Citizens For A Better Norwood

Friday, December 05, 2008

New Norwood firm wins most Cincinnati Design Awards

Our thanks to Nikki Marksberry with emersionDESIGN on Mentor Avenue for sharing this great news about the firm’s Cincinnati Design Awards:

Just over a year old, emersionDESIGN is grateful to have been recognized 3 times on our first Cincinnati Design Awards outing. And really surprised to have won the most design awards at the event.

Most meaningful for us now is that the three winning projects speak directly to ideals of our practice— collaborative engagement, thoughtful design and exemplary execution in the service of the client, the environment, and society.

emersion DESIGN received design awards for all three of its 2008 Cincinnati Design Award submissions. Emersion received these honors at the CDA-12 Awards Ceremony. The projects included:

Greening Over-the-Rhine - AIA Honorable Mention for Architectural Advancement: A cooperative Study with UC DAAP, Gray & Pape Cultural Resources Consultants & others, which affirms through case studies that LEED and Historic Preservation standards can be integrated to provide sustainability benefits as well as secure tax incentives.
LE3D--Social Sustainability Rating System - AIA Honor Award for Architectural Advancement: A proposal for integrating social sustainability into the LEED Rating System.
emersion DESIGN Office Expansion - IIDA Honor Award for Built Work: a 1,700 SF collaborative workspace currently under review by USGBC for LEED CI Platinum certification.

About the competition
Each year CDA selects the best designed projects by local firms in Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, and Environmental Graphics—an innovative multi-disciplinary approach to recognizing design excellence that some national jurors have called unique in the nation. It brings together the Cincinnati Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Cincinnati/Dayton City Center, the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Cincinnati/Dayton, the Society for Environmental Graphic Design (SEGD) Midwest Cincinnati and the Miami Section of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).This year 75 projects were entered. The projects were submitted anonymously (firm authorship info sealed until after the judging) and evaluated by 3 national jurors and one local.

About emersionDESIGN
emersionDESIGN offers services in Architecture, Interior Design, Planning, Urban Design Structural Engineering, and Sustainability Consulting to organizations interested in effective and thoughtful quality facilities.

The firm has grown from 4 to 18 people in its first year of operation, with planned continued growth. We’re very fortunate to be on track for a profitable 2008 and a bright outlook for 2009.

We are working locally and nationally, from San Francisco to New Orleans to Washington, D.C. We’re truly grateful to the clients and partners who have engaged us to pursue our passion—advancing organizations that advance society.