AIA awards won in ID, MT, and WY

By: Travis Estvold
6 October 2014

In September, two CTA Architects Engineers projects, and a personal residential project by CTA architect Adam Janak, won awards from regional chapters of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

AIA Idaho 2014 Merit Award
10 Barrel Brewing Co.  |  Boise, ID
Project Architect: Connie St. George
Photos by: Joshua Roper

A dramatic overhaul transformed the historic, 100-year-old Sherm Perry building in downtown Boise from an idle, previously subdivided retail space into a vibrant social hub.

Updates to the structure, which originally opened as a garage for the Boise Motor Company in 1915, included removing walls between five subdivided units, restoring deteriorating brick walls, repurposing wood from demolished ceilings, and installing oversized glass and steel garage doors to blend outdoor and indoor environments.

The 10 Barrel project also won awards in 2013 from Idaho Smart Growth and Engineering News-Record magazine.

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AIA Montana 2014 Merit Award
“Skyhouse”  |  Lakeside, MT
Project Architect: David Koel
Photos by: Audrey Hall

Surrounded by hills and trees, this private residence is in a remote area with a panoramic vantage high above Flathead Lake. Unique features include folding glass NanaWalls, bamboo flooring, a rolling table for indoor/outdoor use, a bar concealed behind a stained glass sliding door, and a pod layout to allow privacy and separate interior design options in each of the house’s sections.

In contrast to other pitched roof homes in the area, Skyhouse also features a flat roof to hold and display, rather than shed, the high amounts of snow it will receive, and to create enhanced views.

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AIA Wyoming 2014 Citation Award
Studio/Garage  |  Jackson, WY
Project Architect: Adam Janak
Photos by: Adam Janak

This personal studio/garage project was commended by AIA event jurors for its “great imagination” and an “interesting balance and dynamic between the shape and materials.” The structure was also featured in Modern in the Mountains, a home tour event featuring contemporary and diverse architectural styles found throughout the Jackson Hole area.

The completed studio/garage represents only the first step of a two-phase project that CTA architect Adam Janak and construction partner Paul Kinnard are tackling in their spare time; the property’s “main” house is currently under construction.

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