November 8, 2012, Arch11 received a Citation Award in the Built Architecture Category from the American Institute of Archiects Colorado for its “2290” Boulder residential project.
The awards were presented at the AIA Colorado 2012 Design Awards Gala, on Saturday, November 3, as part of the AIA Colorado Design Conference in Keystone, Colo. A panel of jurors was chaired by J. Windom Kimsey, FAIA, in selecting the top Colorado projects for honors. “We were drawn immediately to the bold exterior,” the jury wrote of Arch11’s 2290 residence. “It sits lurking in the landscape, dark walls and clean lines merging into the shadows.”
The 2,000-square-foot 2290 house was built by a Boulder couple as a guesthouse to accommodate both of their mothers as they age. Sited in a park-like setting next to the main home, 2290 includes a central public living space book ended by two master suites, and incorporates age-in-place features like curbless showers and modularized cabinetry to allow wheelchair access while suggesting nothing more to the eye than clean modern design.
“We are honored to receive this design recognition from our AIA peers, especially for the 2290 project, which combines great efficiency and age-in-place features,” says Meade. “No home we’ve ever done has gotten as many comments as this one. We’re getting queries from that leading edge of baby boomers telling us they want to downsize into a home like this one – compact enough that every square inch was thought through and that will be accessible as they age, even if they need care later in life.”