Design Awards 2012
2012 AIANS and ALNNJ Design Awards
This year’s 19th annual Newark and Suburban Design Awards, a special joint awards event with the Architects League, was a great success, drawing over 175 members from our two Sections to view the project boards and enjoy good food and drink, live jazz, and the company of their AIA colleagues.
My co-chairperson Stacey Kliesch and I would like to thank the twenty-eight NS and AL firms that participated by submitting a total of forty-seven boards. We would also like to thank our five jurors – Bruce D. Turner, AIA (President – South Jersey), Rafael Da Silva, AIA (VP – Jersey Shore), Robert W. O’Reilly, AIA (President – West Jersey), Thomas Navin, AIA, and J. Robert Hillier, FAIA, for the outstanding work they did in reviewing all of the boards and selecting fifteen projects for awards and providing insightful and cogent comments during the awards presentations.
We would also like to thank our Platinum Sponsor for the event, the law firm of L’Abbate, Balkan, Colavita & Contini, LLP, specialists in the defense of architects and engineers professional liability claims.
We are making plans to use the submitted projects to remind the general public of the value of the AIA and its Architects. We are looking for venues such as libraries, commercial spaces, and institutional facilities that have public galleries to display a number of the boards. Please contact me at the e-mail address listed below should you know of any such venues.
We would also like to feature projects that were submitted in recent Design Awards here in the Rostrum. If interested, please submit an article (500 word maximum) about your project to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will use images of the project submitted for the Design Awards.
Donald Chin AIA
2012 NS/AL Design Awards Co-Chairperson
2012 Design Awards – List of Awarded Projects
I. Residential – Un-Built
Silver Medal: Kennedy-Grant – Valley House
II. Residential – Built
Silver Medal: Stonewater Architecture – Gardner Residence
Bronze Medal: Seth A. Leeb Architect – “New” Addition
Honorable Mention: Kennedy-Grant – Country House
III. Non-Residential – Un-Built
Gold Medal: Gruskin Architecture + Design, P.C. – Kean University Green Lane Building
Silver Medal: RSC Architects – Career Technical High School
Bronze Medal: Poskanzer Skott Architects – Mediacom Communications
IV. Non-Residential – Built
Gold Medal: Arcari & Iovino Architects, P.C. – Korean Presbyterian Church
Silver Medal: Pallante Design – The Pataki Center
Bronze Medal: The Biber Partnership – Early Research Learning Academy
V. Non-Residential Interiors
Gold Medal: Gensler – Lola
Silver Medal: Gensler – Turner Construction Company
VI. Non-Residential Featured Element
Gold Medal: Marchetto Higgins Stieve AIA – Apse – Traction
Silver Medal: CTS Group Architecture/Planning PA – Music Court Pavilions
Bronze Medal: Fallon + Pacheco Architects – Weill Cornell Medical College – Main Corridor Improvements
VII. Peer Vote – as voted on by event attendees
Marchetto Higgins Stieve AIA – Apse – Traction
Gensler – Hotel Lola
Arcari & Iovino Architects, P.C. – Korean Presbyterian Church
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For this special joint event, we are promoting a strong New Jersey theme and have invited the other AIA New Jersey Section presidents to serve as jurors, and we are pleased to announce that Bruce D. Turner, AIA (South Jersey), Donna Terzano, AIA (Central), Robert W. O’Reilly, AIA (West Jersey), Rafael DaSilva, AIA (VP Jersey Shore) as well as Thomas Navin, AIA, a noted architect, garden designer and currently an instructor at NJIT and Columbia, have all graciously agreed to join us as jurors.