Architecture firms honored for Springfield-area projects (Deep Elm) - Springfield Business Journal

SBJ Staff

Wednesday, May 07, 2014 7:02 AM

Dake Wells Architecture Inc. co-owner Andrew Wells speaks during the biannual award ceremony held by the Springfield chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Among its eight awards, Dake Wells took home an honor award and judge's appreciation award for its Gobbler's Mountain House residence project in Kimberling City, below.

The Springfield chapter of American Institute of Architects hosted an award ceremony last week honoring eight firms for design work on local projects.

Springfield-based Dake Wells Architecture Inc. took home eight awards, the most of the night. Firms were honored by two panels made up of professional and public juries, according to a news release.

Dake Wells received awards from the professional jury for its work on Missouri State University's Carrington Hall auditorium and Gobbler's Mountain House, a residence on Table Rock Lake for clients Kerry and Cory Watts. Dake Wells also was recognized with merit awards for the design of the office for aluminum window supplier KLF Architectural Systems, 1440 W. Republic Road; a middle and high school addition for the Spokane school district; MSU-West Plain's Gohn Hall; and Reeds Spring Middle School.

From the public jury, Dake Wells received a public recognition award for Gohn Hall and the judge's appreciation award for Gobbler's Mountain House.

The second-most winning firm was Kansas City-based Hufft Projects, which earned five awards, three from the professional and two from the public panels. The company was honored for:

  • its Curved House residence design in Springfield, given an honor award by the professional jury;
  • 338 Boonville Avenue in downtown Springfield, given an honor award by the professional jury;
  • The Shed project in Springfield, given a merit award by the professional jury;
  • its Porch House residence design for Paul and Hannah Catlett in Springfield, given an honorable mention award by the public jury; and
  • the Tamati House residence project for client Matt O'Reilly, also given an honorable mention by the public jury.

The professional jury also gave out an honor award to Boston-based Cannon Design for its work on the Bill R. Foster and Family Recreation Center at MSU. A merit honor was awarded to Butler, Rosenbury & Partners Inc. for its work on the downtown Jordan Valley Maintenance Facility.

For its public recognition awards, the public jury also honored:

  • Sapp Design Associates PC for its work on Irving Elementary School in Joplin and its design of the Woodneath branch library in Kansas City for Mid-Continent Public Library;
  • Cannon Design for the MSU rec center;
  • Bates & Associates Inc., for the student-housing development Deep Elm near MSU; and
  • Butler, Rosenbury & Partners, for the Watershed Center in Springfield

Honorable mentions from the public jury also were awarded to Jack Ball Architects PC for its work on Springfield's Hickory Hills K-8 School; Casey Architecture for its design of the History Museum on the Square; and Sapp Design Associates for its Donald W. Reynolds Library project in Mountain Home, Ark.