2004 Design Awards Winners

Honor Award

Queen Street Façade Renovation
Client’s Name: Ecklin Development, LLC
Project Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Firm: Hammel Associates Architects, LLC

This is a restrained and tasteful preservation project that is very good at what it does…the project follows the Secretary of Interiors Standards and Rehabilitation to restore the storefronts…the solution incorporates an appropriate diversity of responses to the historical periods of the building…this project is a sensitive response and were very well considered.

Boyer Hall Academic Building
Client’s Name: Messiah College
Project Location: Grantham, Pennsylvania
Firm: Ayers/Saint/Gross, Architects + Planners

The design reflects a respect for the past while providing an opportunity to look toward the future…Modern materials are sensitively used to address historical context…The use of diverse materials is sensitively contemplated…The design though it’s massing strategy, properly mitigates the challenges of scale…Great water color!

Merit Award

St. Paul Place Parking Garage
Client’s Name: Baltimore Development Corp.
Project Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Firm: Murphy & Dittenhafer Architects

This project is carefully considered in its urban context…the use of materials, scaled elements including aluminum grills attractively animate the façade…the lines are crisp and simple…it is somewhat unfortunate that the program did not include a retail component to further animate the street.

Private Residence
Client’s Name: Withheld
Project Location: York, Pennsylvania
Firm: Murphy & Dittenhafer Architects

The addition successfully integrated modernist components in a very vernacular farmhouse…the intervention is respectful, simple and captures the spirit of the old interior…the scale of the fireplace and the exterior is out of scale with the intervention.

Citation Award

The Lofts on George Street
Client’s Name: Susquehanna Real Estate
Project Location: York, Pennsylvania
Firm: Murphy & Dittenhafer Architects

The transformation of the warehouses dating from the late 19 th and early 20 th centuries is an imaginative response to the need to preserve and reuse important historical resources…The mews and the landscaped entry sequence are welcoming…The scheme is innovative in the stacking of the units, creating exciting residential environments…The jurors expressed some concern over the use of the light corrugated metal siding that provided unnecessary contrast.

Margaret E. Moul Home Renovation & Expansion
Client’s Name: Margaret E. Moul Home
Project Location: York, Pennsylvania
Firm: Murphy & Dittenhafer Architects

This renovation and expansion provides a new and exciting face to the home and the new courtyards provide important sensory stimulation…The physical therapy center and chapel are simple in their composition but draw one toward them…The use of fine materials is welcome and the use of brick on the exterior of the chapel is imaginative…The interiors are warm and enjoy a nice balance of light and shadow…Some of the clarity and strength of the design shown in the sketches were lost in the execution.