News
01.21.2014
Best of Design Awards> Building of the Year
Some of the most exciting and innovative American architecture to be completed in 2013 fills out AN's first annual design award program.
Timothy Hursley

On December 6, in New York City, six jurors convened to parse the merits of the more than 250 projects submitted to AN's first annual Best Of Design Awards. The jury included Kate Orff, principal of SCAPE; Thomas Hanrahan, dean of architecture at the Pratt Institute and principal of Hanrahan Meyers Architects; Wes Rozen, principal, Situ Studio; Mic Patterson, partner, Enclos; Dan Wood, principal, WorkAC; and AN's own William Menking. Over the next six days we will be posting their selections in six categories, starting with Building Of The Year and moving through Best Facade, Best Interiors, Best Landscape, Best Fabrication Project, and Best Student Built Work. In each category the jury selected a winner and two honorable mentions. The one exception is Building Of The Year, which is a three-way tie.

Building of the Year: TIE

Vol Walker Hall & the Steven L Anderson Design Center
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
Marlon Blackwell Architect
Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects, Associate Architect

   
 
 

“It’s beautiful. And a great place for architecture students to learn by example.”
—William Menking

 

 
   
 

This project involved the restoration of historic Vol Walker Hall and the addition of a new design center to provide a single facility for the university’s architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design programs. The addition improves accessibility and twin stairwells located at the juncture of the historic building deliver daylight and activity to the center of the complex.

   
 
 
 
 

Project Resources:

General Contractor
Baldwin & Shell Construction Company
Structural Engineer
Kenneth Jones & Associates
501-379-8139
MEP, Fire Protection Engineer
TME
Civil Engineer
Development Consultants
501-221-7880
Landscape Architect
Crafton Tull Sparks
Lighting Designer
Renfro Design Group
Geotechnical Consultant
Grubbs Hoskyn Barton & Wyatt
Preservation Consultant
John Milner Associates
Concrete Consultant
Clarkson Consulting
314-721-6029
Post-Tensioned Concrete
Sun Coast Post-Tension
Concrete Supplier
GCC Mid-Continent
Precast Concrete
De Vinci Cast Stone
Limestone Rainscreen
Stone Panels
Masonry Restoration
Mid-Continental Restoration
Metal Fabrication
L&L Metal Fabrication
Razorback Ironworks
Curtain Wall Manufacturer
Kawneer
Glass Installation
Ace Glass
Glass Supplier
Viracon
Glass Railing
HDI Railing systems
Moisture Barrier
Typar
Roofing
Johns Manville Insulation Systems
Certain Teed Roofing
Green Roof
Live Roof
Doors
Ellison
Stiles
VT Industries
Raco Interior Products
Oldcastle
Hardware
Rockwood Manufacturing
Von Duprin
Corbin Ruswin
Ceiling
Newmat
Huffman Drywall

 

Plaster Restoration
Oaks Brothers
Custom Millwork
Architectural Concepts

Floors
Iris U.S.
American Olean
Glass Tile
Johnsonite
Duro Design
Miller Flooring
Interface Global
Tandus Flooring
Mohawk
American Terrazzo
Tate Access Floors
Furniture
Watson Desking
Herman Miller
Haworth
Coalesse
Turnstone
First Office
Poltrona Frau
Steelcase
National Public Seating
Knoll
Landscape Forms
Lighting
Cooper Lighting
Kurt Versen
Selux
Eureka
Visa Lighting
Spectrum Lighting
Elliptipar
Columbia Lighting
Edison Price Lighting
Lightolier
Lumascape
Lithonia Lighting
Fawoo
Lucifer Lighting
Bega
Elcast Lighting
MP Lighting
Winona Lighting
Lutron
Acoustics and Daylighting Consultant
Dr. Tahar Messadi
Curtain Wall Consultant
Heitmann & Associates
Accessibility Consultant
LCM Architects
Vertical Transportation
Otis
Building Control Systems
Johnson Controls

 

Iwan Baan
 

Building of the Year: TIE

Broadway Housing
Santa Monica, CA
Kevin Daly Architects

   
 
 

“This is a very worthy project. It’s affordable housing, but it also provides wonderful social spaces for the residents.”

—Thomas Hanrahan

 

 

This project provides 33 units of affordable housing to low-income families on the Westside of Los Angeles. The environmentally sustainable design—including a green roof, custom window shades, a vegetated screen wall, and a 15,000-gallon stormwater cistern—clusters repeatable housing blocks around a central courtyard with an existing shade tree.

 
 

Project Resources:

Owner’s Representative
SL Leonard & Associates
General Contractor
Ruiz Brothers Construction
Civil Engineer
Paller-Roberts Engineering
310-641-1853
Mechanical/Plumbing Engineer
TK1SC
Landscape
Dry Design
Acoustics
Davy & Associates
310-802-8900
Exterior cladding
HardiePanel
Machineous
Minerit
Dupont
W.R.Grace
Tremco
Neogard
Milgard

 

Electrical Engineer
FBA Engineering
Structural Engineer
John Labib & Associates
Doors
Therma-Tru
Smoke Guard
Cookson Company
Hardware
Schlage
Cal-Royal
Dunn Edwards
Silestone
Expanko
Forbo
Mannington Commercial
Elkay
Delta
American Standard
ProFlow
Kohler
Rainwater Harvesting
Skyharvester
Vertical Transportation
Otis

 

Iwan Baan
 

Building of the Year: TIE

Campbell Sports Center
Columbia University
Steven Holl Architects

   
 
 

“Columbia really let loose with this project.”
—Dan Wood

“It’s distinctive, but also draws on its gritty context.”
—Mic Patterson

 

 

The architects derived this design from the ideal of the Columbia University student-athlete and the surrounding infrastructure. The building anchors the urban corner and its western arm is elevated to form a portal between the playing field and the streetscape. External stairs draw a metaphorical connection to the schemes of a coach’s playbook.

Project Resources:

Construction Management
StructureTone
Pavarini McGovern
Civil Engineer
Hirani Group
Environmental Engineer
Transsolar
Geotechnical Engineer
Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers
MEP Engineer
ICOR Associates
Structural Engineer
Robert Silman Associates
Facade Consultant
W.J. Higgins
Facade Manufacturer
Architectural Wall Systems
Facade Installer
City Newark Glass
Glass Supplier
Viracon
Shading Systems
MecoShade
Metal Work
Weir Welding
Post Road Iron Works
Custom Millwork/Carpentry
Eastern Millwork
Lighting Designer
Wald Studio

 

Masonry, Stone, Tile
Port Morris Tile & Marble Corporation
Acoustics
Cerami & Associates
Commissioning
Horizon Engineering
Cost Estimating
Davis Langdon
Fire Protection/Code Consulting
Design 2147 Limited
Vertical Transportation
Jenkins & Huntington
Building Control Systems
Schneider Electric
Excavation, Foundation & Geotechnical Construction
Urban Foundation
718-478-3021
Exhibition Design
Cambridge Seven Associates
Painting, Plaster, & Stucco
FCS
Surveying
Control Point Associates
Carpet & Textile
Tretford
Furniture
Steelcase

 

 

The Editors