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Design Awards

2020 Award Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 AIA Baltimore and BAF Excellence in Design Awards.

The program recognizes excellence in architectural design by AIA Baltimore members and AIA members with projects in AIA Baltimore’s region, and contributions to architecture and its understanding in Baltimore through the BAF Golden Griffin and Roger D. Redden Awards.

Built and unbuilt projects submitted by AIA members were judged by a distinguished jury of AIA architects, this year based in Denver, Colorado.

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Grand Design Award Winner

Semans-Griswold Environmental Hall, Washington College
Ayers Saint Gross

Semans-Griswold Environmental Hall is the new home of the Washington College Center for Environment and Society. The site is part of the watershed’s coastal plain eco-region, a rich setting for a living laboratory that provides students with an immersive waterfront experience in support of the College’s academic programs in environmental science and sustainability.

The building is designed to operate at net-positive energy and to meet the holistic standards of Living Building Challenge Petal Certification. It is expected to produce 105 percent of its energy needs onsite utilizing 300 rooftop photovoltaic solar panels and a ground-source geothermal heating and cooling system. The simple modesty of form and materials recalls surrounding tidewater vernacular of boat sheds, warehouses, and fisheries common to the area. Craft and detail are displayed in the building’s cedar siding, porches and screens, and exposed wood roof trusses. The building celebrates natural light with a dual-sided rooftop clerestory and views to the riverfront landscape with ample glazing, operable windows, outdoor porches, and walkways. The building mass is designed to reduce cast shadows making it possible for future buildings to access solar energy.

Owner: Washington College | Architectural Design Team: Marie McKenna, AIA, Rosalie Tilghman, AIA, Robert Claiborne, AIA, Glenn Neighbors, AIA, Silvia Hasty, AIA, Danielle Bersch, AIA,  Margaret Zivkovich, Joseph Burkhardt, Priscilla Korompis,  Allison Wilson, AIA, Christopher Sillars, Connor Price, Margaret Baldwin, Eric Moss, AIA | General Contractor: Whiting Turner | Landscape Architect: Ayers Saint Gross | Civil Engineer: DMS & Associates | Structural Engineer: Morabito Consultants Inc. | Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Gipe Associates, Inc. | Photography: Tom Holdsworth

AIA Baltimore/Neighborhood Design Center Social Equity Award

Restoration Gardens 2
Quinn Evans

 

 

The Social Equity Award, now in its third year, recognizes community-driven projects that promote social equity. The award is presented jointly by AIA Baltimore and the Neighborhood Design Center. Restoration Gardens 2 is a 42-unit housing community for homeless youth located in the Pen Lucy neighborhood of East Baltimore. It provides private studio accommodations as well as spaces for workforce training, education, counseling, and other services to help residents become more stable and self-sufficient. Its exterior echoes the architectural heritage of nearby residential structures with a gabled roof and red brick façade, as well as an old stone wall and wrought-iron gate that were preserved at the request of community members. The space is thoughtfully designed to help break cycles of trauma and be a catalyst of economic development. The design intent is clear: this project will be a force for good within its community by giving attention to an often-overlooked population.

Owner: Empire Homes of Maryland | Architectural Design Team: Brandon Schultz, AIA, LEED Homes, LEED AP BD+C; David Gavin, AIA, CPHC | General Contractor: Southway Builders | Civil Engineer: Colbert Matz Rosenfelt | Structural Engineer: Mincin Patel Milano | Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Min Engineering | Photography: Tom Holdsworth Photography; Alan Gilbert Photography

2020 Award for Excellence in Sustainable and Resilient Design

Powell Elementary School
ISTUDIO Architects

 

 

Two new classroom wings were added to Powell Elementary School, bringing a historic building, constructed in 1929 into the 21st century. The jury was quick to point out Powell Elementary’s design intention as a laboratory of learning. The building embodies progressive sustainability strategies and passes that knowledge on to the next generation. The designers utilized standard cost-effective construction materials in a new, inventive way that can be replicated in other financially conscious public projects. Fresh air, natural daylighting, and outdoor program are the three key concepts that transform the architecture and create a healthy inspirational place for the community.

