Fentress Architects Take Home Three Prestigious Design Awards and Colorado Architect of the Year

Denver, CO (PRWEB) November 05, 2012

The American Institute of Architects has recognized Curtis Fentress as the 2012 Colorado Architect of the year and acknowledged two of Fentress Architects most innovative designs. The Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine has won both the 2012 AIA Colorado Honor Award for Built Architecture and the 2012 AIA Denver Merit Award for Built Architecture. Mineta-San Jose International Airport Terminal B has won the 2012 AIA Colorado Merit Award for Built Architecture.

Were deeply honored and humbled by these awards, said Curtis Fentress. Its a testament to the artistry and dedication of our teams. Theyre the ones who turned these ideas into reality.

Curtis Fentress, FAIA, RIBA

Awarded: 2012 AIA Colorado Architect of the Year

Curtis Fentress career illustrates how design excellence can elevate and transform the publics understanding and experience of architecture. Fentress body of work is replete with projects uniquely appropriate to their communities architecture with humanism at its heart, designed to stand the test of time. For over three decades, Curtis Fentress and his team have focused on designing enduring public architecture, applying the firms expertise and resources to elevate the human experience in public buildings.

His buildings are keenly aligned with their environmental context, culture and intent. His design philosophy developed through work on Colorado projects such as 1999 Broadway, with its blend of modernist elements that never the less relate to the historic nature of the Holy Ghost Church with which it shares space; Denver International Airport, which quickly became a regional icon and one of the most recognized airports in the world; and vital life-safety work on the beloved Colorado State Capitol. In 2009, Fentress was the first and only architect to be inducted into the Visit Denver Tourism Hall of Fame, honoring the impact his projects have had on the physical, economic and civic landscapes of the region.

Under his direction, Fentress Architects has won more than 400 awards and accolades, including 80 awards from his peers in the AIA, and has won 34 national and international competitions. A Fellow of the AIA, Fentress and his firm have designed $ 27 billion of architectural projects worldwide, visited by over 350 million people annually. He serves widely as a lecturer at colleges and universities throughout the United States and abroad.

Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine

Awarded: 2012 AIA Colorado Honor Award for Built Architecture; 2012 AIA Denver Merit Award for Built Architecture

Located adjacent to the Salk Institute and UCSD campus, the Sanford Consortium of Regenerative Medicine serves five world leaders in life sciences research, including the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, the Scripps Research Institute, the Sanford/Burnham Medical Research Institute, the University of California San Diego, and the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology.

The client challenged the team to design a building that will enhance communications between the best minds in biomedical regenerative research. To create this collaboratory, designers shifted the typical lab plan and created open research neighborhoods, that come together in common use informal lounge-like spaces where chance meetings and interactions between professionals of different disciplines may occur. Private office pods for principal investigators are cantilevered from a walkway and external to the main building envelope, offering views of the Torrey Pines Golf Course, the historic Glideport, and the Pacific Ocean. On track to achieve LEED Gold certification, the project also includes a caf


Winter Park, FL (PRWEB) September 21, 2012

September 20, 2012-WWE (NYSE: WWE) today awarded a $ 10,000 scholarship to Geraldo Gutierrez, a Full Sail student, as part of their ongoing partnership with the university. The partnership provides students at Full Sail with the opportunity to gain real-world experience producing WWE NXT

The Delafield Hotel Shining in 2012 With Prestigious Awards and Recognition

Delafield, Wisconsin (PRWEB) July 24, 2012

At The Delafield Hotel they do everything uncommonly well and with attention to detail, from the way they answer the phone to the generously-appointed rooms. This sophisticated boutique hotel has earned a five-star reputation for personalized, high-touch service since it opened in 2006 in the heart of downtown Delafield, Wisconsin. But it hit its stride in 2012, with an ever-growing list of admirers from some of the most highly respected organizations in the country.

