Exceptional Architectural and Site Design Honored by Fairfax County

July 29, 2009
OPA 131/09

News Highlights  

  • Sixteen winners selected for exceptional architectural and site design achievement in the county.
  • Awards to be presented in the fall.

More Information 

Sixteen entries have been selected to receive the 25th annual Fairfax County Exceptional Design Award. The recipients were selected by the design jury for the Fairfax County Exceptional Design Awards Program based on four criteria:

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

The award recipients are:

Honor Award
1800 Tysons Boulevard (mixed use; built 2005)
Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox, Associates, PC (New York)
Owner/Developer: TYF Development Co., LLC, Lerner Enterprises

Merit Award
Burke Centre Library (institutional; built 2008)
Architect: Grimm+ Parker Architects (McLean)
Owner/Developer: Fairfax County Government

 Merit Award
Crosspointe Fire Station 41 (institutional; built 2007)
Architect: Samaha Associates, P.C. (Fairfax)
Owner/Developer: Fairfax County Government

Merit Award
KR Pool and Guest House (residential; built 2006)
Architect: Randall Mars Architects (McLean)
Owner/Developer: Barbara Kinosky and Kevin Riley

Merit Award
Viola House (residential; built 2008)
Architect: Randall Mars Architects (McLean)
Owner/Developer: Kathy Viola

Merit Award
Virginia Light (residential, interior; built 2007)
Architect: Meditch Murphey Architects (Chevy Chase, Md.)
Owner/Developer: Name withheld

Merit Award
Volkswagen Group of America U.S. Headquarters (office, interior; built 2008)
Architect: VOA Associates, Inc. (Washington, D.C.)
Owner/Developer: Volkswagen Group of America

Honorable Mention Award
Alderley (residential; built 2008)
Architect: ACG Architects (McLean)
Owner/Developer: Richard and Pam Hanlon

Honorable Mention Award
Fairfax Village Neighborhood Center (community benefit project; built 2009)
Architect: Torti Gallas and Partners (Silver Spring, Md.)
Owner/Developer: Clark Realty Capital, LLC

Honorable Mention Award
McConnell Public Safety and Transportation Center (institutional; built 2008)
Architect: HOK (Washington, D.C.)
Owner/Developer: Fairfax County Government

Honorable Mention Award
Reston Design Studio (office, interior; built 2008)
Architect: Architecture Inc. (Reston)
Owner/Developer: Architecture Inc.

Honorable Mention Award
Reston Hospital Women’s Imaging Center(office, interior; built 2007)
Architect: Architecture Inc. (Reston)
Owner/Developer: Reston Hospital

Honorable Mention Award
Snyder Residence (residential; built 2007)
Architect: Amestudio, Inc. (Alexandria)
Owner/Developer: Karen Snyder

Honorable Mention Award
The Uniwest Group (office, interior; built 2008)
Architect: DBI Architects, Inc. (Reston)
Owner/Developer: The Uniwest Group

Honorable Mention Award
West Ox Bus Operations Center (institutional; built 2008)
Architect: Michael Baker, Jr., Inc. (Alexandria)
Owner/Developer: Fairfax County Government

Honorable Mention Award
Workhouse Arts Center (historical, adaptive re-use; built 2008)
Architect: BBG-BBGM (Washington, D.C.)
Owner/Developer: Lorton Arts Foundation and Fairfax County Government

 Entries were judged by a review committee composed of  William T. Brown, American Institute of Architects, Northern Virginia Chapter; Ching-Fang Chen, Potomac Chapter, American Society of Landscape Architects; Denis Gulakowski, Engineers & Surveyors Institute; J. Paul Lewis, Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce; Jeni Hornback Virginia Chapter, American Planning Association; Robert E. Beach, History Commission; Scott Matties, American Institute of Architects, Northern Virginia Chapter; John Burns, Architectural Review Board, chairman (design jury) chair.

The 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 county’s Architectural Review Board and the Northern Virginia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

For more information, call the Department of Planning and Zoning, at 703-324-1380, TTY 711.


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