2019 Design Awards – Our Winners!


Thank you to all who submitted projects the 2019 Design Awards! We had a great time celebrating the fantastic work our members have done (and will continue to do!) to impact the built environment. The high quality of work was praised by our jury for its contribution to the profession as a whole as well as its impact on the community it serves. We also want to extend our thanks to Footnote for providing us with a great venue and fantastic food!


Thank you again to our jury, assembled by head juror Ken Lambla, for their time and support to our chapter!

Ken Lambla, AIA: UNC Charlotte College of Arts + Architecture

Shannon Rydell, AIA LEED AP: LITTLE

Catherine Monroe, AIA LEED AP: The Housing Studio

Ashlan Jones, Assoc. AIA: Gresham Smith


Section Awards:

Emerging Professional Award

North Carolina ArchitectsThomas Doorn, Assoc. AIA
Thomas H. Hughes Architecture

As Emerging Professionals Director, Thomas took charge coordinating our 2018 & 2019 Film Series. He created a partnership with a local theater, a/perature cinema, to provide us with a great venue. Through AIANC’s ACTIVATE program, Thomas was able to secure funding that allowed us to both show great films and include a panel of speakers at each event. He was even able to bring the filmmaker herself to our last event to share her thoughts!


Advocate Award

Frank Vagnone
President & CEO, Old Salem Museum & Gardens

Frank is an architect, author, designer, sculptor, painter, blogger, and a nationally-recognized expert on historic home museums and heritage sites. His controversial approach seeks to change the way people experience history by taking down the velvet ropes for a more hands-on experience.  This approach has revitalized Old Salem Museum & Gardens which is a vital part of Winston-Salem’s history and present community.


Design Awards:

Unbuilt Projects: Citation Award

Town of Spencer Municipal Complex

Spencer, NC

Architect: Studio Wales

Owner: Town of Spencer

From our jury: This project clearly identified specific concepts and goals that show the value of the existing landscape in placemaking and public space. 


Small Projects: Merit Award

Caffey Guest House

Summerfield, NC

Architect: STITCH Design Shop

Owner: Chris + Laura Caffey

General Contractor: Gary Jobe Builders

From our jury: This project showed a response to the landscape, expressive use of materials, and relates back to a simple and clear parti diagram. 



Small Projects: Honor Award

Montessori School of Winston-Salem

Winston-Salem, NC

Architect: STITCH Design Shop

Owner: The Montessori School of Winston-Salem

General Contractor: Windsor Commercial

From our jury: The connection to nature and site were immediately recognized and very successful. 



Adaptive Reuse: Citation Award

Technimark Innovation Center

Asheboro, NC

Architect: CJMW Architecture

Owner: Technimark

General Contractor: Uwharrie Builders

From our jury: The focus on interior architecture clearly supports the changing work landscape and collaborative processes important to the client. 


Adaptive Reuse: Merit Award

Turbine Hall at Bailey Power Plant

Winston-Salem, NC

Architect: CJMW Architecture

Owner: Wexford Science + Technology

General Contractor: The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

From our jury: This project succeeded in maintaining volumetric perception, light, and dimensionality, while simultaneously celebrating the building’s history within its new program. 



Adaptive Reuse: Honor Award

Bailey Power Plant Renovation

Winston-Salem, NC

Architect: Walter Robbs Callahan & Pierce Architects, PA

Owner: Wexford Science + Technology

General Contractor: The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

From our jury: This project showed a very competent understanding of National Trust, LEED, and community requirements, with a holistic approach to the full scope and impact of the building. 


Hospitality/Conference: Merit Award

Board + Batten Events Center

High Rock Lake, NC

Architect: STITCH Design Shop

Owner: Easter Creek Partners

General Contractor: Easter Creek Partners

From our jury: The client’s request to “harness the landscape” was both met and honored through the strength of placemaking and sensitivity to detail.


Hospitality/Conference: Honor Award

BB&T Leadership Institute

Greensboro, NC

Architect: CJMW Architecture

Owner: BB&T Corporation

General Contractor: Frank L. Blum Construction

From our jury: Through the chosen materials, the building appears to ‘float’ on steel columns and heavy timber, which both responds to the landscape and allows for diverse spatial qualities. 


Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors:

                  NC Architects                        lmi builders winston salem      aia ws sponsor        

We’re looking forward to a great 2020!