2013 Fairfax County Exceptional Design Awards Winners



The design jury for the Fairfax County Exceptional Design Awards Program met July 17 and selected six 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 2013 Awards Ceremony was held on September 24, 2013.

The 2013 Winners

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HONOR AWARD:
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Difficult Run Residence
Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect
Name withheld at owner's request
Residential
2012
Maxwell MacKenzie Architectural Photographer
Dranesville
Difficult Run Residence demonstrates a holistic modern design theme which blends well with the steeply sloping terrain.
This project is graceful, linear and well executed with lots of natural light.
 

    


 

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IAI Headquarters
KGD Architecture (Kishimoto.Gordon.Dalaya PC)
Integrity Applications Incorporated
Office (interior)
2012
John Cole Photography
Sully
IAI Headquarters carries the "Binary Code" theme throughout this sophisticated interior which results in a
smart, stark interior with splashes of color which highlights the use of technology as an integral design element.

 

 


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United Christian Parish of Reston
Ritter Architects
United Christian Parish of Reston
Institutional
2012
Dan Cunningham
Hunter Mill
United Christian Parish of Reston is an excellent example of a church renovation which transforms an older
unremarkable space into a design which achieves a striking contemporary design. The sweep of the roof and
the strategic placement of windows create inviting interior spaces which welcome nature and light.

   



 

MERIT AWARD:
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Beltway Warehouse Re-Use
KGD Architecture (Kishimoto.Gordon.Dalaya PC)
CAPITAL BELTWAY EXPRESS
Office
2011
Ron Blunt Photography
Mason
Beltway Warehouse represents an excellent adaptive reuse of an existing building. The design provides function and drama
to a former industrial building. Interior spaces are enhanced by the natural light.

   




 

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Charity Works GreenHouse
Cunningham | Quill Architects, PLLC
Mark Turner, Greenspur Inc., Joint Venture Partner: West Group Management, LLC
Residential
2009
Ken Wyner and Gordon Beall
Dranesville
This project represents a well-conceived plan designed to an appropriate scale for the neighborhood and with sustainability
features which appeal to the energy conscious public. This project has achieved LEED Platinum certification.

     


 

 
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Korean Central Presbyterian Church
Hughes Group Architects
Korean Central Presbyterian Church
Institutional
2010
Dan Cunningham
Sully
This worship center integrates openness and functionality for multi-purpose spaces in a contemporary design
achieved through the play of light and building massing.

    

 

 



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