CHESTERTOWN, N.Y. – A dozen honorees of the 2012 Tucker Design Awards will be presented on May 11 in St. Louis by the Building Stone Institute (BSI).

In a ceremony at the Missouri Botanical Garden, the group will also present its career-landmark Bybee Prize to Robert Frasca, FAIA, of Zimmer Gunsel Frasca Architects of Portland, Ore.

200 tuckerFirst presented in 1977, the biennial Tucker Design Award is recognized as one of the most-prestigious architectural-design awards in both the building and landscape industries. The Tucker Design Award honors those whose work exhibits excellence in concept, design, construction and use of natural stone.

Jurors for this year’s awards are Ripley Rasmus, senior vice president and director of design at HOK St. Louis; Rae Price, FASLA, Peridian International, Newport Beach, Calif.; and Peter MacKeith, associate dean, Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis.
The Bybee Prize, named in honor of the late James Daniel Bybee, a respected and long-standing member of the Building Stone Institute, is awarded to an individual architect or landscape architect for a body of work executed over time and distinguished by outstanding design and use of natural stone.

The 2012 awards program will be presented at on May 11 at 10:30 a.m., followed by a  celebratory luncheon.  The BSI will also host an architectural tour of St. Louis ,available to attendees, on May 10.

The distinguished projects receiving Tucker Design Awards in 2012 include:

St. Louis, Mo.
Honoree: Nelson Byrd Woltz

Waipolu Gallery and Studio
Oahu, Hawaii
Honoree: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

U.S. Courthouse
Alpine, Texas
Honoree: PageSoutherlandPage

Spirit of the Ocean Fountain
Santa Barbara, Calif.
Honorees: Robert Ooley, AIA; Santa Barbara County Architect

Epic Corporate Headquarters, Campus Two
Verona, Wis.
Honoree: Cuningham Group Architecture, P.A.

Allen & Cowley Residence
Honoree: Knoell & Quidort Architects

North End Parks
Honorees: Gustafson Guthrie Nichol; Crosby | Schlessinger | Smallridge

The Center for the Advancement of Public Action
Bennington College, Bennington, Vt.
Honoree: Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects

Southworth Library, Lincoln Center Addition
Dryden, N.Y.
Honoree: HOLT Architects, P.C.

Duke Divinity School Addition
Duke University, Durham, N.C.
Honoree: Hartman-Cox Architects LLP

Jefferson Scholars Foundation
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.
Honoree: VMDO Architects; Siteworks

Philadelphia City Hall Renovation
Honoree: VITETTA


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