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Association of Licensed Architects (ALA) Announces Winners in 21st Annual Design Award Competition

 An Iowa brewery, a biotechnology company headquarters, a school play garden, a condominium building in Chicago's West Loop and a health center took top honors at the Association of Licensed Architects (ALA) 21st Annual Design Awards, which recognized projects for design and construction
achievement.


 


















A total of 43 awards were presented in commercial, institutional, residential, religious, interior and unbuilt categories.
 
The highest honor, the Don Erickson Presidential Award, went to Singlespeed Brewery in Waterloo, IA. The project, a brewery, beer hall, restaurant and retail space, was designed by Mike Bechtel of Invision Architecture, Waterloo, Iowa. Judges lauded the project for its adaptive reuse of a historic 1927 bakery building, noting its appealing expression of structural elements. The project also received a Silver Award in the Commercial category.
 
Gold Award winners included: Buchanan County Outpatient Unit Expansion, Independence, IA by INVISION Architecture, Waterloo, IA; CA Washington Condominiums, Chicago, IL by SGW Architects, Chicago, IL; Latin School Play Garden, Chicago, IL by Level Architecture and Unisphere, Silver Spring, MD by EwingCole, Philadelphia, PA.
 
“We were inspired by this year's many award winners and the gathering of so many firms at the awards dinner,” said Joanne Sullivan, ALA Executive Director. Our judges praised Presidential and Gold Award winning projects, in particular, for qualities such as use of color and light and innovative, purposeful design.”

Architects, contractors, owners/developers and guests attended the Oct. 28 award presentation; emcee was Stephen Chung, AIA, LEED AP.
 
ALA 2019 Design Awards entries were evaluated by a panel of judges, including Stephen Bruns, ALA, Principal, Bruns Architecture, Milwaukee, WI, Joseph Geoghegan, Jr., ALA, NCARB, Chief Architect and Principal, RGLA, Schiller Park, IL, Natalie Hicks, AIA, NCARB, Wright Heerema Architects, Chicago, Alfredo Marr, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB, Principal, Lucien LaGrange Studio, Chicago and Michelle Rumsa, ALA, Edgewater Resources, St. Joseph, MI.
 
The Presidential Award is named for the founder and first president of ALA, Don Erickson (1929 – 2006), who was instrumental in forming the association in 1998, and was a student and protégé of Frank Lloyd Wright.
 
The 2019 ALA Design Awards Program is sponsored by Andersen Windows and Doors.
 
Click for Photos of all 2019 ALA Design Award Winners  
 
Presidential Award
 
Category: Commercial
Singlespeed Brewery, Waterloo, IA
INVISION Architecture, Waterloo, IA
Mike Bechtel, Designer
Peters Construction, Contractor
Singlespeed Brewery, Owner
 
Gold Awards
Category: Institutional
Buchanan County Outpatient Unit Expansion, Independence, IA
INVISION Architecture, Waterloo, IA
Jason DeVries, Designer
Larson Construction, Contractor
Buchanan County Health Center, Owner
 
Category: Residential 2
CA Washington, Chicago, IL
SGW Architects, Chicago, IL
SGW Architects, Designer
Maris Construction., Contractor
Belgravia Group, Owner
 
Category: Institutional
Latin School Play Garden, Chicago, IL
Level Architecture, Chicago, IL
Michael Wilkinson, Greg Gibson and Michelle Sakayan, Designers
Larry Asimow Landscaping, Contractor
Latin School of Chicago, Owner

Category: Commercial
Unisphere, Silver Spring, MD
EwingCole, Philadelphia, PA
Olga Zaremba, Gayle Lane, Designers
Whiting Turner, Contractor
United Therapeutics Corporation, Owner

Silver Awards
Category: Residential 2
328 W. Wisconsin, Chicago, IL
Sullivan, Goulette, Wilson Ltd., Chicago, IL
SGW Architects, Designer
Maris Construction, Contractor
Belgravia Group, Owner
 
Category: Interior Architecture
Architect's Office, Chicago, IL
UrbanWorks, Ltd., Chicago, IL
Patricia Saldana Natke, Designer
Urban Equities Construction, Contractor
Patricia Saldana Natke, Owner
 
