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Association of Licensed Architects Announces Winners in 19th Annual Design Award Competition

Flying Pigs on Parade, Chicago’s Union Station, a Coney Island restaurant and a Fermilab research facility were among the projects winning top honors at the Association of Licensed Architects (ALA) 19th Annual Design Awards, which recognized projects for design and construction achievement. 

A total of 41 Presidential, Gold, Silver and Merit Awards were presented in commercial, institutional, residential, religious, interior and unbuilt categories. 

The highest honor, the Don Erickson Presidential Award, went to the Hilton Residence in Fort Walton County, FL.  Designed by Arthur Dyson of Arthur Dyson Architects, the project was praised by judges as a 'tour de force’ that featured a lot of hurricane force resistant glass making it attentive to the natural forces in the gulf area. “It’s amazing, powerful, unique and organic architecture with a phenomenal view,” the judges noted. The project also received a silver award in the Residential 1 category. 

“This year’s winning projects showed exceptional use of materials, attention to detail and design simplicity,” said Joanne Sullivan, ALA Executive Director. 

Gold Award winners included: Black Hawk College Health Sciences Center, Moline, Ill.; Demonica Kemper Architects, Calhoun Pavilions, Minneapolis, Peterssen/Keller Architecture; Case Queretaro, Chicago, Design Bridge; Fermilab SBN Near and Far Detectors, Batavia, Ill., Holabird & Root; Flexhouse, Chicago, Sullivan Goulette Wilson; Flying Pigs on Parade: A Chicago River Folly, Chicago, New World Design; Kitchen 21, Brooklyn, N.Y., EwingCole; NIACC Student Housing, Mason City, Iowa, INVISION Architecture; Second Federal-Historic Bank Renovation, Chicago, Design Bridge; and The Craftsman by Two Brothers, Naperville, Ill., Elements Architects. Architects, contractors, owners/developers and guests attended the recent award presentation.

ALA 2017 Design Awards entries were evaluated by a panel of judges, including Leroy Herbst, FALA, of L. B. Herbst & Assoc., who chaired the judging with Matthew Kramer, ALA of Matthew Kramer Architects and Abigail Breckner as assistant chairpersons.

Design Awards judges included Robert Barr, AIA, Co-founder and Principal at Continuum Architects, John Myefski, ALA, President and Principal of Myefski Architects, Ken Schroeder, ALA, FAIA, Founder and Senior Principal of SMNG A, Edward Torrez, AIA, LEED AP, President of Bauer Latoza Studio and Mary Ann Van Hook, AIA, LEED AP, Managing Principal and Co-founder at Lothan Van Hook De Stefano. 

Howard Hirsch, ALA, AIA, LEED AP, President, Hirsch Associates, chaired the Design Awards Committee; Design Awards ceremony emcee was Anthony Costello, FAIA, Irving Distinguished Professor Emeritus Ball State University.

The Presidential Award is named for the founder and first president of ALA, Don Erickson (1929–2006), who formed the association in 1998, and was a student and protégé of Frank Lloyd Wright.

2017 ALA Design Award Winners

Presidential Award

Category: Residential 1
Hilton Residence, Fort Walton County, FL
Arthur Dyson Architect
Arthur Dyson, Designer
Hilton, Inc., Contractor
Charles & Lela Hilton, Owner

Gold Awards

Category: Institutional
Black Hawk College-Health Sciences Center, Moline, IL
Demonica Kemper Architects
Greg Spitzer, AIA, LEED AP, Designer
Russell Construction, Contractor
Black Hawk College, Owner

Category: Residential 1
Calhoun Pavilions, Minneapolis, MN
Peterssen/Keller Architecture
Lars Peterssen, Designer
Elevation Homes, Contractor
Larry and Cynthia Holtz, Owner

Category: Residential 2
Casa Queretaro, Chicago, IL
Design Bridge Ltd.
Gabriel Ignacio Dziekiewicz, Designer
Denco, Contractor
The Resurrection Project, Owner

