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Eleven Building Teams Capture 2001 Business Week/
Architectural Record Awards
In uncertain economic times, it pays to remember that
"good design is good business"

Eleven client/architect building teams illustrate the power of architectural design to meet strategic goals by taking top honors in this year's 2001 Business Week/Architectural Record (BW/AR) Awards, given annually to teams that prove "good design is good business." The winning collaborations showcase architects and their clients who, together, are creating the most innovative and successful facilities for businesses around the world.

"When a manufacturing facility, stadium, and pedestrian bridge are included among the winners of this program, it's clear that the value of good design is becoming widely understood," said AIA President John D. Anderson, FAIA. "These winning collaborations demonstrate that much more can be achieved when clients and architects work together to address important challenges. The projects selected for this year showcase how architectural design solutions enhance our sense of community, encourage workplace creativity, and underscore the economic viability of building "green." But, it's the focus on how these solutions impact the bottom line that make them especially relevant in today's uncertain economic climate."

This year's BW/AR winners are (click on project to view profile):
1. Chesapeake Bay Foundation Headquarters, Annapolis, Md., by the Smith Group and The Clark Construction Group, Inc., for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation

2. University of Pennsylvania Module VII Chiller Plant, Philadelphia, by Leers Weinzapfel Associates and Sordoni Construction for the University of Pennsylvania

3. Phillips Plastics Company Custom Molding Facility, Phillips, Wis., by Krueck & Sexton with Oscar J. Bolt Construction Company, for Phillips Plastics Corporation

4. Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan, by Nikken Sekkei (representative of MAS 2000 Design Team) in association with Ellerbe Becket, Flack + Kurtz Consulting Engineers, with general contractor Taisei Corporation, for Saitama Prefectural Government

5. The Campus Community Pedestrian Bridge, New York City, by Wendy Evans Joseph Architecture with Turner, for the Rockefeller University

6. LVMH Tower, New York City, by Atelier Christian de Portzamparc, with Tishman Construction Corporation of New York for Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy (LVMH)

7. Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, by Rick Mather Architects, with R. Durtnell & Sons Ltd. for Dulwich Picture Gallery

8. Wieden + Kennedy Headquarters, Portland, Ore., by Allied Works Architecture, with R & H Construction, for Wieden + Kennedy

9. Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, N.Y., by Smith-Miller +Hawkinson Architects for Corning Incorporated, in New York

10. Kuhonji Buddhist Temple Gate and Ossuary, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan, by Furuichi & Associates with associate architect Tomo House Inc. and general contractor Takenaka Corporation, for Kuhonji Buddhist Temple

11. SAP Global Marketing Headquarters, New York City, by HLW International LLP, with JT Megan & Company, Inc. for SAP Global Marketing, Inc.

Copyright 2001 The American Institute of Architects. All rights reserved.

The BW/AR Awards, now in its fifth year, is sponsored by The American Institute of Architects (AIA) in conjunction with Architectural Record and Business Week magazines. The winners are profiled in October's Architectural Record and the November 5 issue of Business Week (on newsstands October 26).
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