Category: Commercial
Courtyard by Marriott at Techworks, Waterloo, IA
INVISION Architecture, Waterloo, IA
Mike Bechtel, Designer
Ryan Companies, Contractor
Financial District Properties, Owner
 
Category: Religious
First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lorain, OH
GROTH Design Group, Cedarburg, WI
Paul Barribeau, Designer; Liturgical Consultant: Dekker/Perich/Sabatini
Thomas and Marker Construction, Contractor
 
 
Category: Institutional
Harlan Rogers Concessions, Fort Dodge, IA
ASK Studio
Brent Schipper, Mike Dean, Designers
Woodruff Construction, Contractor
Fort Dodge Parks, Recreation and Forestry, Owner
 
Category: Unbuilt
Harmonic Farms, Costa Rica
Peterssen/Keller Architecture, Minneapolis, MN
Gabriel Keller, Lars Peterssen, Chad Healy, Designers
 
Category: Residential 1
Huntington Residence, Wayzata, MN
Peterssen/Keller Architecture, Minneapolis, MN
Ted Martin and Gabriel Keller, Designers
Elevation Homes, Contractor
 
Category: Commercial
Medical Cannabis Cultivation Facility, Akron, OH
Urban Green Design, Cincinnati, OH
Jeremy Schlicher, Urban Green Design, Designers
Summit Construction, Contractor
Midwest Development, Owner


Category: Residential 1
Orono Modern, Orono, MN
Peterssen/Keller Architecture, Minneapolis, MN
Ted Martin and Lars Peterssen, Designers
Streeter + Associates, Contractor
 
Category: Religious
St. Catherine of Siena Sanctuary Alteration, Trumbull, CT
Duncan G. Stroik Architect, South Bend, IN
Duncan G. Stroik, Designer
Victor Zucchi & Son, Contractor
Reverend Joseph A. Marcello, Owner

Category: Religious
Shepherd of the Prairie Lutheran Church, Huntley, IL
GROTH Design Group, Cedarburg, WI
Paul Barribeau, Designer
Shales McNutt Construction, Contractor
Shepherd of the Prairie Lutheran Church, Owner
 
Category: Commercial
Singlespeed Brewery, Waterloo, IA
INVISION Architecture, Waterloo, IA
Mike Bechtel, Designer
Peters Construction, Contractor
Singlespeed Brewery, Owner
 
Category: Institutional
South Loop Elementary School, Chicago, IL
SMNG A Ltd., Chicago, IL
SMNG A, Designer
Madison Construction, Contractor
Public Building Commission, Chicago Public Schools, Owner

Category: Residential 1
Square Lake Cabin, May Township, MN
Peterssen/Keller Architecture, Minneapolis, MN
Lars Peterssen and Brent Nelson, Designers
Elevation Homes, Contractor
 
Category: Institutional
Story County Outpatient Unit Expansion, Nevada, IA
INVISION Architecture, Waterloo, IA
Jason DeVries, Designer
Graham Construction, Contractor
Story County Medical Center, Owner

Merit Awards
Category: Residential 1
Abbott Residence, Minneapolis, MN
Peterssen/Keller Architecture, Minneapolis, MN
Bob LeMoine and Gabriel Keller, Designers
Reuter Walton, Contractor
 
Category: Commercial
Advocates Law Offices, Salt Lake City, UT
MGLM Architects, Chicago, IL
Elizabeth McNicholas and Establish Design, Designers
Jackson & LeRoy, Contractor
The Advocates, Owner
 
Category: Residential 1
Amen Residence, Evanston, IL
Studio Talo Architecture, Evanston, IL
Thomas Ahleman, Designer
C.A.B. Associates, Contractor
Jonathan and Mary Amen, Owners
 
Category: Institutional
Aurora Fire Station No. 7, Aurora, IL
Dewberry Architects, Peoria, IL
Dewberry, Designer
Wegman Construction Company, Contractor
City of Aurora, Illinois, Owner
 
Category: Residential 1
Calhoun Parkway Residence, Minneapolis, MN
Peterssen/Keller Architecture, Minneapolis, MN
Lars Peterssen and Chad Healy, Designers
Tieration Homes, Contractor
 
Category: Residential 1
Capitan Mountain Sunrise, Capitan, NM
William Tabberson, Architects, Muncie, IN
William Tabberson, Designer
Cillessen Construction Co., Contractors
Jerry and Mary Jayne Maly, Owners
 
