MAPP Alums Win Big at Celebrate Design 2021

By Maggie Haslam / Nov 11, 2021

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Rowhouse Reconceived: Special Recognition, Small Projects by Hill & Hurtt Architects.

AIA Potomac Valley and the Montgomery County Department of Planning joined forces last month to recognize several outstanding projects by UMD alumni at Celebrate Design 2021. Celebrate Design brings together practitioners, artists and community leaders from across Montgomery County and the Potomac Valley region to celebrate the region’s best architecture and design. The event combines AIAPV’s Excellence in Design Awards and the county’s Design Excellence Awards, now in its fifth year.

UMD Alumni Projects honored by AIAPV’s Excellence in Design Awards:

  • Alex Comas (B.S. Architecture ’13) and Nandor Mitrocsak (B.S. Architecture ’06, M.ARCH ’08) Cunningham | Quill Architects, The Terrell: Honor Award/Gold Award and Best in Show, Residential
  • Joshua Hill (B.S. Architecture ’98, M.ARCH ‘01) and Eric Hurtt (M.ARCH ‘04), Hill & Hurtt Architects, Rowhouse Reconceived: Special Recognition, Small Projects
  • Mark McInturff (B.ARCH ‘72) and Colleen Gove Healey (B.S. Architecture ’04, M.ARCH ‘06), Art Works Now: Special Recognition, Institutional Architecture

Firms associated with UMD Alumni honored by Montgomery County Department of Planning Design Excellence Awards:

  • The Wheaton Revitalization Project, Gensler: Design Excellence for a Public Project Design
  • The Writer’s Center, McInturff Architects: Citation for Sustainable Building Reuse
  • Wheaton Library and Community Center, Grimm + Parker: Citation for innovative Public Colocation Design

The ceremony also recognized three UMD alumni as part of AIA Potomac Valley’s (AIAPV) inaugural class of Emerging Professionals Awards, a leadership development and mentorship program. Linda Clark (M.ARCH ’12), Lauren Gilmartin (B.S. Architecture ’16, M.ARCH & M.C.P. ’20) and Gregory Goldstein (M.ARCH ’21) are three of four outstanding emerging professionals selected from a competitive pool of practitioners to participate in a year-long mentorship program with members of AIAPV’s Fellows community.

Learn more about this year’s Emerging Professionals.

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