Awarding Exceptional Architecture in Our County

Photo from LMI headquarters that received 2016 Exceptional Design award.

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“We shape our buildings and afterwards our buildings shape us”—that what’s Winston Churchill famously said when debating the rebuilding the House Commons after it was bombed during the Blitz.

Because architecture shapes our daily life—whether we consciously realize it or not—the Board of Supervisors created an awards program 32 years ago to recognize quality design in our community.

“Historically, this has been I think a very conservative, traditional, in an architectural way, area, but more and more, things have shifted to being modern. I think that people have come to realize that modern design doesn’t mean cold and stale.”Derek Norton, Principal at Ritter Norton Architects, Past Award Winner

 

2016 Winners

Airy building designs featuring glass, polished concrete and high ceilings are featured in this year’s Exceptional Design Awards award winners.

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Nine buildings were selected to be recognized with this year’s honor, merit and honorable mention awards, based on selection criteria. The award winners included:

  • Three office buildings
  • Three schools
  • County library, police station/governmental center and a human service building, which incorporate sustainable and green features, making them energy and water efficient.
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“As we get bigger, we have to get smarter about how we use our resources. Quality architecture is more important than ever as we build out our areas into increasingly dense urban centers.”W. Neal Rosenberry, LeMay Erickson Willcox Architects, past award winner

 

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