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2012 AIA Springfield Design Awards

 

The Springfield Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) is pleased to announce the award recipients of the bi-annual 2012 AIA Springfield Design Awards. Out of the 27 entries submitted, two juries bestowed a total of 7 awards.

 

Professional Jury

The 2012 Professional Jury consisted of Jury Chair, Sebastian Schmaling, AIA, Principal of Johnsen Schmaling Architects, Brian Johnsen, AIA, Principal of Johnsen Schmaling Architects and Robert Greenstreet, Ph.D, RIBA, Dean, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Architecture & Urban Planning, all of Milwaukee, WI.

 

 

The Professional Jury presented an Honor Award, a Merit Award, and two Citation Awards.

 

Honor Award

Student Recreation Center, Missouri State University-West Plains, MOStudent Recreation Center, Missouri State University-West Plains, MO

Architect: Dake | Wells Architecture

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Jury Comments: “Elegant, well-detailed – a truly clever solution.  Beautiful juxtaposition of textured concrete and weathering steel.  Strategic allotment of money to create a spectacularly lively building that could have easily ended up being a foreboding blind box.”

 

 

 

MERIT AWARD

Cheek Hall Renovation, Missouri State Univ.Cheek Hall Renovation, Missouri State University

Architect: Dake | Wells Architecture

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Jury Comments: “A conceptually sophisticated rehab, skillfully and consistently carried through.  Small interventions that create a powerful sense of place.”

 

 

 

CITATION AWARD

High School Auxiliary Gymnasium, Reeds Spring R-IV School DistrictHigh School Auxiliary Gymnasium, Reeds Spring R-IV School District

Architect: Dake | Wells Architecture

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Jury Comments: “A simple plan strategy and elegant composition, using a restrained material palette. The sculptural treatment of the wood wall transforming into seating is quite wonderful.”

 

 

 

CITATION AWARD

Office Infill, Andy's Frozen CustardOffice Infill, Andy’s Frozen Custard

Architect: Dake | Wells Architecture

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Jury Comments: “The red band is a strong formal device to organize the space without touching the perimeter.  Courageous use of color to create a powerful visual connection between inside and outside.”

 

 

 

Public Jury

The 2012 Public Jury included Brian Fogle, President of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks, Amanda Rehani, Finance Director for the Springfield Regional Arts Council and David Hall, Fire Chief for the Springfield Fire Department, all of Springfield, MO.  The Public Jury Liaison was Saundra Weddle, Ph.D., Professor of Architecture at Drury University, Springfield, MO.

The Public Jury presented three Public Recognition Awards.

Public Recognition Award

Community Center, Senior Center & City Hall, City of Carl Junction, MissouriCommunity Center, Senior Center & City Hall, City of Carl Junction, Missouri

Architect: Sapp Design Associates, Architects

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Jury Comments: “The jury found the approach to program to be very ambitious and creative; the design itself exhibited interesting lines and innovative use of materials, brought together in a cohesive whole that makes a worthy civic monument.”

 

 

 

Public Recognition Award

Early Childhood Development Center, Springfield R-12 Public School DistrictEarly Childhood Development Center, Springfield R-12 Public School District

Architect: Bates & Associates, Architects

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Jury Comments: “This project was an especially creative repurposing of a building that could easily have become an eyesore; it was vibrant and stimulating in a way that suited its function; the building makes a real contribution to its context.”

 

 

 

Public Recognition Award

Glenwood Residence, Dake FamilyGlenwood Residence, Dake Family

Architect: Dake | Wells Architecture

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Jury Comments: “The jury commented that this project was especially clever in its approach to spatial problem solving, producing a warm yet creative environment that transforms the original building.”

 

 

 

Eligibility for the Design Awards included any substantially complete built or un-built work of architecture constructed or conceived after January 1, 2007, located within the AIA Springfield area or designed by an architecture firm or person in the architectural profession residing in the AIA Springfield area. Un-built work consisted of competition entries, personal explorations, commissioned projects that are yet to be constructed, or any other work considered un-built.

All entries were judged and awarded based on individual merit. An Awards Banquet was held on Friday, May 12, 2012 at the Creamery Arts Center in Jordan Valley Park to honor the winners.  Mr. Sebastian Schmaling presented the Professional Jury Awards, while Ms. Amanda Rehani and Mr. David Hall presented the Public Jury Awards.

Projects recognized with awards will be featured in the July 2012 issue of 417 Magazine.

AIA Springfield is a Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Through its national, state and local components, the AIA provides its members with a framework for guidance and leadership in a rapidly changing world. The purpose of AIA Springfield is to promote the value of architecture to the public, serving its members thereby advancing their value, and improving the quality of the built environment.

Please contact Matthew Thornton, AIA | LEED AP, AIA Design Awards Chair, for more information: (417) 831-9904 or mthornton@dake-wells.com