Exceptional Design Awards
2005 Award Recipients
Charlie Chiang's Restaurant (Commercial/Retail)
Architect: Division One Architects, Silver
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.
Robin Residence (Residential, Single-family Detached)
Architect: Amestudio, Alexandria, VA
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)
Architect: cox graae + spack architects,
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)
Architect: Grimm + Parker Architects, McLean,
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)
Architect: Envision Design, PLLC,
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)
Architect: FORMA Design, Washington,
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)
Architect: LeMay Erickson Architects, Reston
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
Potomac Chapter of the American Society of Landscape
Virginia Chapter of the American Planning
Engineers and Surveyors Institute
Fairfax Chamber of Commerce
Fairfax County History Commission
Fairfax County Architectural Review Board