Owner: Washington DC Department of General Services | Architectural Design Team: Rick Schneider, AIA, LEED AP | General Contractor: MCN Build | Civil Engineer: AMT LLC | Structural Engineer: Simpson Gumpertz & Herger | Mechanical Engineer: Setty & Associates LTF | Electrical Engineer: Setty & Associates LTD | Photography: Hoachlander Davis Photography + Dan Snook Photography

Michael F. Trostel, FAIA, Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation

The Enoch Pratt Free Library Central Library Renovation
Ayers Saint Gross with Beyer Blinder Belle

 

 

The Central Library, finished in 1933 and occupying an entire city block, is a landmark on Cathedral Street and a beacon for the free dissemination of knowledge in the city. The restored and renovated spaces provide room for ample social and community services. The jury was impressed with the seamless modern interventions blended in with the historic fabric of the building. It is clear great care was taken so that these interventions even complement the original nature of the space. The new and improved Enoch Pratt Free Library enables the branch to live out its mission “to provide equal access to information, services, and opportunities that empower, enrich, and enhance the quality of life for all.”

Owner: The Enoch Pratt Free Library | Design Team: Mike Barber, Daniel Lucenti, AIA Allison Wilson, AIA, Lindsay Story, Maegan Smith, Margaret Zivkovich,  Elizabeth R. Leber, AIA, Jean Campbell, AIA, Bob Stern, Asli Ataov Baydur, Lauren Cawse, AIA | General Contractor: Gilbane | Civil Engineer: AMT Engineering | Structural Engineer: Restl | Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Mueller | Photography: Joseph Romeo 

Exceptional Detail Award

Robert W. Deutsch Foundation Building – 2519 N. Charles St. Redevelopment
Ziger/Snead Architects

 

 

This beautiful renovation of the former Afro-American Newspaper building at 2519 North Charles Street, provides offices, a training room, and shared meeting and support spaces for two arts-based non-profit organizations: the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation and Baltimore Arts Realty Corporation. The jury was moved by the artist collaborations that enabled the monumental design impact through the use of paint. The mural by artists Jessie Unterhalter and Katey Truhn reinforces the form and entry, and announces to the community something new is here. The result is a bright and lively space that reflects the energy and optimism of the Deutsch Foundation’s community mission.

Owner: Robert W. Deutsch Foundation | Architectural Design Team: Ziger/Snead Architects; Steve Ziger, FAIA, Jonathan Lessem, AIA, LEED AP, Kyle Mastalinski, Assoc. AIA, Katherine LePage, AIA, Sheldon Alfred | General Contractor: Kaliber Construction, Inc | Civil Engineer: STV, Inc. | Structural Engineer: Morabito Consultants | Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Burdette, Koehler, Murphy & Associates | Photography: Karl Connolly

2020 Excellence in Design Awards Winner

E.1507
PI.KL Studio

 

Built behind the façade of a former one-story woodshop in the historic Douglass Place of Baltimore, E1507 is a row house that moonlights as a venue for audiences to explore culture. When programmed, it hosts art openings, screenings and performances. The jury was struck by the designers successful manipulation of space to increase the amount of natural light, the preservation of the exterior façade, and lastly the creation of a beautiful, comfortable, and contemporary interior.

Owners: Jennifer and Scott Burkholder | Architectural Team: Pavlina Ilieva, AIA and Kuo Pao Lian, Principals | General Contractor: PI.KL Construction | Structural Engineer: Structura, Inc.| Photography: Steven Norris

2020 Excellence in Design Awards Winner

Hoen & Co. Lithograph Center for Neighborhood Innovation
Ziger/Snead Architects

 

Ziger|Snead Architects had the challenge of restoring and repurposing the historic A. Hoen & Co Lithograph Complex as a mixed-use development to house offices for community-based nonprofits. This project shows great attention to detail and maintains its historic integrity while the adaptive reuse achieves LEED gold status. Tax credits for historic rehabilitation are key to the success of the project and the restoration of this building meets the high standards of the Maryland Historic Trust and the National Park Services. The repurposing of the structure is a great improvement to an area of Baltimore that is going to benefit from its community programming. Its sensitive restoration allows new discoveries each time you look at the structure. The exterior spaces captured between the historic buildings create a courtyard for community events and outdoor seating, contributing to the sense of energy and activity of the campus.

