Winners of the 2009 Competition

The eighth annual Palladio Awards competition has recognized eleven architectural firms for outstanding work in traditional design for commercial, institutional, public and residential projects.

The Palladio Awards program is co-produced by Traditional Building and Period Homes magazines and is named in honor of Andrea Palladio, the Renaissance architect who created modern architecture for his time while drawing on past models for inspiration.


The winners for commercial, institutional and public work are:

Restoration & Renovation

Capitol Restoration Group, a collaboration of MJSA Architecture, Salt Lake City, UT, VCBO Architecture, Salt Lake City, UT, and Schooley Caldwell Associates, Columbus, OH, for the restoration of the Utah State Capitol, Salt Lake City, UT

Adaptive Reuse

Urban Design Associates, Ltd., Pittsburgh, PA, for the Old Dairy Community Center, Warm Springs, VA

New Design & Construction – less than 30,000 sq.ft.

Voith & Mactavish Architects LLP, Philadelphia, PA, for the new Math & Science Center at the Millbrook School, Millbrook, NY

New Design & Construction – more than 30,000 sq.ft.

Tsoi/Kobus & Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA, for the new University Center at Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

Public Spaces – Parks, Plazas, Gardens & Streetscapes

Khoury & Vogt Architects, Alys Beach, FL, for Caliza Pool, Alys Beach, FL

The winners for residential work are:

Restoration & Renovation

Fairfax & Sammons Architects, PC, New York, NY, for the renovation of a Palm Beach estate, Palm Beach, FL

Sympathetic Addition

Rill & Decker Architects, PC, Bethesda, MD, for the renovation of and addition to a farmhouse, The Plains, VA

New Design & Construction – less than 5,000 sq.ft.

John B. Murray Architect, LLC, New York, NY, for a new pool pavilion, Greenwich, CT

New Design & Construction – more than 5,000 sq.ft.

G. P. Schafer Architect, PLLC, New York, NY, for the new Willow Grace Farm, Dover Plains, NY

Exterior Spaces – Gardens & Landscapes

James Doyle Design Associates, LLC, Greenwich, CT, for the landscape design of Old Mill Farm, Greenwich, CT

Residential Multi-Unit

Gardiner Larson Homes, New Canaan, CT, for the new Victoria Commons townhouses, Greenwich, CT

The 2009 Palladio Awards were presented at a ceremony in Boston on Wednesday, March 11,2009 as part of the Traditional Building Exhibition and Conference. The winners will present their projects the following day and the projects will be published in the June issue of Traditional Building and the July issue of Period Homes.

The jury for this year’s program was:

Robert Baird, vice president, Historical Arts & Casting, West Jordan, UT
Richard W. Cameron, partner, Ariel – The Art of Building, New York, NY
Mike Jackson, FAIA, chief architect, Preservation Services Division, Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, Springfield, IL
Ralph T. Jackson, FAIA, principal, Shepley Bulfinch Richardson & Abbott, Boston, MA
Stephen A. Mouzon, AIA, CNU, LEED, principal, The New Urban Guild, Miami Beach, FL
Elizabeth Corbin Murphy, FAIA, principal, Chambers, Murphy & Burge Restoration Architects, Ltd., Akron, OH
Sandra Vitzthum, AIA, principal, Sandra Vitzthum Architect, LLC, Montpelier, VT
Dinyar Wadia, principal, Wadia Associates, New Canaan, CT