Four CLB Projects Recognized in AIA Wyoming’s 2020 Design and Honor Awards
Lone Pine / Queen’s Lane Pavilion / Dogtrot | All photography by Matthew Millman
Two projects by CLB win Award of Merit and two win Award of Excellence in the “Residential” category
JACKSON, WY— CLB, a multi-disciplinary architecture and design firm in the Rocky Mountain West, has announced that their Lone Pine, Queen’s Lane Pavilion, Dogtrot, and Five Shadows residential projects have each been recognized with awards in this year’s AIA Wyoming’s 2020 Design and Honor Awards program. Lone Pine and Queen’s Lane Pavilion have been honored with an Award of Merit, and Dogtrot and Five Shadows received an Award of Excellence. Demonstrating CLB’s visionary approach to residential architecture and design, these projects are each being recognized for their stunning display of a seamless integration of built environments and natural surroundings.
“We are delighted to be honored and recognized by AIA Wyoming this year,” said Eric Logan, Principal at CLB. “These projects take into consideration nature, space, and the relationship between the two, and we feel deeply connected to our Jackson roots. Even as we continue to grow our firm and design projects around the country, we hearken back to the western landscapes that inspire us each day.”
This year, AIA Wyoming received forty-four design award submissions in nine categories: residential, educational, commercial, public or civic, adaptive reuse or historic, interiors, small project, planning, and unbuilt. Each winning CLB project stood out among others for a variety of reasons, as outlined by each juror and recapped below:
- Lone Pine, located in Teton Village, WY: Selected for being a modern interpretation of historic agricultural forms, artful and careful connection of forms, delicate and beautiful proportions, stunning craftsmanship, interpretations of the interplay of positive and negative space, the use of cedar slats to frame a patio side, the evocation of the old farm/ranch building type, and the strong form in the landscape.
- Queens Lane, located in Jackson, WY: Selected for being sensitively sited, the combination of solid and glass walls used to capitalize on the extraordinary view, the large inverted overhangs that provide shade and shelter and draw one’s eyes up to see the spectacular panorama of the surrounding mountains, the Indoor/outdoor connection, strong handling of exterior landscape elements, the simple roof floating over tall interiors on a flat site, and excellent materials and craft.
- Dogtrot, located in Jackson, WY: Selected for the modern interpretation of a traditional 18th/19th century Southern “Dog-trot” or “Possum- trot” house in a Western setting, connection of the building to the site and the grand views around it, beautiful proportions, exquisite craftsmanship, straightforward design, scale, linearity, building materials, site landscaping, and connection to historic typology.
- Five Shadows, located in Teton Village, WY: Selected for the way the design plays to an historic metaphor of an early Western assemblage of small buildings, masterful orchestration, visual unity with careful thought out pathways, water features, lighting, and appropriate landscaping, the artful architecture connecting to and enhancing the natural site, use of multiple buildings to provide privacy and be visually and physically stimulating, artful architecture pulling from historic elements while providing a fresh and contemporary style, carefully chosen materials, outstanding craftsmanship, scale, a beautiful rotating door, iconic aesthetics, and the relationship of the design to site topography.
CLB submitted these projects for consideration by AIA Wyoming as part of its Design and Honor Awards program, which occurs every three years and recognizes excellence in design, planning, and construction of projects located anywhere in the world that are designed by AIA Wyoming architect members registered and licensed in Wyoming. The awards honor the highest standards of design in response to user requirements, site, context, climate, environment, sustainability, energy efficiency, and strong sense of place. Awards are based on excellence, merit, and citation. The 2020 awards jury was composed of representatives from the regional architecture community. The Jury Chair Jack Smith, FAIA (Idaho) presented the Design Awards at the socially-distanced ceremony this year on September 17th. Other Design Awards jury members included Stan Cole, AIA (Idaho), Don MacArthur, AIA (Montana), and Michael Burns, AIA (Minnesota).
CLB is a multi-disciplinary architecture and design firm in the Rocky Mountain West, specializing in the residential, commercial, public art, and branding industries. More than two decades since the firm’s founding in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, CLB has evolved while maintaining unchanged essentials. Their projects are recognizable: thoughtful, innovative, and refined in their details. A collaborative process enables them to engage clients and therefore their portfolio is loaded with a diverse set of designs each responsive to a particular set of conditions. The power of landscape, the quality of light, and the simple honesty of vernacular architecture influence all of CLB’s work. Each endeavor is guided with the firm’s philosophy in mind – inspired by place. Since their inception in 1992, the Jackson studio has grown to accommodate a staff of more than 40, led by principals Eric Logan, Kevin Burke and Andy Ankeny. The firm also has a full-service design studio in Bozeman, MT. CLB offers architecture, interior design, public art design, branding, and object design. For more information, please visit www.clbarchitects.com.
About AIA Wyoming
AIA Wyoming now in its 74th year and represents and serves over 140 members, including the majority of the registered architects in Wyoming. AIA Wyoming represents professional architects and allied members statewide, providing the architecture community with resources and relationships necessary to improving the quality of the built environment. We are the voice of the profession of architecture in Wyoming, serving our members, advancing their values, and providing resources for the design of livable, sustainable places for our citizens. We are dedicated to serving our members, related professionals, and the general public.