2007 Exceptional Design Awards Winners

The design jury for the twenty-third annual Fairfax County Exceptional Design Awards Program recently selected five entries to receive awards for exceptional architectural and site design.  The design awards program is sponsored by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and administered by the County 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 achievement in the total design of a building and site and to create an awareness of outstanding planning and design projects among design professionals and the general public.  The awards will be presented in the fall.  This year's awards recipients are:


Honor Award: Vienna Presbyterian Church Phase II Ministry Center and Balcony Additions

Category: Institutional

Architect: LeMay Erickson Architects, Reston, Virginia

Owner/Developer:  Trustees of Vienna Presbyterian Church

Year Built: 2006

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Merit Award: Virginia Office of DBI Architects, Inc.

Category: Commercial, Office (Interior Architecture)

Architect: DBI Architects, Inc., Reston, VA

Owner/Developer:  Alan Storm, AIA

Year Built: 2006

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Merit Award: Renovation and Addition of Clifton Presbyterian Church

Category: Institutional

Architect: LeMay Erickson Architects, Reston, VA

Owner/Developer: Clifton Presbyterian Church

Year Built: 2006

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Honorable Mention Award: Fort Belvoir Family Communities

Category: Residential, Planned Community

Architect: Torti Gallas and Partners, Inc., Silver Spring, MD     

Owner/Developer:  Clark Reality Capital

Year Built: 2006

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Honorable Mention Award: Frederick P. Griffith Water Treatment Plant  

Category: Institutional

Architect: PSA-Dewberry, Fairfax, VA

Owner/Developer: Fairfax County Water Authority

Year Built: 2006

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Names were removed from project nominations and judged by a Review Committee comprised of representatives of the Northern Virginia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (Marlene Walli Shade and Michael Nawrocki), the Virginia Chapter of the American Planning Association (Jeni Hornback), the Potomac Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (Lisa  Delplace and Oliver Boehm), the Engineers and Surveyors Institute (Denis Gulakowski), the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce (J. Paul Lewis), the Fairfax County History Commission (Lynne Garvey Wark), and the Fairfax County Architectural Review Board (John Burns).


For more information, call Mr. Sheng Leu at the Fairfax County Department of Planning and Zoning at 324-1272.


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