The Architect’s Newspaper (AN)’s inaugural 2013 Best of Design Awards featured six categories. Since then, it’s grown to 26 exciting categoriesAs in years past, jury members (Erik Verboon, Claire Weisz, Karen Stonely, Christopher Leong, Adrianne Weremchuk, and AN’s Matt Shaw) were picked for their expertise and high regard in the design community. They based their judgments on evidence of innovation, creative use of new technology, sustainability, strength of presentation, and, most importantly, great design. We want to thank everyone for their continued support and eagerness to submit their work to the Best of Design Awards. We are already looking forward to growing next year’s coverage for you.

2016 Best of Design Award for Unbuilt > On the Boards: The Menokin Project

Architect: Machado Silvetti
Location: Warsaw, VA

Central to a comprehensive master plan for a 500-acre historic Virginian tobacco plantation, the Menokin Project seeks to offer a new way to present and celebrate the complex history of the region through its designs to preserve the 1769 house.  Built by a signer of the Declaration of Independence and designated a National Historic Landmark, the ruins of the house are stabilized and preserved using glass to highlight the history’s wear and tear. By delicately marrying old with new, the project seeks to reinterpret the house, while allowing researchers, archaeologists, and visitors to gain a unique understanding of the irreplaceable portions of the site, its ancillary buildings, and the landscape.

Glass Engineer
Eckersley O’Callaghan

Preservation Technologist
John Fidler Preservation Technology

Historical Architect
Encore Sustainable Design

Roof IGU Manufacturer
Okalux 

Wood Floor Manufacture
Carlisle Wide Plank Floors

Cincinnati Country Day: Early Childhood. (Courtesy michael mcinturf ARCHITECTS)

Cincinnati Country Day: Early Childhood. (Courtesy michael mcinturf ARCHITECTS)

Honorable Mention, Unbuilt > On the Boards: Cincinnati Country Day: Early Childhood

Architect: michael mcinturf ARCHITECTS
Location: Cincinnati, OH

Cincinnati Country Day: Early Childhood. (Courtesy michael mcinturf ARCHITECTS)

Cincinnati Country Day: Early Childhood. (Courtesy michael mcinturf ARCHITECTS)

Nestled within the landscape, the design seeks to reinforce the connection to nature that has been a core value of the distinctive program, weaving the classrooms together
with a ribbon wall to create a playful interaction between interior and exterior.

Canyon Drive. (Courtesy Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects)

Canyon Drive. (Courtesy Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects)

Honorable Mention, Unbuilt > On the Boards: Canyon Drive

Architect: Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Canyon Drive. (Courtesy Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects)

Canyon Drive. (Courtesy Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects)

These five-unit homes examine the Los Angeles small-lot subdivision typology by making the most of its efficient footprint while creating unique homes filled with light and air.

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