COLUMBIA, SC – October 1, 2010 – The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Greater Columbia Section held their biennial design awards gala on September 30, 2010 at the Eau Claire Print Building on North Main. Submissions were judged by an independent jury, selected by the AIA Greater Columbia Board of Directors, and awards presented to AIA Member Firms and Architects for projects which highlighted exceptional design.

The 2010 Jury consisted of:
Jerry Lominack, AIA, NCARB of Lominack, Kolman, Smith Architects
Linda Ramsay, FAIA of Ramsay Sherrill Architects
Pete Callejas, AIA of Greenline Architecture – President of AIA Savannah
Josh Ward, AIA – Vice President of AIA Savannah
Patrick Phelps, AIA , LEED AP of Hansen Architects – Past President of AIA Savannah

Among the awards given this year was one Excellence Award, the most prestigious. Three Honor Awards and four Merit Awards were also presented. In addition to these, an Award of Special Recognition was given to a significantly unique project. The awards are as follows:

Excellence Award:
701 Whaley
Architectural Firm: Garvin Design Group
Owner: 701 Whaley Owner LLC
General Contractor: Hood Construction Inc.

Honor Award:
Harbison Classroom and Theater Building
Architectural Firm: Watson Tate Savory Architects
Owner: Midlands Technical College
General Contractor: Martin Engineering

Honor Award:
James E. Clyburn Intermodal Transportation Center
Architectural Firm: Watson Tate Savory Architects
Owner: Santee Wateree Regional Transportation Authority
General Contractor: All Quality Construction

Honor Award:
Abacus Planning Group
Architectural Firm: Quackenbush Architects + Planners, LLC
Owner: Aix Sponsa LLC
General Contractor: Weathers Contracting Company, Inc.

Merit Award:
Lynches River Environmental Discovery Center
Architectural Firm: Drakeford Architects
Owner: Florence County, South Carolina
General Contractor: Hawkins and Kolb Construction Company, Inc.

Merit Award:
Lowman Hall Rehabilitation
Architectural Firm: Watson Tate Savory Architects
Owner: South Carolina State University
General Contractor: Weber Construction Company

Merit Award:
Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library
Architectural Firm: Watson Tate Savory Architects
Owner: The University of South Carolina
General Contractor: Gilbane Building Company

Merit Award:
Kress Office Renovation
Architectural Firm: Quackenbush Architects + Planners, LLC
Owner: Capitol Places, Tom Prioreschi and Quackenbush Architects + Planners, Doug Quackenbush
General Contractor: Mashburn Construction Company, Inc.

Special Recognition:
Produce Stand
Architectural Firm: Catalyst Architects, LLC
Owner: State of South Carolina (Department of Commerce + Department of Agriculture)
General Contractor: State of South Carolina (Prison Industries at the Department of Corrections)

 
AIA Greater Columbia would like to emphasize that the success of any design depends greatly on the collaboration between the client, the design team, and the construction team. The members thank the sponsors for this event: ATAS, Carolina Ceramics, Pella Window and Door, Shenandoah Restorations, Inc. and WC Johnston Architectural Sales, LLC.

 

Source: Midlands Biz