Category: Commercial
Fermilab SBN Near and Far Detectors, Batavia, IL
Holabird & Root, LLC
Holabird & Root, Designers
Far-Tuscany, Near-Vissering, Contractor
Fermilab, Owner

Category: Residential 2
Flexhouse, Chicago, IL
Sullivan Goulette Wilson Ltd., Sullivan Goulette Wilson, Designer
John James Construction, Contractor
Ranquist Development Group, Owner

Category: Unbuilt
Flying Pigs on Parade: A Chicago River Folly, Chicago, IL
New World Design Ltd.
Jeffrey Roberts, Designer
New World Projects Ltd., Contractor
New World Design Ltd., Owner

Category: Commercial
Kitchen 21, Brooklyn, NY
EwingCole
Shannon Noon, Designer
Chapel Street Consultants, LLC, Contractor
iStar, Owner

Category: Residential 2
NIACC Student Housing, Mason City, IA
INVISION Architecture
Mike Bechtel, AIA, Designer
Henkel Construction Company, Contractor
North Iowa Area Community College, Owner

Category: Interior Architecture
Second Federal-Historic Bank Renovation, Chicago, IL
Design Bridge Ltd.
Gabriel Ignacio Dziekiewicz, Designer
Blackwood Group, LLC, Contractor
Self-Help Credit Union, Owner

Category: Commercial
The Craftsman by Two Brothers, Naperville, IL
Elements Architects
William Scholtens, Designer
41 North Contractors, Contractor
Jim and Jason Ebel, Owner


Silver Awards

Category: Residential 2
16Twenty, Minneapolis, MN
Peterssen/Keller Architecture
Reuter Walton Commercial, Contractor

Category: Residential 1
Atkinson Residence, Chicago, IL
Sullivan Goulette Wilson Ltd.
Sullivan Goulette Wilson, Designer
Crescent Rock, Contractor
Tremaine Atkinson, Owner

Category: Institutional
Glen Ellyn Police Station, Glen Ellyn, IL
Dewberry
Brian Meade, Designer
Leopardo Companies, Inc., Contractor
Village of Glen Ellyn, Owner

Category: Residential 1
Hilton Residence, Fort Walton County, FL
Arthur Dyson Architect
Arthur Dyson, Designer
Hilton, Inc., Contractor
Charles & Lela Hilton, Owner

Category: Commercial
Hines T3 Timber Office, Minneapolis, MN
DLR Group with MGA
Stephen Cavanaugh, ALA, Designer
Kravs-Anderson, Contractor
Hines, Owner

Category: Institutional
Kennedy Health System, Ambulatory Care Center, Cherry Hill, NJ
EwingCole
Saul Jabbawy, Designer
The Norwood Company, Contractor
Kennedy Health System, Owner

Category: Commercial
Leepfrog Technologies, Coralville, IA
ASK Studio
Brent Schipper, Designer
Build to Suit Inc., Contractor
Leepfrog Technologies, Owner

Category: Institutional
Manchester Regional Medical Center, Manchester, IA
INVISION Architecture
Jason DeVries, AIA, Designer
Carl A. Nelson & Company, Contractor
Regional Medical Center, Owner

Category: Institutional
Union Station Transit Center, Chicago, IL
Muller & Muller, Ltd.
David Steele, Designer
FH Paschen, Contractor
Amtrak/Chicago Department of Transportation/Chicago Transit Authority, Owner


Merit Awards

Category: Residential 2
4Marq, Minneapolis, MN
UrbanWorks Architecture LLC
UrbanWorks Architecture, Designer
Mortenson Construction, Contractor
AIG Global Real Estate

Category: Residential 2
858 N. Franklin, Chicago, IL
Sullivan Goulette Wilson Ltd.
Sullivan Goulette Wilson, Designer
Domus Group, Contractor
Domus Group, Owner

Category: Interior Architecture
Ancona School Gymnasium, Chicago, IL
JGMA
Michael Cady, Designer
DS Metal Fabricators, Contractor
The Ancona School, Owner

