2008 AIAVT Excellence in Architecture Design Awards

 the 2008 aiaVT Design Awards Call for Entries

Bread Loaf Corporation of Middlebury

Ferrisburgh Grange Hall

Honor Award in the Recent Public Project Category

The Jury thought that this “was a fabulous project and a great story. There is great appreciation of local craft and materials.  This is as much a community building as it is architecture. Perhaps timeless beauty is the most sustainable element of all.”

Pill-Maharam Architects of Shelburne

A Private Residence in Charlotte

Honor Award in the House/Sustainable Category

The Jury thought that this project was “a sustainable design without compromising beauty. There is a good connection to the landscape and this is a house - nothing mannerist or apologetic about it.”

Watershed Studio Architecture of White River Junction

Edge/Ledge House – A Private Residence in Norwich

Honor Award in the Small Project Category

The Jury commented that this project “turns the house inside out, because it so small, much of the program had to be moved outside.  There is just a richness and subtlety to the connection to the landscape.”

Gossens Bachman Architects of Montpelier

The Bemis Block Restoration and Renovation in Hardwick


Honorable Mention in the Historic Preservation Category

The Jury thought that this project was “warm and welcoming from the street. There is great transparency which is a neat trick with an historic building.

Black River Design Architects of Montpelier

Forestry Building, Green Mountain Technology and Career Center

Honorable Mention in the Recent Public Project Category

The Jury appreciated the “site design – a minimally invasive position. There is very good detailing which is well integrated.”

Banwell Architects of Lebanon, NH

The AVA Gallery and Art Center in Lebanon, NH

Citation Award in the Historic Preservation/Restoration Category

The Jury thought that this project “really thought through the issues of sustainability and how to integrate it into the existing fabric. There are wonderful spaces and the architectural moves blend old and new without being cloy or superficial.

Freeman French Freeman of Burlington

St. Mark’s Church in Burlington

The Fifty-Year Award

The Jury thought that “the light reinforces the hierarchy of space and ritual. There is appreciation of a spare but complete sculptural program. A recognition that after 50 years, the design is still meaningful. This is a timeless building.”

The Jury

There were ten categories of judging criteria and the Jury, three members of The Boston Society of Architects, Dennis Carlberg, AIA, Michael Davis, AIA and Jinlee Park, AIA, made their choices within these categories.