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AIA Michigan Design Awards Announced


Awards program designed to bring to public attention the value and importance of architectural excellence while recognizing those whose notable achievements encourage all to make excellence in architecture the standard.

Detroit, MI, May 26, 2010 --(PR.com)-- The American Institute of Architects Michigan (AIA Michigan. www.aiami.com) announced that 12 buildings have been singled out for design excellence at its annual Celebration of Architecture at the Book Cadillac Hotel in Detroit. Seventy-one projects were entered in the competition and judged by a panel of seven architects from across the United States. Carol Rusche Bentel, FAIA, from New York chaired the jury.

AIA Michigan, headquartered in the historic Beaubien House across from the Renaissance Center in downtown Detroit, established its awards program to bring to public attention the value and importance of architectural excellence and to recognize those whose notable achievements encourage all to make excellence in architecture the standard.

The following is a list of the winning projects. A complete description and photos of each honoree are available at www.aiami.com.

DTE Energy Campus Enhancements (Detroit, Michigan)
Category: Building
Architect: Neumann/Smith Architecture, Southfield
Owner: DTE Energy
Contractor: Walbridge
Landscape: Grissim Metz Andriese Associates
Mechanical/Electrical: Peter Basso Associates
Structural: Desai/Nasr Consulting Engineers

Manufacturing Facility (The Shoals, Alabama)
Category: Steel Award
Architect: Albert Kahn Associates Inc., Detroit
Owner: National Alabama Corporation
Contractor: Yates-Walbridge

Nissan Technical Center and Styling Studio (Farmington Hills, Michigan)
Category: Building
Architect: Albert Kahn Associates Inc., Detroit
Luce et Studio, San Diego; Design, Styling Studio,
Owner: Nissan Motor Manufacturing North America, Inc.
Contractor: Turner Construction Company

Steelcase WorkLab (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
Category: Sustainable Design
Architect: Progressive AE, Grand Rapids
Owner: Steelcase Inc.
Contractor: D&D Building, Inc.

Michigan State University Owen Hall Renovation (East Lansing, Michigan)
Category: Interior Architecture
Architect: SmithGroup, Detroit
Owner: Michigan State University
Contractor: Triangle Associates

Western Michigan University of Art Richmond Center for Visual Arts (Kalamazoo, Michigan)
Category: Building
Architect: SmithGroup, Detroit
Owner: Western Michigan University
Contractor: CSM Group

Herbert H. and Barbara C. Dow Center for Visual Arts (Interlochen, Michigan)
Category: Building
Architect: Cornerstone Architects Inc., Grand Rapids
Owner: Interlochen Center for the Arts
Contractor: Hallmark Construction

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
Category: Building - Historic Preservation
Architect: Quinn Evans Architects, Ann Arbor
Owner: St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
Contractor: J. C. Beal Construction Inc

University of Michigan Museum of Art (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
Category: Building
Architect of Record: Integrated Design Solutions
Design Architect: Allied Works Architecture, Portland, Oregon
Owner: The University of Michigan
Contractor: Skanska USA Building Inc.

Shadow Pavilion (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
Category: Low Budget/Small Project
Architect: PLY Architecture, Ann Arbor
Owner: Matthaei Botanical Garden
Contractor: PLY Architecture

Park House (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
Category: Building
Architect: PLY Architecture, Ann Arbor
Owner: Ji Hye Kim
Contractor: PLY Architecture

Thal Residence (Birmingham, Michigan)
Category: 25-Year
Architect: Luckenbach/Ziegelman Architects PLLC, Birmingham
Owner: Bruce and Ileane Thal
Contractor: Snyder and Snyder Construction Company

The mission of AIA Michigan is to serve its membership, advance the values of the profession and improve the quality of the built environment. For more information, please visit www.aiami.com.

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American Institute of Architects Michigan
Michael Ingberg
248-855-6777
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