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Four Projects Honored by the 2014 AIA Pennsylvania Awards Program

The 2014 AIA Pennsylvania Awards Program honored four BCJ projects at its annual awards ceremony at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia.

Colombiere Jesuit Residence and Chapel in Baltimore, Maryland, recieved the highest honor given by AIA Pennsylvania. Calling the project “inspirational and uplifting” and making note of the tree canopy ceiling as a “singularly breathtaking place of worship and contemplation,” the jury also noted several of its design features, including its sustainable design concepts: “The project’s respect for nature, the use of daylight, passive design strategies—none of that has been overlooked in conceiving and executing this exceptional work of art.”

The Peace Arch U.S. Port of Entry in Blaine, Washington, was cited with an Honor Award, lauded for engaging travelers between Seattle and Vancouver. The jury remarked, “…Rarely is the expressive potential of a national border as a threshold realized so well.”

Copperhill Mountain Lodge in Åre, Sweden, and the Stone Barn at a Coastal Farm in Rhode Island received Citation Awards. The jury called Copperhill Mountain Lodge a “sophisticated and excellent piece of work” and praised it for “the extraordinary degree to which this building is connected to the site—physically, naturally, and culturally.” The Stone Barn at a Coastal Farm was praised for its “very legible and clear re-presentation of the old stone barn’s essential form and structure,” noting “the contrast between old and new and the great care given to both formed a whole that is far greater than the sum of its parts.”