AIA Newark & Suburban Architects, a section of AIA New Jersey and a Chapter and Region of the American Institute of Architects recently held its 17thannual design competition in which awards were given to the best architectural work from architects throughout the northern New Jersey area.

Honorable mentions were given to Solutions for Architecture of Newark, New Jersey for Hayes Park East-Community Center in Newark, New Jersey; Philip Kennedy-Grant Architecture of Bernardsville, New Jersey for its design of a modern kitchen for a residence in New Jersey and for River House in Flanders, New Jersey; Julia Buteux Studio of Madison, New Jersey for additions and alterations to a residence located at 2 Overlook Road in Chatam, New Jersey; and Maria DeCosimo Architects of Westfield, New Jersey for additions and alterations to a residence located at 173 Woodland Avenue in Madison, New Jersey.

Bronze medals were awarded to Fallon + Pacheco of Bloomfield, New Jersey for the Kearny Board of Education-Franklin School Multi-Purpose Room in Kearny, New Jersey and Environetics of Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey for the Delaware Welcome Center in Newark, Delaware.

Silver medals were awarded to Rosen Group of Summit, New Jersey for the Warwick Tudor Addition in Summit, New Jersey; Fabiano Architects of Montclair, New Jersey for Club H Fitness in Jersey City, New Jersey; Environetics for New York Foundling-Brown Place; and The Biber Partnership of Summit, New Jersey for the Visitors’ Welcome Center-Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

The gold medal was awarded to Hugh A. Boyd Architects of Montclair, New Jersey for The Landmark-Makati in Manila, Philippines.

The awards event was the largest ever held by AIANS drawing 45 project boards which will  be displayed for public view at various empty storefronts in Montclair, New Jersey. The jurors for this event included Bruce Beinfield, Louise Braverman and Marc Tsurumaki.

-Carolina Worrell