Two Projects Receive Awards from AIA Northern Virginia

WINCHESTER, Va. – In June, the AIA Northern Virginia chapter announced their annual Design Awards winners at the recently completed Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon.

Entries came from architecture firms that are based throughout Northern Virginia and the Washington, D.C. metro area.

Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc. is pleased to announce that two projects received awards:

  • Juror’s Special Citation in the Institutional Architecture Award went to the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum in Winchester, Virginia.  This adaptive reuse project transformed a plain three-story brick building into a vibrant and whimsical children’s museum. The museum was designed by Reader & Swartz Architects and built by Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc. This project also received the “Grand Award” from Remodeling Magazine for commercial projects over $500,000.
  • Juror’s Special Citation in Commercial Interiors Award went to the Harrisonburg Department of Public Transportation Administration (HDPT) in Harrisonburg, Virginia. This project includes a 12,678 square foot Administration/Operations building and a 29,247 square foot Maintenance and Wash Building, along with other ancillary buildings on a 16-acre site. This project was a design build collaboration between RNL and Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc. HPDT was previously honored as a “Best Project” by Engineering News Record MidAtlantic in the airports and transit category.






About the AIA Northern Virginia Chapter Design Awards

The AIA Northern Virginia Chapter Design Awards were created to recognize and celebrate its members’ achievements in the design of the built environment. The Jurors’ Special Citation is awarded, at the discretion of the jury, to a project that either lies outside of traditional categories, or bears an exceptional aspect or detail that the jury feels represents excellence that deserves specific honor. See all the award winning projects here. 

About Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc.

Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc. is a 120-year old general contracting and construction management firm headquartered in Winchester, Virginia. The firm provides pre-construction and construction services on a broad range of education, healthcare, institutional, civic, and industrial projects throughout the mid-Atlantic region, primarily in Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia. For more information, visit