RDG Honored with two AIA Nebraska Awards of Merit

AIA Nebraska, A Society of The American Institute of Architects, recently announced their 2014 Excellence in Design winners, and RDG is honored to have been the recipient two awards of merit. The Excellence in Design program is an annual event, recognizing selected Nebraska architects who submit built and unbuilt projects for consideration.

The first award of merit was received for our Educare of Washington DC school, on which the jury commented, “The openness and sense of connection to the courtyard is a strong and clear organizational approach. A traditional and efficient plan type that is made to feel not at all institutional. A very happy environment for children.”

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Congratulations to our design team of Ed Buglewicz, Brian Spencer, Meg Krause, Joe Lang, Stuart Shell, and Steve Sanda. Learn more about Educare of Washington DC.

Our second award of merit was received for the Papillion Plaza Building, a project which stemmed from the city’s downtown master plan designed in partnership with RDG. Located in Papillion Park, the building provides restrooms for visitors and serves as an icon for the city along a busy corridor. The jury noted that it “feels more like a grand pavilion despite its size.”


Congratulations to the design team of Mike Houston, Cary Thomsen, Steve Sanda, and Hans Klein-Hewett. Learn more about the Papillion Plaza Building.

You read more about Nebraska’s 2014 Excellence in Design Awards and see the full list of this year’s winners in the link below:

Visit the AIA Award Website

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