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2005 AIAVT Excellence in Architecture Design Awards

Photographer: Gossens Bachman Architects
Gazebo on a pond

Gossens Bachman Architects

Honor Award: Weedon Gazebo, Central Vermont

The Jury was won by the completeness of the conception and execution of this project. They thought that “there is a directness and attention to detail that is appropriate” and “for all its complexity” and “fussiness” up close, it does sit peacefully in the landscape.”

 

Photographer: Jeff Clarke
Natural finish clapboard residence

Birdseye Design, Brian Mac, AIA

Honor Award: Private Residence, Renovation and Additions

The Jury thought, “the existing building seemed so dated but with some pretty simple moves (and a lot of new materials) the building is totally transformed.” The Jury “ applauded the owners for not opting out and moving to a new lot or totally tearing down the existing building. The project is stronger as a transformation then it would have been as new construction.”

Photographer: Jim Westphalen
Re-purposed white farmhouse with red barn

Bread Loaf Corporation

Honor Award: Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Center for Elderly Services, Middlebury, VT

The Jury thought that this project “has a timeless quality, that is, you can’t tell if it was built a year ago or a hundred years ago – which is a VERY hard thing to achieve. It is hard to keep a balance without tripping into nostalgia and the project holds the line well.”

 

Photographer: Jim Westphalen

Gossens Bachman Architects

Citation: The Riverstation Offices in Montpelier, VT

The Jury commented that there was “honesty and directness of the massing and materials. It has a train shed quality, which seems appropriate for it’s site.” “The form itself is very simple - the Architects seemed to have accepted that so that more emphasis could go into the detailing and facade.”

 

Photographer: Gary Hall
Modern interior workstations & with video screen walls

LineSync Architecture

Honorable Mention: Niederhoffer Capital Management, Inc. of New York City


The Jury “liked the emphasis on the ceilings as they reinforced the space and the fluidity of the plan. The circulation did have a path feel in a unique way – there was an appreciation of the skill in making both path and place in a way that you don’t often see when you have such a formal system of proportioning.”

Photographer: Gary Hall
Contemporary multistory apartment building at night

Gossens Bachman Architects

Honorable Mention: Waterfront Housing, Burlington, VT


The Jury thought that the Architects were “very successful in breaking down the scale of a five story building” and the “play of materials and forms adds great visual interest.”

The Jury

The Jury was a distinguished panel of Architects from the Virginia Society of Architects/AIA.

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