Noteworthy Atlanta architecture and design that exists now, is under construction, or might possibly one day happen was toasted last week at Monday Night Garage’s West End outpost.
The Atlanta Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects, or NOMAtlanta, turned out for an evening of entertainment as they celebrated the 2019 winners of the group’s NSPIRE Awards.
The juried awards, which specifically honor minority architects in Atlanta, celebrate excellence and diversity in design with three main categories: NSPIRE Design Awards, NSPIRE President’s Awards, and NSPIRE Awards of Distinction.
For the NSPIRE Design Awards, the winners are:
1st Place: Center for Civil and Human Rights by Marc Johnson
2nd Place: Atlanta Gas Light Resource Center by Goode Van Slyke Architecture
Historic Dedication (Preservation, Renovation, Restoration, Adaptation)
1st Place: Herndon Plaza Hotel Development by Syntony Design Collaborative
2nd Place: New Addition to Duke’s Historic Cameron Indoor Stadium by The Beck Group
3rd Place: Bankhead Bridge Regeneration by Studio SHAPE
1st Place: Quest Center for Change by Cooper Carry
2nd Place: Peace Preparatory Academy by Studio SHAPE
3rd Place: Atlanta West Deck by Fitzgerald Collaborative Group
Unbuilt Category Honorable Mentions:
Xpression Exploratory of South Memphis by Jay Davis
Herndon Plaza Hotel Development by Syntony Design Collaborative
126 Renaissance Condominiums by Goode Van Slyke Architecture
1st Place: Amalgam by Kennesaw State University NOMAS
Village Voice Award (voted on by public):
Quest Center for Change by Cooper Carry
For the NSPIRE Awards of Distinction, the winners are:
Ivory Lee Young Jr. Community Pioneer: Quest Community Development Organization
Service to the Profession: Cheryl McAfee, CEO and principal for McAfee3 Architects
Diversity Pioneer: Bryan G. Houser of IHG Corporate
Woman of the Year: Nicole Hilton, founding partner and design architect of Cole Hil
Lifetime Achievement: Oscar Harris, FAIA, architect, author, artist and mentor
Given out at the discretion of the current president, NSPIRE President’s Awards were not included this year.