Jackson’s Shervin Building Wins Affordable Housing Award
Ward + Blake Architects design receives Residential Architect magazine Merit Award
Jackson, Wyoming – May 15, 2007 – The Shervin Building on Maple Way Street in Jackson has won a Merit award for Affordable Housing in Residential Architect magazine’s eighth annual design competition. Ward + Blake Architects of Jackson designed the mixed-use development, which includes 20 apartments, retail space, and parking. The firm’s eco-sensitive design incorporates a second-floor sod roof to improve energy efficiency and provide additional green space for the residents. The building also makes use of such environmentally friendly features as insulated windows, hydronic radiant floors, and natural gas heating and cooling.
Residential Architect announced 29 winners chosen from among 886 entries in this year’s competition. Winning firms were honored at a May 4 dinner concurrent with this year’s American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Convention in San Antonio.
Since 1996, the award-winning Jackson, Wyoming, firm of Ward + Blake Architects has been making an impact in the Western Modernism movement. Principals Tom Ward and Mitch Blake have been recognized by the AIA, and their innovative designs have been featured in such national publications as Architectural Digest; Western Design and Interiors; Mountain Living and Environmental Design + Construction.
From its recent patent for seismically stable rammed earth construction and completion of the first seismically stable rammed earth residence to its ecologically innovative design for the Nature Conservancy headquarters in Lander, Wyo., 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.
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