BA2017 under50 Pirie Denali 1 8 w

Pirie Associates Architects, Denali, Old Saybrook and Trumbull New Haven [ Photographer: John Muggenborg ]

New Haven: Each year The Connecticut Chapter Of The American Institute of Architects [CT AIA], presents the statewide Business Architecture Awards "honoring architects for solving business problems for Connecticut clients, thereby demonstrating the power of architecture to shape business performance, to improve peoples’ lives and provide a value added service to clients in a business setting that far exceeds the costs of that service. Projects may include non-profit businesses. The award acknowledges architects and their clients whose projects enhance the built environment and achieve business goals."


Greg Breitbart, Chief Marketing Officer
North American Power, Norwalk

Kent McCoy, AIA
Smith Edwards McCoy Architects, Hartford

Robert Swain, AIA
Amenta Emma Architects, Harford



Pirie Associates Architects, New HavenT
Photographer: John Muggenborg
Denali, Old Saybrook and Trumbull, CT

Jury Comments: The design for this space within a mall creates a memorable differentiation from other outdoor retail brands. There is one very strong idea that is carried through to completion, and there is an outside return on a bold and simple design statement.



BA2017 under50 Terry AmFilm 1 10 w

Terry Architecture, Branford
Photographer: Robert Benson Photography
American PolyFilm, Inc., Branford

Jury Comments: The project achieves the goal of building a client’s confidence in the manufactured product. The integration of the two sides of the company – manufacturing and business – is clearly legible and very well done. The consistency and simplicity of the design is very strong.




BA2017 over50 Beinfield Kayak 2 2 wBeinfield Architecture PC, South Norwalk
Photographer: Robert Benson Photography
Kayak, Stamford

Jury Comments: The project achieves the goal of creating an environment that will lure talent from other urban centers. The application of the concept of air travel is well done, implied rather than being hokey.  The sense of the interior having a “work in progress” feeling expresses the business’ start-up roots.


BA2017 over50 CPG vineyard 2 11 wCPG Architects, Stamford
Photographer: kpn Photo
Vineyard Vines, Stamford

Jury Comments: The project achieves the goal of bringing a brand to life within a commercial office building. The interior branding of the space is achieved simply through furnishings and accessories.