St. Michael Special School wins Award of Merit at the AIA Louisiana Design Awards Conference

On Friday, September 13th, AIA Louisiana held its annual Awards Ceremony at the AIA LA 2019 Conference on Architecture in Baton Rouge. A nationally recognized panel of judges selected 11 winning projects from 69 entries in seven categories, submitted by architects across the state. Several members of the H/S team were there to accept the Award of Merit recognizing the design of St. Michael Special School.

Congratulations to our great team and especially to all who worked on this project!

JURY COMMENTS (click the project name below to view the full project submission)

St. Michael Special School was entered into the Restoration/Rehabilitation/Adaptive Reuse Category

This is a high-level restoration project with a sensitive, well-executed, addition. We appreciated the new structure’s form and detailing, and how it acknowledges the context and original architecture without being repetitive nor cartoonish in its approach. The restraint of the addition’s interior is compelling, especially the use of indirect natural light. This was a tightrope of a project, gracefully balancing old and new.