2014 Fairfax County Exceptional Design Awards



EDAPThe design jury for the Fairfax County Exceptional Design Awards Program met July 16 and selected eight 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 2014 Awards Ceremony will be held on September 23, 2014 during the Board meeting.

2014 EDAP Winners

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Banaji Pediatric Dental Specialists
FORMA Design, Inc.
Girish Banaji DDS
Commercial office (interior)
2013
Geoffrey Hodgdon
Providence
This project demonstrates an excellent use of color and materials that provide a bright and exciting environment for children while providing separation for age groups through the programming of semi-open modules.  

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George Mason University - Music/Theater Building
Ayers Saint Gross
George Mason University
Institutional
2013
Paul Burk Photography
Braddock
Through the use of glass, natural light and reflection this renovation transforms single function elements into multi-purpose spaces and promotes visual communication of different components resulting in engaging student activity spaces. 

 

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Thomas Edison High School Modernization
Hughes Group Architects
Fairfax County Public Schools
Institutional
2012
Dan Cunningham
Lee
Thomas Edison High School Modernization demonstrates a well-executed renovation which results in bold and exciting spaces. This project transforms an uninspiring school design into a vibrant environment with strategic use of windows, lighting and murals. The transformative façade treatment provides a welcoming learning environment.  

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Do Carriage House
Ritter Norton Architects PLLC
Name withheld
Residential
2013
Dan Cunningham
Dranesville
Do Carriage House is a well-integrated home addition which demonstrates respect for the existing topography. The use of high quality, unpretentious materials, achieves a compelling project which captures the spirit of the original house.
 

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The Aerospace Corporation
KGD Architecture (Kishimoto.Gordon.Dalaya PC)
The Aerospace Corporation
Commercial
2013
Maxwell MacKenzie Architectural Photographer
Sully
The master plan embraces the challenges of the site while accommodating programs within the limited developable area. The strong angular design and building massing provide bold reflections of the aerospace industry. The pedestrian tunnel merges the buildings with the natural environment.
 

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Tysons West
MV+A Architects
JBGR Retail
Mixed Use
2013
Dan Cunningham
Hunter Mill
Tysons West represents a thoughtful use of an existing structure to establish an urban retail, mixed use project incorporating two "big box" uses into a transforming urban landscape.
 

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Coviello Oral Surgery
FORMA Design, Inc.
Dr. Vincent Coviello
Commercial Office (Interior)
2013
Geoffrey Hodgdon
Providence
Clean simple lines, a sophisticated use of crisp cool materials and striking lighting create a calm atmosphere with this interior space.
 

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Halstead Square
SK+I Architects
DSF Advisors
Mixed Use
2013
Eric Taylor
Providence
Halstead Square makes an important statement as an engaging public space for residents and the general public. The vibrant colors and strong geometrics provide an attractive space to congregate which is convenient to a busy transit stop and nearby residences.
 

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