AIA Grand Rapids Names 2019 Honor Award Recipients
The Grand Rapids Chapter of the American Institute of Architects celebrated several Architects, Firms and Projects and individual Honorees last week during its annual Honor Awards Celebration. AIA Grand Rapids, a local component of the American Institute of Architects, advocates for the value of architecture and gives architects the resources they need to do their best work through educational opportunities, government advocacy, community redevelopment, and public outreach to support the architecture profession.
The 2019 Honor Awards was held at the Golden Age at Creston Brewery in downtown Grand Rapids on October 17, 2019. Through its annual Honor Awards Program, the AIA Grand Rapids Chapter continues to recognize excellence in architecture throughout the region. The program promotes the value of good design and encourages our Members to pursue excellence through their work and service to the community.
AIA Grand Rapids 2019 Award Winners are as follows:
2019 Student Scholarship Recipients:
Trenton Price - Trent is a graduate student studying in the Master of Architecture (MArch) degree program at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD).
Nicholas Schmitt - Nicholas is currently a Senior at Ferris State University in the Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Sustainability Program.
2019 David D. Smith Humanitarian Award:
Dennis Sturtevant, CEO of Dwelling Place Grand Rapids
2019 Young Architect Award Recipients:
Brian Swem, AIA of Lott3Metz Architecture
2019 Firm Achievement Award:
2019 Student Design Project Award Recipients:
Huaming Wang of Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University for his design of The Swan Lofts.
Lisa Castro of Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University for her design of The Urban School for Environmental Education.
2019 Unbuilt Project Award:
Elevate Studio, Inc. for the American Mission Hospital Chapel located in A’ali, Bahrain and owned by the Reformed Church in America (Consulting Architect: Aref Sadeq Design Consultants).
2019 Residential Architecture Award:
2019 Small Commercial Project Award:
Mathison | Mathison Architects for its design of the Airport Viewing Park & Pavilion located in Grand Rapids, Michigan and owned by Gerald R. Ford International Airport (Construction Firm: Owen-Ames-Kimball Company).
2019 Interior Architecture Award:
2019 Building Awards:
GMB Architecture + Engineering for its design of the George and Lucile Heeringa Civic Center located in Holland, Michigan and owned by the City of Holland (Construction Firm: GO Construction (an Owen-Ames-Kimball Co. and GDK Construction Co. partnership)).
2019 People’s Choice Award:
This year, our honor awards jury was chaired by Barton Ross, AIA, AICP, LEED AP BD+C, along with Jason Winters, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Marta Hansen, AIA, LEED AP, Professor Michael D. Ryan, AIA, NCARB, CCS, CCCA, CSI, and Wayne L. Good, FAIA, NCARB from AIA Chesapeake Bay, Maryland.
We would like to extend a special thanks to our Event Sponsors: our Media Sponsor, the Michigan Architectural Foundation, our Program Sponsor, Ghafari Associates, our Beverage Sponsor for the evening, Belden Brick and Supply, our Food Sponsors FTCH and Progressive AE, our Table Sponsor, TowerPinkster, our Student Ticket Sponsor, Builder’s Exchange of Michigan, our Floral Design Sponsor, GreenNV, and our Community Partner Sponsor, Housing Next. Thank you all for your partnership and support of AIA Grand Rapids.
Congratulations to all the 2019 Honor Award Entry Nominees and Award Recipients!
View a complete Slideshow of all the AIA Grand Rapids 2019 Honor Awards Entry Submissions HERE.