Cleveland Design Awards

Each year, AIA Cleveland recognizes excellence in design by inviting local firms to submit their best work to be reviewed by nationally renowned juries from all over the country.  This year’s AIA & IIDA Cleveland Design Awards ceremony was held at the recently completed Hilton Cleveland Downtown.  Nearly 500 attendees gathered to celebrate and recognize architectural and interior design excellence in Cleveland and northeast Ohio.

This year’s AIA keynote speaker and design awards jury chair was Roberto de Leon, FAIA. Mr. de Leon is the co-founder of the award winning design firm De Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop from Louisville, KY.  The IIDA jury chair was Christopher Stuplin, Senior Vice President of Tarkett.

89 projects were submitted to the jury by 31 different local firms.  8 projects out of 73 were presented with AIA Design Awards, and 7 projects out of 31 received IIDA Design Awards.  The jury also recognized 7 student projects, from the Kent State University Master of Architecture program, and 6 Interior Design Student projects.


2016 PROGRAM BOOK:

Take a look at our event program book featuring every project submitted to the awards program this year!

 


AWARD WINNERS:

ARCHITECTURE STUDENT WINNING PROJECTS:

AIA Honor Award
Student:  Caitlyn Scoville
Project Name:  Lead Exposed
Professor:  Charles Graves
AIA Honor Award
Student:  Marc Lins
Project Name:  A Study of Systems, Procedures, and Tools Inherent to Digital and Graphic Media
Professor:  Jonathan Fleming
AIA Merit Award
Student:  Christopher Persons
Project Name:  Drydock No. 2
Professor:  Greg Stroh
AIA Honorable Mention
Student:  Abby Baker
Project Name:  Cambridge Drone Park
Professor:  Greg Stroh
AIA Honorable Mention
Student:  Ziyan Ye
Project Name:  A Distributed Center
Professor:  Charles Graves
AIA Honorable Mention
Student:  Tyler Lunevich and Timothy Ong
Project Name:  Better Blocks Bookstop
Professor:  Brian Peters
AIA Honorable Mention
Student:  Danielle Jones & Adam Prtenjak
Project Name:  kinetiC-ove
Professor:  Brian Peters

INTERIOR DESIGN STUDENT WINNING PROJECTS:

IIDA Honor Award
Student: Regina Leone
Project Name: Immersion Point
School: Kent State University
IIDA Honorable Mention:
Student: Katelyn Walker
Project Name: SCFBC Revitalization
School: Kent State University
IIDA Honorable Mention:
Student Name: Rachel Diehl
Project Name: The 6 Art Center
School: Kent State University
IIDA Honorable Mention:
Student Name: Summer Pacholke
Project Name: The Climb
School: Kent State University
IIDA Honorable Mention:
Student Name: Mariah Schlegel
Project Name: Pulse Bike Share
School: Kent State University
IIDA Honorable Mention:
Student Name: Kaitlyn Kough
Project Name: West 25th Recreational Center
School: Kent State University

SERVICE AWARD WINNERS:

AIA Activism Award | Michele Crawford, Assoc. AIA
AIA Activisim Award | Wayne Mortensen, AIA
AIA Emerging Professional Award | David Maniet, AIA
AIA Presidential Citation | Hallie DelVillan, Assoc. AIA
IIDA Activism Award | Donna DeCarlo, Assoc. IIDA
IIDA Emerging Professional Award | Bethany Williams, Assoc. IIDA

CLIENT RECOGNITION AWARD:

One of the roles of AIA/IIDA Cleveland is to advocate for the community of local architects and designers. This next award is intended to recognize clients within the Cleveland Community who consistently seek to support both Design Excellence and the local design community, and who understand that it is possible to strengthen them both together. When we say clients, we mean institutions, businesses, Not for Profits, and Individuals who use design services.

We are thrilled and delighted to name Cuyahoga Community College as our inaugural honoree of the 2016 Client Commitment to Cleveland Award.

For outstanding commitment to the pursuit of Design Excellence and the Cleveland Design Community as demonstrated consistently over time, the AIA and IIDA are proud to recognize Cuyahoga Community College, inaugural recipient  of the Client Commitment to Cleveland Award.


PROJECT SUBMISSIONS: 

This year’s awards program saw a large increase in project submissions from previous years.  In all, 104 projects were submitted for consideration. If you would like to review all of the project submissions from 2016, please visit the Gallery Feature below:

2016 AIA | IIDA CLEVELAND DESIGN AWARDS PROJECT SUBMISSIONS GALLERY


PAST DESIGN AWARDS EVENTS PHOTOGRAPHY:

2016 Design Awards 
2015 Design Awards
2014 Design Awards
2013 Design Awards


Interested in helping to plan or sponsor the 2017 Design Awards? Please contact:
Adam Yaracs, AIA
AIA Cleveland President | Design Awards Co-Chair
Email: ayaracs@perspectusarch.com