The Northwest Washington Chapter of The American Institute of Architects invites you to celebrate great architecture from members in Island, San Juan, Skagit, and Whatcom Counties. Our Awards banquet was Thursday, December 12, 2014. The following entries were recognized for their outstanding quality and
Click on a project image to view the design team credits, interactive galleries, and more:
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Overall, I was quite impressed with the quality of the work submitted. The architects of the Northwest Washington state region are matching the region’s stunning natural beauty with designs that respond with sensitivity and sophistication. In the work of many of the region’s architects, there is a commitment to the well-being of the local communities and to their clients’ needs.
Most of the winners this year are smaller projects, clearly demonstrating that the size of a project has no bearing on its architectural merit. We were impressed with a several houses under 1000 square feet, as well as several small commercial, institutional, and medical buildings that bring the “human scale” back to our communities.
I was particularly taken by the good work happening in adaptive reuse and remodeling projects, from work happening in industrial areas at the waterfronts to the conversion of past-their-prime homes into stunning jewels of craftsmanship and elegance.
The best architecture in Northwest Washington state highlights the unique characteristics of the region, the entrepreneurial spirit of its people, and the talents of its builders and artisans.
Victor E. Sidy, AIA LEED AP
Head of School and Dean Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation
Click on a project name to view the Design Team & Collaborator credits, view interactive image galleries, and more:
|Project Name||Firm||Award Won|
|Eagle Point Residence||Prentiss Architects||1) Honor Award|
|Tsunami House||Designs Northwest Architects||1) Honor Award|
|Rocket Building||RMC Architects||2) Merit Award|
|Strandberg Office Building||Brooks Middleton, Architect||2) Merit Award|
|Bellingham OB/GYN Clinic||RMC Architects||3) Citation Award|
|Gaston Bay Buiding||Christensen Design Management||3) Citation Award|
|Ten Broek Farm||Designs Nortwest Architects||3) Citation Award|
|Chuckanut Point Residence||Zervas||4) Glen Hunt Award|
|Shelter Bay Residence||Designs Northwest Architects||4) Young Architect Award|
|BTC Perry Center||HKP Architects||4) Sustainability Award|
|1016 North Garden Street||Grinstad & Wagner Architects, Inc||5) Entry|
|Camano Island Remodel||Prentiss Architects||5) Entry|
|Chuckanut Remodel||Douglas Landsem Architect, AIA||5) Entry|
|Clarkwood Drive Remodel||Douglas Landsem Architect, AIA||5) Entry|
|Gannon/Larson Residence||HKP Architects||5) Entry|
|Hood Canal||Prentiss Architects||5) Entry|
|House In The Field||Zervas||5) Entry|
|Littlefield Celtic Cultural Center||HKP Architects||5) Entry|
|NOAA||RMC Architects||5) Entry|
|Parker's landing: Washougal Waterfront Master Plan||Christensen Design Management||5) Entry|
|Perpetual Power Design Charrette||Christensen Design Management||5) Entry|
|Pineapple House||Christensen Design Management||5) Entry|
|the Clubhouse||STUDIOEDISON||5) Entry|
|Thomas Eco-House||Designs Northwest Architects||5) Entry|
|Thompson Road Residence||Brooks Middleton, Architect||5) Entry|
|Whatcom Community College Auxiliary Services Building (ASB)||Zervas||5) Entry|
Victor E. Sidy, AIA LEED AP
Victor Sidy has been Dean of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture since 2005. His work has appeared and been featured in the New York Times, Interiors Magazine, Blueprint Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens, CNN International, the Home and Garden Network, the Discovery Channel, and numerous other publications and broadcasts. Sidy received his architectural training from the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture after receiving the Flinn Foundation Scholarship and Robert C. Byrd Scholarship. He has worked with artists, architects, and planners in Russia, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United States and has taught students from elementary school to graduate school in a variety of architecturerelated fields. Mr. Sidy hosted a television series on architecture for EMG Satellite Television that aired from 1996 to 1998 and was the youngest member of Architecture Magazine’s May 1999 feature “Young Americans“. Mr. Sidy will be have a presentation on the Legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright, and the past, present and future for this Taliesin School of Architecture.
Kathy A. Larsen
Career professional at Puget Sound Energy, currently Major Account Manager. Kathy has held numerous manager positions in government and community relations, customer outreach programs, speakers’ bureau, customer service field operations and was involved in the launch of Puget Power’s award winning conservation program during the early 1980’s. Has served leadership roles in a variety of community organizations: Executive VP Whatcom County EDC, Bellingham Chamber BOD, Whatcom County United Way BOD, Padilla Bay Foundation BOD, Skagit County Community Action Agency BOD, Skagit Valley College Foundation Board Secretary, Skagit County Tulip Festival Board President, Anacortes Chamber Board President, Skagit Business Alliance Board Secretary, Skagit Women in Business Board President, Finalist Skagit County Business and Professional Woman of the Year. Kathy resides in Anacortes.
From 1980 to 2010 Wade Marlow owned one of the largest galleries in the Pacific North West. During that 30 years Wade curated hundreds of shows and juried or judged dozens of others. Though an art and art history major in college his real education in art & architecture occurred in the streets and museums of Europe while leading 30 trips there and several more to Egypt. A painter as well Wade is enjoying being semi-retired by returning to the easel and doing art appraisals.