Architecture association names award winners
Several West Michigan individuals and firms have won awards from a statewide architecture association.
The American Institute of Architects Michigan held its annual Honor Awards Celebration at The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn last week and handed out awards to 15 Michigan firms for their buildings and to 10 individuals.
The awards were juried by a group from Boston and chaired by Glen LeRoy.
The Michigan chapter is headquartered in Midtown Detroit and uses the awards as a way to raise public awareness of the state’s architectural excellence.
Progressive AE’s ArtPrize entry, Alone | Among, was one of the winners in the Low Budget/Small Project category.
The judges said, "This ingenious modular construct can be reconfigured for a variety of uses serving the young and young at heart.”
The two winners of the Young Architect Award, Thom Danckaert and Megan Feenstra Wall, call Grand Rapids home, and the Business Journal profiled the pair last month.
Brian Craig, director of the Master of Architecture program at Kendall College of Art and Design, won the President’s Award.
Other firms from the region also brought home awards.
Charles Bultman Architect in Ann Arbor for Idaho House in Ketchum, Idaho
Quinn Evans Architects in Detroit and Ann Arbor for Knapp’s Center in Lansing
Integrated Design Solutions in Troy for Nano Mechanical Sciences & Engineering Building in Ann Arbor
Byce & Associates in Kalamazoo for Newell Rubbermaid New Design Center in Royal Oak
SmithGroupJJR in Detroit and Ann Arbor for Oakland University Engineering Center in Rochester.
Saroki Architecture in Birmingham for Royal House Recording in Royal Oak
Thomas Roberts Architect in Wyandotte for Tibbits Opera House Façade Restoration in Coldwater
Harley Ellis Devereaux in Detroit for Detroit Workplace Renovation in Southfield
Integrated Design Solutions in Troy for East Quad Residence Hall in Ann Arbor
SmithGroupJJR for General Motors Design Auditorium in Warren
DAUB in Detroit for Rules of the Road
InFORM Studio in Northville for Grand River Public Space in Detroit
Low Budget/Small Project
DAUB for AKA Sushi in Jackson
Progressive AE for Alone | Among in Grand Rapids
SmithGroupJJR: Bowling Green University McDonald Hall Renovation
SmithGroupJJR: Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology
Allegretti Architects in St. Joseph: Sesquicentennial Pavilion
Gold Medal Award: John Castellana, TMP Architecture
Firm of the Year: WTA Architects, Saginaw
President’s Award: Brian Craig
Balthazar Korab Award: Harvey Fererro and Richard Rochon
Robert Hastings Award: Carl Roeling, SmithGroupJJR
Young Architect Award: Thom Danckaert and Megan Feenstra Wall
Associate Member Award: Amy Deines, Lawrence Technological University
Honorary Affiliate Award: Mike Cosgrove, Professional Concepts Insurance Agency; and Brandon Kinsey, CENTRIA
Michigan Architectural Foundation Leadership Award: Leslie Tincknell, TWA Architects
College of Fellows: Tamara Burns, HopkinsBurns Design Studio; Douglas Hanna, University of Michigan; David Richards, ROSSETTI