Its been a year of recognition and accolades for this 38-room luxury hotel. The awards come from prestigious publications – It was named the #4 hotel out of 525 hotels in Wisconsin by U.S. News and World Report magazine and one of 17 ‘Fabulous One-Stop Weekend Escapes’ by Midwest Living Magazine. It was also voted the Best Hotel of Greater Milwaukee, a highly competitive category, by WISNs 2012 Spring A-List. The most important feedback comes from the guests, however, and they consistently post glowing comments and reviews on TripAdvisor, the go-to website for travelers who look for real-life feedback and experiences at properties throughout the country.

The Delafield Hotel is also known as a location in Southeast Wisconsin for premier wedding and social events and impeccable corporate meetings, including executive board retreats, strategic planning sessions as wells as breakfast, lunch and dinner meetings.

A recent guest from Idaho shared her experience, saying:

We cannot thank the hotel staff enough for the five star service we received while we were guests at The Delafield Hotel The rooms were wonderful, loved the spa tub and shower, the food was great, but the service was beyond measure.

No one is more pleased to see the hotel and its dedicated, hard-working staff receive praise than owner Scott Rookus and 616 Hospitality, who took over The Delafield Hotel in September 2010. Supported by General Manager Philip Lane, who came to the hotel in early 2011 with several decades of hotel management background, theyve elevated the hotels well-known excellence to new levels. Lanes experience allowed 616 Hospitality and The Delafield Hotel to take over all aspects of hotel operations, signaling the end of the hotels relationship with IDM Group, the previous management company based in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin.

We have been fortunate enough to draw hoteliers from around the country. Having these newer staff members blend with the excellent existing staff members we already have has brought The Delafield Hotel a number of accolades in 2012, says Lane.

The exceptional experience begins with The Delafield Hotels setting, in the heart of Wisconsins Lake Country, an area west of Milwaukee that is dotted with clear, clean lakes that lend beauty and outdoor recreation opportunities to the area. The hotels spire rises above the heart of Delafields historic downtown, which is known for its decidedly Williamsburg-style architecture, upscale boutiques and shops, gourmet and more casual restaurants – all within an easy walk of the hotel.

Appealing to guests seeking a more organic, outdoorsy experience, The Delafield Hotel is minutes from some of the finest hiking and biking trails in the state – the Kettle Moraine State Forest and the Glacial Drumlin Trail – and rentals are as close as the bike shop next store.

However, The Delafield Hotel has earned top honors from its guests for whats inside the hotel. Its led them to share their excellent experience with friends and family and return themselves time and time again. Inside its doors, this modern boutique hotel exudes old world charm. The 38 rooms are exquisitely appointed oversized between 500-1,500 square feet. No detail has been missed, particularly in the beautiful Kohler spa bathrooms that have top-of-the-line fixtures, whirlpool tubs, and multi-jet showers that literally bathe you in luxury!

When guests do decide to leave their rooms, they are wowed by the attention and out-of-the-ordinary effort displayed by the staff. Everyone from the front desk to the bartenders and wait staff in Andrews, the hotels gourmet restaurant, radiate genuine, friendly Midwest values, with a desire to exceed their guests expectations. Theyre privileged to be part of many special occasions, from intimate anniversary celebrations to large corporate events, a testament to the trust guests have in their service excellence.

Our mission is to focus on what we do best and that is to serve our guests with warm genuine hospitality from the heart, says Lane.

The Delafield Hotel is located at 415 Genesee Street in downtown Delafield, Wisconsin. For reservations, including special getaway packages, or to book a special event or corporate meeting call 800-594-8772 or visit thedelafieldhotel.com.

Watch a YouTube video of the hotel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMD1Ra2KZ5Q

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Casa Forma Short Listed for the International Design and Architecture Awards for 2012

(PRWEB) August 23, 2012

Casa Forma the London based interior and architectural design firm has been short listed for the International Design and Architecture Awards for 2012 to be held at the Dorchester Hotel, London, on Friday 28th September 2012.

The International Design and Architecture Awards are acclaimed in the interior design industry because firms are short listed by industry professionals then it is up to potential clients to decide on the winner. This is a great measure of both creativity and commercial appeal of our projects. says Faiza Seth (CEO of Casa Forma).

