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ALA 2016 Design Award Winners Announced

An Iowa sports complex, an Illinois park district facility, a Chicago suburban corporate office, a Minneapolis residence and the Guggenheim Museum in Helsinki took top honors at the Association of Licensed Architects (ALA) 18th Annual Design Awards, which recognized projects for design and construction achievement.

A total of 38 Presidential, Gold, Silver and Merit Awards were presented in commercial, institutional, residential, renovation, interior and unbuilt categories. Two entries received the President's Award of Recognition, chosen by ALA President Jeff Budgell for design excellence.

The highest honor, the Don Erickson Presidential Award, went to a condominium building at 747 N. Clark St. in Chicago. The collaborative project with Sullivan, Goulette & Wilson and the Miller Hull Partnership transformed the derelict shell of a failed development into a Mies-inspired building lauded by judges for its black steel structural framing, innovative use of materials and floor plans. The project also received a silver award in the Residential 2 category.

"This year's winning projects exemplified innovative use of materials, exceptional detailing and simple elegance," said Joanne Sullivan, ALA Executive Director.

Gold Award winners included: AAR headquarters, Wood Dale, IL, Heitman Architects; Cedar Valley Sportsplex, Waterloo, IA, INVISION Architecture; Glenview Park District Park and Facility Services East, Dewberry; Guggenheim Museum, Helsinki, Finland, Myefski Architects and Sheridan Residence, Minneapolis, MN, Peterssen/Keller Architecture.

Architects, contractors, owners/developers and guests attended the recent award presentation; emcee was ALA Past President Steven Pate, FALA.

ALA 2016 Design Awards entries were evaluated by a panel of judges, including David Genc, AIA, Director of Design at Hirsch Associates, Chicago; Thomas J. O'Connell Jr., ALA, AIA, LEED AP, President and a Founding Principal of Partners in Design Architects, with offices in Riverwoods, IL and Kenosha, WI; Mark Paschke, ALA, AIA, NCARB, Lead Designer at Uihlein Wilson Architects, Milwaukee; Lenore Weiss, founder of Lenore Weiss Studios; and Corey Zussman, ALA, Director of Quality Assurance, Pepper Construction, Chicago.

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.


2016 ALA Design Award Winners

Presidential Award

Category: Residential 2
747 N. Clark Street
Sullivan, Goulette Wilson Ltd., Chicago, IL
Sullivan, Goulette Wilson Ltd, Designer
Maris Construction, Contractor
Ranquist Development, Owner


Gold Awards

Category: Institutional
Cedar Valley Sportsplex, Waterloo, IA
INVISION Architecture, Des Moines, IA
Jason Devries, AIA, Designer
Cardinal Construction, Contractor
Waterloo Leisure Services, Owner

Category: Institutional
Glenview Park District - Park & Facility Services East
Dewberry, Elgin, IL
Dewberry, Designer
Frederick Quinn Corporation, Contractor
Glenview Park District, Owner

Category: Renovation
AAR, Wood Dale, IL
Heitman Architects, Inc., Itasca, IL
Karl Heitman, Designer
Crane Construction, Contractor
AAR, Owner

Category: Residential 1
Sheridan Residence, Minneapolis, MN
Peterssen/Keller Architecture, Minneapolis, MN
Andrew Edwins, Lars Peterssen, ALA, Gabriel Keller, Jason Briles, Designers
Elevation Homes, Contractor

Category: Unbuilt
Guggenheim Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Myefski Architects, Evanston, IL
John Myefski, Designer
Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, Owner


Silver Awards

Category: Commercial
Newell Rubbermaid New Corporate Design Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Byce & Associates, Inc., Kalamazoo, MI
Byce & Associates-Architect of Record; Perkins + Will-Interior Design Consultants, Designers
AVB, Inc., Contractor
Newell Rubbermaid, Owner

Category: Commercial
Diamond V Headquarters, Cedar Rapids, IA
ASK Studio, Des Moines, IA
Michael Kastner, AIA, LEED AP and Kurtis Wolgast, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, Designers
Venter Spooner Inc., Contractor
Diamond V, Owner

Category: Commercial
Adair County Engineer Office Building
Ask Studio, Des Moines, IA
Michael Kastner, AIA, LEED AP and Kurtis Wolgast, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, Designers
McKee Contracting Co., Contractor
Adair County Engineer, Owner

Category: Interior Architecture
Architectural Office Interior, Fresno, CA
Dyson Siegrist Janzen Architects, Inc., Fresno, CA
Arthur Dyson, Designer
BMY Construction, Contractor
Arthur Dyson, Owner

Category: Interior Architecture
La Voute Bistro, Homewood, IL
Linden Group, Inc., Orland Park, IL
William Matthys, Designer
New Tech Construction Co., Contractor
Claude Gendreu, Owner

Category: Institutional
The King of Prussia Specialty Care and Ambulatory Surgery Center, King of Prussia, PA
EwingCole, Philadelphia, PA
Sam Jabbawy, Designer
Turner Construction, Contractor
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Owner

Category: Institutional
Addition to Rogers Park Montessori School, Chicago, IL
B3 Architecture, Oak Park, IL
George Beach, Designer
Bulley & Andrews, Contractor
Rogers Park Montessori School, Owner

Category: Renovation
College of DuPage Naperville Regional Center Renovation, Naperville, IL
Bailey Edward Design, Chicago, IL
Robin Whitehurst, AIA, LEED AP and Victor Krasnopolsky, Designers
Pepper Construction, Contractor
College of DuPage, Owner

Category: Renovation
Bemis Innovation Center, Neenah, WI
Plunkett Raysich Architects, Milwaukee, WI
Michael Sobczak, Designer
CR Meyer, Contractor
Bemis Company, Owner

