AIA Grand Rapids Names 2019 Honor Award Recipients

Longbeach Residence Courtesy of Lucid Architecture

2019 AIA Grand Rapids People's Choice Award - Longbeach Residence by Lucid Architecture

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

Dennis Sturtevant, CEO of Dwelling Place Grand Rapids - Photo by Matthew Provost Photographer

2019 Young Architect Award Recipients:

Brian Swem, AIA of Lott3Metz Architecture

Zachary Verhulst, AIA, NCARB, NOMA of TowerPinkster

Brian Swem, AIA of Lott3Metz Architecture - Photo Courtesy of Brian Swem

Zachary Verhulst, AIA, NCARB, NOMA of TowerPinkster - Photo Courtesy of TowerPinkster

2019 Firm Achievement Award:

Ghafari Associates - Grand Rapids

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.

The Swan Lofts Designed by Huaming Wang - Image Courtesy of Huaming Wang

Lisa Castro of Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University for her design of The Urban School for Environmental Education.

The Urban School for Environmental Education Designed by Lisa Castro - Image Courtesy of Lisa Castro

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).

American Mission Hospital Chapel Designed by Elevate Studio, Inc. - Image Courtesy of Elevate Studio, Inc.

2019 Residential Architecture Award:

Mathison | Mathison Architects for its design of the Riverglass Residence located in Ada, Michigan (Construction Firm: Zahn Builders).

Riverglass Residence Designed by Mathison | Mathison Architects - Photo by Jason Keen Photography

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).

Airport Viewing Park & Pavilion Designed by Mathison | Mathison Architects - Photo by Jason Keen Photography

2019 Interior Architecture Award:

Integrated Architecture for its design of the Bridge Street Market located in Grand Rapids, Michigan and owned by Meijer (Construction Firm: Rockford Construction).

Bridge Street Market Designed by Integrated Architecture - Photo by Justin Maconochie

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)).

George and Lucile Heeringa Civic Center Designed by GMB Architecture + Engineering - Photo by M-Buck Studio, LLC

Lott3Metz Architecture for its design of the First Street Office Building located in Grand Rapids, Michigan and owned by Rockford Development (Construction Firm: Rockford Construction).

First Street Office Building Designed by Lott3Metz Architecture - Photo by Bill Lindhout

2019 People’s Choice Award:

Lucid Architecture for its design of the Longbeach Residence located in Long Beach, Indiana (Construction Firm: Mike Schaap Builders).

Longbeach Residence Designed by Lucid Architecture - Photo by Lucid Architecture

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 our Event Photo Gallery by Bird + Bird Studio HERE.

View a complete Slideshow of all the AIA Grand Rapids 2019 Honor Awards Entry Submissions HERE.

Image credits

Longbeach Residence Courtesy of Lucid Architecture

Lucid Architecture

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