AIA Eastern Pennsylvania 2010 Award Winners

Award of Excellence

  • Project:

    Catasauqua District New Administration

  • Category: Institutional/Commercial B
  • Project Location: Catasauqua, PA
  • Architect Firm: MKSD Architects
  • Project Architect: Kimberly LaBrake, AIA, NCARB
  • Photographer: Steve Wolfe, Steven Wolfe Photography
  • Website: http://www.mksdarchitects.com
  • Phone: 610-366-2081
  • Jurror comments:

    Taking simple gestures and elevating them to new levels creating a familiar & classic modern statement reflecting the school style. – Inventive & familiar, light & lofty, classic & modern.

Award of Excellence

  • Project:

    Mifflin Park Elementary School

  • Category: Educational B
  • Project Location: Shillington, PA
  • Architect Firm: The Architectural Studio
  • Project Architect: Paul D. Felder, AIA, APA
  • Photographer: HUB Wilson Photography
  • Website: http://www.architecturalstudio.com
  • Phone: 610-437-1737
  • Jurror comments:

    This strong submission is an expression of an educational concept in a sustainable built form.

    • Rich use of different materials with the stepping of the brick and stone materials being particularly effective
    • Clear and helpful graphics – very “Tufte” like
    • Elegant & efficient, sitting in the landscape, but not dominating it.

Award of Merit

  • Project:

    Emergency Management / 911 Center

  • Category: Institutional/Commercial C
  • Project Location: Location: Ivyland, PA
  • Architect Firm: W2A Design Group
  • Project Architect: Glenn E. Lichtenwalner, AIA
  • Photographer: Steve Wolfe of Steven Wolfe Photography
  • Website: http://www.w2adesign.com
  • Phone: 610-437-4450
  • Jurror comments:

    A simple, clean, and modern addition with subtle details to do the heavy lifting for the design.

    • Solid addition while updating a classic looks refreshed and re-invented
    • Love the use of red on the entrance elevation
    • Modulating the windows with existing bay solidified the project as a whole.

Award of Merit

  • Project:

    Rosenberger - Sprague House

  • Category: Residential
  • Project Location: Allentown, PA
  • Architect Firm: R&D Architecture
  • Project Architect: William Dohe, AIA
  • Photographer: William Dohe
  • Website: http://www.rdarchitecture.com
  • Phone: 610-253-5220
  • Jurror comments:

    With exceeding detail and warm materials this eclectic home comfortably sits within its surroundings + timeless anachronistic.

    • Systemic and impressive, generous with detail & real materials

Award of Merit

  • Project:

    Grant R. Doering Center for Science & Research

  • Category: Educational B
  • Project Location: Bryn Athyn College, PA
  • Architect Firm: Spillman Farmer Architects
  • Project Architect: Joseph N. Biondo, AIA
  • Photographer: Steve Wolfe of Steven Wolfe
  • Website: http://www.spillmanfarmer.com
  • Phone: 610-856-2621
  • Jurror comments:

    This project is a modern quality with an old world feel, crenellated in its details and rich in human scale.

    • Exterior modulates the existing campus, architecture is kind in manner
    • Interior steps up to be modern without being cold
    • Great use of brick as the infill material

Award of Merit

  • Project:

    Southern Lehigh Intermediate School

  • Category: Educational A
  • Project Location: Center Valley, PA
  • Architect Firm: Breslin Ridyard Fadero Architects
  • Project Architect: Michael K. Ackerman, AIA
  • Photographer: Steve Wolfe of Steven Wolfe Photography
  • Website: http://www.breslinarchitects.com
  • Phone: 610-437-9626
  • Jurror comments:

    Starting with a strong Part 1, this modern minimal building elevates simple materials to unified strength.

    • Student proof materials, but the richness is surprising
    • 60’s modernism, with strict minimalism.
    • Cherenkov like massing
    • Strong Part 1 diagram

Special Citation

  • Project:

    The Venel Institute Medical Training Facility Renovation

  • Category: Institutional/Commercial A
  • Project Location: Bethlehem, PA
  • Architect Firm: MKSD Architects
  • Project Architect: Silvia Hoffman, AIA, LEED AP
  • Photographer: Steve Wolfe of Steven Wolfe Photography
  • Website: http://www.mksdarchitects.com
  • Phone: 610-366-2081
  • Jurror comments:

    A strong color palette & use of natural materials help define a warm environment.

    • Lofty & comfortable, does not feel like a basement
    • Experience the owner would have is not typical hospital feel, “standout”
    • First impression is engaging and visually stimulating

Special Citation

  • Project:

    R & H Simon Silk Mill – Master Plan

  • Category: Special Initiatives
  • Project Location: Easton, PA
  • Architect Firm: Spillman Farmer Architects
  • Project Architect: James G. Whildin, Jr., AIA, NCARB; Joseph N. Biondo, AIA
  • Photographer: Spillman Farmer Architects (all renderings and plans)
  • Website: http://www.spillmanfarmer.com
  • Phone: 610-856-2621
  • Jurror comments:

    This master planning project is powerful and articulate.

    • Generous use of historic exterior creating old – new again
    • Vibrant, sustainable and engaged with the community

Special Citation

  • Project:

    Chester County Technical College

  • Category: Educational A
  • Project Location: Penn Township, PA
  • Architect Firm: Breslin Ridyard Fadero Architects
  • Project Architect: Michael R. Bell, AIA, LEED AP
  • Photographer: Steve Wolfe of Steven Wolfe Photography
  • Website: http://www.breslinarchitects.com
  • Phone: 610-437-9626
  • Jurror comments:

    The simple organization and subtle brickwork detail help ground this elegant school into a sensitive site.

    • Balanced elevation, similar to Venturi’s logic,
    • Well situated – feels intrinsic to the site for a very large building, providing human scale.
    • Brick patterning is subtle and effective with modernist interpretation.

Special Citation in Preservation

  • Project:

    Washington Elementary School

  • Category: Educational A
  • Project Location: Bangor, PA
  • Architect Firm: Spillman Farmer Architects
  • Project Architect: Randy D. Galiotto Associate AIA
  • Photographer: Steve Wolfe of Steven Wolfe Photography
  • Website: http://www.spillmanfarmer.com
  • Phone: 610-856-2621
  • Jurror comments:

    A sensitive addition to an architectural classic. Attention to detail does not upstage the existing building. History is respected while still moving forward.

    • Respect for the traditional such as the use of interior windows

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