Owner: Cross Street Partners, LLC | Architectural Design Team: Steve Ziger, FAIA, Jonathan Lessem, AIA, LEED AP, Miharu Morimoto, AIA, Kelly Danz, AIA, Matt Rouse, AIA, William Hallgren; Katie Zaeh, AIA; Conor Brady; Darragh Brady; Will Rohde, AIA | General Contractor: Cross Street Partners, LLC | Civil Engineer: STV, Inc | Structural Engineering: 1200 Architectural Engineers | Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: James Posey Associates, Inc | Photography: Jennifer Hughes

2020 Excellence in Design Award Winner

D House
PI.KL Studio

 

This renovation of an 1870s dilapidated rowhome in Baltimore’s historic Fells Point neighborhood, D House, is a fantastic example of what preservationists want to see in a historic property: a sensitive integration between the retained existing space and the addition. The historic front façade along Dallas Street is restored as a new three-story volume rises in the rear, replacing multiple additions and reclaiming the use of the entire site. The addition is clean and unobtrusive from the street and respects the historic district. The interior is cohesive while presenting contrast from the exterior front to back. D House was developed, designed and built by the architect and offers a contemporary approach to the eclectic range of remodels in the neighborhood, where an architect is typically only marginally involved.

Architectural Design Team: Pavlina Ilieva, AIA and Kuo Pao Lian, Principals | General Contractor: PI.KL Construction | Structural Engineer: Structura, Inc. | Photography: Stephen Norris

2020 Excellence in Design Awards Winner

The Enoch Pratt Free Library Central Library Renovation
Ayers Saint Gross with Beyer Blinder Belle

 

The Central Library, finished in 1933 and occupying an entire city block, is a landmark on Cathedral Street and a beacon for the free dissemination of knowledge in the city. The restored and renovated spaces provide room for ample social and community services. The jury was impressed with the seamless modern interventions blended in with the historic fabric of the building. It is clear great care was taken so that these interventions even complement the original nature of the space. The new and improved Enoch Pratt Free Library enables the branch to live out its mission “to provide equal access to information, services, and opportunities that empower, enrich, and enhance the quality of life for all.”

Owner: The Enoch Pratt Free Library | Design Team: Mike Barber, Daniel Lucenti, AIA Allison Wilson, AIA, Lindsay Story, Maegan Smith, Margaret Zivkovich,  Elizabeth R. Leber, AIA, Jean Campbell, AIA, Bob Stern, Asli Ataov Baydur, Lauren Cawse, AIA | General Contractor: Gilbane | Civil Engineer: AMT Engineering | Structural Engineer: Restl | Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Mueller | Photography: Joseph Romeo 

2020 Excellence in Design Awards Winner

Tubman Elementary School
ISTUDIO Architects

 

The new design space for the DCPS pilot outdoor garden program sought to connect the learning of an outdoor classroom and reap the benefits of healthy food knowledge that could then be shared at home. The pavilions form is a playful moment beckoning back to making paper airplanes. The folded roof planes celebrate the rain cycle by capturing rainwater and displaying it through exposed scuppers and rain chains. Good design provides a foundation for unforeseen added benefits, such as a quiet testing space for children, after school farmer’s market, and space for evening community events. The result is more than the sum of its parts—architecture that inspires us to do, teach and celebrate.

