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Spectator/Triangle Architecture Awards Program
AIA Triangle Design/Isosceles Awards
South Atlantic Regional (SAR) Awards

Compiled by George Smart, Kim Devins Weiss, and Ramani Mathew. Sources include: AIA Triangle, O'Brien Atkins, Ellen Weinstein, Wes McClure, Louis Cherry, Bernie Reeves, Kim Devins Weiss, and the Spectator Archives/Olivia Raney Library.

Please report missing awards here.

(accurate as of 2006)

Triangle Architecture Awards / AIA Triangle Awards South Atlantic Regional Awards

Spectator Magazine, published by Bernie Reeves, started the first Triangle-wide awards program for architecture in 1984. Kim Devins (later Weiss) coordinated the juries and wrote the profiles until the awards transferred to AIA Triangle in the early 1990's. 

1984
* Raleigh-Durham International Airport Terminal, O’Brien Atkins
* Brightleaf Square, Durham, The FWA Group
* NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine, The FWA Group

* Union Carbide, The FWA Group
* Research Triangle Institute, RTP, Clark Tribble Harris Li
* Green’s Jewelers, BurnsStudio
* Bishop’s Park East, Raleigh, David Furman

1985
* Hotel Europa, Chapel Hill, O’Brien Atkins

* Hanes Art Center at UNC-CH, Clark Tribble Harris Li
* McDonald’s Hillsborough Street, Fred Tolson
* Chatham County Social Services, BurnsStudio
* Coie Residence, Durham, Dail Dixon
* Somerset Place, David Furman

1986
* Domino’s Pizza Regional HQ, Durham, Phil Szostak
* Stables/Residence, Orange County, Phil Szostak
* Carolantic Realty, BurnsStudio
* Walter Davis Library, Chapel Hill, Boney Architects
* Landmark Center, Raleigh, Arthur Cotton Moore
* West Park Corporate Center, Raleigh, Clark Tribble Harris Li

1987
* UNC Kenan Center, O’Brien Atkins
* The O’Brien/Atkins Building, Durham, O’Brien Atkins

* McGregor Village, Cary, Thompson Ventulett Stainback
* Greg Prygrocki & Alison Wishart Renovation, Architecture & Design Alliance
* Burns Studio offices, BurnsStudio
* Charles River Laboratories, JM Pease
* International Islamic Studies Bldg, Shaw University, Raleigh, Wes McClure/NBBJ
* One Westchase Executive Center, Jenkins Peer


1988

* Henderson-Muir Studio, Kenneth Hobgood and Ronald Cox
* Tolson-Fenly Office Building, Tolson Associates
* St. Francis United Methodist Church, BurnsStudio
* Jeffrey Davis Residence, Jeffrey Davis
* Bob & Mary Peet Residence, Dail Dixon
* RDU Terminal C, O’Brien/Atkins

1989
* American Airlines RDU Admirals Club, O’Brien Atkins
* Rake & Hoe Utilities Shed, Raleigh, Frank Harmon Architect
* JC Raulston Residence, Raleigh, BurnsStudio
* Tucker Carriage House, Raleigh, Clearscapes
* 11000 Regency Parkway, Cary, TVSA
* Durham Women’s Clinic, Durham, O’Brien/Atkins
* Apex Post Office, Apex, Bohm NBBJ
* Police Training Center, Raleigh, Hager Smith Huffman

1990
* Natural Resource Center, Jenkins Peer
* Supercomputing Center, RTP, O’Brien/Atkins
* Lake Crabtree Park Pavilion, RTP, Spencer Wolf

1991
* North Carolina Hospital Center, Chapel Hill, O’Brien Atkins
* Frank Porter Graham Elementary School Addition, Chapel Hill, O’Brien Atkins

1992
* The NC Biotechnology Center, RTP, Shive Associates
* The Auburn Transmitter, Auburn NC, Bartholomew Associates

There used to be separate AIA Chapters for Raleigh and
Durham/Chapel Hill.  When the two groups merged, the new AIA Triangle issued Isosceles Awards for exceptional design starting around 1994. 

In 2004, AIA Triangle took on the award-naming conventions of other national AIA sections:  Honor and Merit awards.

