design/buildLAB Receives 2014 AZ Award

Smith Creek Park (the Masonic Amphitheatre and Smith Creek Pedestrian Bridge Projects) in Clifton Forge, VA, designed and built by 3rd-year architecture students in the design/buildLAB, led by Keith and Marie Zawistowski, has been named the winner of the A+ Student Award in the fourth annual AZ Awards program, an international competition honoring excellence in design and architecture, sponsored by AZURE, Canada’s leading contemporary architecture and design magazine.

Photo: © Jeff Goldberg/ESTO

According to the official announcement, the AZ Awards represent “a global snapshot of the world of architecture and design, submissions were open to designers, architects, firms and manufacturers of all disciplines, as well as students in these fields.” The design/buildLAB’s project was selected as one of thirteen 2014 AZ Award winners from 652 submissions from 36 countries. The jury was comprised of designer Ron Arad of Ron Arad Associates (London), interior designer Diego Burdi of Burdifilek (Toronto), retailer Jamie Gray of Matter boutique (New York), Patricia Patkau of Patkau Architecture (Vancouver), and landscape architecture chair Charles Waldheim of Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design (Cambridge). The winners are published in AZURE magazine’s July/August issue.

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