Owner: Washington DC Department of General Services + Washington DC Public Schools | Architectural Design Team: Rick Schneider, AIA, Marisa King, AIA, Dan Snook | General Contractor: Broughton Construction | Civil Engineer: AMT, LLC | Photography: Dan Snook

2020 Excellence in Design Awards

The Voxel – Adaptive Reuse of the Autograph Playhouse
Ziger/Snead Architects

 

The Autograph Playhouse was left mainly forgotten after it closed in 1985. This renovation is intentionally conceived as a flexible and changeable space informed by community use. In computer graphics, a voxel is a three-dimensional pixel that is rendered in a grid in relation to other voxels, and that metaphor can be seen within the design. During the day, the mesh façade disappears and lets the authentic brick be visible. At night, light is projected onto the façade with dynamic control for varied rendering of color, motion, and sound using software developed by Figure 53. The design is beautifully proportioned, with ample natural light and is respectful of the original design. The project successfully communicates its two missions: by day, it is the teaching center and research lab for Figure 53; by night, it is a theater, incubator, and resource for performing artists.

Owner: Figure 53 | Architectural Design Team: Steve Ziger, FAIA ; Michael Westrate ; Jonathan Lessem, AIA, LEED AP, Keith Peiffer, AIA, Will Rohde, AIA, Andrew Chaveas | General Contractor: Plano-Coudon, LLC | Civil Engineer: STV, Inc | Structural Engineer: Structura Inc | Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: James Posey Associates, Inc. | Photography: Karl Connolly

2020 Excellence in Design Awards

Semans-Griswold Environmental Hall, Washington College
Ayers Saint Gross


Semans-Griswold Environmental Hall is the new home of the Washington College Center for Environment and Society. The site is part of the watershed’s coastal plain eco-region, a rich setting for a living laboratory that provides students with an immersive waterfront experience in support of the College’s academic programs in environmental science and sustainability.

The building is designed to operate at net-positive energy and to meet the holistic standards of Living Building Challenge Petal Certification. It is expected to produce 105 percent of its energy needs onsite utilizing 300 rooftop photovoltaic solar panels and a ground-source geothermal heating and cooling system. The simple modesty of form and materials recalls surrounding tidewater vernacular of boat sheds, warehouses, and fisheries common to the area. Craft and detail are displayed in the building’s cedar siding, porches and screens, and exposed wood roof trusses. The building celebrates natural light with a dual-sided rooftop clerestory and views to the riverfront landscape with ample glazing, operable windows, outdoor porches, and walkways. The building mass is designed to reduce cast shadows making it possible for future buildings to access solar energy.

Owner: Washington College | Architectural Design Team: Marie McKenna, AIA, Rosalie Tilghman, AIA, Robert Claiborne, AIA, Glenn Neighbors, AIA, Silvia Hasty, AIA, Danielle Bersch, AIA,  Margaret Zivkovich, Joseph Burkhardt, Priscilla Korompis,  Allison Wilson, AIA, Christopher Sillars, Connor Price, Margaret Baldwin, Eric Moss, AIA | General Contractor: Whiting Turner | Landscape Architect: Ayers Saint Gross | Civil Engineer: DMS & Associates | Structural Engineer: Morabito Consultants Inc. | Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Gipe Associates, Inc. | Photography: Tom Holdsworth

2020 Excellence in Design Awards Honorable Mention

The Light House
PI.KL Studio

 

Inspired by Scandinavian modern, light-filled spaces and natural warm material palette, The Light House takes advantage of the site by positioning the main stair in the center of the building volume, which allows natural light to penetrate deep into the space and illuminate the house from within. This contemporary home, developed, designed and built by the architect on one of the few vacant lots in Ridgely’s Delight, celebrates the existing urban fabric and translates its language to the present. The light-filled interiors are grounded with a matte stained concrete floor on the first level and natural, warm maple hardwood floors throughout the rest of the house.

