Waechter Architecture News (09.28.22)
WAECHTER ARCHITECTURE WINS AT NORTHWEST & PACIFIC AWARDS
We’re delighted to announce that Waechter Architecture received the 2022 Firm Award from the AIA Northwest & Pacific Region Honors Program. This body represents component chapters from Alaska, Hawaii, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Pacific Territories, and the award is given to only two firms each year, with WA facing strong competition in the Small Firm category.
The Firm Award is an acknowledgement of Waechter’s outstanding contributions to the profession of architecture, commitment to design excellence and elevating the quality and vitality of the built environment. The award was presented during an event held in conjunction with AIA Washington Council’s Civic Design Awards on September 22 at Graypants Studio in Seattle.
In addition to our 2022 Firm Award from the AIA Northwest & Pacific Region, Waechter Architecture was recognized for two projects completed earlier this year: The Meadow House received a Merit Award, and was noted for its clear organization and massing, and the residence's connection and engagement with Madison Meadow, a native landscape at the heart of Eugene’s College Hill neighborhood. Our Mississippi mixed-use / mass timber project in Portland received an Honorable Mention in recognition of its innovative all-wood construction, adaptive planning principles, and provision of a new courtyard and civic amenity that serves the buildings occupants as well as the surrounding community.
We see these awards as a celebration of all who have worked at Waechter during our first 15 years, and a turning point as we look to expand our reach and engagement with new places, partners and projects—all while staying true to our vision and principles.
We’ll be sharing more information on critical recognition for our recent works, as well as new team members and project announcements in the days ahead.