Judges cite high quality of AIA Memphis Design Awards

On Saturday, AIA Memphis announced the winners of this year’s Design Awards at its annual gala held at Ballet Memphis. 48 projects were submitted, and 4 of the 9 winning projects were archimania projects! 

OrthoSouth (Bartlett Orthopedic Center) in Bartlett, TN won an Honor Award

Visible Music College - Student Studios in Memphis, TN won a Merit Award

Mama Gaia in Memphis, TN won a Merit Award

Meritan in Memphis, TN received a Citation


Firms that designed a distillery Downtown, a school in Crosstown and a new physicians’ office in Bartlett won the highest honors in the 2019 AIA Memphis Design Awards.

A panel of judges from Richmond, Virginia, awarded nine of 48 submissions in this year’s architectural design awards organized by the Memphis chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

The presentations were made Saturday night at the annual gala held this year at Ballet Memphis.

AIA Memphis also inaugurated three new types of honors. They are service awards called the President’s Award, Member Service Award and Firm Service Award.

“I think the quality was very high,” Richmond architect Danny MacNelly said of the winning designs picked by the judging panel. Lori Garrett, senior principal with Glave & Holmes Architecture in Richmond, chaired the judging panel. MacNelly, a partner with ARCHITECTUREFIRM in Richmond, was to make the presentations at the gala.

The highest level of design award is the Honor Award of Excellence, the middle level is the Merit Award and a Citation is the third level. Submissions are made in one of three categories: New construction; renovation, restoration, rehabilitation; and interiors.

You can read the full article at the Daily Memphian’s website