Architectural Design Team: Pavlina Ilieva, AIA and Kuo Pao Lian, Principals | General Contractor: PI.KL Construction | Civil Engineer: Colbert Matz Rosenfelt, Inc | Structural Engineer: Peter Malmquist | Photography: Stephen Norris

2020 Excellence in Design Awards Honorable Mention

Maryland Institute College of Art Dolphin Design Center
GWWO, Inc./Architects

 

The state-of-the-art “Maker Building” was designed to house space for MICA’s product design, architectural design, and interactive arts/game design departments, as well as fabrication and exhibit spaces. The new building puts the acts of making on display via well-placed façade transparency and opportunities for both interior and exterior art installations. Flexible power access and movable furniture encourage students and faculty to move around, interact, share resources, and solve challenges. The building’s balance of modernity and contextuality seamlessly integrates it into both campus and neighborhood, and provides current and future generations of artists and designers with a facility that inspires creativity, invention, collaboration, and entrepreneurship.

Owner: Maryland Institute College of Art | Architectural Design Team: Alan Reed, FAIA, Terry Squyres, AIA, LEED AP; Kathy Speicher Melluish, AIA, LEED AP; Lauren Park, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP; Kate Scurlock, AIA | General Contractor: Southway Builders, Inc.| Civil Engineer: Morris & Ritchie Associates, Inc. | Structural Engineer: Hope Furrer Associates | Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: James Posey Associates, Inc. | Photography: Karl Connolly

2020 Excellence in Design Awards Honorable Mention

Marvin Gaye Recreation Center
ISTUDIO Architects

 

The Marvin Gaye Recreation Center is Washington DC’s first rec center with integrated natural ventilation. It is a building that breathes: when conditions are right, the building enters natural ventilation mode and was designed to take advantage of the mild temperatures during the fall and spring in Washington DC. Daylighting strategies define the architecture and create a vibrant interior environment. They provide dynamic and diffused light, and a striking visual connection to nature. Works by local artists on glass are incorporated into the interior architecture in transparent layers of biomorphic forms. The center provides a sustainable space for culture and creativity to flourish. A design that the jury described as: inspiring, progressive, and with expansive attitude towards resiliency.

Owner: Washington DC Department of General Services | Architectural Design Team: Rick Schneider, AIA, LEED AP, Marisa King, AIA, LEED AP, Dan Snook | General Contractor: MCN Build | Civil Engineering: AMT, LLC | Structural Engineer: Simspson Gumpertz & Herger | Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Setty & Associates LTD | Photography: Hoachlander Davis Photography

2020 Excellence in Design Awards Honorable Mention

Hancock Community Library
Murphy & Dittenhafer Architects

 

The architectural goal was to design a very simple elegant building infused with a sense of dignity and pride for the small town Western Maryland community. At only 8,500 gross square feet, the design is focused on flexibility, clarity, user comfort and natural daylight. The linear layout of spaces is an “open plan” arrangement “front to back” with as few walls and enclosed rooms as possible. A heavy timber beam system and structural wood deck is exposed in the primary reading areas where clerestory natural daylighting is combined with direct daylight. The onlooker is drawn to the warmth of the materials, and how creatively the designers showed restraint in keeping those materials clean and warm, successfully creating an inviting atmosphere where one could only hope to spend a few quiet hours reading.

Owner: Washington County Free Library | Architectural Design Team: Frank E. Dittenhafer II, FAIA, LEED AP; Todd R. Grove, AIA; Bruce R. Johnson, AIA, LEED AP, Patrick L. Ness, Associate AIA, Kevin Stick | General Contractor: The Eagle Construction Company | Civil Engineer: Triad Engineering, Inc. | Structural Engineer: Matonak, Snyder & Associates, Inc. | Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: L.S. Grim Consulting Engineers, Inc. | Photography: Alain Jaramillo

2020 AIA Baltimore Residential Design Award

 The Light House
PI.KL Studio

Inspired by Scandinavian modern, light-filled spaces and natural warm material palette, The Light House takes advantage of the site by positioning the main stair in the center of the building volume, which allows natural light to penetrate deep into the space and illuminate the house from within. This contemporary home, developed, designed and built by the architect on one of the few vacant lots in Ridgely’s Delight, celebrates the existing urban fabric and translates its language to the present. The light-filled interiors are grounded with a matte stained concrete floor on the first level and natural, warm maple hardwood floors throughout the rest of the house.