The International Design (ID&A) & Architecture Awards, are hosted by design et al, a leading UK interior design magazine. At design et al, their aim is to commend design, recognize talent, create opportunities and quite simply to offer inspiration. The ID&A Awards offer a number of different categories covering residential architecture, interior design and product design and to meet the demand of their clients, more categories have, again, been added to the schedule.

What makes these awards different to other design awards?

Like all design et al awards, The International Design & Architecture Awards are not judged by a panel. Short listed entries are presented online, and voting is open to industry professionals along with their readers, clients and the general public to be the judge of each and every award. The judges are also potential future clients.

Focusing on the residential sector, these awards celebrate the best in design, looking for outstanding architecture, interior design and product designs.

The ID&A Awards offers a number of award categories and Casa Forma has been short listed in five of these categories :

Category 1 – Residential

Thunder Bay Press Anatomy 360: The Ultimate Visual Guide to the Human Body Awarded Top Honors in Reference in ForeWords 2011 Book of the Year Awards

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) July 11, 2012

Thunder Bay Press is excited to announce that Anatomy 360: The Ultimate Guide to the Human Body (ISBN: 978-1-60710-213-7) has been given a Gold Award in Reference in ForeWords 2011 Book of the Year Awards. Released in the fall of 2011, Anatomy 360 is a top-selling reference book that depicts the human body in its entiretyfrom the skin to the muscles to the organs to the bones. With detailed pictures and vivid explanations, this stunning book provides a unique perspective on our most crucial parts, showing how the structures of our bodies influence their functions.

ForeWords Book of the Year Awards program is designed for booksellers and librarians to share in the process of discovering distinctive books across a number of genres with judgments based on their own authority and on patron interests. The 2011 Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Honorable Mention Award Winners were announced on June 23 at the ALA Annual Meeting in Anaheim.

We are thrilled and honored by the award given to Anatomy 360, said Peter Norton, Publisher Thunder Bay Press. We had a vision to create an anatomy book that balanced the art and the science of the human body. An anatomy book that appealed to everyone from academics to art aficionados. The amazingly detailed images, rendered from almost limitless perspectives, differentiate this visual celebration. We are extremely excited to see that this book is being recognized for its beautiful and ambitious nature.

ForeWord Reviews’ Book of the Year Awards bring increased attention to librarians and booksellers of the literary and graphic achievements of independent publishers and their authors. ForeWord is the only review trade journal devoted exclusively to books from independent houses. Their unique awards process brings readers, librarians, and booksellers together to select their top categories as well as choose the winning titles. Their decisions are based on editorial excellence, professional production, originality of the narrative, author credentials relative to the book, and the value the book adds to its genre.

Keeping in mind the standard used by booksellers and librarians for purchases and acquisitions, judging was based on items such as editorial excellence, originality of subject matter, accuracy, author credentials and professional packaging. Finalists were determined by a jury of judges consisting of editors and reviewers of ForeWord Reviews, booksellers, librarians, and other industry professionals.

About Thunder Bay Press:

Thunder Bay Press (http://www.thunderbaybooks.com) is an imprint of Baker & Taylor Publishing Group, the largest distributor of traditional and digital media in the world. Thunder Bay is a collection of coffee table-style reference books suitable for gift-giving on the subjects of art, architecture, pets, cooking, travel, culture, hobbies, religion, transportation and nature. Thunder Bay Press is perhaps most known for its best-selling Then and Now series.


2012 Washingtonian Residential Design Awards Winners Celebrated with Exhibition at the District Architecture Center

Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 09, 2012

The District Architecture Centers SIGAL Gallery has opened its latest exhibition, Washington Living. The exhibition is organized and presented by The Washington Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA|DC) in cooperation with Washingtonian Magazine and the 2012 Washingtonian Residential Design Awards, and celebrates award-winning residential design around Washington DC.