The Isosceles Award was then repurposed to recognize a non-architect individual who significantly contributed to the profession.

If you know of more AIA Triangle honors from past years, please report missing awards here.

1994
* The Frank Harmon Residence, Frank Harmon Architect

1995
* A Room for Saying Goodbye (Unbuilt), Studio 1 Architects
* St. Patrick's Episcopal Mission Memorial Garden and Columbarium, Studio 1 Architects

2000
* Taylor Vacation House, Frank Harmon Architect
* Outdoor Classroom, Frank Harmon Architect
* NC Pottery Center, Frank Harmon Architect

2002
* Wood Studio, Frank Harmon Architect

2004
* Central Shared Used Building, White Oak MD, Kling
* Johnston County Industries, Inc., Smithfield, Clearscapes
* Capital Fitness, Raleigh, Cannon Architects
* St. Mary Magdalene School, Apex, Roger Clark + Cannon Architects
* Columbarium/Memorial Garden, St. Patrick’s Mission, Mooresville, Dixon Weinstein Architects + Betsy West
* Freelon Office Upfit, RTP, Freelon Group Architects
* Buffalo Road Athletic Park, Raleigh, BBH-Design
* John and Sally Bugg House (Unbuilt), Durham, Kenneth Hobgood
* Poland/DeFeo Residence Move and Addition, Ellen Cassilly Architect
* Phillips House, North Wilkesboro NC (Unbuilt), Kenneth Hobgood
* 20 Propositions for Suburban Living, Borden Partnership

2004 Isosceles Award – RDU Airport Authority

2005
* Gravely Khachatoorian House, Chapel Hill, Kenneth Hobgood
* Penland Iron Studio, Penland NC, Frank Harmon
* Lake Johnson Water Activities Center, Raleigh, Freelon Group Architects
* Phillips House, North Wilkesboro NC, Kenneth Hobgood
* Buffalo Road Athletic Park, Raleigh, BBH Design
* CBI Showroom, Research Triangle Park, PBC + L
* Performance Pavilion, Fayetteville NC, PBC + L

* Villa Al Bahar, Kuwait City (Unbuilt), Kuwait, Kenneth Hobgood
* Window Screens for Charleston Low-Country House, Frank Harmon Architect

2005 Isosceles Award – Robert Burns

2006
* Chiles Residence, Raleigh, Tonic Design
* FAANC Medical Office, Raleigh, ARCHITEKTUR PA
* House in Piedmont NC, Frank Harmon Architect
* Open Air Classroom, Prairie Ridge Environmental Education Center, Raleigh,  Frank Harmon Architect
* Dog Box, Triangle Beagle Rescue, Durham, Frank Harmon Architect
* The McCowan Kitchen, Durham, Tonic Design
* NC School of the Arts Welcome Center, Winston Salem,  Duda/Paine Architects
* Virginia Key Beach Park Museum, Miami FL, Freelon/Judson Joint Venture
* Bus Shelter – Wake Tech Community College, Raleigh, Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee

2006 Isosceles Award – Myrick Howard, Preservation NC

2007
* Barker Residence, Raleigh, Vernacular Studio
* 101 Bistro and Lounge, Vernacular Studio
* The Hudson, Raleigh, Clearscapes
* NCSU Leazar Hall Addition/Renovation, Raleigh, Cannon Architects
* Harvey B. Gantt African-American Cultural Center, Charlotte, The Freelon Group and Neighboring Concepts (Unbuilt)
* Collins Residence, Raleigh, Tonic Design
* NC Museum of Forestry, Whiteville NC, Cherry Huffman Architects
* Low Country Residence, Charleston SC, Frank Harmon Architect
* St. Mary Magdalene Catholic School Phase 2, Apex, Roger Clark + Cannon Architects
* News & Observer Inserting Facility Renovation, Garner, KlingStubbins
* North Wake Campus Phase 1B, Wake technical Community College, Raleigh, (Unbuilt), PBC + L

