Signatures of Loudoun
2021 Signatures of Loudoun Design Excellence Awards
The Loudoun County Design Cabinet, a volunteer group of architects, engineers, planners, and designers dedicated to supporting quality design in Loudoun County, presented the 2021 “Signatures of Loudoun” design awards in a ceremony on June 29.
The Signatures program, now in its 17th year, recognizes businesses and community organizations that choose superior design standards in building, renovating, or expanding a project. Each year, the community is invited to submit nominations in eight categories, which are voted on by the cabinet.
- Details: Excellence or whimsy demonstrated in the form of minutiae or finishing touches, which visually delight or offer a sense of continuity with Loudoun’s history.
- Familiar: the exceptional attention given to surrounding buildings, places and details during the project design. A highly “contextual” design solution in which the newly “adopted child” looks as if it had always been a visually harmonious member of the larger family of forms, textures and colors which can be found in the neighborhood.
- Infrastructure: including facilities, utilities, roadways, bridges, streetscape, parkways and trails.
- Interiors: an interior space, including residential, commercial, retail and public-sector structures.
- Legends: projects or places that have stood the “test of time” over 25 years or more -- icons of our collective memory that make Loudoun County unique.
- Makeovers: historic renovation and/or adaptive reuse projects that mirror Loudoun’s reputation as a place of rich contrasts and preserve a piece of its unique history.
- Public Spaces: public greens, plazas and squares that have become a favorite gathering place.
- Pace Setters: Recent, visually groundbreaking projects that mark the current state of affairs and potentially set the pace for the future. Pace Setters may well be the Legends of a quarter century from now.
This year’s awardees are:
- Pace Setters Award:
- Ashburn Station, Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (F. Thomas Lee, AIA, Samaha Associates, P.C.; and Kiran Parikh, design manager, Loudoun County Department of Transportation and Capital Infrastructure)
- Loudoun School for Advanced Studies (Reader & Swartz Architects, P.C; Deep Sran, Ph.D., Loudoun School for the Gifted; Painter-Lewis, PLC; Hammerhead Construction; Simpson Gumpertz & Heger; and Comfort Design)
- Interiors Award:
- Echelon Wine Bar, Leesburg (Dieter R. Meyer, AIA, W.A. Brown & Associates, PC, principal architect; Aimee and Todd Henkle, Echelon Wine Bar; Cloverdale, LLC, owner; Peter Mullally, Mullally Construction; Kasey O’Bruba, architectural project manager)
- Makeovers Award:
- King and Loudoun, Leesburg (Dieter R. Meyer, AIA, W.A. Brown & Associates, PC, principal architect; Lynne Guy, architectural project manager; Bill Cammack, Cloverdale LLC, owner; Peter Mullally, Mullally Construction; and David Logan, Vintage Building)
- Walker Farm Tenant House (Robert and Marsha Thompson, owners; Drew Lauten, Lauten Construction: John Burroughs, New Leaf Collaborative)
- Details Award:
- Leesburg LOVEwork Sculpture (Leesburg Commission on Public Art; Friends of Leesburg Public Arts; and Michael Clay, Artist))
- Heronview (Windy Hill Foundation, Bob Dale, Director; Hollis Fitch, Flat Iron Partners; Anderea Gonzalez; Flat Iron Partners, Interior Design; BSB Design (formerly Polleo Group), architect)
- Familiar Details Award:
- Stanley Caulkins Statue, Leesburg (Leesburg Commission on Public Art, Friends of Leesburg Public Arts; Jeffery Hall, artist; and Dianne Canney)
- Vision in Design Award:
- Larry Rosenstrauch, Former Director, Loudoun County Department of Economic Development.
See Past Award Winners
- Note: The awards program did not take place in 2020.
- View the 2019 Winners.
- View the 2018 Winners.
- View the 2017 Winners.
- View the Signatures of Loudoun 10th Anniversary Book.