RAve 2011

RAVE Awards

Five residential architecture projects by Minnesota architects have been selected for this year’s Residential Architects Vision and Excellence (RAVE) Awards. The RAVE program, in its eighth year, was created by AIA Minnesota and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine to recognize excellence in residential design and raise awareness of the benefits of using an architect. Forty-nine submissions were entered in different categories including new and remodeled homes, large and small sizes and budgets. See the RAVE 2011 Press Release (pdf).

The winners were recognized at an event at International Market Square on April 5th.

The jury (pictured at right) was comprised of Tim Carl, AIA, HGA Architects; Julia Robinson, AIA, Professor of Architecture at the University of Minnesota; Ann Ledy, President and Chief Academic Officer, College of Visual Arts; and Melinda Nelson, Home Editor, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine. Look for the RAVE feature in the July issue of Home Magazine, a quarterly publication of MplsSt.Paul.

They selected the following projects:

SALA Architects, Inc.

Rapson Redux
Remodel, Less Than 800SF
David O'Brien Wagner, AIA and Jared Banks, AIA

SALA Architects, Inc.

Shopa Residence
Remodel More Than 800SF
Wayne Braunum, AIA, Meghan Kell Cornell, AIA, Deb Kees, AIA and Chris Bubser, AIA

MS&R Ltd.

Humboldt Loft
Renovation of a Loft
Thomas Meyer, AIA

Steven J. mooney Architecture

Island Retreat
New Residence, Less Than 3500SF
Steve Mooney, AIA

tea 2 Architects, Inc.

Lake Superior Residence
New Residence, More Than 3500SF
Dan Nepp, AIA and Chris Strom, AIA