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Sustainable Winners Awarded at AIA Gala

Posted by Cory Courtois on November 12, 2015

2015 AIA Gala Sustainable Awards

When Alpha One's Marketing & Communications Director John Nunan called to ask if we would support the annual Sustainable ME Awards Gala by designing and fabricating awards for the event, Welch Sign jumped at the opportunity.

"I wanted the awards to have many ADA signage hallmarks such as Braille and raised tactile letters," recounted Nunan. "Creating an Accessible Award that represents the disability community was a tall order, but we were thrilled with the final result. The Welch team embraced the challenge wholeheartedly, creating something beautiful and functional, while meeting all of our design criteria."

The striking awards, constructed from recyclable acrylics, featured a reverse engraved logo and header copy, while the award plaque employs the same photopolymer technology for creating ADA signage.

The striking awards, constructed from recyclable acrylics, featured a reverse engraved logo and header copy, while the award plaque employs the same photopolymer technology for creating ADA signage.

According to Welch Sales Rep John Schaberg: "Our nationally recognized expertise in designing and fabricating a variety of signs to serve the visually impaired, combined with our sustainable sign design Award Winnersexperience, made Welch the perfect choice to help make the awards Gala a success."

The 2015 Winners are:
• Residential Honor - John Gordon
• Existing Honor - WBRC Architects/Engineers
• Residential Merit - Gawron Turgeon Architects
• Public Accommodation Merit - WBRC Architects/Engineers
• Residential Citation - Access Design


2015 Jury panel:
• Myra Berloff, Kessler/McGuiness former State of Massachusetts Architectural Access Board
• Steven Demos, RA, AIA, Institute for Human Centered Design
• Mark Jackson, Steven Winters Associates
• Deborah A. Pierce AIA, Pierce Lamb Architects

Congratulations to all the award winners!

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