2002 Residential Architect Design Awards

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2002 residential architect design awards intro

If you're a residential architecture junkie, every shelter magazine is somewhat frustrating. In this issue, the editors of residential architect try to satisfy your hunger and ours for a smorgasbord of gorgeous, interesting, provocative, or just really nicely done houses. More

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center townhomes, portland, ore. center townhomes, portland, ore.

Orderly and urbane, Center Townhomes was designed to fill a hole in the local market for young professionals and empty-nesters. For Otak Architects, it was a welcome chance to design a series of contemporary buildings in a city that caters to architecture of other eras. More

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atlantic commons, atlanta atlantic commons, atlanta

The Atlantic Commons redevelopment project will be a self-contained metropolitan neighborhood with lofts, terraced apartments, and townhouses. More

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pensione esperanza sro hotel, san jose, calif. pensione esperanza sro hotel, san jose, calif.

Faced with reconciling artistry with the constraints of a limited budget, architect David Baker, FAIA, brought dignity and a sense of play to a building for very-low-income tenants. More

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park hill north condominiums, washington, d.c. park hill north condominiums, washington, d.c.

The success of Ralph Cunningham and Lee Quill's first multifamily project has nothing to do with beginner's luck. "It was a true collaboration," says Quill. The architects not only produced an alluring design within 80-foot-wide-by-90-foot-tall constraints, but respect was thoughtfully paid to the neighbors. More

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westcott at ladera ranch, plan one, ladera ranch, calif. westcott at ladera ranch, plan one, ladera ranch, calif.

single-family production / detached / merit More

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snyder affordable housing, aspen, colo. snyder affordable housing, aspen, colo.

The Snyder Affordable Housing project sparked controversy among neighboring homeowners, who were fearful of its density and potential to lower property values. In the end, the project won the neighbors' praise, just as it won over our panel of judges. More

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push-pull house, chevy chase, md. push-pull house, chevy chase, md.

In its second act, this suburban house mixes Modernist forms with those of its traditional postwar neighbors. Working with the existing foundation walls, architect David Jameson split the house in two from front to back. More

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montage, palo alto, calif. montage, palo alto, calif.

This transformation from suburban parking lot to high-density housing for university students and young professionals was "extraordinarily well-done" said the judges. Architect Alex Seidel calls his architecture eclectic, with its mix of materials and imagery drawn from the area's agricultural antecedents. More

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slough cove residence, martha's vineyard, mass. slough cove residence, martha's vineyard, mass.

Architect Mark Hutker divided this guesthouse on Martha's Vineyard into two sections, both based on traditional vernacular building forms. While the house is very much in keeping with local design traditions, Hutker and his team put their own spins on time-honored ideas. More

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