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AIA Dallas Celebrates Design Excellence The Dallas chapter of the American Institute of Architects announced the 2007 design award winners during its annual Design Awards Announcement and Celebration Party in the AT&T Victory Plaza on Sept. 19, 2007. This year’s jury for the built entries featured Joe Valerio, FAIA, of Valerio Dewalt Train in Chicago; Jon Pickard, AIA, of Chilton Pickard, in New Haven, Conn.; and John Senhauser, FAIA, of John Senhauser Architects in Cincinnati. Jurors for unbuilt entries were Frank Clementi, AIA, of Rios Clementi Hale Studios in Los Angeles; Diogo Burnay of CVDB Design in Lisbon, Portugal; and Johanna Grawunder of Johanna Grawunder Studios in San Francisco and Milan, Italy. From a record number of 162 projects submitted by Dallas-based architectural firms, 14 awards and six commendations were presented in three categories—unbuilt, built (small), and built (large). New to the awards this year was also a Best of Show to recognize overall excellence regardless of category. Also new this year were awards for Urban Edge Excellence in Sustainable Design and Community Design. In addition, one project received the jurors’ commendation.

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Review of the design submittals took place over two days, with the winners being selected and announced live during ceremonies at the AT&T Victory Plaza. Each of the submittals was displayed across the large video board at the end of the plaza during the first hour of the evening, with the winners being displayed as the awards were being presented. This year’s event captured the excitement of the live announcements. Awards were presented in the following categories to: Unbuilt •  Honor – San Augustine Park Pavilion in Dallas by Laguarda.Low Architects •  Merit – Madrid Exhibition Center in Madrid, Spain by Laguarda.Low Architects •  Citation – Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, Israel by Corgan Associates Built/Large (more than 50,000 sf) •  Honor – W Hotel in Dallas by HKS •  Merit – Hector Garcia Middle School in Dallas by Perkins + Will •  Citation – George L. Allen Sr. Courts Building in Dallas by Rees Associates Built/Small (less than 50,000 sf) •  Honor – Noka Chocolate in Dallas by BOKA Powell/Shimoda Design Group •  Merit – Elements in Dallas by Buchanan Architecture

•  Citation – Oak Court in Dallas by Buchanan Architecture Best of Show •  House at Wind Point in Hunt County by Max Levy, Architect Urban Edge Excellence in Sustainable Design •  Unbuilt – Woodlawn in Dallas by Good Fulton & Farrell Architects •  Built – Urban Reserve Master Plan in Dallas by dsgn associates Community Design Award •  Unbuilt – Texas Stadium Redevelopment in Irving by HOK •  Built – Imperial Illumination in Dallas by building.community.workshop The jurors also presented special commendations to the following projects: •  Unbuilt – Washington Hospital ER One in Washington, DC by HKS/Pickard Chilton •  Unbuilt – Cotai Strip Parcel 3 in Macao, China by RTKL •  Unbuilt – Robbins Elementary School in Trenton, New Jersey by Laguarda.Low Architects •  Built – Hillside House in Dallas by Frank Welch and Associates •  Built – CORE in Dallas by Corgan Associates •  Built – Watermark Community Church Phase II in Dallas by Omniplan

San Augustine Park Pavilion

W Hotel

Noka Chocolate

House at Wind Point

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Urban Reserve Master Plan

Texas Stadium Redevelopment

Imperial Illumination

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