The North Carolina chapter of the American Institute of Architects recently held a state-wide design competition to choose an architect for a new headquarters building, which will be located in Downtown Raleigh. Local architecture studio, Frank Harmon, Architect, took first place honors and dibs on the contract for the project. There were 69 Entries from across the state.
A well-rounded jury panel was selected to judge the competition, and included distinguished architects from across the country. William McMinn, FAIA served as the Competition Advisor, and delivered the keynote speech at the reception last night, held at the Progress Energy Center. The jury (shown below in order) included M. David Lee, FAIA, a private practitioner in Boston who serves as an architecture professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design; Allison Ewing, AIA, a former principal at William McDonough + Partners; Daniel Bennett, FAIA, the Dean of Architecture at Auburn University ; and Susan Maxman, FAIA, who founded SMP Architects in Philadelphia, and served as the Jury’s chairperson for the competition. Mack Scogin, FAIA, a distinguished professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, was unfortunately unable to attend.
The winners of the competition panned out as follows:
Merit: Angerio Design - Raleigh
Merit: Matthews Architecture - Asheville
Merit: LS3P - Wilmington
Third Place Honors: Kenneth Hobgood Architects - Raleigh
Second Place Honors: Pearce Brinkley Cease & Lee - Raleigh
First Place Honors: Frank Harmon, Architect - Raleigh
3rd: Ken Hobgood
Merit: Angerio Design
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