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​RWU Architecture Community Claims Nearly Half of New England Design Awards

Roger Williams’s architecture community scored the most awards of any single group from the American Institute of Architects
Photo by: ACTWO Architects
The RWU Richard L. Bready Mount Hope Bay Sailing and Education Center earned ACTWO Architects a top honor in the 2016 American Institute of Architects New England Design Awards Program.

BRISTOL, R.I. – From concept to design, the Roger Williams University architecture community created a colossal impression upon the 2016 American Institute of Architects (AIA) New England Design Awards Program in Portland, Maine. In the most recent professional competition, 18 of the 41 award-winning projects were influenced by RWU. They were either designed by RWU faculty, alumni or a partner that has instructed undergraduate or graduate architecture students via the Teaching Firms in Residence program in the School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation.

The annual awards program recognizes design excellence in projects in New England or by New England architects. The competition considered 237 projects for contention in the region’s most-sought industry awards, which were reviewed by a New York-based jury of professional architects.

Awards were conveyed in a number of categories in three classifications: honor (as the highest level of achievement), merit, and citation. In addition to the juried review, two awards in the People’s Choice category – which were selected via online voting open to the public – were taken home by an RWU Teaching Firm in Residence and a firm employing several alumni.

Below are the 2016 award-winners connected to Roger Williams:

Institutional / Honor Awards

Charles Rose Architects Inc.
Jean Vollum Drawing, Painting and Photography Building, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR
Spring 2014 RWU Teaching Firm in Residence

Gray Organschi Architecture
Common Ground High School, New Haven, CT
Spring 2015, Spring 2013, Spring 2011, Fall 2010 RWU Teaching Firm in Residence

Machado Silvetti
The Kevin and Karen Kennedy Center for Theatre and the Studio Arts, Clinton, NY
Nathan Fash, Project Architect and RWU Assistant Professor of Architecture

Institutional / Merit Awards

designLAB architects
Seton Hill Dance & Visual Arts Center, Greensburg, PA
Fall 2014, Fall 2012, Fall 2011 RWU Teaching Firm in Residence. The firm also includes RWU alumna Kerri Hoban M’15.

Sasaki
Middlebury College Virtue Field House, Middlebury, VT
Fall 2015, Spring 2009 RWU Teaching Firm in Residence

Sasaki
Sacred Heart University Martire Business & Communications Center, Fairfield, CT
Fall 2015, Spring 2009 RWU Teaching Firm in Residence

Institutional / Citation Awards

ACTWO Architects
RWU Richard L. Bready Mount Hope Bay Sailing and Education Center, Bristol, RI
RWU Professor of Architecture Andrew Cohen; RWU alumni Thom White ’92, Dan Kasmarek ’05, Ryan Decker ’10, M ’12

Charles Rose Architects Inc.
Carl and Ruth Shapiro Admissions Center, Brandeis University in Waltham, MA
Spring 2014 RWU Teaching Firm in Residence

Merit Award / Single Family Residential Awards

3six0 Architecture
Cottage in Woods in Foster, RI
Jack Ryan, RWU Adjunct Faculty

Gray Organschi Architecture
Woodland House in Hamden, CT
Spring 2015, Spring 2013, Spring 2011, Fall 2010 RWU Teaching Firm in Residence

Northeast Collaborative Architects
Church of St. Gregory the Great, Portsmouth, RI
RWU alumni: Michael DeMatteo ’05. The firm includes additional alumni principals Sean Donadio ’91; Dan Kwasniewski ’93, Andrea Torrizo ’99, ’02.

Citation Award / Historic Preservation + Adaptive Reuse

Amenta Emma Architects
Symmetry Partners, Glastonbury, CT
RWU alumni participants: Samantha Amoroso ’13, M’15, Craig Battisto ’99. Amenta Emma includes seven additional RWU architecture alumni: Myles Brown ’94, Principal; Andres Daza ’13, M’15; Pawel Honc ’13, M’14; Robert Larson ’05; Marc Moura ’02; Evan Mozzer ’14, M’16; Casey Ray ’14, M’16.

Ann Beha Architects
Saieh Hall for Economics, Chicago, IL
Fall 2008 RWU Teaching Firm in Residence

Gray Organschi Architecture
Quarry House, Guilford, CT
Spring 2015, Spring 2013, Spring 2011, Fall 2010 RWU Teaching Firm in Residence

Joeb Moore & Partners Architects
Stonington / Lincoln Residence, Stonington, CT
Fall 2016 RWU Teaching Firm in Residence. The firm also includes Devin Picardi, Associate ’12, M’12.

Citation Award / Special Projects

Gray Organschi Architecture
Henry David Thoreau Suspension Footbridge, Washington Depot, CT
Spring 2015, Spring 2013, Spring 2011, Fall 2010 RWU Teaching Firm in Residence

People’s Choice / Institutional

Stantec Architecture
Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Tree House Student Residence, Boston, MA
Fall 2015 RWU Teaching Firm in Residence

People’s Choice / Renovations + Adaptive Reuse

Amenta Emma Architects
Symmetry Partners, Glastonbury, CT
RWU alumni participants: Samantha Amoroso ’13, M’15, Craig Battisto ’99. Amenta Emma includes seven additional RWU architecture alumni: Myles Brown ’94, Principal; Andres Daza ’13, M’15; Pawel Honc ’13, M’14; Robert Larson ’05; Marc Moura ’02; Evan Mozzer ’14, M’16; Casey Ray ’14, M’16.