[design '96]


Journal staff

A distinguished jury has selected ten recent projects by Washington architects for design excellence, announced at the AIA Seattle 1996 Awards for Washington Architecture presentation on October 28 at Meany Theater on the University of Washington Campus.

Jerry Finrow, Dean of the University of Washington College of Architecture and Urban Planning, moderated the 45th annual AIA Seattle Honor Awards program.

The jury included Peter Davey, Senior Editor of the London-based Architectural Review; James Stewart Polshek FAIA, of Polshek and Partners, New York; Billie Tsien and Tod Williams FAIA of the design firm of Tod Williams Billie Tsien, New York.

They reviewed nearly 100 entries of completed work by Washington architects and designers, located nearby and around the world, and visited projects throughout the Puget Sound area.

This year's AIA Seattle jury members declined to name Honor Awards among the 10 built projects they recognized for excellence, choosing instead to distribute awards within two lesser categories.

In addition to the award winners shown here and on the following pages, they selected four Conceptual entries to discuss for their representation of ideas in architecture: "Object of Thought," by WPa, "Kansai National Science Library," by Anderson Anderson Architecture, "Point Roberts Border Station," by The Miller/Hull Partnership, and " Home House," by Olson Sundberg Architects, Inc.


Dunkley Residence, Bainbridge Island, Arne Bystrom FAIA.

Project Team:
Arne Bystrom FAIA, Architect; Robert Estep, Glen Nomura.
Owner/Client: Lynn & Janice Dunkley.

Darrold Bolton, Structural;
Ecotope, Energy;
Bainbridge Gardens, Landscape.
General Contractor: Owner.

Photo by Arne Bystrom

JURY COMMENTS:"A splendid interconnected series of spaces that also connect excellently with the environment."

More information about the Dunkley residence can be found at http://threetoad.com/arnebystrom/dunkley.html


Olympic Natural Resources Center, Forks, Weinstein Copeland Architects.

Project team: Ed Weinstein FAIA, Principal and Design Team Leader;
Milton Won, Project Manager;
John Eggleston, Julie Kriegh, Robert Nishimori, Ian Darlington.
Owner/Client: University of Washington.
Consultants: Street Lundgren & Foster AIA, Associate Architects;
Nakano Dennis, Landscape Architect;
RSP/EQE, Structural Engineer;
SvR, Civil Engineer;
Sparling, Electrical Engineer;
CDI, Mechanical Engineer;
General Contractor: Harvey Corporation.

Photo by Michael Ian Shopenn

JURY COMMENTS: "An excellent start to what promises to be a most inspiring and impressive campus. A teaching device in its built example as well as its function, an innovative interpretation of modern concepts of husbandry."


Urban Villa, Seattle, Olson Sundberg Architects.

Project Team: Jim Olson FAIA, Principal;
Tom Kundig, Principal;
Kirsten Murray, Associate.

Consultants: Ratti Perbix Clark, Structural;
Lightcrafters, Lighting;
Olson Sundberg Architects associated with Mary Siebert, Interiors;
Ann Smith, Landscape;
General Contractor: Fleming Sorenson.

Photo by Michael Jensen, Dick Busher

JURY COMMENTS:"A dignified and impressive procession of interconnected spaces that relates well to the corner site and its Seattle setting."



REI Seattle Flagship Store, Seattle, Mithun Partners, Inc.
Project Team:
Bert Gregory, Project Designer and Principal-in-Charge;
Thom Emrich, Project Manager;
Robert Deering, Project Architect.
Owner/Client: Recreational Equipment, Inc.;

Consultants: The Leonhardt Group, Graphic Design;
Corbin Design, Signage;
GeoEngineers, Inc., Geotechnical Design;
AGRA Earth & Environment, Geotechnical Construction Inspection;
Bush Roed & Hitchings, Survey;
RSP/EQE, Structural;
McKinney & Associates, Electrical;
Madsen Electric and Cross Engineers, Electrical Design/Build;
Candela, Lighting Design;
Michael R. Yantis Associates, Acoustics;
MacDonald-Miller, Design/Build Plumbing;
Flack & Kurtz, Mechanical/Electrical;
KPFF, Civil; The Berger Partnership, Landscape;
Transpo Group, Traffic;
N.G. Jacobson, Parking;
River City Resource Group, Recycling;
Ackroyd Inc., Cost Estimating;
Entre Prises USA, Climbing Wall Consulting.
General Contractor: GLY Construction.

