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Borum, Arquero, and Maigret earn Michigan AIA Honor Award for Eastside Recreation Center

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Borum, Arquero, and Maigret earn Michigan AIA Honor Award for Eastside Recreation Center

Craig Borum (PLY Architecture) along with Maria Arquero and Jen Maigret (MAde studio) were awarded a 2013 Michigan AIA Honor Award in the category of Unbuilt Work for their schematic design of a recreation center on the Water Street redevelopment site in Ypsilanti, Michigan. The Eastside Recreation Center was developed under the sponsorship of the Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Department, Taubman College of Architecture, and the Office of the Vice President for Research of the University of Michigan. The "canopy scheme" was one of two approaches developed through a process of public participation structured to gain feedback as part of the schematic design process. The American Institute of Architects and AIA Michigan has a long tradition of recognizing individuals and organizations for their outstanding achievements in support of the profession of architecture and the awards programs are carefully structured so that selection and recognition of winners serve two distinct purposes: one directed to the profession, and the other to the public. Eastside Recreation Center as one of three unbuilt Honor awards and was described by the jury as a recreation center where "The special arrangement of the sports programs makes for a dynamic experience within the structure."

The design and research team for Eastside Recreation Center, includes Catherine Baldwin (MArch), Leigh Davis (MUP), Kathryn Dreitzler (MArch), Kayla Lim (BArch), Chaerin Jin (MUP), Caileigh MacKellar (junior designer PLY Architecture), Amy McNamara (junior designer PLY Architecture), Geoffrey Salvatore (MArch), Alex Timmer (BArch) and Catherine Truong (MArch).

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