2010 Exceptional Design Award Winners
The Fairfax County Exceptional Design Awards Program is sponsored by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and administered by the County's Department of Planning and Zoning in cooperation with the County Architectural Review Board and the Northern Virginia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The purpose of the awards program is to recognize outstanding achievement in the total design of a building and the site and to create an awareness of superior planning and design projects. This year's winners will be recognized on the morning of October 19 during the Board of Supervisors meeting. The 2010 winners are:
Honor Award: Art and Design Building, George Mason University
Architectural Firm: Ayers Saint Gross Architects + Planners
Owner/Developer: George Mason University
Year Completed: August 2009
Jury Comments: This exceptional building design – inspires art; exemplifies a fresh composition with an interesting interplay of materials; is aesthetically clean; and demonstrates good functionality with an elegant use of standard features and materials.
Merit Award: Graticule
Architectural Firm: David Jameson Architect
Owner/Developer: Terry and Stephanie Wikberg
Year Completed: November 2009
Jury Comments: This project has attributes of the International Style. The design demonstrates a bold contrast between solids and voids and applies a strong use of geometry as evidenced by the interplay of the building with its surroundings and by the beautifully articulated openings.
Merit Award: IBM Dulles Station West
Architectural Firm: VOA Associates, Inc.
Year Completed: 2009
Jury Comments: This project goes way beyond the design of a space with an interesting use of materials, and it’s creation of an environment that is conducive to staff collaboration with generous natural light in all the different spaces.
Honorable Mention Award: Cassidy Turley
Category: Office (Interior)
Architectural Firm: DBI Architects, Inc.
Owner/Developer: Cassidy Turley
Year Completed: March 13, 2009
Jury Comments: This crisp, elegant interior design uses wood to carry the theme. Accent lighting and planes create a cohesive space within the scope of the budget.
Honorable Mention Award: Evans Farm
Category: Historical/Adaptive Re-use
Architectural Firm: Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company
Owner/Developer: Elm Street Development, Inc. & West Group
Year Completed: 2009
Jury Comments: This neo-traditional project was recognized for its features in the historical, adaptive re-use category for the sensitive renovation of the mill, the pond and the stonehouse.