2015 AIA Architectural Excellence Design Awards

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Pictured (left to right): Dave Larson, P.E., Raudenbush and Bruce Johnson, AIA, Murphy & Dittenhafer Architects at the AIA Central PA Awards Gala.

Murphy & Dittenhafer Architects were presented with an Architectural Excellance Award at the AIA Pennsylvania Annual Architectural Excellence Design Awards Gala for work on The Forum Auditorium in Harrisburg. The Awards Gala was held at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, PA on October 29, 2015. Over 35 firms and individuals across the Commonwealth were honored for excellence in design and innovation, contributions to the profession of Architecture and commitment to the quality of life in the built environment. The winners were selected from over 150 project submissions. Click here to see all the AIA PA design winners.

M&D were also presented with an Excellance Award for work on the Forum Auditorium at the AIA Central Pennsylvania Conference and Expo Awards Gala on November 2, 2015. The Conference and Expo was held at the Susquehanna Art Museum in Harrisburg, PA. Click here is see all the AIA Central PA design winners.

Raudenbush was a subconsultant to M&D and provided various site/civil and structural services. The project involved structural repairs, MEP systems, and exterior improvements including drainage, service ramp and driveway repairs.  Structural tasks included the design of new seating connections to the existing framed slab, including connections for removable seating; a visual existing conditions assessment and report of the plaster ceiling’s black iron and diamond mesh support system (limited to visual observations at accessible areas only); and preparation of a report including observations, conclusions, and recommendations for further investigation.

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