2010 Exceptional Design Award Winners

The Fairfax County Exceptional Design Awards Program is sponsored by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and administered by the County's 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 outstanding achievement in the total design of a building and the site and to create an awareness of superior planning and design projects. This year's winners will be recognized on the morning of October 19 during the Board of Supervisors meeting.    2010 Winners Slide Show Presentation

The 2010 winners are:

Art and Design Building, George Mason UniversityHonor Award: Art and Design Building, George Mason University

Nomination Submission

Category: Institutional

Architectural Firm: Ayers Saint Gross Architects + Planners

Owner/Developer: George Mason University  

Year Completed: August 2009

Jury Comments: This exceptional building design – inspires art; exemplifies a fresh composition with an interesting interplay of materials; is aesthetically clean; and demonstrates good functionality with an elegant use of standard features and materials.



GraticuleMerit Award: Graticule

Nomination Submission

Category: Residential  

Architectural Firm: David Jameson Architect

Owner/Developer: Terry and Stephanie Wikberg  

Year Completed: November 2009  

Jury Comments: This project has attributes of the International Style.  The design demonstrates a bold contrast between solids and voids and applies a strong use of geometry as evidenced by the interplay of the building with its surroundings and by the beautifully articulated openings.


IBMMerit Award: IBM Dulles Station West

Nomination Submission

Category: Office  

Architectural Firm: VOA Associates, Inc.

Owner/Developer: IBM  

Year Completed: 2009

Jury Comments: This project goes way beyond the design of a space with an interesting use of materials, and it’s creation of an environment that is conducive to staff collaboration with generous natural light in all the different spaces.



Cassidy Turley Honorable Mention Award: Cassidy Turley

Nomination Submission

Category: Office (Interior)

Architectural Firm: DBI Architects, Inc.

Owner/Developer: Cassidy Turley  

Year Completed: March 13, 2009  

Jury Comments: This crisp, elegant interior design uses wood to carry the theme. Accent lighting and planes create a cohesive space within the scope of the budget.  



Evans FarmHonorable Mention Award: Evans Farm

Nomination Submission

Category: Historical/Adaptive Re-use  

Architectural Firm: Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company  

Owner/Developer: Elm Street Development, Inc. & West Group  

Year Completed: 2009

Jury Comments: This neo-traditional project was recognized for its features in the historical, adaptive re-use category for the sensitive renovation of the mill, the pond and the stonehouse.  




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