2007 Isosceles Award – Jim Goodmon, WRAL

2008
* Fayetteville Festival Park Performance Pavilion:  Fayetteville NC,
PBC + L and SFL+a Architects
* Webb Dotti Residence, Chapel Hill, Gomes & Staub
101 Bistro & Lounge:  Raleigh, Vernacular Studio
* New Anacostia Neighborhood Library, Washington DC,  Freelon Group in association with R. McGhee & Associates
* Beanie & Cecil:  Raleigh, Kenneth Hobgood
* Halle Cultural Arts Center of Apex:  Clearscapes

2008 Isosceles Award – Tim and Tick Clancy, Clancy and Theys

2009
* 1804 Pictou Road: Raleigh, Mike Rantilla
* Biomanufacturing Research Institute & Technology Enterprise Facility, NCCU, Durham, Freelon Group
* Circular Congregational Church Addition: Charleston SC, Frank Harmon
* Art as Shelter: Raleigh, Tonic Design with Mike Cindric
* Lee Jones House 1 (Unbuilt), Raleigh, Kenneth Hobgood
* Shamlin Residence, Durham, Studio B
* Trois Restaurant, Atlanta GA, Kenneth Hobgood

2009 Isosceles Award – Deborah K. Ross

2010
* Park Shops North Carolina State University, Raleigh, Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee
* Laurel Park Elementary School, Apex, PBC + L
* Walters Residence, Greenville, Tonic Design
* North Carolina A&T State University Proctor School of Education, Greensboro, The Freelon Group
* SAS Hall, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, PBC+L
* Robeson County Department of Social Services (unbuilt), Lumberton NC, Little Diversified Architectural Consulting
* Lightner Public Safety Center (unbuilt), Raleigh, KlingStubbins and Cherry Huffman

2010 Gail Lindsey Award: Walters Residence, Greenville NC, Tonic Design

2010 Isosceles Award – Bernie Reeves, Metro Magazine

2011
* Aldridge House, Raleigh, Kenneth Hobgood
* Durham Performing Arts Center, Phil Szostak
* Lee Jones House 2 (Unbuilt), Kenneth Hobgood
* JC Raulston Arboretum Lath House, Raleigh, Frank Harmon
* Perkins + Will Offices, RTP, Perkins + Will
* Anacostia Public Library, Washington DC, Freelon Group
* Duke University East Campus Steam Plant, Smith Group

2011 Gail Lindsey Award: Duke University East Campus Steam Plant, Smith Group

2011 Isosceles Award – NC Museum of Art, Dan Gottlieb and Larry Wheeler

for more, see www.aiatriangle.org

2013 Isosceles Award – Triangle Modernist Houses, George Smart

This is a woefully incomplete list.  If you know of more SAR honors, please report them here.

1968
* Grandfather Golf and Country Club Temporary Clubhouse and Sales Office, Linville NC, Wolf Johnson and Associates
* Sammye E. Coane School, Atlanta GA, Morris Hall and Peter Norris
* Warehouse and Office Building, Atlanta GA, Martin and Bainbridge
* Gruber Residence, 4370 Paran Place, Atlanta GA, Morton Gruber
* Fernbank Science Center, Decatur GA, Toombs Amisano and Wells
* Boggs Academy Classroom Building,  Waynesboro GA, Toombs Amisano and Wells

1992
* Award for Excellence in Architecture, Davidson Residence, Hillsborough, Dail Dixon and Associates,

1994
* Honor Award, Peacock Residence, Chapel Hill, Dail Dixon and Associates,

1998
* Merit Award, Knowledge Based Marketing Headquarters, Chapel Hill, Dixon Weinstein Architects

2003
Interior Awards Honor

* AV Metro, Raleigh NC, Cannon Architects*
* Incara Pharmaceuticals, RTP, BBH Design

Interior Awards Merit
* Hot Springs Convention Center, Hot Springs AR, Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback & Associates
* Plush, Raleigh, Kenneth E. Hobgood Architect
* DILO Inc., Charlotte, ARCHITECTS MCMLXXXVIII
* St. Peter’s Catholic Church Renovations, Columbia SC, The Boudreaux Group


Architects Awards / Honor
* Tulane University Willow Street Student Housing, New Orleans LA,
Mack Scogin and Merrill Elam
* Herman Miller Cherokee Operations, Canton GA, Mack Scogin and Merrill Elam
* Lee B. Philmon Branch Library, Clayton County Library System

