Thirteen recent and two not-yet-built projects by Washington architects were picked for special recognition in the 2000 Honor Awards for Washington Architecture. The projects were selected by an invited jury of architects that included Craig Hodgetts of Hodgetts + Fung, Los Angeles, known for “urban scenarios” in several US cities; Joseph Valerio, Valerio Dewalt Train Architects, referred to as “one of Chicago’s foremost architects”; and Marion Weiss, Weiss/Manfredi, of New York, recognized most recently for her firm’s design of the Women’s Memorial and Education Center at Arlington National Cemetery. They reviewed approximately 150 entries.
The jury announced their selections at AIA Seattle’s 49th annual Honor Awards presentation Nov. 13 at Benaroya Hall, to an audience of approximately 800 design professionals and architecture fans. The winners spanned a wide range of building types, including residential, cultural, municipal, institutional, and commercial projects located in Washington communities both rural and urban, and several projects located in other parts of the US.
The jury also engaged in an on-stage conversation about “the convergence of international attitudes with regional traditions, ” with Architectural Record Senior Editor James S. Russell moderating. The theme chosen for the program – “Outside In” — reflects the current dialog, both within the design professions and among public officials, private clients, and the public, about the impact of high-visibility projects on the urban fabric and the cultural life of the region.
Honor Awards went to Steven Holl Architects for the Bellevue Art Museum; to James Cutler Architects for Pine Forest Cabin in Winthrop; and to Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects for The Brain: A Filmmaker’s Studio in Seattle.
Recognized with Merit Awards were Good Samaritan Hospital, Dr. Donald & Beret Mott Children’s Center in Puyallup, designed by the Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Partnership; Gosline Residence in Seattle by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson; and Roddy-Bale Residence in Bellevue by The Miller/Hull Partnership.
Commendations went to BjarkoSerra Architects for the First Christian Reformed Church Additions & Alterations in Shoreline; the Northwest Architectural Company for the House of Charity in Spokane; Mahlum Architects for the Polson Building/Mahlum Architects Offices in Seattle; NBBJ for Reebok World Headquarters in Canton, Mass.; Bumgardner for Saffron, a mixed-use development in Sammamish; and Bohlin Cywinski Jackson for the Turtle Bay Exploration Park Visitor Center in Redding, Calif.
The design for the Seattle Central Public Library by OMA in partnership with LMN, was recognized by the jury with a Merit Award in the "Not Yet Built" category. In the same category, the jury awarded a Commendation to LMN Architects for Reno-Sparks Convention Center Addition & Renovation.
In a separate program held Nov. 6, a jury comprised of Bainbridge Island architect James Cutler, ArchitectureWeek Editor in Chief Kevin Matthews, landscape architect Barbara Swift, Swift & Company, and moderator Richard Mohler selected “transPIER,” by CAST design build, to receive citation in the Conceptual program.
AIA Seattle this year conducted the nation’s first-ever online Honor Awards program, receiving and publishing all entries online. The AIA Seattle Website drew more than 100,000 hits in the 10-day period following posting of the entries, at www.aiaseattle.org/2000awards. Future postings and publications will illustrate cited projects and all entries of current work. Entries in the Conceptual category remain on view at AIA Seattle Gallery through the month of November.