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James B.Recchie Design Award Criteria

30th James B. Recchie Design Award

The James B. Recchie Design Award honors excellence in urban design reflected in historic and new buildings and places, additions to existing buildings, parks, public spaces and public art. The award celebrates projects that add to the distinctive character and improved quality of life in Columbus and the designers responsible for them. 2019 marks the 30th time the James B. Recchie Design Award will be presented. View past winners »

Award Criteria

Creativity of Design
Design excellence can be reflected in sense of scale, use of space, appropriate use of materials, and ability of the design to facilitate the intended use. Attributes include aesthetics, functionality, form, innovation, originality and environmental responsibility.

Quality urban design is sensitive to and contributes to the visual quality of the surrounding area and/or community identity. It reflects the historical, architectural, and development values of the community; contributes to its quality of life on a large or small scale; and relates to the physical context into which it is set.

Quality of Materials, Craftsmanship
Quality of materials and craftsmanship reflect a thoughtful attention to detail and successful implementation of a design concept. This can include sensitive treatment of historic features; innovative use of materials; and refined craftsmanship that will stand the test of time.

Contribution to the Urban Environment
Quality urban design must have a positive impact on the people who use a building, space, or area. This can range from those who work or live in a building, to public accessibility of an urban space, to a physical environment that encourages positive social interaction.

Quality urban design projects should retain all of these characteristics over an extended period of time, and, in fact may increase in significance over time.

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Thur., Oct. 17, 2019 @ 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Ohio Theatre Galbreath Pavilion

2019 JURORS:
Charissa Durst, AIA, LEED AP, Hardlines Design
Peter Krajnak, AIA, NCARB, Rogers Krajnak Architects
Ed Mickelson, FASLA, NBBJ
2019 Screening Committee Members
Myia Batie, Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing
Beth Blostein, RA, OSU Knowlton School of Architecture
Matthew Burton, AIA, Burton Office of Architecture + Design
Matthew Leasure, PLA, AICP, LEED AP, Designing Local
Eric Lipschutz, AIA, retired DesignGroup
Tom Matheny, AIA, retired Schooley Caldwell
Joseph McCabe, Woda Cooper Companies
Benjamin Recchie, Community Building Partners, Chicago
Judy Williams, Historic Preservation Consultant

Dorrian Green
Lifeline of Ohio Donor Memorial
Washington Gladden Social Justice Park
Scott’s Miracle-Gro Foundation Children’s Park
Palace Theatre Renovation
River & Rich
Bold Booth Micro Tower
Lear Block Renovation
Hotel St. Clair Renovation
Lifestyle Communities Beatty Building
Joseph Henderson House Renovation