2021 Design Awards – Our Winners!


Thank you to all who attended our 2021 Design Awards Gala! We really enjoyed getting members from our section together to celebrate the incredible work that has been done over the last two years. Congratulations are in order for all! We especially want to thank you, our members, for bearing with us as we’ve navigated through the many challenges of 2020 and 2021. We couldn’t have made this a successful event without you!

Special thanks also go out to our jury: Erin Sterling Lewis, our jury chair, put together an impressive and diverse group of architects to deliberate our awards this year. Though Erin was unable to attend, Jim Williams effortlessly took over the job of presenting the jury’s deliberations at the event. We thank Erin, Jim, and the rest of our jury for their time and effort!

We’d also like to give a shout-out to our 2021 sponsors, who support our section and allow us to bring you events like these (and so much more!)


And now, without further ado, our 2021 Design Awards Winners!


Section Awards

Exemplary Service to the Section Award

North Carolina Architects

Carrigan Doble, Assoc. AIA

CJMW Architecture

Awarded by the AIA Winston-Salem Board to an individual who elevates the standards of the W-S Section and increases member value through consistent dedication. In Carrigan’s time on the AIA W-S Board, she has brought new life to our section, not only by revamping our website and establishing our social media, but also in her creative ideas to support and promote our section. 


Emerging Professional Award

Julia Hess, Assoc. AIA

STITCH Design Shop

Awarded by the AIA Winston-Salem Board for outstanding community engagement and chapter involvement by an emerging professional. In Julia’s first year at STITCH, she has consistently sought out opportunities within both her firm and the community to heighten engagement through both personal and professional projects. Julia has also served as a mentor to architecture students, and is passionate about bettering the architectural community as a whole. 


Advocate Award

Rence Callahan, AIA, LEED AP

Walter Robbs, Callahan & Pierce Architects, PA

Through volunteer service and leadership roles spanning many decades, Rence has been integral to the revitalization of downtown Winston-Salem and its surrounding areas. Since the early 1990s, Rence has been a strong proponent of downtown revitalization; providing leadership in updating the WS Downtown Plan and serving as a long-time board member of both the Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership and its predecessor, the Downtown Winston-Salem Development Corporation.




Design Awards


Student Work: Citation Award

Post COVID Workspace

Audrey M. Shaw

UNC Greensboro


Unbuilt Project: Citation Award

Forsyth County Courthouse Administration Building | Winston-Salem, NC

Architect: CJMW Architecture

Owner: Forsyth County

General Contractor: Samet / Balfour Beatty, A Joint Benture Partnership General Contractor


Interior: Citation Award

The Variable | Winston-Salem, NC

Architect: STITCH Design Shop

Owner: The Variable

General Contractor: Landmark Builders


Interior: Merit Award

Renfro Brands Lobby | Winston-Salem, NC

Architect: STITCH Design Shop

Owner: Renfro Brands

General Contractor: Frank L. Blum Construction Company


Interior: Honor Award

Parks Michael Trust & Foundation Offices | Winston-Salem, NC

Architect: LAMBERT Architecture + Interiors

Owner: 418 Marshall Street Associates, LLC

General Contractor: Frank L. Blum Construction Company


Restoration: Merit Award

Academy Center of the Arts | Lynchburg, VA

Architect: CJMW Architecture

Owner: Academy Center of the Arts

General Contractor: Jamerson Lewis Construction


Residential: Merit Award

Pine Valley Residence | Winston-Salem, NC

Architect: STITCH Design Shop

Owner: Pete & Traci Fala

General Contractor: One Construction LLC


Small Project: Honor Award

Comfort House at Old City Cemetery | Lynchburg, VA

Architect: CJMW Architecture

Owner: Old City Cemetery / Southern Memorial Association

General Contractor: John S. Vincent Custom Building / John Vincent