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2022 Year in Review

The Ayers Saint Gross contingent of ten people poses at the AIA Women's Leadership Summit in San...
The Ayers Saint Gross contingent of ten people poses at the AIA Women's Leadership Summit in San Jose, Calif.

As 2022 comes to a close, our team at Ayers Saint Gross is reflecting back on another successful year in which we continued to help our clients create holistic and sustainable investments in the built environment. We are so thankful to have continued many longstanding partnerships with trusted clients and we are excited to be building new relationships with campuses and institutions for the new year.

Individual and Team Accomplishments

We are proud to reflect on some of the accomplishments of our firm members. Our team pushed themselves to succeed and we are proud to watch as they continue to share their expertise and earn recognition inside and outside of Ayers Saint Gross.

Planner Laura Wheaton served a one-year tenure as president of AIA Baltimore. Her goals included orienting the chapter’s new executive director and returning to a “new normal” of in-person chapter events.

Architect Elizabeth McLean and Sustainability Director Allison Wilson were each recognized with AIA 2022 Young Architect Awards, in recognition of their exceptional leadership and significant contributions to the architecture profession early in their careers.

Oriana Gil Perez, a member of our architecture studio, was recognized with a National NOMA small projects award for her project, Parque Coral Volcadero, which she completed as a student at Arizona State University. Read more about her work with NOMA here.

Director of Marketing Operations Amy Cuddy began a one-year tenure as president of the Society of Marketing Professional Services D.C. Chapter. Her goals included recruiting and reconnecting chapter members, exploring how the chapter can succeed in a hybrid world, and commemorating the chapter’s 40th anniversary.

Ten of our staff members participated in more than 20 speaking engagements at conferences around the country. Additionally, we sent numerous members of our firm to conferences across the country for professional development and skill building. Ten of our staff members attended this year’s AIA Women’s Leadership Summit in San Jose, Calif., while others attended NOMA National Conference, AIA National, SCUP International, and more.

As a firm, we launched our new website, which places renewed focus on beautiful visuals and memorable storytelling. This fall, our website, which was designed by For Office Use Only, was recognized with a 2022 Archiboo Award for Best User Experience.

Design Awards

Ayers Saint Gross was honored with 19 design awards this year, including five AIA awards for our work at campuses and institutions around the country. As an interdisciplinary design firm, we take great pride in all of these recognitions because they showcase the depth and breadth of our team’s experience across architecture, landscape architecture, interiors, planning, space analytics, and graphic design. We also extend these honors to our many clients and collaborators who are vital to the success of each project.

Selected awards include:

Case Western Reserve University_Fribley Commons_Exterior

Case Western Reserve University Fribley Commons Dining Facility

2022 AIA Maryland Excellence in Design Honor Award for Institutional Architecture
2022 AIA Baltimore Excellence in Design Award Honorable Mention

View of the ticket booth with biophilic design elements in the Missouri Botanical Garden Phase One Visitor Center

Missouri Botanical Garden Phase One Visitor Center

2022 IIDA SW Design Award for Excellence in Single Space

Entrance walkway at The Brooks

The Brooks Short Term Family Housing Facility

2022 AIA DC Washingtonian Residential Design Award Honorable Mention

Grinnell College Plaza And Outdoor Learning Spaces Outdoor Classroom With Chalkboard

Photo courtesy of Grinnell College and Justin Hayworth

Grinnell College Kington Plaza and Christiansen Outdoor Learning Spaces

2022 MD ASLA Chapter Awards Honor Award for Institutional Architecture
2022 AIA DC Award in Architecture

Exterior view from northeast of the Arizona State University Hayden Library Reinvention at dawn showing new stairs to ground-level plaza, plantings and building transparency.

Arizona State University Hayden Library Reinvention

2022 IIDA SW Design Awards Best of Show
2022 IIDA SW Design Awards Design Excellence in Education

The West Elevation of Durham Hall at Arizona State University

Arizona State University Durham Hall Renovation

2022 AIA Arizona Design Honors
2022 AZ Masonry Council Excellence in Masonry: Golden Trowel Award – Non-residential (outstanding project for non-residential category); Craftsmanship Award; and Honor Award – Non-residential

Exterior view at night of the Enoch Pratt Free Library Central Library Renovation

Enoch Pratt Free Library

2022 USGBC Maryland Community Leader Awards Rise to the Challenge Award

Wood and metal complement the simple form and preserve the local waterfront vernacular.

Washington College Semans-Griswold Environmental Hall

2022 SCUP/AIA-CAE Excellence in Architecture for a New Building Special Citation

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