- Board recognizes, honors outstanding design
- Distinctive architectural and landscape projects selected
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Arlington County Board today recognized the ten 2011 DESIGNArlington award-winners, honoring their achievements in outstanding architectural or landscape design in the County.
“These awards underscore that in Arlington, design matters,” said Arlington County Board Chair Mary Hughes Hynes. “Transit-oriented development doesn't have to be boring or uniform. Through this award program, the County has encouraged developers, property owners and architectural design experts to compete or be a part of the selection process, and raised the game on design in Arlington.”
An independent jury of four noted design professionals selected the DESIGNArlington 2011 winners. The jurors were:
- Sunny Scully Alsup, Principal Emeritus of Lewis Scully Gionet.
- Journalist and author Deborah Dietsch covers architecture, art, and design. The former editor-in-chief of Architecture magazine, she is a frequent contributor to The Washington Post, the Washington Business Journal's OnSite magazine and Home and Design magazine.
- Mary Oehrlein, FAIA, Historic Preservation Officer, Architect of the Capitol. Formerly the owner and principal of Oehrlein & Associates Architects.
- Lee Quill, FAIA, CNU, Principal of Cunningham | Quill Architects
Thirty-eight projects were submitted in this second year of the program. The award honorees range from single- and multi-family residential buildings to well-known civic and institutional buildings, as well as a creative open space. (See a PDF with photos of the award-winning projects.)
Awards of Excellence
The Award of Excellence is the highest DESIGNArlington recognition. The winning projects include:
Shirlington Library and Signature Theatre
4200 Campbell Avenue, Shirlington
Washington-Lee High School
1301 North Stafford Street, Ballston-Virginia Square
Reed School/Westover Library
1644 North McKinley Road, Westover
2914 23rd Street North, Maywood
3420 North Utah Street, Gulf Branch
Awards of Merit
The next level of recognition is the Award of Merit. Project recipients include:
George Mason University Founders Hall
3351 Fairfax Drive, Ballston-Virginia Square
3211 Wilson Boulevard, Clarendon
801 North Wakefield Street, Bluemont
2718 25th Street North, Woodmont
The DESIGNArlington'11 jury also awarded one Jury's Citation to the “CentralSpace” open space project in Rosslyn.
DESIGNArlington is an awards program that recognizes and encourages design excellence in Arlington's built environment. Distinctive architectural, public art, and landscape projects completed within the past 5 years are eligible for consideration. Projects may involve new construction, renovations, additions, or adaptive reuse. An independent jury of design professionals selects the winning entries. To be added to the mailing list for the DESIGNArlington'13 program, please send contact information to Designarlington@arlingtonva.us.