Riverdale GA, Mack Scogin and Merrill Elam
* Mountain Tree House, Dillard GA, Mack Scogin and Merrill Elam
* Sculptor’s Studio, Durham, Frank Harmon Architect


Architects Awards / Merit
* Market Hall Restoration, Charleston SC, Joseph K. Oppermann-Architect
* Honeymoon Cottage, Raleigh, Tonic Design
* NCCU Julius R. Chambers Biomedical Biotechnology Research Institute, Durham, The Freelon Group
* Helios Coffee Shop/Carson Medlin Building, Raleigh, Clearscapes
* MCI Administration Building, Cary, O’Brien/Atkins

* Varsity Female Locker Rooms Addition, McAlister Field House- The Citadel, Charleston SC, Charleston, South Carolina
* Blacksmiths’ Studio Penland School of Crafts, Penland NC, Frank Harmon Architect

* MidCity Lofts, Atlanta GA, Brock Green Architects and Planners
* Taylor-Hocking Residence, Scotland Cay, Bahamas, Frank Harmon Architect
* BTI Center for the Performing Arts, Raleigh, Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee

2006
Interior Awards / Merit

* Tyndall Gallery, Szostak Design
* Architects Office Uplift, The Freelon Group, RTP, North Carolina

Commendation
* Red Deluze, Archimania, Tennessee
* Little Durham Office, Little

Interiors /Honor
* East Side Center for Human Concerns c.1859, Liollio Architecture


Renovation/Restoration, Reuse / Merit
* Summit Roosevelt, The Housing Studio

Commendations
* WinShape Restreat, Surber Barber Choate & Hertlein
* Restoration and Expansion of the Historic Tennessee Theater, McCarty Holsaple McCarty

Architecture / Honor
* Paletz Moi House, Durham, Kenneth E. Hobgood Architects, Raleigh, North Carolina
* OSU Knowlton School of Architecture, Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects

* The Georgia Archives, HOK, Georgia

Architecture / Merit
* Svatos Pool, Archimania
* 1800 Cowart, Hefferlin + Kronenberg Architects

* Museum of African Diaspora, The Freelon Group
*Auburn HD Transmitter Capitol Broadcasting Company, Auburn NC, ARCHITEKTUR/Thomas Crowder
* Gravely Khachatoorian House, Chapel Hill, Kenneth E. Hobgood
* St. Mary Magdelene Catholic School Phase II, Apex, Roger H. Clark, FAIA + Cannon Architects


Commendations
* Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center and Davis Garage for Wellesley College, Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects
* Lightroom Studio, William Carpenter, FAIA
* Matthews Residence, Daniel E. Snyder
* Starland Lofts, Lominak Kolman Smith LLP
* Low Country Residence, Mt. Pleasant SC, Frank Harmon Architect
* Woodside, Bauer Askew Architecture


2009
Design Award Winners / Honor

* 1804 Pictou Road, Michael Rantilla, AIA
* NCMA Art as Shelter, Raleigh, Tonic Design
* Power Wrap, Amy Landesberg Architects
* Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia, Robert M. Cain
* Laurel Park Elementary School, Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee
* NCSU Mathematics + Statistics Building (SAS Hall)- North Carolina State University, Raleigh, Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee
* NCSU Park Shops, Raleigh, Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee
* Renaissance Walk at Sweet Auburn, Praxis3 and JW Robinson and Associates

* Prairie Ridge Ecostation, Frank Harmon Architect
* McKinney Headquarters, Durham, Duda/Paine Architects
* Ann Arbor District Library Traverwood Branch, Inform Studio
* The Hudson, Raleigh, Clearscapes
* Biomanufacturing Research Institute and Technology Enterprise Facility at North Carolina Center, O’Brien Atkins in association with The Freelon Group
* Bailley HouseStudio, Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects
* Jean Gray Hargrove Music Library, Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects
* Watermark Office Building, Perkins + Will


Design Award Winners /Merit
* NCSU Leazar Hall Renovation + Addition, Cannon Architects
* Bosserman House aka RainShine House, Robert M. Cain
* The Rock | A mountain retreat, Brett Hensey & Susan Hensey, FAIA
* Milliken Fine Arts Center, Craig Gaulden Davis