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AIA Nevada - The Silver Medal

American Institute of Architects (AIA) Service Award - Nevada

Daniel Joseph Chenin, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C. was recognized with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2022 Silver Medal for the State of Nevada.

 

Since 1995, the Silver Medal has been awarded to an architect by AIA Nevada in recognition for the most distinguished service to the profession of architecture and acknowledgement of a significant body of work with lasting influence on the theory and practice of architecture in the state of Nevada.

The AIA Silver Medal is the highest honor the AIA Nevada bestows upon an architect. Recipients must demonstrate great depth and breadth in their work; having a cumulative effect on the profession of architecture in their State; produced work that is a product of a collaborative environment; consistently addressing the future of architecture while honoring its tradition; transcended or united specific areas of expertise; and become widely known by architects, designers, educators, and the public for the quality of their work.

The Silver Medal 2022

2022 Architecture Master Prize
Best of Best - Fort 137

Architecture Master Prize

The mission of the Architecture Master Prize is to advance the appreciation and promotion of quality architectural design worldwide. The Architecture Master Prize celebrates creativity and innovation in the fields of architectural design, landscape architecture, and interior design. 

“We were blown away by the quality of AMP entries this year. The level of ingenuity showcased in the projects was both impressive and inspiring. This year's winners have shown exceptional talent and have set a new benchmark for architectural design. The AMP jurors were pleased to see how many of the projects emphasized sustainability, offering solutions to our ever-changing world and environmental challenges, proving that innovative design goes beyond aesthetics”. AMP Head of Communications, David Tera

Best of Best - Residential Interiors 

2022 American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) ANDYZ Award - Fort 137

ASID ANDYZ Award

Every year the ASID Nevada/Central California chapter recognizes the exemplary achievements and outstanding service demonstrated by highly engaged members, chapters, and industry partners through the ANDYZ awards.

Best Residential Outdoor Space Design

Best Individual Residential Space Design

Best Multiple Residential Space Design

2021 Silver Nugget Award

Silver Nugget Award

The annual Silver Nugget Awards is a joint program of the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association and long-time member, the Las Vegas Review-Journal, to honor the best in design and professionalism in the local home building industry.

Daniel Joseph Chenin, Ltd and Forte Specialty Contractors, the builder of Fort 137, won a 2021 Silver Nugget Award for "Best Outdoor Living Space - Custom Home."

Best Outdoor Living Space

2019 AIA Nevada Design Award - Atelier 2.0
 

American Institute of Architects Design Award - Nevada

The AIA Nevada Design Awards Program recognizes projects of exceptional architectural distinction that have been commissioned. Excellence in Design embraces the ecological, economic, and social circumstances of a project as well as the integration of the highest environmental and sustainable design standards with quality design execution.

Citation Award - Unbuilt Category

2014 AIA Western Mountain Region
Young Architect Award

The AIA Young Architects Award honors individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the architecture profession early in their careers.

Young Architect Award WMR 2014

2022 IDA International Design Awards - Fort 137

IDA International Design Awards

The International Design Awards (IDA) exists to recognize, celebrate and promote exceptional design visionaries and discover emerging talent in Architecture, Interior, Product, Graphic and Fashion Design worldwide.  

IDA recognizes individuals and teams who have made substantial contributions in the field of architecture. Great architecture is about creating an enduring design to be admired for generations to come, inspiring people and enriching their lives. The IDA award acknowledges excellence in architecture that goes far beyond the practical purposes of a building. 

In the words of Jury Member, Mark Blackwell, Creative Director and Chartered Landscape Architect at Morphis, "We saw diverse and extraordinary submissions in this year’s [2022] entries across geographies, typologies and scale. The most successful designs appear to be those which apply creative thinking, crafting innovative and sustainable destinations to connect people with emotion, nature, and context."

Gold Winner - Sustainable Interior Design 

Bronze Winner - Sustainable Architectural Design 

2022 Gray Award
Finalist - Fort 137

Gray Magazine Design Awards

Now in its 6th year, 2022 GRAY Awards — a cross-disciplinary design awards program recognizes the incredible work happening around the world.

Finalists have been selected in the fields of Architecture, Interiors, Landscape, and Product Design.

Finalist - Residential Architecture 

2022 NAIOP Southern Nevada
Spotlight Awards - Atelier 2.0

NAIOP Spotlight Award

2022 NAIOP Spotlight Awards recognizes distinguished commercial real estate entities in our local development community. This program is designed to highlight NAIOP members' impact to the industry and serves to increase public awareness of the outstanding commitment made by these representatives.

 

The Judges were impressed with the design details brought forth both on time and on budget. They appreciated the seamless use of color to pull people through the space, the attention to detail and commented on the team’s ability to source very high-end finishes during COVID.

Merit Award

2021 AIA Nevada Design Award - Atelier 2.0
 

American Institute of Architects (AIA) Design Award - Nevada

The AIA Nevada Design Awards Program recognizes projects of exceptional architectural distinction that have been commissioned. Excellence in Design embraces the ecological, economic, and social circumstances of a project as well as the integration of the highest environmental and sustainable design standards with quality design execution.

