta, Glen Jean, WV
Jury comments: This delightful project does a lot with little, lies lightly on the land. It went well beyond what one would expect a scout camp to be.
Frick Environmental Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
Jury comments: Nice integration into the site topography.
Built – Residential Design
Amagansett Dunes, Amagansett, NY
Bates Masi + Architects
Jury comments: Careful attention to site and environment in this beautifully detailed gem. Nice louver detail! Nice louver details and good interplay of light and shadow.
Field House, Sagaponack, NY
Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects
Jury comments: Elegant and refined, the house does not fight the topography. The jury appreciated the detailing and thoughtful indoor/outdoor spaces.
DeMaria Pavilion, Bridgehampton, NY
Gluckman Tang Architects
Jury comments: A refined palette and refined design. The sculptures inhabiting the space are enhanced by the sculptural quality of the structure. A celebration of architecture.
Artist Retreat, Upstate New York
Jury comments: The simplicity of the corridor is celebrated in this design, making the journey through the house as interesting as the rooms themselves. Framed views, playful colors on doors, and connections to nature make the space interesting at each turn.
River Retreat, Kennedyville, MD
Ambit Architecture and Interior Design
Jury comments: Classic material palette used to root the project to the site. Nice use of reclaimed and new woods, rough and hewn stone. Nice transitions to outdoor spaces.
Built – Interior Architecture
Planned Parenthood Queens, Queens, NY
Stephen Yablon Architecture
Jury comments: There is a serene yet upbeat use of color here. The celebration of the stairs and the pops of color inspire wellness.
The Boston Consulting Group, New York, NY
Jury comments: The jury admired the creation of dynamic and interesting interior spaces.
Blue Bottle Coffee, Georgetown, Washington, DC
Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
Jury comments: This gem of a coffee shop uses simple materials, elegantly detailed, in its celebration of the craft of coffee making. The result is also a delightful celebration of the craft of building.
Built – Preservation, Adaptation or Restoration
Sagamore Pendry Rec Pier Hotel, Baltimore, MD
Beatty Harvey CoCo Architects
Jury comments: A long-abandoned pier in a lively Baltimore harbor side neighborhood has been transformed into an elegant hotel. Painstaking preservation and skillful modern design are hallmarks of this new urban anchor.
The Residences at P.S. 186, New York, NY
Jury comments: This admirable adaptive reuse of a neighborhood and national landmark celebrates the building’s distinguished history and its promising future. The restoration of the exterior showed great skill.
Williamsburgh Savings Bank, Brooklyn, NY
David Scott Parker Architects
Jury comments: This stunning, glorious restoration transports us back to 1875 and the glory days of this building and its neighborhood. Truly exceptional.
Eaton House, Dublin, Ireland
Jury comments: Respect for scale and proportions of adjacent 1830s terrace houses and skillful use of modern materials/systems create a light-filled LEED-NC Gold headquarters which enhances the neighborhood and is a delight to inhabit. The “bones’ of the original project are evident, while the renovation feels current and context-appropriate.
Building 37, Baltimore, MD
Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
Jury comments: The architects transformed a space into a place. The jury applauded the inventive re-use of big box store.
Regional and Urban Design
Design Guidelines for the Vieux Carré Historic District, New Orleans, LA
Preservation Design Partnership
Jury comments: The jury liked the clear and legible guidelines, the flow charts, and the attention to the local needs. Meticulous attention to detail in the drawings.
Rockaway Boardwalks Reconstruction, Queens, NY
WXY architecture + design
Jury comments: This is planning for resilience, climate change, the avoidance of future destruction, sensitive and simple. The simplicity of the move does not mask the complexity of the balance of detailing furnishing to complete the design.
Milvale Ecodistrict Pivot Plan, Milvale, PA
Jury comments: This is a comprehensive ecodistrict planning with interesting community engagement techniques. Diagrams were easy to understand and communicate to those without technical expertise.
Tammany Hall/44 Union Square, New York, NY
Jury comments: The intervention is a new take on the undulating modern glass roof on historic structure, allowing occupants to inhabit multiple levels. Pedestrian experience from the street preserves the historic nature of the building. New spaces created under the roof look engaging and fun!
UPenn ICA Scope Development Study, Philadelphia, PA
Joel Sanders Architect
(This award is for a conceptual study for a project that is no longer in the pipeline.)
Jury comments: Nice re-imagining of an existing structure, and engaging the greater community by activating the corner and edges. Diagrams were easy to grasp and told the story of the design quickly.