KNOBLOCH FAMILY EDUCATIONAL FARMHOUSE - STAMFORD MUSEUM AND NATURE CENTER
2019 AIA Connecticut Design Award
The center straddles competing objectives of a dynamic multi-purpose space for public programs and an intimate, family-friendly environment for viewing the working farm. The main buildings, located between the new gathering spaces and the existing paddocks, are designed to be a mediating filter, allowing the pasture vista to be experienced from the gathering spaces through the transparent lobby or from the overlook deck.
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CHALLENGE MUSEUM - SOUTH KOREA
2019 AIA Connecticut Unbuilt Design Award of Merit
The task for a recent design competition was to design an iconic museum to celebrate the challenge spirit and promote learning for future generations in South Korea. The design concept is inspired by the spiral form that occurs throughout nature, the hurricane, the galaxy, and the conch shell. Each space is reflective of the entrepreneurial spirit with an architectural expression that is “innovative, dynamic, accessible and contemporary”.
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CHENEY BUILDING, CHENEY BROTHERS HISTORIC DISTRICT - MANCHESTER, CONNECTICUT
2019 Elizabeth Mills Brown Historic Preservation Award of Merit
“the Elizabeth Mills Brown award recognizes projects that are noteworthy both as respectful preservation of historic places and as excellent architectural designs.”
The district's goal was to reoccupy the vacant and historically protected former Cheney High School, as part of a new 5th/6th Grade Academy, utilizing the adjacent Elisabeth M. Bennet Academy as part of the facility plan. All the 5th grade students in the district, formerly housed at neighborhood schools, attend the Cheney-Bennet Academy. The adjacent Bennet Academy currently houses the 6th Grade program for the district.
The Cheney complex includes the 1926 former Cheney School Building, the 1916 Boiler House and the 1918 Fire House and is located within the Cheney brothers National Historic District. As such the study required reviews and approvals from both local and state historic preservation offices.
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