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Architecture Association Names 2019 Award Winners

The Grand Rapids Chapter of the American Institute of Architects celebrated several Architects, Firms and Projects and individual Honorees last week during its annual Honor Awards Celebration.
Dennis Sturtevant, CEO of Dwelling Place Grand Rapids Receives the 2019 David D. Smith Humanitarian Award

Dennis Sturtevant, CEO of Dwelling Place Grand Rapids Receives the 2019 David D. Smith Humanitarian Award /Bird + Bird Studio

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Architecture Association Names 2019 Award Winners

The Grand Rapids Chapter of the American Institute of Architects celebrated several Architects, Firms and Projects and individual Honorees last week during its annual Honor Awards Celebration.

The Grand Rapids Chapter of the American Institute of Architects celebrated several Architects, Firms and Projects and individual Honorees last week during its annual Honor Awards Celebration.  AIA Grand Rapids, a local component of the American Institute of Architects, advocates for the value of architecture and gives architects the resources they need to do their best work through educational opportunities, government advocacy, community redevelopment, and public outreach to support the architecture profession.

The 2019 Honor Awards was held at the Golden Age at Creston Brewery in downtown Grand Rapids on October 17, 2019.  Through its annual Honor Awards Program, the AIA Grand Rapids Chapter continues to recognize excellence in architecture throughout the region. The program promotes the value of good design and encourages our Members to pursue excellence through their work and service to the community.    

AIA Grand Rapids Award Winners are as follows:

2019 Student Scholarship Recipients:

2019 David D. Smith Humanitarian Award:

Dennis Sturtevant, CEO of Dwelling Place Grand Rapids

2019 Young Architect Award Recipients:

2019 Firm Achievement Award:

Ghafari Associates - Grand Rapids

2019 Student Design Project Award Recipients:

2019 Unbuilt Project Award:

Elevate Studio, Inc. for the American Mission Hospital Chapel located in A’ali, Bahrain and owned by the Reformed Church in America (Consulting Architect:  Aref Sadeq Design Consultants).

2019 Residential Architecture Award:

Mathison | Mathison Architects for its design of the Riverglass Residence located in Ada, Michigan (Construction Firm:  Zahn Builders).

2019 Small Commercial Project Award:

Mathison | Mathison Architects for its design of the Airport Viewing Park & Pavilion located in Grand Rapids, Michigan and owned by Gerald R. Ford International Airport (Construction Firm:  Owen-Ames-Kimball Company).

2019 Interior Architecture Award:

Integrated Architecture for its design of the Bridge Street Market located in Grand Rapids, Michigan and owned by Meijer (Construction Firm:  Rockford Construction).

2019 Building Awards:

  • GMB Architecture + Engineering for its design of the George and Lucile Heeringa Civic Center located in Holland, Michigan and owned by the City of Holland (Construction Firm:  GO Construction (an Owen-Ames-Kimball Co. and GDK Construction Co. partnership)).
  • Lott3Metz Architecture for its design of the First Street Office Building located in Grand Rapids, Michigan and owned by Rockford Development (Construction Firm:  Rockford Construction).

2019 People’s Choice Award:

Lucid Architecture for its design of the Longbeach Residence located in Long Beach, Indiana (Construction Firm:  Mike Schaap Builders).

For more information and event photographs check out our Website HERE.

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