Grand Prix – The Levine Center for the Arts – Developer: Wells Fargo Bank
Charlotte, NC – Submitted by Elizabeth Belenchia
From top left – Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts & Culture, Knight Theatre, Mint Museum
Located on the southernmost edge of uptown Charlotte, the Center represents a world class urban experience and has laid the groundwork for the beginnings of a blossoming cultural arts revolution within the city. This dynamic development transforms over four acres of surface parking lots within Charlotte’s Center City into a vibrant and high-energy arts district. Progressive architecture interwoven with public art and carefully planned open spaces provide the opportunity for new retail and restaurants to activate and enhance the street level experience.
The site also includes the Duke Energy Center – the first and tallest office tower to receive the highest level of certification under the U.S. Green Building Counsel’s LEED for Core and Shell rating system Version 2.0.
Public Parks – Theatre Aspen Architect: Charles Cunniffe Architects
Aspen, CO – Submitted by Ruth Kruger
The architect worked entirely pro-bono for a ten year period with the non-profit theatre. The design encompasses a 200-seat performance tent and lobby pavilion. The tent is assembled each spring and dismantled in the fall. In addition, the project team worked to redevelop several storm water filtration ponds to become a wetlands educational retreat.
Hotel – The Setai Fifth Avenue Developer: Bizzi & Partners Development
A New New York Landmark and a striking addition to the city skyline, The Setai rises 60 stories into the sky and is an inspired collection of condominium tower residences, five-star hotel suites, and world-class amenities. The property offers unparalleled living from the vantage point of Manhattan’s best know avenue.
Government Buildings – The U.S. Moscow Embassy Master Plan Developer: US Dept. of State, Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations – Submitted by Bill Endsley
Unifying the compound both functionally and architecturally, the plan includes recommendations that meet the long term goals of the mission. The plan updates the campus security, enhances the quality of life of the resident diplomatic corps and their families, and incorporates visual openness and American art to convey a sense of welcome to the surrounding community.
Office Building – Quintiles Plaza Developer: Franklin Street Properties – Emperor Blvd., LP
Durham, NC – Submitted by Gareth Gwyn and Owen Gwyn
Conceived as a conventional office building in precast concrete and glass, a secondary skin consisting of glass and metal panels emerged in response to programmatic and site characteristics. These two together form a “lantern” as a distinct visual icon. The building achieved LEED silver certification for Core & Shell and LEED certification for commercial improvements
Residential – The Ski Home – Ute Mesa, Aspen Architect: Leathem Stearn
Aspen, Co – Submitted by Ruth Kruger
The largest Ski Home in the world includes many innovations including a 60% reduction in energy use, 90% LED lighting, patent pending trimless ceiling cans, and concrete tiles on the roof to reduce ice formation. Amenities include indoor and outdoor pools, a bowling alley and media and simulation rooms.
Please find all previous US recipients in the list below:
|Aqua at Lakeshore East
|Residential High Rise
|UIC Realization of a 50 Year Plan
|Northwestern Memorial Hospital
|Hualalai at Ka`upulehu Kona
|1251 Avenue of the Americas
|AT&T Corporate Center
|The Baltimore Inner Harbor
|Milton Keynes Materials Recycling
|Harbor Point Community Apartments
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