West Central Region
Ward + Blake Architects Receive Award for Entrepreneurship
Jackson Hole architects recognized for business innovation
Jackson, Wyoming – April 23, 2007 – Ward + Blake Architects received the Entrepreneurship Award for Wyoming’s West Central region at the 2007 Bravo! Awards this month sponsored by Wyoming Business Report, the Wyoming Business Council, the Wyoming Chamber of Commerce Executives, the Wyoming Business Alliance, the Heritage Foundation and the Wyoming Economic Development Association.
The awards honor the best traits of entrepreneurship as represented by Wyoming businesses, including vision, drive, perseverance and willingness to take risks. Six winners were named representing the Wyoming Business Council’s six regions of the state.
“As a Wyoming native, this award has particular meaning,” says Tom Ward, who received the award with Ward + Blake partner Mitch Blake. “We enjoy doing things differently – thinking outside the box– so it’s an honor to be recognized both for growing a true Wyoming business and for possessing what we hope will always remain a progressive entrepreneurial spirit.”
Since 1996, the award-winning Jackson, Wyoming, firm of Ward + Blake Architects has developed a “New West” architectural vocabulary that reflects the growing Western Modernism movement. From the ecologically innovative headquarters for the Nature Conservancy, to the uniquely livable homes that honor their distinctive sites even as they reflect clients’ individuality, Ward + Blake’s residential and commercial designs capture the authentic, independent spirit of the West while taking regional design in a fresh and modern direction.
Tom Ward and Mitch Blake of Ward + Blake Architects have been recognized by the American Institute of Architects, and their innovative designs have been featured in national publications such as Architectural Digest; Western Design and Interiors; Mountain Life and Big Sky Journal among others. The firm, which opened in Jackson in 1996, employs 12 and has made a name for itself by exploring new materials and processes including rammed earth, sod roofs and gun-blue steel.
For more information, visit www.wardblakearchitects.com; or call 307.733.6867.
Media Contact: Darla Worden, WordenGroup Strategic Public Relations, Jackson, Wyoming/Denver, Colorado, 307.734.5335, firstname.lastname@example.org