Exceptional Design Awards


2005 Award Recipients

Honor Award

Charlie Chiang's Restaurant (Commercial/Retail)

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Architect: Division One Architects, Silver Spring, MD
Owner/Developer: CTC, Inc.
Year Built: 2004

This restaurant design is dramatic and inviting. Its innovative interior design demonstrates creative space utilization with a flair for the dramatic that provides the customer with different experiences in one room. Elegant and refined, the design incorporates beautiful use of rich and luxuriant colors matched with very stylish and cohesive details.

Merit Awards

Robin Residence (Residential, Single-family Detached)

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Architect: Amestudio, Alexandria, VA
Owner/Developer: Mark Robin
Year Built: 2004

This nicely scaled property blends well with the existing environment. The use of glass and wood connects well with the outdoors and offers a warm interior that is beautifully detailed. This design proves that simple moves can yield big results.

 

Madeira School – Student Center (Institutional)

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Architect: cox graae + spack architects, Washington, D.C.
Owner/Developer: The Madeira School
Year Built: 2004

This is a sensitive design that works well within the context of the surrounding buildings. Furthermore, the layout of the building works well with the existing natural surroundings. Nice modulation and good proportions of materials. It is a high quality addition that enhances an already very beautiful campus.

 

Cub Run RECenter (Recreational)

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Architect: Grimm + Parker Architects, McLean, VA
Owner/Developer: Fairfax County Park Authority in conjunction with Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services
Year Built: 2005

A clever site design integrates well with the design of the building and its strong elevation plan. The curve interplay provides views to other activities throughout the facility and offers an exciting and fun atmosphere.

Honorable Mention Awards

Private Residence (Residential, Single-family Detached)

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Architect: Envision Design, PLLC, Washington, DC
Owner/Developer: Sally Wilson
Year Built: 2003

This restrained design is respectful of the original structure and blends well with the existing environment. The jury appreciated the modern design and elegant lines. Its sensitive use of the historic design, combined with recyclable use of material and sustainable awareness sets a standard for other properties.

 

Beverly Pediatric Dentistry (Commercial/Retail)

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Architect: FORMA Design, Washington, DC
Owner/Developer: Marayam Mohammadi
Year Built: 2003

This is a fresh and innovative approach that offers a modern and welcoming, yet dramatic atmosphere. The design shows good attention to detail and strong finishes.

 

Burke Volunteer Fire Station #14 and Community Hall (Institutional)

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Architect: LeMay Erickson Architects, Reston VA
Owner/Developer: Burke Volunteer Fire Station in conjunction with Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services
Year Built: 2002

This design offers a good use of space and provides a functional fit within the community setting. The layout provides a usable exterior and good working environment. The jury appreciated the good response to a difficult site while also working within a tight budget.

 2005 Design Jury

Project nominations were reviewed and judged by a committee comprised of representatives from:

Northern Virginia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects
Carolyn Rickard-Brideau
Michael Nawrocki

Potomac Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects
Oliver Boehm

Virginia Chapter of the American Planning Association
Jeni Hornback

Engineers and Surveyors Institute
Denis Gulakowski

Fairfax Chamber of Commerce
J. Paul Lewis

Fairfax County History Commission
Lynne Garvey Wark

Fairfax County Architectural Review Board
Mark Searle

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