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

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.

“We are honored and humbled to be recognized among the best in the world for our work right here in Nevada. As a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Architecture, and a second-generation Las Vegas native, I could not be more excited to shine a light on the caliber of design coming from our city” said Daniel Chenin, firm principal.

2022 NAIOP Southern Nevada Spotlight Awards: Atelier 2.0

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.

2018 AIA Nevada - Citation Award: Unbuilt Category - Atelier 2.0

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.

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.

2021 AIA Nevada -
Firm of the Year Award: Daniel Joseph Chenin, Ltd.

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.

2021 Silver Nugget Awards: Fort 137 "Best Outdoor Living Space - Custom Home"

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."

2018 AIA Nevada - Merit Award: Unbuilt Category - Fort 137

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.

2012 AIA Nevada - 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.

2021 AIA Nevada - Honor Award - Commercial Interiors: Atelier 2.0

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.

2021 AIA Nevada - Merit Award: Fort 137

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.

2017 AIA Nevada - Citation Award: Unbuilt Category - TNT Residence

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.

2010 AIA Nevada - Associates Award

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.