Pioneer Valley
Planning Commission

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst, MA

Media Release

CONTACT: Jessica Allan, PVPC land Use Planner, Phone: 1 (413) 781-6045
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 13, 2010

Winners Announced for Smart Growth Design Ideas Competition

Winners of the Pioneer Valley Smart Growth Design Ideas Competition were announced at a public event April 26 at the Kittredge Center at Holyoke Community College.

The competition engaged design professionals to provide concept designs for the redevelopment of a mill building in Palmer, the historic town center in Southampton, and a commercial site in Hadley. Each site offered a unique opportunity for smart growth and sustainable development; together they represented the most common conditions found in towns across the region.

Hosted by the Valley Development Council in collaboration with the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission and the Western Massachusetts Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, the competition aimed to create a local example of sustainable development and redevelopment and to provide a model of how communities in the region can grow smarter.

A panel of jury members reviewed submissions and selected the winners in early March, awarding cash prizes of $2,500 for first place, $1,500 for second place, and $500 for third place. In April, the submissions were sent to the hosting communities for display and voting for a People’s Choice winner for each of the three sites.

The Valley Development Council will be coordinating a final display of all the design submission and winners within the next few months. A summary publication showcasing all the winners will also be available on the competition website at www.valleyideas.org.

For more information, contact Jessica Allan, Pioneer Valley Planning Commission Senior Planner, at (413) 781-6045.

Southampton, Larrabee School Site

1st Place: “Southampton Village Center”
Kraus-Fitch Architects, Amherst, MA & Walter Cudnohufsky Associates, Ashfield, MA
(Laura E. Fitch, AIA, Karelt De La Cruz, Jennifer Luck, Walter Cudnohufsky)

2nd Place: “Bet on the Farm”
Glickman Schlesinger Design Office, Brooklyn, NY
(Lauren Schlesinger, AIA and Adam Glickman, AIA)

3rd Place: “Smart Growth Concepts”
Philip D. Burdick, AIA, Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Planning, Springfield, MA

People’s Choice: “Bet on the Farm”
Glickman Schlesinger Design Office, Brooklyn, NY
(Lauren Schlesinger, AIA and Adam Glickman, AIA)

Palmer, Thorndike Mill Site

1st Place: “Succession at the Thorndike Mill”
Coldham & Hartman Architects, Amherst, MA
(Coldham & Hartmand Architects with Cecilia Valinotto, Hernan Barufaldi)

2nd Place: “Thorndike Village”
Teng-Yen Lin, Boston, MA

3rd Place: “Energy Thorndike Mill Reuse Project”
Philip D. Burdick, AIA, Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Planning, Springfield, MA

Honorable Mention: “Smart Growth & Reuse Plan”
Michael Blackburn, Andrejs Galenieks

People’s Choice: “88 Steps @ Thorndike”
Ross Landscape Design

Hadley, Allard Parcel

1st Place: “A New Vision for Hadley”
Classic Colonial Homes, Inc., Leverett, MA
(Lance Kirley, Keith Kirley, Aaron Helfand)

2nd Place: “Salvage Society”
UMass Amherst Student Team A
(Dorrie Anne Brooke, James Fiore, John Edward Hulsey)

3rd Place: “Cultivating a Viable Community”
LDa Architecture & Interiors, Cambridge, MA
(Treff LaFleche, AIA, Doug Dick, AIA, Mike Waters, AIA, Kimberly Barnett)

Honorable Mention: “Agritopia Green”
Dodson Associates, Ltd, Ashfield, MA
(Harry Dodson, Peter Flinker, Brock Cutting, Hillary King)

People’s Choice: “A New Vision for Hadley”
Classic Colonial Homes, Inc., Leverett, MA
(Lance Kirley, Keith Kirley, Aaron Helfand)

Jury Members:
Robert P. Mitchell, FAICP, Special Assistant for Planning Initiatives, Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development

Kathleen Dorgan, AIA, LEED-AP, Principal, Dorgan Architecture & Planning, Storrs, CT

André Leroux, Executive Director, Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance

Donna Salloom, MA DEPH, Community Liaison, Chronic Disease Prevention Program, Massachusetts Department of Public Health Bureau of Community Health Access and Promotion

Mark Abramson, President, Realtor Association of Pioneer Valley, CCIM, GREEN, CBR

Competition Sponsors:
Valley Development Council, Western Massachusetts Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, Pioneer Valley Planning Commission

Supporting Sponsors:
Realtor Association of the Pioneer Valley, Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Western Massachusetts, Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc., Heritage Surveys, Jim Boyle Real Estate, Canon Real Estate, Arvanitis Phelan & Molta PC, Massachusetts Chapter of the American Planning Association

NOTE: For high-resolution digital files of winning design submissions, please contact Jessica Allan at (413) 781-6045 or jallan@pvpc.org.

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