October 7, 2009 — The Virginia Society of the American Institute of Architects announced that the additions to the University of Virginia's Campbell Hall are the recipient of the highest honor in the society's annual Excellence in Design program.
U.Va. School of Architecture faculty members who served as architects for the project, W.G. Clark and William Sherman, and U.Va. alumni at SMBW Architects the firm that served as the project's architect of record, will be recognized as key contributors to the design.
A jury member noted, "Among the nine other projects in the architecture category, Campbell Hall was recognized with distinction."
The additions to Campbell Hall, the home of U.Va.'s Architecture School, are part of a larger decade-long project, Campbell Constructions, which was directed by architecture professor Karen Van Lengen, formerly the dean of the school.
Recipients of the Award for Excellence in Design will be honored Nov. 6 at a special session during the Architecture Exchange East conference in Richmond, and at the Visions for Architecture gala, also on Nov. 6. The awardees will also be featured in a special exhibition at the Virginia Center for Architecture (opening reception Jan. 7), and in the society's Inform magazine's annual directory (July/August 2010).
To view a list of all award winners, visit here.