The American Institute of Architects, Central Oklahoma Chapter honored eleven firms earlier this month during their 2016 AIA Central Oklahoma Design Excellence Awards Program. AIA Central Oklahoma received over 50 entries Design Award entries into this year’s competition. Entrants were architects from the AIA Central Oklahoma Chapter, which Central and Western Oklahoma. The entered projects could be located anywhere in the world. Entrants were able to submit in six categories: Commercial Architecture, Residential Architecture, Interiors, Master Planning, Historic Preservation / Adaptive Reuse and Sustainable Design.
“The AIA Central Oklahoma Design Excellence Awards program celebrates the best in architecture and urban design. We are excited to showcase this exceptional architecture and design from our local Oklahoma architects,” said Melissa Hunt, Executive Director for AIA’s Central Oklahoma Chapter.
The jury for the 2016 Design Awards met in Denver, Colorado to select this year’s winners. The jury was made up of three award winning, Denver architects: Cheri Gerou, FAIA of the Colorado State Architect’s Office; Daniel Craig, AIA of Shears Adkins Rockmore; and Jenna Michieli, AIA of Anderson Mason Dale Architects.
The Awards Banquet was held on Friday, November 4th at the Skirvin Hotel and Cheri Gerou, FAIA, the jury chair, was on-hand to assist Lacey Lett, of NewsChannel 4 and the evening’s emcee, in presenting the winners of the 2016 AIA Central Oklahoma Design Awards competition. The following firms and projects were honored for their design.
In the COMMERCIAL ARCHITECTURE category, the following firms and projects were honored:
HONOR AWARD to Elliott + Associates Architects for CHK| Central Boathouse
Merit Award to GSB, Inc. for Joan Kirkpatrick Animal Hospital at the Oklahoma City Zoo
Merit Award to Allford Hall Monaghan Morris for OKSea
Citation Award to Mass Architects, Inc. for Catholic Charities
Citation Award to Allford Hall Monaghan Morris for AEP Fitness Center
Citation Award to Elliott + Associates for Chesapeake Car Park 3
In the RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURE category, the following firms and projects were honored:
Honor Award to ADG, P.C. for the Mason Residence
Merit Award to Allford Hall Monaghan Morris for Jesus Saves
In the INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE category, the following firms and projects were honored:
Honor Award to Fitzsimmons Architects for Fulmer Group Law
Merit Award to Fitzsimmons Architects for BP Lower 48
Citation Award to ADG, P.C. & Jeff Napoliello, AIA for JE Dunn Construction – Oklahoma City Office
Citation Award to Gardner Architects for The Drake
In the HISTORIC PRESERVATION / ADAPTIVE REUSE category, the following firms and projects were honored:
Honor Award to Allford Hall Monaghan Morris for the Plow Building
Merit Award to HSE Architects for Oklahoma Contemporary Showroom
Citation Award to Studio Architecture for 816 Walker Office
In the SUSTAINABLE DESIGN category, the following firm and project was honored:
Citation Award to TAP Architecture for Central Park-Moore
In the MASTER PLANNING category, the following firm and project was honored:
Honor Award to Common Works Architects for Wheeler Park
The jury made a special HONORABLE MENTION to:
Jury Honorable Mention to Common Works Architects for Elemental Coffee Awning
In addition to the projects awarded by the jury, AIA Central Oklahoma hosted a People’s Choice competition. The People’s Choice Award provided the community the opportunity to vote for their favorite design project. There were more than 4500 votes received.
The People’s Choice Award winners were:
Miles Associates, Inc. for GE Global Research Center
ADG, P.C. for Mason Residence
Troy D. Rhodes & Company for Southern Nazarene University R.T. Williams Library Renovation
Hornbeek Blatt Architects (with Deborah Burke) for 21C Museum Hotel
Frankfurt Short Bruza for Chickasaw Visitors Center
Miles Associates for OKC Innovation Link