Two Shockey Projects Receive Design Awards from AIA Virginia

RICHMOND, VA (November 23, 2015) –The Virginia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has a long tradition of recognizing individuals and organizations for their outstanding achievements in design and construction.

The Awards for Excellence in Architecture are given each year by the American Institute of Architects Virginia to recognize projects no older than seven years that contribute to the built environment as clear examples of thoughtful, engaging design. This year juries reviewed 160 entries in categories. The jury considered aesthetics, adherence to the client program, proven and projected building performance and concept development during its deliberations.

Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc., headquartered Winchester, is pleased to announce that two of its recent projects were named as award recipients. They are:

2015 AIA Merit Award – Calcagnini Contemplative Center (Bluemont, Va.) for Georgetown University, designed by Dynerman Architects, PC. The jury commented, “The design for this spiritual retreat is carefully composed collection of buildings that creates a campus that is as charming in character as it is well organized.”

2015 AIA Honorable Mention – The Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum (Winchester, Va.) designed by Reader & Swartz Architects, P.C. The jury commented, “The Discover Museum has reclaimed an existing structure and filled it with new life, energy … and fun!”

These and other winning projects are on display through the end of the year in Richmond at The Branch Museum of Architecture in Design in an exhibit entitled Design 2015: A Retrospective of Winning Work.