2003 RADA

  • loyola village, san francisco

    Seidel/Holzman's orders for this project were simple: Provide affordable units for University of San Francisco faculty, students, and staff. But the location posed a more complex challenge: "The site was virtually sand," says Alexander Seidel.

     
  • copeland hill cottages at the greenbrier resort, white sulphur springs, w.va.

    Our judges praised the Copeland Hill Cottages development for its pedestrian-friendly neighborhood design and for architecture that "doesn't over-style itself." Nestled in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia, the cottages are part of the Greenbrier expansion plan, which sought to build 35...

     
  • box & one lofts, portland, ore.

    This is urban living," said the jury, who were impressed by the project's strong indoor-outdoor connections and neighborhood feel.

     
  • radford court, seattle

    This University of Washington student housing complex was designed to encourage community among its population of mostly married graduate students and their families. The jury felt the project achieved that goal, and did it with outstanding regard to the site's steep topography.

     
  • pool house at little falls, mclean, va.

    The pool pavilion reduces the architecture of the house to its minimal essence," says architect Randy Mars of this late addition to a house he also designed. The jury agreed, calling the pavilion "a little gem" and "just a great space to be in."

     
  • venice beach lofts, venice, calif.

    Light, expansiveness, and self-expression—themes of contemporary California culture—converge in the design for the Venice Beach lofts. With their concrete floors, conspicuous air ducts, and metal bridges, they summon the atmosphere of an old industrial building.

     
  • logan heights development, washington, d.c.

    The architects at diVISION ONE, Inc., couldn't find a developer to build five contemporary town houses in the nation's ultraconservative capital, so they tackled the project themselves, becoming developers, contractors, and designers for the Logan Heights Development.

     
  • rappahannock bend, king george, va.

    The stunning guest wing that Mark McInturff, FAIA, added to a 1930s home in rural Virginia incorporates a raft of traditional elements from the American South. He chose white-painted brick for the walls "because it's a material I love and is appropriately Southern."

     
  • martin shocket residence, chevy chase, md.

    If there were ever a project that was a no-brainer, this was it," laughs Mark McInturff, FAIA, describing his renovation of a 32-square-foot photographic studio behind a house in suburban Maryland. The original studio was fitted with tiny windows that looked onto a wide lot.

     
  • georgian bay retreat, cedar ridge, ontario, canada

    The uncomplicated form and plan of this bay-front home in Ontario won the judges' admiration. The home's layout is organized along a circulation spine that parallels the austere, cedar-covered front facade.

     
 
 
 
 
 
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