Centerbrook Projects Recognized for Design Excellence

The Karsh Alumni and Visitors Center at Duke University highlighted four Centerbrook projects that were recognized recently for design excellence.

The Center, which opened in 2019, earned plaudits from the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, AIA Connecticut, and American School & University Magazine (AS&U). AIA Connecticut’s October magazine featured the Center on its cover.

Of the design, which Centerbrook conceived as a pedestrian village within woodlands, the AIA jury said, “The reinterpretation of Gothic Revival as a timber building is intriguing. It speaks to both the first metaphor and the campus architecture.”

Karsh also received an Outstanding Design award from AS&U, with a special citation for exceptional merit. The jury made special mention of its curved glulam trusses. “The rhythmic flow of the wooden arches that you see through the glass is absolutely breathtaking,” the jury wrote.

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Other Centerbrook projects that recently earned recognition for design excellence are:

  • AIA Connecticut conferred citations on Bedford Square, a mixed-use development in downtown Westport, Connecticut, and The Pavilion at Grace, an events venue in Providence, Rhode Island.
  • AS&U also bestowed an outstanding design award on new athletic facilities at Quinnipiac University, home of the school’s soccer, lacrosse, and field hockey teams.
  • The AIA of Central Pennsylvania recognized the Physical Education and Athletics Center at Lancaster Country Day School with an Excellence in Design award.