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

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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Red Design Consultants has been Honored with Prestigious Silver A’ Design Award

Como, Italy (PRWEB) August 01, 2012

A’ Award and Competitions are proud to announce that the work Red Script Pro Typeface by Red Design Consultants became winner of the noteable Silver A’ Design Award at Graphics and Advertising Design Competition marked as one of the winners by the respected judging committee of the A’ Design Awards & Competitions amidst thousands of nominations.

Details of Red Script Pro Typeface

Red Design Consultants, the creative mind behind the awarded project Red Script Pro Typeface says Red Script Pro is a unique font inspired by new technologies and gadgets for alternative forms of communication, harmoniously connecting us with its free letter-forms. Inspired by the iPad and designed in Brushes, it is expressed in a unique writing style. It contains English, Greek as well as the Cyrillic alphabet and supports over 70 languages. Learn more at: http://www.adesignaward.com/design.php?ID=25423

The Silver A’ Design Award

The Silver A’ Design Award is a prestigious award given to top 5% percentile designs that has achieved an exemplary level of excellence in design. The designs are judged by a panel of three different jury which is composed of Academic, Professional and Focus Group Members. The designs are evaluated with score normalization to remove any biases and are voted on aspects such as functionality, ergonomics, engineering, presentation, innovation, usability, fun details, technology, and any other specific points that could be considered, each of these points are further weighted for different jury groups.

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Dimmitt Automotive Group Receives Prestigious LEED Certification & Aurora Award

Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) August 07, 2012

The Dimmitt Automotive Groups Rolls-Royce, Bentley and McLaren showroom finishes Pinellas Parks newest LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver certified building. The project recently was awarded an Aurora Award for Green Construction in the category for commercial/retail/office. The beautiful Gandy Boulevard structure on the Dimmitt campus is a testament to the familys commitment to save energy and honor the community.

DRS and Associates proud to announce Five Top Clients’ Building-Product Brands Win Prestigious GREEN GOOD DESIGN Award 2012: Museum of Architecture and Design

Sherman Oaks, CA (PRWEB) June 25, 2012

The Chicago Athenaeums Museum of Architecture and Design today announced the winners of their 2011-2012 GREEN GOOD Design Award, which recognizes the worlds leading sustainable design in products, technology and research. DRS and Associates is proud to be the agency of record for five winners: Caroma, Creative Systems Lighting (CSL), LAUFEN, Watermark Designs and Zephyr, and we are sending out this joint release on their behalf.

Presented by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Center for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, the GREEN GOOD DESIGN Awards are an extension of the GOOD DESIGN Awards. GOOD DESIGN is the worlds oldest and most coveted international design award, bestowed only to the most important and influential industrial and graphic designers. Current and previous winners of GREEN GOOD DESIGN are world-class brands such as BMW, Electrolux, Bosch, Hansgrohe, Herman Miller, Cuisinart and Mercedes Benz. To stand with such recognizable brands is an honor that these manufacturers do not take for granted. “Having multiple clients once again be recipients of a world recognized award such as the Green GOOD DESIGN is quite an honor for my DRS team and me. It reinforces that our clients innovations tied together with our strategic brand building efforts are yielding wonderful returns,” stated David Schlocker, president of DRS and Associates. Each of these five brands stands on their own merits for their contribution to green design and we encourage you to take a look at them individually and as a whole.

Here are the winning brands and their respective products:


Marine Corps Chapel Honored with Prestigious International Interior Design Award

Quantico, Virginia (PRWEB) June 06, 2012

For masterful execution, near perfect detailing, and a wonderful integration between the interior and exterior architecture, the Semper Fidelis Memorial Chapel in Quantico, Virginia has been honored with a BESTaward by the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), Rocky Mountain Chapter. Designed by Fentress Architects, the non-denominational Chapel is a space defined by simplicity, serenity, and purity of form and materials. The project expresses the concept of a canopied field chapel, providing a seamless transition of natural materials from exterior to interior.

Design for People Completed in 2009, the 2,276 square-foot Semper Fidelis Memorial Chapel enables friends and families to honor the sacrifices of fallen heroes and loved ones, or host events and ceremonies that look to the future. Expansive glass walls, etched with text expressing time-tested Marine Corps ideals, are framed by natural fieldstone and timber columns to establish a seamless relationship with nature. The chapels location offers a commanding hilltop view of the National Museum of the Marine Corps, while chapel and museum are physically linked by a network of intricately landscaped trails through Semper Fidelis Memorial Park. The connection alludes to the Corps motto of Semper Fi, or Always Faithful.

Aspects of the Chapel are intended to speak a soldiers language, with rectangular wood and stone pews that reference ammo boxes, and a sharply defined slate roof that evokes a humble tarp. The ceilings open-truss natural timber structure features exposed diagonal wood decking illuminated by soft indirect lighting that becomes a singular design element.

Sustainability The Chapel was designed to meet standards for LEED Silver certification. The design includes a geothermal HVAC system and a mechanical system that service a large, glass-walled space. This was achieved with a hidden under-floor air distribution delivery system for energy efficiency and comfort.

Outside Influencers Two outside influences were vital to the successful development of the Chapels design. The Heritage Foundation, which was the direct client, endorsed the metaphor of a field combat zone chapel as an important aspect of not only the development of the architectural expression, but also as an opportunity for the building to tell the story of the Marine Corps. Secondly, the Timothy Day Foundation, founded by Tim Day, a former Marine Captain and successful businessman, was a major donor and heavily involved in reviews of the final development of design. These two Foundations not only allowed for a seamless design process, but also contributed to achieving the design teams goal of capturing the essence of the Marines.

Project Fast Facts

Project Completion: September 2009

Primary Materials: Timber, glass, stone

Size of Building: 2,276 square feet

Project Team

Architect: Fentress Architects

General Contractor: Forrester Construction

Electrical Engineer: Hankins & Anderson

Structural Engineer: Ammann + Whitney

Civil Engineer: Patton Harris Rust & Associates

For more information on the 2012 IIDA Rocky Mountain Chapter Awards, please visit http://iidabestawards.com/.

IIDA, with respect for past accomplishments of Interior Design leaders, strives to create a strong niche for the most talented and visionary Interior Design professionals, to elevate the profession to the level it warrants, and to lead the way for the next generation of Interior Design innovators. The Association provides a forum to demonstrate design professionals impact on the health, safety, well being and virtual soul of the public, balancing passion for good design and strategy for best business practices. IIDA stands at the intersection of passion and strategy where designers create extraordinary interiors and experiences.

Fentress Architects is a global design firm that passionately pursues the creation of sustainable and iconic architecture. Together with their clients, Fentress creates inspired design to improve the human environment. Founded by Curtis Fentress in 1980, the firm has designed US$ 26 billion of architectural projects worldwide, visited by over 300 million people each year. Fentress is a dynamic learning organization, driven to grow its ability to design, innovate and exceed client expectations. The firm has been honored with more than 385 distinctions for design excellence and innovation, and in 2010, Curtis Fentress was recognized by the American Institute of Architects with the most prestigious award for public architecture, the Thomas Jefferson Award. Fentress has studios in Denver, Colorado; Los Angeles, California; San Jose, California; Washington, D.C.; and London, U.K. http://www.fentressarchitects.com

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