Presented with a small single-story 1,200 sf office space within an existing building, the DJC LTD team found that hidden above an existing acoustical ceiling tile was a volume of space that could be activated. This extra volume allowed the design team to expand the interior ceiling height (doubling the existing condition) while increasing the square footage of the office. The result is a dramatic transformation of space punctuated by luxurious but sustainable finishes, and tailored detailing.

 

The jurors said..."This proposed interior renovation is wonderfully conceived and detailed, with a cohesive material and color palette.

Honor Award - Commercial Interiors

2018 AIA Nevada Design Award - Fort 137

American Institute of Architects (AIA) Design Award - Nevada

The AIA Nevada Design Awards Program recognizes projects of exceptional architectural distinction that have been commissioned. Excellence in Design embraces the ecological, economic, and social circumstances of a project as well as the integration of the highest environmental and sustainable design standards with quality design execution.

Merit Award - Unbuilt Category

2012 AIA Nevada
Young Architect Award

American Institute of Architects (AIA) Service Award - Nevada

The AIA Young Architects Award honors individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the architecture profession early in their careers.

Young Architect Award 2012

2022 BLT Built Design Award - Fort 137

BLT Built Design Award

The BLT Built Design Awards recognize and honor the expertise of all professionals involved in the realization of outstanding projects, on a global basis and encompasses all forms of buildings, projects, and infrastructure that cope with the challenges of today’s urbanization; projects which inspire the next generation of professionals. This annual program aims to celebrate projects, people, and their passion for the industry and, through our rigorous judging process, the BLT jury recognizes those that have gone above and beyond the normal and expected levels of achievement.

“At the BLT Built Design Awards, we strive to support and promote inspired projects and innovation by professional and emerging designers from around the world; assembling in one platform outstanding projects from Hong Kong to Canada, Germany and Australia.” said co-founder and Program Director, Astrid Hébert. “This program will continue to showcase Architecture and Design excellence in the construction industry.” 

Jury's Top Pick: Architectural Design

Jury's Top Pick: Interior Design 

Winner - Interior Design - Residential

Winner - Architectural Design - Residential

2022 Architizer A+Awards
Jury Award - Fort 137
People's Choice - Fort 137

Architizer A+Award

The Architizer A+Awards is the largest awards program focused on promoting and celebrating the year’s best architecture. Its mission is to nurture the appreciation of meaningful design in the world and champion its potential for a positive impact on everyday life.

 

With thousands of submissions from over 80 countries world-wide, a panel of internationally respected architecture and design leaders select the top 5 submissions as Finalists in each category which run the gamut encompassing all design disciplines, project types, uses, and sizes.

Jury Award - Private House (XL >6000 sq ft)

Peoples Choice - Residential Interiors (>3000 sq ft) categories.

2021 AIA Nevada
Firm of the Year Award

American Institute of Architects (AIA) Service Award - Nevada

Every year, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) recognizes one architectural firm for each State who consistently produces distinguished architecture and has contributed to the profession and their respective communities.

 

The AIA Architecture Firm Award is the highest honor the AIA bestows on an architecture practice for consistently producing distinguished architecture. Firms must demonstrate great depth and breadth in their work, having a cumulative effect on the profession of architecture in their State; Produced work that is a product of a collaborative environment, consistently addressing the future of architecture while honoring its tradition; Transcended or united specific areas of expertise; and Become widely known by architects, designers, educators, and the public for the quality of their work.

Firm of the Year Award

2021 AIA Nevada Design Award - Fort 137

American Institute of Architects (AIA) Design Award - Nevada

The AIA Nevada Design Awards Program recognizes projects of exceptional architectural distinction that have been commissioned. Excellence in Design embraces the ecological, economic, and social circumstances of a project as well as the integration of the highest environmental and sustainable design standards with quality design execution.

 

The jurors said..."To say that the project really blends in well with the landscape only communicates part of it's charms.  The materiality, scale, spaces in-between, appropriately sized volumes, use of light, air and landscape all lend a hand to this convincing proposal for a new base camp that feels timeless.

Merit Award

2017 AIA Nevada Design Award
 

American Institute of Architects (AIA) Design Award - Nevada

The AIA Nevada Design Awards Program recognizes projects of exceptional architectural distinction that have been commissioned. Excellence in Design embraces the ecological, economic, and social circumstances of a project as well as the integration of the highest environmental and sustainable design standards with quality design execution.

 

The jurors appreciated the simplicity of forms and austerity of the material palette. "There was a quiet tranquil beauty in the courtyard spaces, that opened up to the sky. Not every house wants to be exposed and open, and this introverted house carefully opens up to the exterior where the grand view warrants it.

Citation Award - Unbuilt Category

2010 AIA Nevada
Associates Award

American Institute of Architects (AIA) Service Award - Nevada

The AIA Associates Award is given to individual Associate AIA members to recognize outstanding leaders and creative thinkers for significant contributions to their communities and the architecture profession.

Associates Award 2010

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