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2019 Alumni Design Awards

The Alumni Design Award competition honors exemplary design work carried out by HSA graduates, either as leaders of a design team or as team members.

This year, twenty-nine projects were submitted to the competition, with six recognized by the jury headed by Maryann Thompson, FAIA, principal of Maryann Thompson Architects in Watertown, Massachusetts.


HONOR AWARD
Hass Darr Hall, Missouri State University, West Plains, Missouri
Dake Wells Architecture

Andrew Wells ’91 – Lead Designer
Bethany (Kehlenbrink) Henry ’08, Cara Collins ‘12 – Design Team Members


Photo by: Gayle Babcock, Architectural Imagesworks, LLC

JURY COMMENTS
This project is an ingenious transformation of an existing and new building into a single unified design, both through the wrapping of the insulating skin as well as through skillful construction of the plan. The use of two different corrugated metal profiles establishes compelling and varied texture and shadow qualities, and the bent wall is also effectively used to shape exterior space, creating a strong entry component and setting up a future campus open space.


HONOR AWARD
Case Study Residence, Springfield, Missouri
Arkifex Studios

Michael Hampton ’08, Tyler Hellweg ’08, Cody Danastasio ‘09 – Lead Designers


Photo by: Aaron Kimberlin, Aaron Kimberlin Photography

JURY COMMENTS
This house presents an effective combination of highly sophisticated spatial compositions along with local materials relating to the regional context. The submission materials reveal the complexity of thought underlying the project, acting as a manifesto that makes sense of the role of modern form with the Ozarks region.


HONOR AWARD
East Branch Library, Norman, Oklahoma

MSR Design
Ian Ford ‘01 – Design Team Member


Photo by: Brandon Stengel

JURY COMMENTS
The overall beauty of this building derives from its clear, simple plan, which is animated by the sectional power of the skylight and roof form. The use of simply contrasting materials creates a spatial clarity and legibility that reinforces the distinctive yet calm qualities of the interior.


HONOR AWARD
Student Learning Commons, Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield, Massachusetts
Ann Beha Architects

Ian Ford ‘01 – Design Team Member


Photo by: Chuck Choi

JURY COMMENTS
The linear and repetitive quality of the existing building affords limited spatial opportunities, but these are taken full advantage of through the skillful excavation of the structure to emphasize its distinctive section and to stitch together multi-directional views. The slot of space opened up at the ground-level pass-through is especially powerful.


MERIT AWARD
Shibumi Residence, Strafford, Missouri
Arkifex Studios

Michael Hampton ’08, Tyler Hellweg ’08, Cody Danastasio ‘09 – Lead Designers


Photo by: Aaron Kimberlin, Aaron Kimberlin Photography

JURY COMMENTS
This house is remarkable for the quiet and serene quality of its spaces. The clear spatial organization, elegance, and restraint in the use of materials, and simple lines of its detailing effectively connects to themes drawn from Japanese craft traditions.


MERIT AWARD – RECENT GRADUATE
Thompson Street Townhouse, New York, New York
Freecell Architecture

Sam McBride ‘14 – Design Team Member


Photo by: Jimi Sweets

JURY COMMENTS
This urban residence is remarkable for its subtle façade composition the simplicity of its material and color palettes. The simple but highly crafted detailing of metal work both on the exterior balcony railings and the interior stair is especially noteworthy.