Category: Institutional
Central High School Addition, Burlington, IL
Larson & Darby Group, Rockford, IL
Larson & Darby Group, Designer
Shales McNutt Construction, Contractor
Central CUSD #301, Owner
 
Category: Interior Architecture
Community Recreation Center, Schaumburg, IL
Williams Architects, Itasca, IL
Williams Architects, Designer
FH Paschen, Contractor
Schaumburg Park District, Owner
 
Category: Residential I
Cottagewood Beach House, Wayzata, MN
Peterssen/Keller Architecture, Minneapolis, MN
Bob LeMoine and Gabriel Keller, Designers
Streeter + Associates, Contractor
 
Category: Commercial
Duluth Trading Company Headquarters, Mount Horeb, WI
Plunkett Raysich Architects, Milwaukee, WI
Michael Sobczak, Designer
National Construction, Contractor
Duluth Trading Company, Owner
 
Category: Commercial
Hotel Nia-Autograph Collection by Marriott, Menlo Park, CA
Cuningham Group, San Diego, CA
Cuningham Group Architecture, Designer, Interior Designer-McCartan, Inc.
Webcor Builders, Contractor
Independence Menlo Hotel Owner, Owner
 
Category: Residential 2
Hub Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI
Myefski Architects, Chicago
Myefski Architects, Designer
Spence Brothers, Contractor
American Campus Communities, Owner
 
Category: Institutional
Kean University North Avenue Academic Building, Union, NJ
Gruskin Architecture + Design, Springfield Township, NJ
Kenneth Gruskin and Joel Shulman, Designers
Dobco, Contractor
Kean University, Owner
 
Category: Residential 2
Kenwood Condos, Minneapolis, MN
Peterssen/Keller Architects, Minneapolis, MN
Ted Martin and Gabriel Keller, Designers
Kroiss Development, Contractor
 
Category: Institutional
McHenry County College-Liebman Science Center, Crystal Lake, IL
Demonica Kemper Architects, Chicago, IL
Demonica Kemper, Designer
Pepper Construction, Contractor
McHenry County College, Owner
 
Category: Residential 1
Modern Lakeshore House, Wilmette
Morgante Wilson Architects, Evanston, IL
Fred Wilson and Elissa Morgante, Designers
Ted and Sons, Contractor
 
Category: Residential 1
Northshore Mediterranean, Winnetka, IL
Morgante Wilson Architects, Evanston, IL
Fred Wilson and Elissa Morgante, Designers
Jarzab Construction, Contractor


Category: Commercial
Offshore-Rooftop Bar at Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
KOO LLC, Chicago, IL
KOO LLC, Designer
James McHugh Construction, Contractor
ACRON, Owner
 
Category: Institutional
Roos Recreational Center, Forest Park, IL
Williams Architects, Itasca, IL
Williams Architects, Designer
Frederick Quinn Corporation, Contractor
Park District of Forest Park, Owner
 
Category: Commercial
SPEEDVEGAS
Gruskin Architecture + Design, Springfield Township, NJ
Kenneth A. Gruskin and Joel Shulman, Designers
J.A. Tiberti Construction, Contractor
MOTORSPORT ADVENTURES, Owner
 
Category: Interior Architecture
The Fillmore New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
EwingCole, Philadelphia, PA
Shannon Noon, Ryan Leichtweisz, Greg Baron, Designers
Ryan Gootee, Contractor
Live Nation, Owner
 
Category: Residential 2
The Henry, Chicago, IL
Level Architecture, Chicago, IL
Michael Wilkinson, Greg Gibson, Amelia Tabeling, Designers
Method Construction, Contractor
Cedar Street Companies, Owner
 
Category: Unbuilt
UIC Richard J. Daley Library Addition-Master Plan
Bailey Edward Design, Chicago, IL
Ellen Dickson, Robin Whitehurst, Damon Wilson, Designers
University of Illinois at Chicago
 
Category: Interior Architecture
Wintrust Financial Center, Milwaukee, WI
The Redmond Company, Waukesha, WI
Sara Lepich and Peter Nagel, Designers
The Redmond Company, Contractor
Jackson Street Real Estate, Owner

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