Mystic Seaport Captures Design Award
CENTERBROOK, Conn. (Nov. 16, 2017) – Mystic Seaport’s Thompson Exhibition Building continues to garner recognition for its design achievements.
Conceived by Centerbrook Architects & Planners, the Thompson Exhibition Building earned an Honor Award-With Distinction at the AIA QUAD 2017 Design Awards in Albany, New York. The annual QUAD (Quality Unites Architectural Design) Conference brings together the AIA chapters from Connecticut, New Jersey, New York State and Pennsylvania.
The AIA QUAD Awards jury commented: “Whimsical and joyful, this project has very strong imagery: the jury admired its resilience and its work with glulam structure to connect with traditional shipbuilding imagery.”
This marks the second award the Thompson Exhibition Building has received following a CREW CT Blue Ribbon Award for Best Specialty Project, bestowed earlier this year. The 21,000-square-foot facility was designed as a keynote building for the historic Mystic Seaport campus and features an exhibit hall, welcome center, retail shop, café and wraparound deck.
Centerbrook Architects & Planners is a firm conceived in 1975 as a community of architects working together to advance American place-making and the craft of building. A collaborative firm with an exceptional history of building, Centerbrook is known for inventive design solutions that are emblematic of its client and their traditions. Centerbrook’s designs have won 380 awards, including the Architecture Firm Award, a distinction held by only 37 active firms nationwide.
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