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AIA names best design projects for 2011


PROVIDENCE – A dozen awards for recent design and planning projects have been presented by the American Institute of Architects’ Rhode Island chapter in its annual recognition program.

The design awards were given in areas of architecture from urban planning to commercial and institutional buildings to single-family homes. The winning projects received either Honor Awards – “conferred on submissions showing outstanding achievement” – or Merit Awards – “presented to projects demonstrating noteworthy achievement.”

Three of the 12 awards were for projects that have not been built.

Honor Awards went to:

  • 3Six0 Architecture of Providence in commercial/industrial for the Wildflour Vegan Bakery & Juice Bar in Pawtucket

  • 3Six0 Architecture of Providence in residential for the Pettasquamscutt River Residence in Narragansett

  • 3Six0 Architecture of Providence in interiors for the Paschke Danskin Loft in Providence

  • 3Six0 Architecture of Providence for the unbuilt design for a thematic pavilion for Expo 2012 in Yeosu, Korea

  • Studio Providence LLC of Providence for the unbuilt design for a pedestrian bridge over the Providence River

Merit Awards went to:

  • Thurlow Small Architecture of Pawtucket in urban planning and design for its plan for Pawtucket

  • TSOI/KOBUS & Associates of Cambridge, Mass., in educational/institutional for Johnson & Wales University’s Cuisinart Center for Culinary Excellence in Providence

  • Burgin Lambert Architects Inc. of Newport in adaptive reuse for the Watch Hill Yacht Club and Cabanas in Westerly

  • Durkee, Brown, Vivieros & Werenfels Architects of Providence in historic preservation for the Stanford White Casino Theater in Newport

  • LLB Architects of Pawtucket in residential for the Miller/Carr residence in Manchester, Mass.

  • Estes/Twombly Architects of Newport in residential for the Field House in Little Compton

  • William Kite Architects Inc. of Providence for the unbuilt design for a Narragansett Bay Commission operations center in Providence


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