The Loudoun County Design Cabinet, along with representatives from a student panel, unveiled 10 winners in the annual architecture and design competition to the Board of Supervisors Tuesday night.
The 2012 winners included:
- The Joan Gardiner Tile Project at Rust Library in Leesburg
- The Loudoun Youth Shelter in Leesburg
- The Master Gardeners’ Demonstration Garden at Ida Lee in Leesburg
- The Mansion Restoration at Morven Park in Leesburg
- The Rust Nature Sanctuary in Leesburg
- The Mason Enterprise Center at 202 Church Street in Leesburg
- “Pete” Roberts’ Shed in Leesburg
- Chinn’s Crossing commercial development in Middleburg
- Sunset Hills Vineyard in Purcellville
- The National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation Headquarters in Dulles.
Loudoun County high school students participated in the evaluation process with the Design Cabinet, selecting the Mansion Restoration at Morven Park for the annual “Students’ Choice Award,” given to the project that the students feel best represents design excellence in the county.
"Great communities value and are a result of great design and planning,” said Design Cabinet Chair Al Hansen, director of DBI Architects Inc. “This year's winners represent some of Loudoun’s exceptional spaces and buildings for business and community services, and honor the icons of our county which make it like no other."
The Design Awards are selected from public nominations each winter. They will be on display at Dulles Town Center, the Loudoun County Government Center, and on the Loudoun County Department of Economic Development’s website.
The Design Cabinet, formed in 2003 in partnership with the Loudoun County Department of Economic Development, is comprised of professional architects, planners, and engineers who volunteer for the county with a mission of encouraging the highest quality physical design.