2012 Fairfax County Exceptional Design Awards Winners



The design jury for the Fairfax County Exceptional Design Awards Program met July 11 and selected nine entries to receive awards. Entries were judged on four criteria:

  • Exemplifies a superior work of architecture;
  • Incorporates total site design and landscaping;
  • Takes into account the context of the work in relationship to its surroundings;
  • Applies energy and water conservation, and other green building practices.

The 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. The 2012 Awards Ceremony was held on October 16, 2012.  The photo at left depicts the presentation of the 2012 awards at the October 16, 2012 Board of Supervisors meeting (click on the photo to view a larger version of the photo).

View the 2012 Exceptional Design Awards Presentation to the Board of Supervisors

The 2012 winners are: 


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de Laski Performing Arts Building, George Mason University
Hughes Group Architects
George Mason University
Institutional
2010
Dan Cunningham
Braddock
This work is a jewel inside and out; the interior wall is reflective.
 

 


 

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Fort Belvoir Community Hospital
HDR/Dewberry (Joint Venture)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Norfolk District
Institutional
2011
Ari Burling
Mount Vernon
This design is sweeping and well-choreographed.  The entrance is open, roomy and bright with good courtyards.  This project is LEED Silver and tracking LEED Gold.

 


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Lakefront Residence
Moore Architects, PC
Alan Kick & Steve Sellick
Residential
2011
Anice Hoachlander
Mason
Natural light comes through at all levels. Transparency from street to lake is wonderful. …appears as a pseudo-tree house.

 



 

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Woodlawn Village Neighborhood Center
Torti Gallas & Partners, Inc.
Clark Realty Capital LLC
Community Benefit Project
2011
Licensed to Clark Realty Capital, LLC
Mount Vernon
“Wrightian” influence; clean lines and connects the outside with the inside; functional spaces. This work is an architectural gem which creates good functional spaces.

 




 

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Dolley Madison Library
Bowie Gridley Architects
Fairfax County Department of Public Works & Environmental Services
Institutional
2011
Bowie Gridley Architects; Eric Taylor 
Dranesville
This work maintained the character of the community on the street side while opening to nature and natural light in the rear of the structure; the green roof is a sustainable feature.

 


 

 
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Balfour Beatty Construction
FOX Architects, LLC
Balfour Beatty Construction
Office (interior)
2011
Adrian Wilson, Interior Photography, Inc.
Braddock
This work is very focused on sustainability and light; good use of space; LEED Gold.

 


 


 

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CurvyGirls Bridal
architecture, inc.
Bob & Ruth Sutton (owner)/ Atlantic Realty Corporation (dev)
Office (interior)
2011
John Cole
Sully
This interior followed the theme of curve throughout the entire design; good design strategy and nice progression of space.

 






 

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I -66 Transfer Station Operations Center
Ritter Architects
Fairfax County Department of Public Works & Environmental Services
Institutional
2012
Ritter Architects
Springfield
Gateway building in the transfer complex; created unique design; care was taken to make the building interesting and connected to the site.

  


 


 

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Patriot Home (Wounded Warrior Home Project)
Michael Graves & Associates
Clark Realty Capital, LLC
Community Benefit Project
2011
Licensed to Clark Realty Capital, LLC
Mount Vernon
Good attention to detail, especially for the needs of the wounded warrior. Universal design carried throughout; appreciation of concept and form.

 




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