Twelve examples of traditional architecture and design have won recognition in the ninth annual Palladio Awards, co-produced by Traditional Building magazine and Period Homes magazine. Each of the commercial, institutional, public, and residential projects—whether new construction, renovation, restoration, or landscape—interprets and adapts the traditional principles of Western architecture to its own highly attractive purposes.
Seven of the 2010 Palladio Awards went to residential projects. They are:
Restoration & Renovation—James Merrell Architects, P.C., of Sag Harbor, N.Y. Project: Maycroft Estate renovation, North Haven, N.Y. The architects started by repositioning this historic 1885 estate on its lot, then completed a renovation that included restoring original finishes and reconceptualizing the floor plan. Read about the project here.
Sympathetic Addition—Michael G. Imber Architects, San Antonio
Project: Medina River Ranch additions, Medina, Texas. Converting this working ranch into a family home necessitated a 4,000-plus-square-foot addition, new functional spaces, and a reduction in massing. Read about the project here.
New Design & Construction – less than 5,000 square feet—Braulio Casas Architects, P.A., Seaside, Fla.
Project: New residences at Seaside, Fla. The four-story tower of this 3,000-square-foot corner-lot house serves as a place-marker for the eastern entrance to the New Urbanist town. Read about the project here.
New Design & Construction – more than 5,000 square feet—Ferguson & Shamamian Architects, New York
Project: Long Island Sound Residence, Westport, Conn. The architectural detailing of this 18,000-square-foot, perfectly symmetrical, Colonial-style summer/weekend home brings its massive size down to a more human scale. Read about the project here.
Exterior Spaces – Gardens & Landscapes—Richard Anderson Landscape Architect, Atlanta
Project: Landscape design for an English country house, Atlanta. A series of formal gardens and outdoor living spaces are offset with touches of asymmetry and informality, both complementing the home's architecture and relating directly to each other while respecting local development restrictions. Read about the project here.
Residential Multi-Unit—Roman and Williams Buildings and Interiors, New York City
Project: 211 Elizabeth Street, New York. The design of this seven-story, 70,000-square-foot multi-unit residential building in New York’s NoLita neighborhood echoes nearby historic buildings, presenting a charming new example of classic urban American vernacular. Read about the project here.
Special Award—David Scott Parker Architects, Southport, Conn.
Project: Georgian Revival Pool Pavilion, Western Massachusetts. The architects added a pool house, pool, cabana, terrace, tennis court, and attendant mechanical support systems to the original residence, creating a retreat for the owners away from the house's main complex while respecting and referencing its proportions. Read about the project here.
Read about the commercial, institutional, and public project winners of the 2010 Palladio Awards in the June 2010 issue of Traditional Building.
Entries for the 2011 Palladio Awards program will be accepted through Nov. 19, 2010.