QUAD 2017 Design Awards

Quality Unites Architectural Design
QUAD

Participating Chapters: AIA Connecticut, AIA New Jersey, AIA New York, AIA Pennsylvania

Jurors

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

 


Honor Awards


 

888 Boylson Street, Boston, MA-FXFowle, Boston, MA

Photographer: Esto Photographics

 
888 Boylston Street, Boston, MA
FXFowle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.


 


With Distinction

 

Restless Response: Queens Emergency Medical Services Station 50, Jamaica, New York, Dean Wolf Architects, New York, NY

Photographer: Paul Warchol Photography

 
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 Academy, Amenta Emma Architects

Photographer: Robert Benson Photography

 
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 Weiss/Manfredi, New York, NY

Photographer: Esto Photographics

 
Novartis Visitor Reception Building, East Hanover, NJ
WEISS/MANFREDI

 

 

 

 

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. 

 


 

Weiss/Manfredi, New York, NY Kent State Center for Architecture and Evnironmental Planning, Kent, OH

Photographer: Esto Photographics

 
Kent State Center for Architecture and Environmental Planning, Kent, OH
WEISS/MANFREDI

 

 

 

 

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.

 


 With Distinction

 

Thompson Exhibition Building, Mystic, CT Centerbrook Architects and Planners, Centerbrook, CT

Photographer: Esto Photographics

 
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 Pickard Chilton, New Haven, CT

Photographer: Alan Karchmer Architectural Photographer

 

 
Eaton Center, Beachwood, OH
Pickard Chilton

 

 

 

 

Jury comments: There is nice integration of a massively scaled project.

 


 

Wellness Center, Spring, TX Pickard Chilton, New Haven, CT

Photographer: Aker Imaging

 

 

 
Wellness Center, Spring, TX
Pickard Chilton

 

 

 

 

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, New York, NY

Photographer: Seong Kwon

 
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 DIGSAU, Philadelphia, PA

Photographer: Halkin|Mason Photography

 
Basecamp Delta, Glen Jean, WV
DIGSAU

 

 

 

 

 

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, Philadelphia, PA

Photographer: Nic Lehoux Photography Ltd.

 
Frick Environmental Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

 

 

 

 

 

Jury comments: Nice integration into the site topography.

 


Built – Residential Design

 


Honor Awards


 

Amagansett Dunes, Amagansett, NY Bates Masi + Architects, East Hampton, NY

Photographer: Bates Masi + Architects

 
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, Bridehampton, NY

Photographer: Matthew Carbone, Photographer LLC

 
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, New York, NY

Photographer: Nikolas Koenig

 
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 Gluck+, New York, NY

Photographer: Paul Warchol Photography

 
Artist Retreat, Upstate New York
Gluck+

 

 

 

 

 

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, Philadelphia, PA

Photographer: Ambit Architecture and Interior Design

 
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

 


Honor Award


With Distinction

 

Diane L. Max Health Center, Planned Parenthood Queens, Queens, NY Stephen Yablon Architecture, New York, NY

Photographer: Michael Moran Photography, Inc.

 
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 Gensler, New York, NY

Photographer: Garrett Rowland

 
The Boston Consulting Group, New York, NY
Gensler

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jury comments:  The jury admired the creation of dynamic and interesting interior spaces.

 


 
Blue Bottle Coffee, Georgetown, Washington, DC Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Philadelphia, PA

Photographer: James Ewing Photography

 
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

 


Honor Awards


 

Sagamore Pendry Rec Pier Hotel, Baltimore, MD Beatty Harvey CoCo Architects, Hauppauge, NY

Photographer: Kevin Weber Photographers

 
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 Dattner Architects, New York NY

Photographer: Esto Photographics Inc

 
The Residences at P.S. 186, New York, NY
Dattner Architects

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 


 With Distinction

 

Williamsburgh Savings Bank, Brooklyn, NY David Scott Parker, Southport, CT

Photographer: Durston Saylor Photography

 
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 Pickard Chilton, New Haven, CT

Photographer: Esto Photographics

 
Eaton House, Dublin, Ireland
Pickard Chilton

 

 

 

 

 

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, Philadelphia, PA

Photographer: Jeffrey Totaro Architectural Photographer

 
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

 


Honor Award


 

Design Guidelines for the Vieux Carré Historic District, New Orleans, LA Preservation Design Partnership, Philadelphia, PA

Photographer: Preservation Design Partnership

 
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, New York, NY

Photographer: Esto Photographics

 
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 evolve environment::architecture, Pittsburgh, PA

Photographer: N/A

 
Milvale Ecodistrict Pivot Plan, Milvale, PA
evolve environment::architecture

 

 

 

 

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.

 


Unbuilt

 


Honor Award


 

Tammany Hall/44 Union Square, New York, NY BKSK Architects, New York, NY

Photographer: BKSK Architects

 
Tammany Hall/44 Union Square, New York, NY
BKSK Architects

 

 

 

 

 

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, New York, NY

Photographer: Joel Sanders Architect

 
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.