Category: Institutional
DeKalb Public Library, DeKalb, IL
Sheehan Nagle Hartray Architecture
Don McKay, Designer
Pepper Construction Co., Contractor
DeKalb Public Library, Owner

Category: Institutional
Drake University Shivers Basketball Practice Facility, Des Moines, IA
INVISION Architecture
Laura Peterson, AIA, Designer
The Weitz Company, Contractor
Drake University, Owner

Category: Residential 2
Greenwich Park Apartments, Milwaukee, WI
Korb + Associates Architects
Jason Korb, Designer
Northtrack Construction, Contractor
Mercy Housing Lakefront, Owner

Category: Interior Architecture
Huron Library Renovations, Huron, CA
Dyson Siegrist Janzen Architects Inc.
Arthur Dyson, Designer
BVI Construction, Contractor
Coalinga Huron Library District, Owner

Category: Unbuilt
ICE CADE: Center for Architecture, Design + Education, Chicago, IL
UrbanWorks, Ltd.
Patricia Saldana Natke, Designer
Chicago Architecture Foundation, Owner

Category: Institutional
Illinois High Speed Rail Pontiac Station, Pontiac, IL
Muller + Muller, Ltd.
Mark Vrba, Designer
Vissering Construction Co., Contractor
City of Pontiac, Owner

Category: Interior Architecture
Illumina Manufacturing Facility, San Diego, CA
EwingCole
Gayle Lane, Designer
BN Builders, Contractor
Illumina, Owner

Category: Institutional
KSU Center for the Visual Arts, Kent, Ohio
Payto Architects
Payto Architects Team, Designer
Thomarios, Contractor
Kent State University, Owner

Category: Institutional
KSU Regional Academic Center, Twinsburg, Ohio
Payto Architects
Payto Architects Team, Designer
Snavely Construction, Contractor
Kent State University, Owner

Category: Religious
New Cloister, Traverse City, MI
Duncan G. Stroik Architect, LLC
Duncan Stroik, Designer
Comstock Construciton Co., Contractor
Mother Mary of Jesus, OCD, Prioress, Owner

Category: Institutional
Oak Park ESD 97 Administration Building, Oak Park, IL
STR Partners LLC
Colby Lewis, Designer
Bulley & Andrews, Contractor
Oak Park ESD 97, Owner

Category: Residential 1
Pelican Lake Modern, Pelican Rapids, MN
Peterssen/Keller Architecture
Lars Peterssen, Designer
Tomlinson & Sons, Inc., Contractor
Katie and Brett Itterman, Owner

Category: Commercial
Resource Bank-Shabbona, Shabbona, IL
Hagney Architects, LLC
David Hagney, Designer
Shepard Construction, Contractor
Resource Bank, Owner

Category: Unbuilt
Riverview Stage, Des Moines, IA
ASK Studio
Brent Schipper, Designer
Parks Area Foundation, Owner

Category: Institutional
Robert J. Richardson Middle School, Chicago, IL
STR Partners LLC
Colby Lewis, Designer
KR Miller Contractors, Contractor
Chicago Public Schools/Public Building Commission of Chicago, Owner

Category: Residential 2
Roosevelt School Apartments, Clinton, IA
ASK Studio
Brent Schipper, Designer
Ringland-Johnson Construction, Contractor
Community Housing Initiatives, Owner

Category: Commercial
Sunstar Americas North American Headquarters, Schaumburg, IL
Heitman Architects, Inc.
Karl Heitman, Designer
Peak Construction, Contractor
Sunstar Americas, Owner

Category: Religious
Trinity Lutheran Church, Elkhart, IN
Groth Design Group
Paul Barribeau, AIA, Designer
J.A. Wagner Construction, Contractor
Trinity Lutheran Church, Owner

Category: Residential 1
West Town Landmark Renovation, Chicago, IL
Design Bridge Ltd.,
Gabriel Ignacio Dziekiewicz, Designer
Blackwood Group, LLC, Contractor
Jamie McMullin and Janelle Hoekstra, Owner