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Local AIA projects receive design excellence awards

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by Melissa Wilson

SBJ Staff

AIA Springfield, the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects, recognized SMSU Karls Hall, Springfield Brewing Company and the SMSU Public Affairs building, among others, for design excellence April 29 at the Drury College Hammons School of Architecture.

Public Recognition Award for Design Excellence

The SMSU Public Affairs Classroom building, designed by Hastings & Chivetta Architects of St. Louis and completed in August 1998, contains labs, classrooms, and television and radio studios that are designed for continuous operation.

Public Recognition Award for

Design Excellence

The K-MAC Double Down Ranch, owned by Ken and De McGruder in Barry County and designed by Briggs Architecture + Design, was designed to express the owners' passion for the American West and to accommodate up to 300 guests. The ranch was completed in April 1997.

Honor Award for

Built Work

The Karls Hall addition and renovation, designed by Cannon Corp. of St. Louis and completed in August 1998, added 23,600 square feet of classrooms, office space, labs, an 80-seat lecture hall and a 100-seat auditorium.

Merit Award for Built Work

Springfield Underground's Warehouse 14 was designed by Butler, Rosenbury & Partners and completed in April won the award. Located 90 feet below the ground, the warehouse space contains offices, loading docks and a huge freezer.

Honor Award for Unbuilt Work

Cannon Corp., with Perry Dean Rogers of Boston, was recognized for the proposed SMSU Meyer Library renovation and addition. The estimated completion date for the library renovation is spring 2002.

Public Recognition Award for

Design Excellence

Central States Industrial Equipment & Services' new facility was designed by Sapp Design Associates, Architects, and is located in the Partnership Industrial Center.

Merit Award for Built Work

The Discovery Center's Body Works Theater, designed by Bruce Moore and Pentecost Architects, was finished in January 1998. It is designed to support multimedia medical learning for children and has an interactive atmosphere.

Public Recognition Award for Design Excellence

Springfield Brewing Company, owned by Paul Mueller Co. and designed by Butler, Rosenbury & Partners, was completed in December 1997. Located downtown in a former factory, the restaurant and brewery was designed to serve as a showplace and pilot facility for Paul Mueller Co.

Honor Award for Built Work

Drury College's College Park, an apartment-style student housing project, was completed in January 1998 and was designed by Elness Swenson Graham Architects of Minneapolis.

American Institute of Architects Design Awards from left: Tom Clause, FAIA, Clause Architects, Des Moines, chair of the professional jury. Award winners: Pongskorn Khow, Elness Swenson Graham Architects, Minneapolis[[In-content Ad]]

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