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2006 AIAVT Excellence in Architecture Design Awards

To see the published Entry Requirements, download the 2006 Design Awards Call for Entries.

Photographer: Jim Westphalen
Contemporary, natural finish bridge to the building entry

Bread Loaf Corporation

Honor Award: "Bridge Houses" at Landmark College in Putney, Vermont

The Jury thought that the project was “well integrated with the landscape”.  “The plan was very strong, clean and simple” and the “execution and selection of materials are superb”.

This Honor Award was for a project that represents exceptional value beyond a single category and is worthy of special recognition.

Photographer: John Anderson
Corrugated, galvanized steel arch-shaped facade in a field

John Anderson Studio

Citation: Private Residence, Waltham, Vermont

The Jury recognized this submission in the category for an Older Private Project.  They commented that “early sustainability sustains” and this project represented a new direction in the “80’s.  “ The bold and recognizable silhouette remains integrated.”

William Maclay Architects & Planners
Rendering of a contemporary classroom building with glass and sunshades expressed

William Maclay Architects & Planners

Citation: George Aiken Center – Rubenstein School of Environmental and Natural Resources at the University of Vermont

The Jury thought that this project was “a textbook in sustainable concept and criteria.”

Proposed Project category.


Photographer: Jim Westphalen
An open, natural wood, bridge-like structure

Truex Cullins & Partners

Merit Award: Vermont Law School Gazebo in South Royalton, VT


The Jury thought this project had “charm, pure, simple elegance” and was “very inviting”.


Small Project Category






Photographer: Jim Westphalen
Gabled brick entry tower

Dore & Whittier Architects

Merit Award: Clinton Elementary School in Clinton, Massachusetts.


The Jury thought that this project clearly stated “it is a public building for kids.”  “The interior spaces have comfortable scale and attractive colors.”  “The over-all scale is very effective.”


Recent Public Project category.




Photographer: John Rahill
Natural wood and glass forms with bracketed roofs

Black River Design Architects

Merit Award: Buxton Classroom Building in Williamstown, MA

The Jury commented that the “transition from the existing building to the new one was very successful.”  There are “ingenious “green” details” which “are architecturally distinguished.

Sustainability category


Multi-story polychrome wood building

Truex Cullins & Partners

Merit Award: Debevoise Hall at The Vermont Law School


The Jury thought that this has “spectacular color inside and out” and that the “integration of furniture to the interior is spectacular”.  They also commented that this project was “carefully thought out.”



Historic Renovation Category.



Photographer: Gary Hall Photography
Modern steel and glass interior


Merit Award: The Burlington International Airport- North terminal.



The Jury was impressed by the “interesting use of modernist materials” and also praised the bringing of “art to Architecture in a place where people spend a lot of time”.


Interior Architecture category.

The Jury

The Jury was a distinguished panel of Architects from AIA Connecticut, Barbara L. Geddis, FAIA, Glenn Gregg, FAIA, and James R. Martin, AIA, CTAIA Design Chair.

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