2017 AIA Albuquerque Design Awards
AIA Albuquerque is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Architecture Design Awards Program held at The Canyon Club at Four Hills on Friday, December 8, 2017.
This annual awards program encourages and recognizes distinguished architectural achievement by New Mexico architects. The Awards program is open to all registered architects who are active AIA architects and non-AIA architects. The program serves to increase public awareness of the outstanding services provided by architects as well as to emphasize the importance of the architect's role in shaping the quality of the built environment through design excellence.
Margaret Griffin, FAIA – Griffin Enright Architects
Mark McVay, AIA - AECOM
Mohamed Sharif, Associate AIA - Sharif, Lynch: Architecture
“…in general, we gravitated towards projects with strategic plan making that took advantage of existing conditions to create transformative spaces. Many of them are projects that strategically do a lot with a little, but all of them had a clear design idea that was executed with material finesse.” -Margaret Griffin, FAIA
The Downtown Residence
Jon Anderson Architects - Jon Anderson, FAIA
Owner – Jon Anderson and Laura Daby
Contractor – Paul W. Kenderdine Inc. (PWKI)
"We were taken with the airy, sectionally active interior and episodic circulation. The loftlike interior reanimates a redux bungalow. "
The Patton Residence
Jon Anderson Architects - James Lucero AIA, Jon Anderson, FAIA
Owner – Chris and Renee Patton
Contractor – Supple Homes Inc.
"We appreciated the contrast of the internal exuberance and the external discretion and the way the great room meets pueblo landform. The loftlike living space frame the landscape in strategic ways, while creating a modern home."
Idyll - Ané Gonzalez Lara, Tucker Douglas, Nicole Zollner (Contributor)
"We admired the invented typology of pavilion like buildings in an extended park that creates new connectivity in an existing context. The new types evoke a historic type without direct quotation and create a new campus where buildings are landscape constituents making new places from previously interstitial ones."
Career Enrichment Center
Lee Gamelsky Architects PC
Owner – Albuquerque Public Schools Facilities Design & Construction
Contractor – Weil Construction
"This addition transforms a generic warehouse by creating a new multifunctional collective space linked to the existing circulation to create a new nexus for an existing school. The material lightness creates an inspiring interior to remake the culture of the school."
Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm
Atkin Olshin Schade Architects – Shawn Evans, AIA
Owner – Los Poblanos Historic Inn
Contractor – G2i Construction
"A sensitive agrarian adaptation of vernacular, this project uses situationist strategies to differentiate a series of landscape courtyards, creating memorable places. The combination of rural, industrial and agrarian cultivation creates an artisanal atmosphere."
McCaffrey Historic Trolley Building
Baker Architecture + Design
Owner – New Mexico Highlands University
Contractor – Franken Construction Co
Remodel and Adaptive Reuse
"A deft bricolage of historic and post-industrial materials, this project deploys sensitive and surgical strategies to create a set of spaces that easily occupy new thresholds between the old and new. The entropic lightness of scrim-like surfaces compliments the heavy stone mass of the existing building."
Ernie Pyle Middle School 6th Grade Building
Baker Architecture + Design
Owner – Albuquerque Public Schools
Contractor – Thompson Construction, Inc.
"We were impressed with the economy of means of the fundamental diagram of this project. Lifting the building creates a new public space while maintaining visual connection to the fields. The over scaled stair creates a unique entry, while activating the shaded space."
UNM La Posada Dining Hall Renovation
Vigil & Associates Architectural Group – Joe Muhlberger, AIA, Vicente Castillo, AIA)
Owner- University of New Mexico
Contractor – ESA Construction
The liberated interiors of this project reimagines an institutional interior by rethinking the generic waffleslab ceiling. The inserted forms are functional and imaginative creating a new interior landscape to re-energize the space.
Mattophoto Architectural Photography