Category: Residential 1
Zumwalt Residence, Madera County, CA
Arthur Dyson Architect, Fresno, CA
Arthur Dyson, Designer
Zumwalt Construction, Contractor
Kurt Zumwalt, Owner

Category: Residential 1
Arboretum House, Madison, WI
Bruns Architecture, Madison, WI
Stephen Bruns, ALA, Designer
Yahara Builders, John Sveum, Contractors

Category: Residential 1
Cottagewood Residence, Deephaven, MN
Peterssen/Keller Architecture, Minneapolis, MN
Gabriel Keller; Lars Peterssen, ALA; Laura Cayere-King; Tommy Everson, Designers
Elevation Homes, Contractor

Category: Residential 2
Hub Madison
Myefski Architects, Evanston, IL
John Myefski in assocation with Antunovich Associates, Designers
J.H. Findorff & Sons, Contractor
Core Spaces, Owner

Category: Residential 2
IVY on Fourteenth, Milwaukee, WI
Korb & Associates, Milwaukee, WI
Opus Design Build, LLC, Contractor
Harrison Street Real Estate Capital, LLC, Owner


Merit Awards

Category: Commercial
JLabs@South San Francisco, CA
EwingCole, Philadelphia, PA
Saul Jabbawy, Designer
Rudolph & Sletton, Contractor
Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Owner

Category: Commercial
Countryside Veterinary Center, Countryside, IL
Linden Group, Orland Park, IL
William Matthys, Designer
RWE Management, Contractor
Coyne Veterinary Services, Owner

Category: Interior Architecture
One Equity Partners, Chicago, IL
INTERFORM Architecture + Design, Chicago
Allan Mellske, William Hollander and Christy Scoughton, Designers
Clune Construction, Contractor
One Equity Partners, Owner

Category: Interior Architecture
FAME, Minneapolis, MN
NELSON, Philadelphia, PA
NELSON, Designer
Gardner Builders, Contractor
FAME, Owner

Category: Institutional
Green Lane Building, Kean University, Union, NJ
Gruskin Architecture + Design, Springfield Township, NJ
Kenneth A. Gruskin, Designer
DOBCO Group, Contractor
Kean University, Owner

Category: Institutional
Public Building Commission Chicago Children's Advocacy Center Addition, Chicago
Holabird & Root, Chicago
Rusty Walker, AIA, LEED AP, Designer
IHC Construction Companies, Contractor
Public Building Commission of Chicago, Owner

Category: Institutional
Mayo Clinic Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center, Rochester, MN
Dewberry, (BWBR Architect of Record), Elgin, IL
Kalman Nagy (Dewberry), Steve Berg (BWBR), Designers
Alvin E. Benike, Contractor
Mayo Clinic, Owner

Category: Institutional
Lincoln Elementary School, Chicago, IL
Muller & Muller, Chicago
David Steele, Designer
J.V. Blinderman & Meccor, Contractor
Chicago Public Schools, Owner

Category: Institutional
Winterset Parklet, Winterset, IA
ASK Studio, Des Moines, IA
ASK Studio, Designer
Venter Spooner, Contractor
Iowa Preservation Alliance, Owner

Category: Renovation
Barrington's White House Restoration and Reuse
Johnson Lasky Kindelin Architects, Chicago
Meg Kindelin, Designer
Pepper Construction, Contractor
Village of Barrington, Owner

Category: Renovation
Wintrust/Pure Oil Station Reuse, Geneva, IL
Johnson Lasky Kindelin Architects, Chicago
Preservation Architect: Johnson Lasky Kindelin Architects
Wintrust Bank, Owner

Category: Renovation
Screened-In Porch, Arlington Heights, IL
Jeff Whyte Associates, Schaumburg
Jeff Whyte, ALA, Designer
Bak Brothers, Contractor
Richard Rabs, Owner

Category: Residential 1
A Mountain Cabin, Whitefish, MT
INVISION Architecture, Des Moines and Waterloo, IA
Michael Bechtel, AIA, Designer
Bear Mountain Builders, Contractor

Category: Residential 1
Phillippi Creek Residence, Sarasota, FL
Halflants + Pichette Architects, Sarasota, FL
Michael Halflants and John Pichette, Designers
Halflants + Pichette, Contractor

Category: Residential 1
North Shore, Wilmette, IL
Tigerman McCurry Architects, Chicago
Margaret McCurry, Designer
Bulley & Andrews, Contractor
B Wu and Eric Larson, Owners

Category: Residential 1
Laurens Residence, Chicago, IL
Sullivan Goulette Wilson, Chicago, IL
Cresent Rock, Contractor
Khadija and Xavier Laurens, Owners

Category: Unbuilt
Lakefront Kiosk: Organism for Culture, Chicago
Bailey Edward Design, Chicago
Ellen Dickson, FAIA, ALA, LEED AP, NCARB, NCIDQ; Robin Whitehurst, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB; Victor Krasnopolsky, AIA; Damon Wilson, AIA, LEED AP, Designers
Chicago Architecture Biennial: Lakefront Kiosk Competition, Owner

Category: Unbuilt
The Chicago Motor Club Hotel, Chicago
New World Design, Chicago
Jeffrey Roberts, Erich Stenzel, Designers


President's Award of Recognition

Category: Residential 1
A Contemporary Shingled House
Fraerman Associates Architecture
James Fraerman, ALA, Designer
SH Builders, Contractor
Leslie and Thomas Silverstein, Owners

Category: Institutional
Critical Care Tower, Philadelphia
EwingCole, Philadelphia
Saul Jabbawy, Designer
Torcon, Inc., Contractor
Tenet Healthcare, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Owner