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AIA’s top 2013 NM projects selected

Montessori of the Rio Grande Charter School. (Courtesy of AIA Albuquerque)

Montessori of the Rio Grande Charter School. (Courtesy of AIA Albuquerque)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — This year’s top architectural projects – announced last week by AIA Albuquerque – include the New Mexico Spaceport, AIDS transitional housing Sleepy Hollow Apartments, Montessori of the Rio Grande Charter School and the Bear Canyon Arroyo Bicycle/Pedestrian Bridge.

The American Institute of Architects’ Albuquerque chapter announced 10 winners in its 2013 Architecture Design Awards Program as selected by a jury of Portland architects and led by BOORA architectural firm.

The projects were chosen based on quality design, innovative approaches and sustainability, AIA Albuquerque said in a news release.

Bear Canyon Arroyo Bicycle/Pedestrian Bridge

Bear Canyon Arroyo bicycle/pedestrian bridge

Citation Award recipients were:

• Montessori of the Rio Grande Charter School; architect, G. Donald Dudley

• Bachechi Environmental Education Building; architect, Sam Sterling, AIA

• Bear Canyon Arroyo Bicycle/Pedestrian Bridge; architect, Geoffrey C. Adams, AIA

• Dr. Hudson Plastic Surgery; architect, Cannady Architect Studio

• Jeanne Bellamah Community Center; architect, Jonathan Craig, AIA principal-in-charge, Don Dudley, project architect

Bachechi Environmental Education Building

Bachechi Environmental Education Building

• Ban Mai Ocean Resort; architect, Kent Beierle, AIA

• Renal Medicine Associates Clinic and Offices; architect, Devendra N. Contractor, AIA, principal in charge.

The Merit Award recipients were :

• Spaceport America: Virgin Galactic Gateway to Space (Terminal Hangar Facility); architect, David M. Hassard, AIA; firms, SMPC Architects (Architect of Record), Foster + Partners (Design Architect), URS Corp., Prime E/A (Project Management, Civil, Structural, MEP)

• Pueblo of Sandia—Police Department Headquarters; architect, Don H. May, AIA

The Honor Award recipient was: the Sleepy Hollow Apartments; architects, Thomas Gifford Architect.