Architectural Design Team: Pavlina Ilieva, AIA and Kuo Pao Lian, Principals | General Contractor: PI.KL Construction | Civil Engineer: Colbert Matz Rosenfelt, Inc | Structural Engineer: Peter Malmquist | Photography: Stephen Norris

2020 Excellence in Design Awards Honorable Mention (Residential)

Greenspring Valley Residence
Marren Architects

 

The task: updating a run-of-the-mill developer house for a young family needing to update their outdated kitchen and dining area. The renovation began with a very clean and contemporary kitchen update, transitioning to more natural materials as you move through the new dining room towards the outdoor covered patio and into natural setting just outside the home. The design of the dining room acts as the gateway to the wooded exterior by leaning into natural materials such as incorporating a vaulted ceiling of vertical-grain Douglas-Fir wood roof trusses. The patio, also featuring Douglas-Fir wood roof trusses and a new outdoor fireplace, is built open on three sides and features large picture windows that cascade the patio with beautiful outdoor views. This housing update adds continuous connection to the forested lot outside. The new outdoor space is warm and inviting, and a welcoming respite, especially in 2020.

Architectural Design Team: Martin JW Marren, AIA | General Contractor: Gregory Custom Remodeling, LLC | Structural Engineer: Structural Solutions, Inc. | Photography: Alan Gilbert

2020 Excellence in Design Awards Honorable Mention (Residential)

D. House
PI.KL Studio

 

This renovation of an 1870s dilapidated rowhome in Baltimore’s historic Fells Point neighborhood, D House, is a fantastic example of what preservationists want to see in a historic property: a sensitive integration between the retained existing space and the addition. The historic front façade along Dallas Street is restored as a new three-story volume rises in the rear, replacing multiple additions and reclaiming the use of the entire site. The addition is clean and unobtrusive from the street and respects the historic district. The interior is cohesive while presenting contrast from the exterior front to back. D House was developed, designed and built by the architect and offers a contemporary approach to the eclectic range of remodels in the neighborhood, where an architect is typically only marginally involved.

Architectural Design Team: Pavlina Ilieva, AIA and Kuo Pao Lian, Principals | General Contractor: PI.KL Construction | Structural Engineer: Structura, Inc. | Photography: Stephen Norris

2020 Excellence in Design Awards Honorable Mentions (Residential)

Baltimore City Residence
Suzanne Frasier, FAIA, NOMA, ASID, CID, CPHC and Wright & Robinson Architects

 

This is a renovation of and an addition to a modest shingled frame dwelling with the aim of maximizing accessibility and one-story living for the owner’s ultimate objective of aging in place. Every space on the first floor is fully accessible so that the owner can live comfortably in them during those periods of compromised mobility we all would be wise to anticipate. The interior is characterized by strong colors and visually striking, generously scaled wallpapers. The new screened porch is a tall volume that presents a bravura black-and-silver elevation to the garden. Most of the original house was retained, with the exception of its tumble-down front porch. All other significant fabric was retained including the sound mid-century cladding of mineral shingles.

Architectural Design Team: Mark Wright, AIA; Suzanne Frasier, FAIA, NOMA, ASID, CID, CPHC  | Photography: Greg Dohler

2020 AIA Baltimore Good Design = Good Business Award Winner

Forest Park High School
Smolen Emr Ilkovitch Architects

 

This is a renovation of and addition to an existing four-story urban high school into a state-of-the-art next generation learning environment serving inner-city Baltimore. With intense collaboration and holistic design solutions, the design team transformed the outdated building into an open, welcoming, naturally lit, and sustainable academic and community environment with a LEED Silver rating. The high school now features a variety of learning environments extending beyond the classroom to accommodate all learning styles, student collaboration, and a variety of learning group sizes. The school now combines an energetic, forward-thinking architectural aesthetic with an aggressive design solution. The building now reflects its role as a prized and cherished community institution.

