AIA Austin Presents Design Awards
The three Honor Awards went to: Scout Island Residence by A lterstudio Architects – Carefully situated in a hilly Austin neighborhood, this project unconventionally splits the program, resulting in a transparent link that frames dramatic views beyond. Kenya Rainwater Court by Dick Clark Architecture – This communal pavilion for the village of Mahiga in central Kenya features a delicate structure that supports an undulating pitched roof that collects rainwater. Ranch Operations by Miró Rivera Architects – Texas Hill Country vernacular is reinterpreted in this case study of the traditional shed building, with the bold contrast of its crisp, dark structure and stark white infill. The six Citations of Honor recognized: Byrne-Reed House by Clay ton & Little Architects – A dramatic restoration literally peeled back the layers of time to resurrect a downtown Austin landmark. (see p.46.) Austin Office by Gensler – This interior finishout exhibits a controlled modulation of
light, space, and material among massive concrete columns within a generous open volume. Sol Austin by KRDB – The thoughtful planning of this housing development offers modern living in affordable prototypes in east Austin. Garage Apartment by LZT Architects – This chic dwelling offers natural light and a whimsical privacy fence. McGarrah Jessee by McKinney York Architects – The thoughtfully restored iconic building in downtown Austin celebrates its mid-century character. 1917 Bungalow by Miró Rivera Architects – This addition accentuates the connection where the new living wing slides past the restored bungalow, creating a new front entry and private courtyard. The single Studio Award was presented to: Blanco Public Library by Brett Wolfe, Assoc. AIA – The concept exhibits a sophisticated combination of materials and natural light to create a monumental presence.
Kenya Rainwater Court
Blanco Public Library
AIA Austin honored 10 projects in its 2011 Design Awards Celebration. From a total of 77 submittals, the distinguished jury of architects selected three for Honor Awards, six for Citations of Honor, and one unbuilt project for a Studio Award. Jurors were Anne Fougeron, FAIA, of Fougeron Architecture in San Francisco; Scott Merrill, AIA, of Merrill, Pastor & Colgan in Vero Beach, Fla.; and Victor “Trey” Trahan, FAIA, of Trahan Architects in Baton Rouge. a u s t i n
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