Exceptional Architectural and Site Design


Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
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Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
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July 12, 2006

County Honors Exceptional Architectural and Site Design

The design committee for the 22ndannual Fairfax County Exceptional Design Awards selected six winners of architectural achievement for a building or site in the county.  The awards will be presented at a Board of Supervisors meeting in the fall.  This year’s award recipients are:

Honor Award
Keene Residence (Residential, Single Family Detached; Built 2005)
Architect: Randall Mars (McLean)
Owner/Developer: David and Pam Keene

Honor Award
Herndon Senior Center (Recreational, Built 2005)
Architect: Cunningham + Quill Architects PLLC (Washington, D.C.)
Owner/Developer: Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority

Merit Award
Labas-Salerno Residence (Residential, Single Family Detached; Built 2005)
Designer: Amestudio (Alexandria)
Owner/Developer: Steve Labas and Cathy Salerno

Honorable Mention Award
Sallie Mae Headquarters (Commercial, Office; Built 2004)
Architect: Boggs & Partners Architects (Annapolis, Md.)
Owner/Developer: Sallie Mae

Honorable Mention Award
Wolf Trap Center for Education (Institutional, Built 2004)
Architect: Robert Wilson Mobley Partnership (Great Falls)
Owner/Developer: Wolf Trap Foundation

Honorable Mention Award
Four Stairs (Historical, Built 2003)
Architect: Barnes Vanze Architects (Washington, D.C.)
Owner/Developer: Name withheld

Entries were judged by a review committee composed Paul Erickson and Michael Nawrocki, Northern Virginia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects; Jeni Hornback, the Virginia Chapter of the American Planning Association; Denis Gulakowski, the Engineers and Surveyors Institute; J. Paul Lewis, the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce; Robert Beach, the Fairfax County History Commission and C. Richard Bierce, the Fairfax County Architectural Review Board. 

The design awards program is sponsored by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and administered by the Fairfax County Department of Planning and Zoning, in cooperation with the Fairfax County Architectural Review Board and the Northern Virginia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

For more information, call Sheng Leu of the Department of Planning and Zoning at 703-324-1272, TTY 711.

To request this information in an alternate format, call the Office of Public Affairs at 703-324-3187, TTY 711.

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