For more than 30 years AIA|DC and Washingtonian Magazine have co-sponsored a design competition which recognizes excellence in residential design. Nine winning submissions were selected by a panel of distinguished architects from outside the Washington DC area, including Nancy Rogo Trainer, FAIA, Kenneth Hobgood, FAIA, and Sanford Steinberg. The winning submissions represent works by:

C.A.R Good Neighbor Awards Give RE/MAX Agent Hasani Steele Five Reasons to Celebrate Success

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 27, 2012

Hasani Steele, a top-producing Chicago real estate agent with RE/MAX Premier Properties, 1205 N. Dearborn Pkwy., in the city’s Gold Coast neighborhood, had to have been happy with the recently announced results of the Chicago Association of Realtors

Ruby Media Group Wins 34 Awards and Peoples Choice Award at The Big W 2012 Awards Hosted By The Advertising Club of Westchester

Mount Kisco, NY (PRWEB) June 11, 2012

Ruby Media Group, a social media and public relations agency located in Mount Kisco, NY won 34 Advertising Club of Westchester (ACW) Big W Awards at the 2012 annual Big W Gala, including the coveted Peoples Choice Award. The event was held at Abigail Kirsch at Tappan Hill in Tarrytown, NY on June 6th. The Big W awards honor the most creative, innovative and memorable public relations, marketing and advertising campaigns in the region.

The Big W Awards is the largest competition of its kind in Westchester County, and has been a centerpiece of the Advertising Club of Westchesters activities for most of its 41 years in operation. The Big W awards reward excellence in creative and technical achievement in the advertising industry as determined by a panel of distinguished judges.

This was my first year entering the Advertising Club of Westchester Big W Awards, and I could not be more pleased with the results! To receive 34 awards including 7 gold awards (2 for Gold PR campaigns) and the 2012 Peoples Choice Award for our Public Relations campaign for Advanced Dentistry of Westchester is phenomenal. I am so honored that our creative work was recognized in such a big way and awarded from some of the top professionals in the field.

Ruby Media Group was recognized with 7 Gold, 11 Silver and 15 Bronze Awards in the categories of social media, public relations, promotion and collateral material, corporate design, photography, interactive media, pro bono and video.

Ruby Media Groups Award winning work included:

Peoples Choice Award Advanced Dentistry of Westchester Public Relations Campaign

GOLD Award for Advanced Dentistry of Westchester Public Relations Campaign

GOLD Award for LV2BFIT Public Relations Campaign or Event

GOLD Award for LV2BFIT Corporate Design Identity

GOLD Award for LV2BFIT Stationary Package

GOLD Award for LV2BFIT Social Media

GOLD Award for LV2BFIT Commercial or Editorial

GOLD Award for Westchester Magazine Social Media

SILVER Award for Stacy Knows Blog

SILVER Award for Westchester Magazine Blog

SILVER Award for Davids Soundview Catering photography – editorial

SILVER Award for LV2BFIT photography – editorial

SILVER Award for The Cooking Realtor photography – editorial

SILVER Award for LV2BFIT photography – editorial

SILVER Award for Morgan photography – editorial

SILVER Award for Davids Soundview Catering holiday card

SILVER Award for LV2BFIT wish list event

SILVER Award for LV2BFIT grand opening event

SILVER Award for Davids Soundview Catering non-broadcast video

BRONZE Award for Miss Westchester Pro Bono Campaign

BRONZE Award for Advanced Dentistry of Westchester social media

BRONZE Award for e-Richards Consulting social media

BRONZE Award for American Heart Association social media

BRONZE Award for 12 NtM Sparkling Beverages social media

BRONZE Award for Stacy Knows social media

BRONZE Award for Westchester Magazine social media

BRONZE Award for David Streich Blog

BRONZE Award for 12 NtM Sparkling Beverages online advertising

BRONZE Award for Davids Soundview Catering online advertising

BRONZE Award for LV2BFIT email marketing

BRONZE Award for LV2BFIT website

BRONZE Award for LV2BFIT photography editorial

BRONZE Award for Miss Westchester photography

BRONZE Award for The Cooking Realtor holiday card

Ruby Media Group won The Advertising Club of Westchesters 2012 Peoples Choice Award for the Public Relations campaign for Advanced Dentistry of Westchester. During the Galas cocktail hour, attendees viewed all entries for the evening and voted for their favorite entry in the exhibition.

