OKLAHOMA CITY--()--Architectural firm Elliott + Associates Architects announced today that it has won three 2012 American Architecture Awards. Awarded annually by the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design, the awards honor America’s top new contemporary architecture projects. The 2012 Jury for Awards was organized by the Federation of Korean Architects in Seoul, and 87 projects were selected by a distinguished group of Korean architects and educators.
“To be recognized with America’s top firms is humbling, and we are grateful to be listed among them.”
The highest and most prestigious distinguished building awards honoring new and cutting-edge design, the American Architectural Awards have grown to become the most significant and most comprehensive distinguished awards in the United States.
Of the 87 winning entries in 2012, three were from Elliott + Associates: the 9,400 square-foot Kirkpatrick Oil Field Office in Hennessey, Okla., which became the centerpiece of the town’s Main Street revitalization effort; Chesapeake Energy Car Park Two, a five-level structure that uses light and color to turn a utilitarian building into a destination on the Chesapeake Energy campus in Oklahoma City; and the 54,570 square-foot, $13 million Stuart Wing and Adkins Gallery at the University of Oklahoma’s Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art in Norman, Okla. Other winners included major infrastructure projects such as airport terminals and museum galleries by the top echelon of American architecture firms.
“We believe architecture can complement the natural beauty of the landscape from rural Hennessey to the urban core of Oklahoma City, from car parks to art galleries,” said Rand Elliott, FAIA, principal of Elliott + Associates. “To be recognized with America’s top firms is humbling, and we are grateful to be listed among them.”
In October 2012, The Chicago Athenaeum, together with The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, will present a special exhibition of all awarded American buildings at its annual symposium, “The City and the World” in Istanbul, Turkey, in conjunction with the Istanbul Biennial contemporary art show.
About Elliott + Associates Architects
Since the firm’s opening in 1976, Oklahoma City-based Elliott + Associates Architects has received 272 international, national, regional and local awards including ten National AIA Honor Awards. The firm’s work has been featured in more than 70 books and 350 periodicals published in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Japan, Italy, France, Australia, Hong Kong, China, Turkey, The Netherlands, Portugal and Russia. Proudly, Elliott + Associates Architects is the only architectural firm in the history of the state of Oklahoma to win a National AIA Honor Award. Elliott + Associates Architects is among the top nine most honored firms since the inception of the National AIA Honor Awards program in 1949.
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