Detroit, MI, June 06, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- The American Institute of Architects Michigan (www.aiami.com) honored Quinn Evans Architects with the Firm of the Year Award during a presentation at the annual Celebration of Architecture at the Book Cadillac Hotel in Detroit.
The Firm of the Year Award recognizes an organization of architects that has consistently produced distinguished architecture for at least 10 years. The firm shall have great depth, breadth, be widely known for quality and its work shall be a product of a collaborative environment.
Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, Quinn Evans Architects has developed a diverse portfolio of projects in historic preservation, interior design, new architecture and master planning. Since its inception, the firm has operated out of two full-service offices in Washington, D.C. and Ann Arbor. It also recently added a satellite office in Madison, Wisc.
Quinn Evans Architects has worked on a number of nationally significant landmarks, including the John F. Kennedy Center and the historic City Hall in Milwaukee. In the last decade and a half, the firm also has become a leader in the sustainable preservation movement, developing innovative strategies for the updating historic building with state-of-the-art green products and systems.
More than 60 projects in the firm’s portfolio have been honored with over 100 awards from its peers for quality design, outstanding restoration work and innovative approaches to adapting existing facilities for new uses. Seamless retrofitting existing buildings with new systems may not be glamorous, but Quinn Evans Architect’s creative design solutions have made for beautiful and unobtrusive results.
The American Institute of Architects 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 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.