Architecture association names award winners


Brian Craig. Courtesy American Institute of Architects Michigan

Several West Michigan individuals and firms have won awards from a statewide architecture association.

The American Institute of Architects Michigan held its annual Honor Awards Celebration at The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn last week and handed out awards to 15 Michigan firms for their buildings and to 10 individuals.

The awards were juried by a group from Boston and chaired by Glen LeRoy.

The Michigan chapter is headquartered in Midtown Detroit and uses the awards as a way to raise public awareness of the state’s architectural excellence.

Progressive AE’s ArtPrize entry, Alone | Among, was one of the winners in the Low Budget/Small Project category.

The judges said, "This ingenious modular construct can be reconfigured for a variety of uses serving the young and young at heart.”

The two winners of the Young Architect Award, Thom Danckaert and Megan Feenstra Wall, call Grand Rapids home, and the Business Journal profiled the pair last month.

Feenstra Wall works at Grand Rapids-based Mathison | Mathison, and Danckaert works at Progressive AE.

Brian Craig, director of the Master of Architecture program at Kendall College of Art and Design, won the President’s Award.

Other firms from the region also brought home awards. 



Charles Bultman Architect in Ann Arbor for Idaho House in Ketchum, Idaho

Quinn Evans Architects in Detroit and Ann Arbor for Knapp’s Center in Lansing

Integrated Design Solutions in Troy for Nano Mechanical Sciences & Engineering Building in Ann Arbor

Byce & Associates in Kalamazoo for Newell Rubbermaid New Design Center in Royal Oak

SmithGroupJJR in Detroit and Ann Arbor for Oakland University Engineering Center in Rochester.

Saroki Architecture in Birmingham for Royal House Recording in Royal Oak

Thomas Roberts Architect in Wyandotte for Tibbits Opera House Façade Restoration in Coldwater


Harley Ellis Devereaux in Detroit for Detroit Workplace Renovation in Southfield

Integrated Design Solutions in Troy for East Quad Residence Hall in Ann Arbor

SmithGroupJJR for General Motors Design Auditorium in Warren

Unbuilt Project

DAUB in Detroit for Rules of the Road

InFORM Studio in Northville for Grand River Public Space in Detroit

Low Budget/Small Project

DAUB for AKA Sushi in Jackson

Progressive AE for Alone | Among in Grand Rapids

Steel Award

SmithGroupJJR: Bowling Green University McDonald Hall Renovation

25-Year Award

SmithGroupJJR: Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology

Allegretti Architects in St. Joseph: Sesquicentennial Pavilion


Gold Medal Award: John Castellana, TMP Architecture

Firm of the Year: WTA Architects, Saginaw

President’s Award: Brian Craig

Balthazar Korab Award: Harvey Fererro and Richard Rochon

Robert Hastings Award: Carl Roeling, SmithGroupJJR

Young Architect Award: Thom Danckaert and Megan Feenstra Wall

Associate Member Award: Amy Deines, Lawrence Technological University

Honorary Affiliate Award: Mike Cosgrove, Professional Concepts Insurance Agency; and Brandon Kinsey, CENTRIA

Michigan Architectural Foundation Leadership Award: Leslie Tincknell, TWA Architects

College of Fellows: Tamara Burns, HopkinsBurns Design Studio; Douglas Hanna, University of Michigan; David Richards, ROSSETTI 

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