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Architecture Association Names 2020 Award Winners

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The Grand Rapids Chapter of the American Institute of Architects celebrated several Architects, Firms, Projects and individual Honorees during its 2020 Honor Awards Celebration Live Broadcast.
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AIA Grand Rapids' Names 2020 Honor Award Recipients

The Grand Rapids Chapter of the American Institute of Architects celebrated several Architects, Firms, Projects and individual Honorees during its 2020 Honor Awards Celebration Live Broadcast. 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 Grand Rapids Chapter of the American Institute of Architects celebrated several Architects, Firms, Projects and individual Honorees during its 2020 Honor Awards Celebration Live Broadcast. 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 2020 Honor Awards was held virtually on October 29, 2020. 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 Members to pursue excellence through their work and service to the community.
 
This year AIA Grand Rapids member architects were asked and encouraged to think about their project submissions through the lens of the AIA Framework for Design Excellence. Last year was a transformative year for the architecture profession. At the 2019 AIA National Convention the American Institute of Architects adopted the Resolution for Urgent and Sustained Climate Action embarking the profession on a journey to holistically address climate change. Thereafter, the AIA Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct was updated to include recommendations for addressing environmental equity and injustice. As a result, the architect’s duty to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public now has a much broader meaning.
 
The AIA Framework for Design Excellence was created to call architects to action and strive to be a better professional through the ten guiding principles that point toward a zero carbonequitable, resilient, and healthy built environment.
 
All 2020 project submission entries were eligible for 2020 Sustainability Design Award consideration. Projects awarded in this category exemplify the integration of design excellence and sustainable performance using the AIA’s Framework for Design Excellence as the standard against which each submission was evaluated.
 
AIA Grand Rapids Award Winners are as follows:
 
2020 Student Scholarship Recipient:
Nicholas Schmitt - Nicholas currently attends Lawrence Technological University’s Master of Architecture program. Nicholas has received a $1,000 Scholarship from our chapter as well as a Scholarship from the AIA National Component Matching Scholarship Grant Program.
 
2020 AIA Henry Adams Medal Recipient:
Andrew Dancer - The newly accredited NAAB Master of Architecture degree program at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University has awarded their first AIA Henry Adams Medal to Andrew Dancer in recognition of extraordinary academic achievement. Drew was very active in KCAD’s AIAS Chapter and is now working at Progressive AE.
 
2020 David D. Smith Humanitarian Award:
Steven JohnsonFounder and Past President of Oasis Community of West Michigan
 
2020 Young Architect Award Recipient:
 
2020 Architect of the Year Award Recipient:
 
2020 Student Design Project Award Recipient:
 
2020 Residential Architecture Award:
Mathison | Mathison Architects for its design of the Hudson Valley Residence located in Craryville, New York (Construction Firm: Lagonia Construction).
 
2020 Interior Architecture Awards:
 
Mathison | Mathison Architects for its design of Van Dyken Mechanical’s new headquarters located in Grandville, Michigan. (Construction Firm: Dan Vos Construction Company).
 
Progressive AE for its design of Steelcase Ampersand owned by Steelcase and is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. (Construction Firm: Christman Constructors Inc.).
 
2020 Sustainability Design Award:
 
2020 Building Awards:
 
Integrated Architecture for its design of the ADAC Automotive Headquarters located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. (Construction Firm: Rockford Construction).
 
Integrated Architecture for its design of the EDDY owned by Whirlpool Corporation | Third Coast Development and located in Benton Harbor, Michigan. (Construction Firm: Pioneer Construction).
 
2020 People’s Choice Award:
Integrated Architecture for its design of the ADAC Automotive Headquarters located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. (Construction Firm: Rockford Construction).
 

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