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Eminent Domains: 2014 Washingtonian Residential Design Awards

Eminent Domains presents award-winning residential projects from the 2014 Washingtonian Residential Design Awards. This annual awards competition, co-sponsored by the Washington Chapter, AIA and Washingtonian Magazine, recognizes excellence in residential design throughout the Washington Metropolitan region.

As with previous competitions, jurors from out of town reviewed more than 90 submissions. They knew nothing of the projects nor their designers beforehand. With gratitude, this year’s jury included Toshiko Mori, FAIA, principle of Toshiko Mori Architect in New York, NY; Michele Thackrah, AIA, LEED AP, principle of Archer & Buchanan Architecture in West Chester, PA; and Rolando Rivas-Camp, FAIA, Deputy Chief Architect at the U.S. General Services Administration.

The majority of winning selections portray modern detailing and aesthetics, the varieties that were—and remain—commonly out of fashion for a region dominated with conservative and traditional designs. Even the two historic renovations that won created modern living environments to otherwise out-of-date homes. What we see today is a region with inhabitants that are challenging the usual architectural response.

Congratulations to the winners: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect; Schlesinger Associates Architects; David Jameson, Architect; Rixey-Rixey Architects; Jacobson Architecture, LLC; Bonstra|Haresign ARCHITECTS; and McInturff Architects.

This exhibition is organized by the Washington Chapter, AIA and generously supported by ABC Imaging.