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AIA Triangle Design Awards

  Celebrating Design Excellence!

Thursday, March 22, 2018

CAM Raleigh | 409 West Martin Street | Raleigh

Congratulations to award winners, for their outstanding work, as well as to those who submitted their excellent projects for consideration. Well done also, to the NCSU College of Design students, Meredith Layman, Parker Yingling, Smith Marks, Austin Loman, and Sarah Hefner, for your Scholarship awards!

Approximately 200 AIA members, guests, and partners gathered at the Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh to attend the annual AIA Triangle Design Awards Gala. The 2018 Jury Chair, Alex Anmahian, AIA, announced the three honor, and four merit awards.

Thank you to the Design Awards Task Force and all those that made the evening successful! 

Congratulations to the

2018 AIA Triangle Design Awards Recipients



2-D Studio, Phase 2 - Penland School of Crafts | Penland, NC

Cannon Architects 

NC State Gregg Museum of Art and Design | Raleigh, NC


Piedmont Retreat | Durham, NC | tonic design




Taylor Residence | Raleigh, NC | in situ

Durham County Library - Addition + Renovation| Durham, NC

VINES architecture

Emancipation Park | Houston, TX


GO (Shelter) - Go Raleigh Bus Shelter Prototype| Raleigh, NC

Clark Nexsen



Wake County Facilities Design & Construction

Wake County Facilities Design & Construction has been selected as the 2018 Isosceles Award winner due to the significant contributions to the improvement of the built environment through their libraries, civic and public, and educational buildings. They are committed to investing in our local community by selecting Triangle based architects and continuously advocate for architects to be innovative and to push the envelopes of good design rather than falling into a false sense of security by doing the same old thing.

They also understand that success in good design is thoughtful planning, solid building, and comprehensive maintenance. They are a model to other governments not only bolstering the urban core by keeping their facilities downtown; but by also embedding this philosophy into their culture making a lasting contribution to our profession and to our community.


Traci Rose Rider, PhD

Design Initiative for Sustainability & Health | Research Associate
North Carolina State University | College of Design


Dr. Traci Rose Rider has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the AIA Triangle Gail Lindsey Sustainability Award – in recognition of her research, writing, outreach, and teaching efforts focusing on the relationship of health, wellness, and the built environment.  As noted by the jury, Dr. Rider “has been steadfast, consistent, generous of her time and talent and most accomplished at advancing many of the ideals Gail championed.”







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