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James Ord Block project in Medfield, Massachusetts

The James Ord Block project, designed by David Sharff Architect, is the winner of the 2017 HardieDesign Contest.

AIA partner James Hardie congratulates the winner and runners-up of its 2017 HardieDesign Contest

Congratulations to the winner of the 2017 HardieDesign Contest, David Sharff Architect, P.C. of Medfield, Massachusetts. The firm earned top honors for the James Ord Block project, which used HardiePlank lap siding with ColorPlus Technology.

The HardieDesign contest gave architectural firms the opportunity to showcase their top multi-family and commercial projects featuring James Hardie fiber cement siding and panel products. More than 170 entries were submitted between January 19 and February 4, with the winner announced at the James Hardie booth at AIA Conference on Architecture 2017.

The winner will receive a grand prize package worth more than $25,000, including a full-page ad in Dwell magazine and a custom video shoot.

Five projects were selected as finalists by an internal judging committee, based on their projects’ classical beauty and original use of James Hardie fiber cement siding products. Architects and other trade professionals then voted for the winner on JamesHardiePros.com to decide the grand prize winner. The four runners-up were Davis Square Architects of Somerville, Massachusetts; The Architects Collective of Inglewood, California; Dwell Design Studio of Alpharetta, Georgia; and Baylis Architects of Bellevue, Washington.

“We were thrilled to see how creatively architects and designers use our fiber cement products in both modern and traditional designs and we wanted to recognize that talent,” said Jeff Kemerley, the multi-family and commercial business manager at James Hardie. “With the simple yet elegant traditional design of the James Ord Block, David Sharff exemplifies the versatility that James Hardie products can provide architects.”

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Image credits

James Ord Block project in Medfield, Massachusetts

David Sharff Architect

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