Basalt’s CCY Architects reap awards for four projects
Basalt-based architectural firm Cottle Carr Yaw Architects recently received four awards from the American Institute of Architects.
AIA Colorado recognized the firm’s Gambel Oaks Ranch in Eagle County for its project concept, execution and integration into the landscape. The project was the only residential winner to receive the Award of Excellence.
“It was a spectacular project, one that allowed us to push the limits of progressive sustainable design,” Chris Touchette, CCY Principal and project architect, said in a statement.
At the AIA Colorado West awards program, the jury recognized the Woody Creek Residence with a Merit Award for its modest scale, which allowed it to “sit beautifully and lightly on the site. The origami roof shape unifies the scheme while creating sophisticated variation.”
A second project, the Meadow House, which is an unbuilt project, received a Citation Award from AIA Colorado West for “its subtle and compatible relationships between the building and the land and excellent sensitivity to sun and other environmental factors.”
New York State’s AIA Peconic Chapter gave a Merit Award for an unbuilt project called Bay to Beach House.
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