Tonight is really about the clients. Without them, we wouldnt have the opportunity to create such amazing creative work. I dedicate tonight to all of the wonderful clients in the room, said Ruby Media Group President, Kris Ruby during her Peoples Choice acceptance speech.

The Advertising Club of Westchester, Inc. was founded in 1968 to improve communications and relations among people in advertising, public relations, media, business, the professions, sales promotion, academic, creative, graphic, cultural areas, and the community at large. For more information about the Advertising Club of Westchester visit http://www.acw.org.

*Photography credit Cathy Pinsky


About Ruby Media Group: Ruby Media Group (RMG) is a full service Public Relations and Social Media Agency in Westchester & Fairfield County. RMG specializes in creating award winning integrated public relations and social media campaigns. RMG socializes businesses for Web 2.0 and helps companies adapt traditional marketing into social media platforms. For more information, visit http://www.rubymediagroup.com

“Dark Knight Rises Rules at 13th Annual Golden Trailer Awards but Girls Power Into Male Dominions

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 01, 2012

Just before midnight last night, in the hills overlooking Hollywood, Batman swooped through the 13th Annual Golden Trailer Awards, snatching up the trophy for Best Summer 2012 Blockbuster along with top honor, Best in Show, for the Dark Night Rises trailer. See below and on http://www.goldentrailer.com for the full list of winners. Watch featured trailers on http://www.youtube.com/user/goldentrailerawards.

The Golden Trailer Awards are the worlds top honor for movie promotions. They celebrate the art and the fun of what has evolved from pure advertising into a wildly popular form of entertainment, achieving what Variety calls rock-star status.

Monica Brady, Executive Producer and co-founder, pointed to the dramatic progression of the Dark Knights Rises reel, noting, The sound design in the trailer is brilliant–from the haunting sound of a young boy singing the American national anthem over the story set-up, all the way through to an explosion of white against the crescendo of horns playing the Batman theme. Its a very compelling trailer.

2012 has proved to be a banner year for women in movie marketing, with trailers and print promotions successfully hyping female protagonists in typically male-led genres. Snow White and the Huntsman took the prize for Best Action; the Bridesmaids red-band trailer (for mature audiences only) earned Best Comedy, and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, took Best Drama. The trend was also apparent in print promotion. The Hunger Games gobbled down five Golden Trailer Awards: Best Teaser Poster, Best Action Poster, Best Animation/Family Poster, Best Standee for Feature Film, and Most Innovative Advertising for a Brand/Product.

Golden Trailer Awards Executive Director and co-founder, Evelyn Brady-Watters, was enthusiastic about the breakthrough: For the first time, both in trailers and in print, were seeing visually stunning and innovative marketing that crosses old gender barriers. I think these are going to appeal to men and women, young and old.

At the event, which was held in a Bel Air mansion, alt-rock Lit performed after openers from the bands Lucky & Wild, PK, followed and the Splash Synchronized Swimmers. The night was sponsored by JetBlue, now supporting the Golden Trailer Awards for the 11th year; Variety, returning for the second time; long-time supporters National CineMedia; Steiner Studios; PRG; firstcom Fim/TV Music; Position Music; DailyTrailer.com, as well as Method Design. Beverage sponsors are Dos Equis, ONEHOPE Wine and Akvinta Vodka.

The Golden Trailer Awards for 2012 were selected by a power-house jury: Amy Baer, former President/CEO of CBS Films, now President of film production and media consulting firm Gidden Media; Dana Brunetti, President of Trigger Street Productions (the promo reels for the companys The Social Network swept the Golden Trailers last year); Randall Emmett and George Furla of production and finance house Emmett/Furla Films; prolific hyphenate Jon Favreau (Director,Iron Man); Jessica Hall, Director of Development at Blumhouse Productions; Alix Madigan, Head of Feature Films for Anonymous Content; actor-comedian Patton Oswalt(Young Adult); iconic producer-director Ivan Reitman (Ghostbusters); Nancy Utley, Co-President of multiple Oscar