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Focus on Design

AIA Dayton Recognizes Excellence in 2016 Design Awards

On Tuesday, October 25 the American Institute of Architects, Dayton Chapter held its biennial Focus on Design Awards Program at the Yellow Cab Tavern on East Fourth Street, Dayton.

This salute to design excellence was established to promote and focus attention on Miami Valley architecture firms producing quality and high performance design in adherence to the American Institute of Architect’s 10 Principles of Livable Communities.

In the Interior Projects category, one award was given:

  • MODA4 Design received an Honor Award for the DataYard office project.

In the Newly Completed Buildings, Additions, Renovations, Restorations category, four awards were made: 

  • Annette Miller Architects received a Merit Award for the Wright State University Rike Hall Coffee Bar addition, and a Merit Award for the Wright State University Student Suceess Center.
  • Ruetschle Architects received an Honorable Mention for the Northwest Branch Library of the Dayton Metro Library.
  • Earl Reeder Associates received an Honorable Mention for Allée Arbor at Cox Arboretum Metropark.

The 2016 jury was comprised of representatives from the American Institute of Architects Birmingham, Alabama. Philip Black, AIA, of Simonton Swaika Black Architects served as the jury chair. Platinum sponsors of the event were Pella Windows & Doors; Snyder Brick & Block; and Business Furniture. Underwriters of the event were Heapy Engineering; Shook Construction; Shell & Meyer Engineering; Koroseal; Oberer Thompson Company; Spohn Associates; Allegion; 3form; Hamilton Parker; and Long and Associates.

Click here for a slideshow video of all the projects submitted for the 2016 AIA Dayton Focus on Design Awards program.

Click here to see photos from the evening.


 

2015 Focus on Design Lecture

The 2015 Focus on Design Lecture was well attended by architects and guests on Tuesday, November 3rd.  All enjoyed conversation, beverages, hors d'oeuvres, and a tour of the museum before the formal part of the evening started. President Dave Bills introduced the speaker Carlos Jimenez, Houston based architect and professor at Rice University.  Carlos spoke of his body of work, mostly in the state of Texas, highlighting his thoughts on design, urban sprawl and reflection the impact of history on current design.  Highlights included his own house and studio projects with adjacent home as one complex, and several projects in the small town of Marfa, Texas.  His lecture was deep in thought, yet peppered with humor that made for an entertaining evening.  A special thanks to Miami University for teaming with AIA Dayton to bring Mr. Jimenez to the region and joining us in this presentation.


2014 AIA Dayton Focus on Design Awards

On Wednesday, November 5, the American Institute of Architects, Dayton Chapter held its biennial Focus on Design Awards Program in the Gothic Cloister at the Dayton Art Institute.

This salute to design excellence was established to promote and focus attention on Miami Valley architecture firms producing quality and high performance design in adherence to the American Institute of Architect’s 10 Principles of Livable Communities.

In the Newly Completed Buildings, Additions, Remodelings, Renovations, Restorations category, two awards were made:

  • Annette Miller Architects received an Honor Award for the Wright State University Rinzler Student Sports Complex.
  • Ruetschle Architects received a Merit Award for the Little Woods House.

In the Interior Projects category, two awards were given:

  • MODA4 Design received a Merit Award for the MODA4 Office Interior.
  • Garmann/Miller & Associates, Inc. received an Honorable Mention Award for the restoration of the Auglaize County Courthouse.

In the Urban Design or Planning Projects category, an award was given to:

  • Annette Miller Architects received a Merit Award for the University of Cincinnati, Blue Ash, Muntz Hall.

In the category Sustainable Design Projects, an award was given to:

  • LWC Incorporated received an Honorable Mention Award for the Aullwood Farm Discovery Center.

The 2014 jury was comprised of representatives from the American Institute of Architects Springfield, Missouri. Andrew Wells, FAIA, of Dake Wells Architects served as the jury chair. 

Platinum sponsors of the event were Pella Windows & Doors; Snyder Brick & Block; and Business Furniture.  Underwriters of the event were Heapy Engineering; Shell & Meyer Engineering; KLH Engineering; Danis; 3form; Innovative Lighting Solutions; and Oberfields LLC.  Supporters of the event were Otis; Bern Landscaping; Koroseal; Oberer Thompson Company; and Long and Associates, Inc. 

AIA Dayton, founded in 1900, has a local membership of approximately 200 members and represents the interests of all registered architects in Dayton, Ohio and the surrounding nine counties.

Click here to view photos from the 2014 AIA Dayton Focus on Design Awards banquet.

Click here for a slideshow video of all the projects submitted for the 2014 AIA Dayton Focus on Design Awards program.

 

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