They are the best of the best, according to their peers. Eight Baton Rouge architecture firms and their projects are the recipients of the 2016 American Institute of Architects Baton Rouge Rose Awards.
The honor was given for a total of 11 projects completed by the firms. The awards were handed out during a gala held Friday evening.
Designers, architects, project owners, city officials, developers and contractors attended the gala, which highlighted submitted projects and the work occurring in the Baton Rouge area. Projects are juried by an out-of-state jury, while AIA Baton Rouge members vote on the Members Choice winner.
The winners were:
- Members Choice Award: GraceHebert Architects, Cajun Industries office expansion.
- Gold Rose Awards: Holly & Smith Architects in association with WTW Architects, Southeastern Louisiana University Student Union renovations and additions; Plus One Design & Construction, Williamson, Fontenot, and Campbell offices; and Hoffpauir Studio, St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church renovation.
- Silver Rose Awards: Coleman Partners Architects, St. Thomas More School Administration Building and Media Center; Holabird & Root | Holly & Smith Architects, renovations and additions to Monroe Hall at Loyola University; and Chenevert Architects, Butler Building renovations.
- Rose Awards: GraceHebert Architects, Cajun Industries office expansion; and Ritter Maher Architects, Ritter Maher Architects office.
- Sustainability Award by USGBCLA: Crump Wilson Architects, XA-New Utilities Control Building.
- East Baton Rouge Parish Planning Commission Awards: GraceHebert Architects, Cajun Industries office expansion; and Ritter Maher Architects, Model Block Development.