2014 Design Awards Winners
Nearly 100 architects and colleagues from the allied industries gathered on Thursday, May 22 to review the best work done by members of the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects over the last five years. For the first time, the chapter also solicited and recognized the best work submitted by students at the University of Oregon, ranging from a transportation plan for Miami, FLA to a modular Post Office for a rural community.The dinner and presentation took place in the lobby of the Hult Center for Performing Arts.
The highest honor of the evening was given just as darkness was descending to Rowell Brokaw Architects PC for their work updating the lighting in the Hult Center lobby. “This work deserves an Honor Award,” said lead juror David Tryba, FAIA. “It serves to remind us that very small changes can have a huge impact on how people experience the spaces we design.” Joining Tryba on the jury was Dennis McFadden, Laura Hafermann, and Carol Coletta. Coletta gave a public lecture earlier that evening, where she described important trends and new studies about the three key ingredients for thriving cities: talent, opportunity, and a sense of place.