Ever walked past a building that actually stopped you in your tracks? One that really made you stop and look, and perhaps even marvel at its design and unique appeal?
Whether it is an estate adjacent to the Boise River, or perhaps even a commercial building along the busy stretch of Eagle Road in Meridian, there is no limit to what can be considered an architectural gem.
It’s precisely the reason the American Institute of Architects will be recognizing as part of its upcoming bi-annual awards ceremony the Idaho members and the work they have done.
Ken Gallegos, AIA Idaho’s 2010 president-elect, said projects that will be honored must have been built in Idaho between 2000 through 2010, by a licensed Idaho architect and AIA member. A project can be anything from a single-family home, commercial, office, public, retail or mixed-use design. Past submissions won’t be considered.
A panel of three out-of-state architects will judge each design based on good design, standard of excellence or problems that had to be overcome for the project to move forward.
As of Sept. 28, Gallegos, who is also a project architect at LCA Architects in Boise, said 40 applications have been received. In 2008, 11 projects were awarded.
Winners will be announced during the awards ceremony in Sun Valley on Oct. 23, and we will have a list of honorees in an upcoming issue of the Idaho Construction Review.
For information on attending the ceremony, click here.