Building Industry Associations Award Best Of The Best With 2nd Annual BRIC Awards

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The American Institute of Architects of Chattanooga, green|spaces and Sustainability Professionals of Greater Chattanooga recognized the best of the best in the building industry at the second annual BRIC (Building Recognition in Chattanooga) Awards ceremony on Tuesday.

Awards were presented to the following winners in these categories:

AIA Best Residential Design of the Year

o   Judge’s Choice Winner: Hefferlin + Kronenberg – Holston River Cabin

o   People’s Choice Winner: Elemi Architects – The Riverside Residence

AIA Best Commercial Design of the Year

o   Judge’s & People’s Choice: Franklin Architects – Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute

o   Honorable Mentions:

-  DH&W: Middle Valley Elementary School

-  Billingsley Architecture: Millennium Bank

Collaborative Building Team of the Year

o   Judge’s ChoiceEMJ Construction - Fedex 

o   People’s Choice: EMJConstruction – Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute·    

green|spaces Sustainable Project of the Year

o   Judge’s Choice: EPB Home Energy Upgrade

o   People’s Choice: Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute

o   Honorable Mentions:

-  Kelly Subaru Renovation – Submitted by Tennessee Solar Solutions

-  Shaw Industries Administrative Building 72 – Submitted by Conerstone Automation

-  UTC green|light Certification

Sustainable Business of the Year

o   Judge’s Choice: Whiteboard

o   People’s Choice: Chattanooga Whiskey

o   Honorable Mentions:

-  Chattanooga Zoo

-  REV Center for Optimal Living

-  The Strand

Sustainability Professional of the Year

o   Hugh Morrow – Ruby Falls

“The goal of this event was to recognize the best of the best so that when a developer is starting a project, they know who the best architect, contractor and team to work with in Chattanooga and surrounding area,” said Dawn Hjelseth, green|spaces Director of Development. “We want high quality building in Chattanooga and will do so by recognizing who is doing it.”

The event was presented by AIA Chattanooga and benefited the ACE Mentor Program. The ACE Mentor Program mission is to engage, excite and enlighten high school students to pursue careers in architecture, engineering, and construction through mentoring and to support their continued advancement in the industry.

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