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Fairfax County Recognizes Nine Projects for Design Excellence
Posted Monday, August 28

Every year since 1985 Fairfax County has recognized outstanding planning and design projects. The awards program is sponsored by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and administered by the County's Department of Planning and Zoning in cooperation with the County Architectural Review Board and AIA Northern Virginia.

Originally known as the Fairfax County Exceptional Design Awards Program, the Board of Supervisors authorized the renaming of the program on May 16, 2017 to the James M. Scott Exceptional Design Awards, in honor of the late Providence District Supervisor who held office from 1972 to 1987. It was his vision and leadership that established the program, now in its third decade. Supervisor Scott passed away on April 13, 2017.

The winners will be recognized by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at the Fairfax County Government Center.

Honor Awards
   Kettler – FOX Architects, LLC
   Noblis Headquarters – SmithGroupJJR

Merit Awards    
   DPR Construction MidAtlantic Headquarters – SmithGroupJJR
   Transurban USA Headquarters – SmithGroupJJR

Honorable Mentions
   Cache House – KUBE architecture
   Direct Holdings Global Headquarters – Davis, Carter, Scott Ltd
   King Abdullah Academy – Bowie Gridley Architects
   Modera Mosaic – SK+I Architecture
   Reston District Police Station and Governmental Center – AECOM

Images and information on the winning projects are available on the James M. Scott Exceptional Design Awards website

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