Denver (Oct. 4, 2013)

AIA WMR recognized its 2013 architectural design and honor awards recipients during a ceremony on Friday, Oct. 4, at its regional conference at the Four Seasons Resort in Teton Village, Wyo. AIA members and other design and construction industry professionals from Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming attended this conference themed “Architecture Matters.”

Design Awards 

The following 19 architectural design awards were selected from entries submitted by architects in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming who make up the members of AIA WMR. These were presented by AIA WMR 2013 Design Awards Jury Chair Julie Snow, FAIA, of Julie Snow Architects (Minneapolis). Other jurors include Garth Rockcastle, FAIA, and Rich Varda, FAIA, ASLA, CID. Please note that the highest award is honor, followed by merit and then citation. 

Honor Award for Distinguished Building: Desert Courtyard House
Wendell Burnette Architects (Phoenix) 

Honor Award for Distinguished Building: Tom’s Thumb Trailhead in the Scottsdale McDowell Sonoran Preserve
Fucello Architects (Scottsdale, Ariz.)

Honor Award for Distinguished Building: Owe’Neh Bupingeh Housing Rehabilitation
Atkin Olshin Schade Architects (Santa Fe, N.M.) 

Merit Award for Distinguished Building: University of Arizona Health Sciences Education Building
CO Architects (Los Angeles) (Architect of Record)
Ayers Saint Gross (Tempe, Ariz.) 

Merit Award for Distinguished Building: Natural Sciences Building, Scottsdale Community College
richärd+bauer architecture, llc (Phoenix) 

Merit Award for Distinguished Building: OKLAND Construction
Weddle Gilmore (Scottsdale, Ariz.)

Merit Award for Distinguished Building: RE-JUV
Mark Ryan Studio (Phoenix) 

Merit Award for Distinguished Building: The Wolff Residence
LEA-Architects, LLC (Phoenix) 

Merit Award for Distinguished Building: Arizona Western College, College Community Center & Science / Agriculture Center
Gould Evans (Phoenix) 

Citation Award for Distinguished Building: DRIVE – Commercial Building
Stephen Dynia Architects (Jackson, Wyo.) (Design Architect)
Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture (Denver) (Architect of Record and Executive Architect)

Citation Award for Distinguished Building: The Two
Line and Space, LLC (Tucson, Ariz.) 

Citation Award for Distinguished Building: Jackson Hole Airport Expansion and Renovation
Carney Logan Burke Architects (Jackson, Wyo.) (Associate Architect)
Gensler (Denver) (Architect of Record)

Citation Award for Distinguished Building: Centennial High School
Dekker / Perich / Sabatini (Albuquerque, N.M.)
ASA Architects (Albuquerque, N.M.) (Architect of Record)

Citation Award for Distinguished Building: Linear House
Studio B Architects (Aspen, Colo.) 

Citation Award for Distinguished Building: College Center, Central Arizona College
richärd+bauer architecture, llc (Phoenix) 

Citation Award for Distinguished Building: Southeast Wyoming Welcome Center / Travel Tourism Headquarters
Anderson Mason Dale Architects (Denver) 

Citation Award for Distinguished Building: Nursing & Exercise Science Building at Mesa Community College
SmithGroupJJR (Phoenix) 

Merit Award for Unbuilt Design: US / Mexico Work-Program Border Crossing
markharris ARCHITECTS (Colorado Springs, Colo.)

Citation Award for Unbuilt Design: Inscriptions: a K-8 Specialty Curriculum School
markharris ARCHITECTS (Colorado Springs, Colo.)

Honor Awards
In addition to the design awards, five honor awards were presented by AIA WMR Honor Awards Jury Chair Steven Schonberger, AIA of klipp | a division of gkkworks (Denver). Other jurors included Bruce Fallon, AIA, and Chris Larsen, AIA.

Silver Medal Award: John Klai, AIA ? Klai Juba Architects (Las Vegas)
This is the highest honor presented by the WMR. This award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the Institute, the profession and the citizens of the WMR, their community, and who has transcended local boundaries in making these contributions. 

Young Architect Award: Jennifer Turchin, AIA ? Sellen Sustainability (Las Vegas)

Young Architect Award: Brad Lang, AIA ? SmithGroupJJR (Phoenix)
This award recognizes those individuals who, at an early state in their architectural career, have shown exceptional leadership in design, education and service to the profession. 

Architectural Firm of the Year: Ward+Blake Architects (Jackson, Wyo.)
This award recognizes the continuing collaboration among individuals in a firm who have produced distinguished architecture over a period of at least 10 years, and have made significant contributions to the Institute, the profession and their community, and have transcended their local boundaries in making these contributions. 

Twenty-Five Year Award: Aspen Chapel (Aspen, Colo.)
This award recognizes a built structure that has significantly influenced design and lifestyle in the WMR. 

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