2014 Design Awards
By: Tammie Fitzpatrick, AIA 

Congratulations to all of the winners of the AIA Central Pennsylvania 2014 Design Awards!  We would like to thank the jury from the Blue Ridge Chapter of Virginia for their time reviewing the submissions and to all firms that submitted projects.  Start thinking about the projects you want to submit next year!  A call for entries will be sent in spring in 2015!  Thank you again to all of our sponsors and participants and congratulations to the winners!



The Good Design is Good Business Award:
Firm: Chris Dawson Architect
Project: Mexitaly Restaurant Renovation in York, PA
Description: When the owner of Mexitaly learned that PennDOT was taking his restaurant by eminent domain to make improvements to an interchange along Interstate 83, he engaged the architect to design renovations to a suite at a nearby strip mall... READ MORE

Citation Award:
Firm: Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates
Project: Middleburg Elementary School in Middleburg, PA
Description: The project began as the renovation of a high school and elementary school within an existing three school campus... READ MORE

Citation Award:
Firm: TONO Architects, LLC
Project: Deerin Retreat Home in York, PA
Description: Planned as a retreat home for a single father and his twin sons, the river house along the west shore of the Susquehanna serves as a place of escape and reconnection... READ MORE

Merit Award:
Firm: Murphy & Dittenhafer Architects
Project: Zimmerman Center for Heritage Waterside Pavilion and Accessibility Enhancements in Wrightsville, PA
Description: The branding "tagline" utilized by the John & Katherine Zimmerman Center for Heritage is "Connecting People to the River and its History"...READ MORE

Merit Award:
Firm: Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates
Project: Jefferson Country Courthouse in Brookville, PA
The Jefferson County Courthouse was originally constructed in 1866... READ MORE

Honor Award:
Firm: Murphy & Dittenhafer Architects
Project: Old St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Baltimore, MD
A thorough analysis and understanding of the existing building's history provided a strong starting point for the Architect's vision.... READ MORE

Honor Award:
Firm: Nest Architecture, Inc.
Project: Renewable Resources Group in Los Angeles, California
A dark and lifeless 5,000 square foot space was brought to life with an interior renovation inspired by the mission of Renewable Resource Group... READ MORE

Honor Award:
Firm: LSC Design, Inc.
Project: LSC Design Corporate Headquarters in York, PA
The 320 North George Street project involves the adaptive reuse of a 47,000 sf turn-of-the-century warehouse in downtown York, PA...READ MORE

The Young Architect Award:
Architect: Joshua D. Kiehl
Description: Congratulations to Joshua Kiehl, AIA for receiving the AIA Central Pennsylvania' 2014 Young Architect Award. Joshua has demonstrated leadership in his role as Manager of Architecture at Entech Engineering and has positioned himself as an example for the future of the profession... READ MORE


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Fall Lecture Series Recap

By: Brent Stebbins, AIA


   The 2014 AIA Central PA Fall lecture was held on November 13th at Armstrong World Industries World Headquarters with Frank Harmon, FAIA presenting "Glass, Grits and Steel - Building in the Middle South". As Residential Architect Magazine noted, "Frank Harmon has spent the past three decades fine-tuning his thoughtful, regional modernism" and these themes were woven throughout his lecture. As an Architect, Professor, and Artist he has been a champion of these ideals throughout his career and they are clearly represented in his work.

  His reflections on what he observed while visiting our area are shared in his December 2, 2014 Native Places entry.


Click here to read the whole article. 

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