Awards & Publications

  • Marcus Garvey Park Amphitheater: AIA New York State Award of Merit (2013)
  • Cleveland Institute of Music – Mixon Hall: Cleveland Engineering Society’s “Award for Excellence” (2008)
  • Gartner Auditorium Renovation, Cleveland Museum of Art: Building Design + Construction, 27th Annual Reconstruction Awards, Silver Award
  • Schermerhorn Symphony Hall – Nashville, Tennessee: Schermerhorn Symphony Center was recognized as one of 25 North and South American finalists in the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Awards for Excellence (2009). After the opening of the Schermerhorn Symphony Hall in 2006, The Nashville Symphony recorded a classical album in the room that received the following Grammy Awards: Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero and the orchestra won in the category of Best Orchestral Performance, while composer Michael Daugherty won in the category of Best Classical Contemporary Composition for his piece Deus ex Machina. In addition, the recording’s engineers, Mark Donahue, John Hill and Dirk Sobotka, earned an award in the category of Best Engineered Album, Classical (in a tie with the engineers of Quincy Porter’s Complete Viola Works). The orchestra won in the categories of Best Classical Album and Best Orchestral Performance, while Tower won in the category of Best Classical Contemporary Composition for her work Made in America.
  • Boston Opera House: “Award in Excellence in Historic Resources” from The American Institute of Architects, the Washington Chapter (2004)
  • Plaza Theatre: National Trust for Historic Preservation Honor Award (2009); Preservation Texas Preservation Honor Award – Historic Restoration Award (2010)
  • Aycock Auditorium: AIA North Carolina Tower Award (2010); American Association of School Administrators/American Institute of Architects/Council of Educational Facility Planners International (2009 Citation); Best Cultural Project, Southeast Construction (2008); Excellence in Construction Merit Award, ABC Carolinas (2008)
  • Eastman Theatre: Design Award, American Institute of Architects (2010 Citation); Design of Excellence Award, AIA Rochester (2006); Renovation Honorable Mention Eastman Theatre Stagehouse Improvements.
  • SUNY Fredonia: International Interior Design Association’s 32nd annual interior design competition winner.
  • National Museum of the Marine Corps – Quantico, Virginia: Outstanding Achievement, Museum – Thea Award Winner (2009)
  • National Museum of the United Infantry – Columbus, Georgia: Outstanding Achievement, Museum – Thea Award Winner (2011)
  • Nokia Theatre (now Best Buy Theater) – New York, New York: Best New Major Concert Venue – Pollstar (2005)
  • Auditorio Telmex: International Theater of the Year, Fourth place – Pollstar Concert Industry Awards (2008)
  • Centro De Las Artes De San Luis Potosí: Best Architectural and Urban Conservation Project – Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (2009)
  • Teatro Mayor: Excellency Award, First Prize – Colombia Cemex Award (2011); Excellency Award, Finalist – México Cemex Award (2011)
  • MSU Riley Center: Excellence in Construction Awards
 – Society of College and University Planners; MHT Heritage Award
 – Mississippi Heritage Trust; National Trust for Historic Preservation Award – American Institute of Architects

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