2013 American Institute of Architects Design Award Winners

2013 American Institute of Architects Design Award Winners


Watson Tate Savory was honored with five awards in three categories at the AIA South Carolina Design Awards Gala in Charleston last Saturday evening.  Jury chair Ruth Todd, FAIA, presented the firm with three awards for Preservation and Adaptive Reuse.  Jury co-chairs Joseph Tanney, AIA, and Robert Luntz, AIA, presented the firm with a Robert Mills Residential award, and Frank Harmon, FAIA, presented WTS with a Brick Design award.  Attention to detail, design clarity, respect for existing conditions and judicious use of materials were cited as common characteristics of each of these projects.


The following awards were presented:

  1. 1. South Carolina State University, Lowman Hall, AIA Historic Preservation Honor Award
  2. 2. Santee Wateree RTA, James E. Clyburn Intermodal Transportation Center, AIA Honor Award for Adaptive Reuse/Renovation
  3. 3. Watson Tate Savory Columbia Office AIA Merit Award for Adaptive Reuse/Renovation
  4. 4. Tate Mountain House, AIA Robert Mills Residential Design Citation Award
  5. 5. University of South Carolina, Horizon I Building, Brick Industry Association Southeast Region Honor Award


Ruth Todd is an architect and urban designer and principal at Page & Turnbull, a San Francisco based architecture, planning and research firm with offices in Los Angeles and Sacramento. Page & Turnbull is composed of architects and planners, historians and architectural historians, and architectural conservators who have produced leading-edge projects throughout the country.
Joseph Tanney, AIA, founder & Robert Luntz, AIA, founding partners of Resolution: 4 Architecture developed The Modern Modular is a systematic methodology of design that attempts to leverage existing methods of prefabrication for residential construction.
Frank Harmon was born in Georgia and educated at the Architectural Association in London. From 1970 to 1973 he was an associate of Richard Meier Architect in New York City.  In 1981 Harmon founded his own firm, Frank Harmon Architect in Raleigh, N. C.  Time magazine selected his Utility Storage Building for the Rake and Hoe Garden Center as one of the Ten Best Designs of 1988. Since 1992 Harmon’s six-person firm has won more AIA Design Awards than any firm in North Carolina.


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