September 24, 2009
2009 AIA Dallas Design Awards Announced
"Architecture rules!!!" Yelled by a rambunctious Pink concertgoer on his way into American Airlines Center, that was a feeling shared by everyone gathered at Victory Park Wednesday night for the announcement of the 2009 AIA Dallas Design Awards. It was the 42nd annual celebration of the best design work by Dallas architects, both here in the area and beyond. Awards were presented in both built and unbuilt categories with special recognitions in Interior Architecture, Sustainable Design and Community Design.
The Dallas Morning News' Scott Cantrell emceed the evening attended by several hundred architects and fans of good design from around the region. The jury had deliberated for two days and presented its decisions as images and plans of the winning entries were shown on the huge screen overhead.
Here's a list of the award winners. We'll have additional updates in the next several days with more information on the projects and comments from the jurors. Stay tuned...
Citation: HKS, Inc., Cancer Center Hospital & Research Institute
Citation: Munn Studio, Prairie Elevated, Dallas
Citation: RTKL Associates, Inc., The New Casino Box, Las Vegas
Merit: HOK, Samsung Research and Development, Seoul, South Korea
Merit: Perkins + Will, Gateway Park, Jackson, Mississippi
Honor: FTA Design Studio, Inc., Art Box, Oslo, Norway
Honor: HKS, Inc., Dallas L A N D_S C R A P E R
Built - Large Category:
Citation: HKS, Inc., Cowboys Stadium, Arlington
Citation: Laguarda.Low Architects, Vioro in Fukuoka, Japan
Citation: Omniplan, Inc., NorthPark Center, Dallas
Built - Small Category:
Citation: Good Fulton and Farrell, Dallas Academy
Merit: Buchanan Architecture, Open House, Dallas
Merit: Ron Wommack, 4143 Buena Vista , Dallas
Honor: Laguarda.Low Architects, St. Augustine Park Pavilion Dallas
Interior Architecture Award:
SHW, SHW North Texas Studio, Plano
Excellence in Sustainable Design:
HOK, Samsung Research and Development Center, Seoul, South Korea
Best of Show and Excellence in Community Design:
Laguarda.Low Architects, St Augustine Park Pavilion, Dallas
Congratulations to all the winners! These firms are producing great work and helping to make Dallas a world-class architectural city.