Exceptional Architectural and Site Design

July 1, 2008

News Highlights 

  • For the 24th consecutive year, Fairfax County recognizes exceptional architectural and site design achievements.
  • Ten winners will be presented with the Exceptional Design Award later this fall.

More Information 

The design jury for the 24th annual Fairfax County Exceptional Design Awards selected 10 winners of exceptional architectural or site design achievement in the county. The awards will be presented later this fall. This year’s award recipients are:

Honor Award
The Potomac School – Upper School (Institutional; built 2007)
Architect: cox graae + spack Architects (Washington, D.C.)
Owner/Developer: The Potomac School

Merit Award
McLean Pool House (Residential, Single-family Detached; built 2007)
Architect: Randall Mars Architects (McLean)
Owner/Developer: Name withheld

Merit Award
11415 Isaac Newton Square (Commercial, Office Interior Architecture; built 2006)
Designer: SHW Group (Reston)
Owner/Developer: SHW Group

Merit Award
Fairfax Center Fire and Rescue Station 40 (Institutional; built 2006)
Designer: Hughes Group Architects (Sterling)
Owner/Developer: Fairfax County Board of Supervisors

Merit Award
Park Village – Fort Belvoir Family Housing (Historical; built 2008)
Designer: The RKtects Studio, Inc. (Alexandria)
Owner/Developer: Clark Realty Capital, L.L.C.

Honorable Mention Award
Lakeview Renovation (Residential, Single-family Detached; built 2006)
Architect: David Jameson Architect, Inc. (Alexandria)
Owner/Developer: Gabe and Ann Nassar

Honorable Mention Award
A Slice of Light (Residential, Single-family Detached; built 2003)
Architect: Susan Woodward Notkins Architects, PC (McLean)
Owner/Developer: Mr. and Mrs. Brad Hendricks

Honorable Mention Award
Midtown North (Residential, Multi-family; built 2007)
Architect: R. Randall Vosbeck Jr. (Alexandria)
Owner/Developer: Kettler

Honorable Mention Award
SF Design Group – Chantilly Office (Commercial, Office Interior Architecture; built 2007)
Architect: SF Design Group (Chantilly)
Owner/Developer: Saharnaz Farivar and Esmail Dilmaghani

Honorable Mention Award
Oakton Library (Institutional; built 2007)
Architect: PSA-Dewberry, Inc. (Fairfax)
Owner/Developer: Fairfax County Board of Supervisors

Entries were judged by a review committee composed of Marlene Walli Shade and Aaron Gasper, Northern Virginia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects; Jeni Hornback, the Virginia Chapter of the American Planning Association; Ching-Fang Chen, the Potomac Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects; Denis Gulakowski, the Engineers and Surveyors Institute; J. Paul Lewis, the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce; Lynne Garvey Hodge, the Fairfax County History Commission; and Robert Wilson Mobley, 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, contact Sheng Leu at the Fairfax County Department of Planning and Zoning, at 703-324-1272, TTY 711.


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