Owner: Baltimore City Public Schools | Architectural Design Team: Ran Ilkovitch NCARB, AIA (Principal, Project Manager) | General Contractor: HESS Construction | Landscape Architect: Site Resources, Inc. | Civil Engineeri: Site Resources, Inc. | Structural Engineer: Columbia Engineering, Inc. | Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Gipe Associates, Inc. | Photography: Lester Escobal

2020 AIA Baltimore Excellence in Design Awards People’s Choice Award

W.L. Gore & Associates Container Labs
Clark & Rinehart Design Group

 

W.L. Gore and Associates was in desperate need of an upgrade to an existing lab and office space in one of their existing pilot plants. With various extreme restrains W.L. Gore worked to create a seamless, environmental, creative, and cost-effective solution. These restraints pointed the team to prefabrication and shipping containers. The height of these containers measured perfectly to fit into the limited height space and could be customized and prefabricated offsite allowing the owner to continue their sensitive production without interruption. Because of these quick and creative solutions, the office was able to creatively utilize vertical space, was 20% cheaper than a conventional construction project and used 75% less construction time.

Architectural Team: Richard Rinehart, AIA, Tina Lucarelli, Sara Resinger, Victoria Eckhardt | General Contractor: MDavis Inc. | Structural Engineer: Ikoniq | Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: DEDC | Photography: Herbert Studios | Renderings: C+R Design Group

2020 Baltimore Architecture Foundation Awards

Golden Griffin Award: Neighborhood Design Center

The Neighborhood Design Center has demonstrated a commitment to the built environment for over 50 years. BAF commends NDC for its role in supporting neighborhoods through community design, engagement, planning, and for providing the tools and expertise to help communities realize their visions. This year’s timely Design for Distancing project demonstrates how the design community, local government, and stakeholders can work together to respond to a crisis with strong design solutions that can be adapted in Baltimore and around the world.

BAF’s Golden Griffin Award is presented to an organization that has demonstrated a dedication to Architecture and to furthering its understanding in Baltimore.

Roger D. Redden Award: Mary Ellen Hayward

For her long standing contribution as historian, preservationist, museum curator, and founder of the Irish Railroad Workers Museum, this posthumous award recognizes the significant role and many accomplishments of Dr. Mary Ellen Hayward.

The Roger D. Redden Award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated a lifelong dedication to Architecture and to furthering its understanding in Baltimore.

2020 FAR Scholarship Awards

The AIA Baltimore Future Architects Resources (FAR) Scholars Program was created in 2013. This is the 6th year of an annual scholarship open to students of architecture in their final year of graduate, undergraduate, or community college programs in Maryland.

Graduate Student Design Award Winner:

Palate Perfected
David Bloch and Alex Wong
Morgan State School of Architecture + Planning

Honorable Mention Graduate Student: The Village: A New School of the Built Environment
Shayne Piltz. University of Maryland, College Park

Undergraduate Student Design Award Winner:

Beacon Library
Lauren McNamara
University of Maryland, College Park

Community College Student Design Award Winner:

Sanctuary
Mateo Escobosa
Anne Arundel Community College

Honorable Mention Community College: Spirit of Community
Claire Purvis. Anne Arundel Community College

2020 Excellence in Design Awards Jury (Residential Architecture)

Omar Calderon, AIA
Gabriel Kroiz, AIA
Delbert L. Adams

2020 Excellence in Design Awards Jury

Larry Friedberg, FAIA
Elizabeth Hallas AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Julianne Schere, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C
Larry Sykes, AIA
Marc Swackhamer, AIA

2020 Excellence in Design Awards Good Design=Good Business Jury

Katie O’Meara, Maryland Institute College of Art
James French, French Development Company
Kristen Mitchell, Market Center Community Development Corporation

2020 Social Equity Design Award Jury

Leon Pinkett, City Councilman
Dr. Sheri Parks, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, MICA
Marcella Massa, Int’l Associate AIA, MCA

2020 AIA Baltimore Future Architects Resources (FAR) Scholarship Award Jury

FAR Co-Chair Lonna Babu, AIA, Design Collective
FAR Co-Chair Emily Lodato Assoc. AIA, Design Collective
Wadiah Akbar, Assoc. AIA, Quinn Evans