Photo by Robert Pisano

JURY COMMENTS:"This project has captured and made an exuberant urban place in the service of commerce -- a real rarity in the larger cities of this country. It has a sense of community inside as well: you can browse in one place and watch what's going on in another."


The Spa at the Salish Lodge, Snoqualmie, Mithun Partners, Inc.

Project Team:
Gerald Cichanski, Principal-in-Charge;
Don Doman, Project Manager;
Ralph Christensen, Project Designer.
Owner/Client: Puget Western, Inc.

Swenson Say Faget, Structural;
Air Systems Engineers, Mechanical;
State Mechanical, Plumbing;
Cochran Electric, Electrical;
Takumi Company, Japanese joinery.
General Contractor: Charter Construction.

Photo by Robert Pisano

JURY COMMENTS: "Careful and elegant use of materials and detailing, creating a space of dignity and quiet. Exceptional quality of space, very literal in its Japanese references."


Dane County Exposition Center, Madison, Wisconsin, LMN Architects.

Project Team: Mark Reddington, Don McDonald, David Johnson, Andre Bilokur.
Owner/Client: Dane County Public Works.

Consultants: Strang Inc., Prime Architect;
Arnold & O'Sheridan Inc., Structural;
Horton-Lees Lighting Design, Electrical;
Ken Saiki Landscape Architecture;
Full credit list available from AIA Seattle.
General Contractor: Kraemer Brothers.

Photo by Ed LaCasse

JURY COMMENTS: "A most difficult building type, handled here in a way that addresses both human scale of the individual and responsiveness to urban design of a great state capitol."


Commander Naval Base Seattle Headquarters Building and Navy Band Seattle Facility, Silverdale, LMN Architects.

Project Team: Mark Reddington, Robert Widmeyer, Tom Burgess, David VanGalen, Jim Brown, John Woloszyn.

Andersen Bjornstad Kane & Jacobs, Inc., Structural/Civil;
Bouillon Christofferson & Schairer, Mechanical/Electrical;
Atelier, Landscape;
Towne, Richards Chaudiere, Inc., Acoustics.
General Contractor: The Vemo Company.

Photo by Ed LaCasse

JURY COMMENTS: "Intelligent planning and wonderful sensitivity to site, interpreting the modernist tradition of Aalto with commendable restraint and economy of means."


Microsoft Redmond West Campus Cafeteria, Redmond, Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Partnership.

Project Team:
Dan Huberty, Partner-in-Charge;
Ev Ruffcorn, Principal Designer;
Clint Diener, Project Architect;
Dale Alberda, Chris Evans, Chris Conaway, Ryan Ruffcorn, Todd Stine, Jeff Daiker.

Trammell Crow Company, Development Consultant;
Skilling Ward Magnusson Barkshire, Inc., Structural;
Entranco, Civil;
McKinstry Company, Mechanical;
Sparling, Electrical;
Murase Associates, Landscape;
Anas Design Associates, Food Service;
JPC, Interior Design.
General Contractor: Sellen Construction.

Photo by Strode Eckert Photographic

JURY COMMENTS: "An impressive attempt by a corporate giant to give social cohesion to an otherwise drab campus, a grand spatial statement."


Pilchuck Glass School Hot Shop Annex, Standwood, Weinstein Copeland Architects.

Project Team:
Ed Weinstein FAIA, Partner-in-Charge;
Judith Swain, Project Architect.

Swenson Say Faget, Structural;
Semrau & Lisser, Civil.
General Contractor: Nelson Lumber Construction Company.

Photo by Michael Ian Shopenn

JURY COMMENTS: "An elegant shed, marrying industrial use with a vernacular building type. Very clear, with a powerful simplicity."


Camarda Residence, Vashon Island. The Miller/Hull Partnership.

Project Team:
Craig Curtis, Partner-in-Charge;
Amy Leleveld, Project Architect;
Robert Hull FAIA, Design Input.
Owner/Client: Anne & Chris Camarda.
General Contractor: NOC Construction.

Photo by Eden Arts

JURY COMMENTS: "This house certainly reflects a joyous attitude, which came through in occupancy: clarity carried through."

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