The jury for the 2019 Architecture Awards has selected Dimenna Center for Classical Music, Bridge Theatre, Royal Academy of Music, and Duke Ellington School of the Arts to receive merit awards at USITT19 in Louisville. No honor awards will be given this year.

The review process is a blind process, meaning no actual names are attached to the portfolios for review. The lead juror cannot submit projects for review. Due to their wide breadth of exposure to the field of consulting, the consulting jury members must recuse themselves whenever a conflict may arise.

The 2019 USITT Theatre Design Awards included a jury of three voting members led by Architect Leigh Stanton Breslau, AIA, Partner at Trahan Architects in Chicago, Il. Also participating were Dawn Schuette, FAIA, Partner with Threshold Acoustics in Chicago, Il., and theater consultant Bob Campbell, ASTC of Fisher Dachs in NYC.

The jury was managed under the leadership of USITT Vice Chair William Murray, FAIA. The Jury was held in the offices of Threshold Acoustics on Oct. 9, 2018. There were 18 submissions, which is up eight from a year ago.

Merit Awards

Dimenna Center for Classical Music, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, New York, NY

The DiMenna Center For Classical Music, Location: New York NY, Architect: H3 Hardy Collaboration Architects

Architect: H3hc Architects

Theatre Consultant: Auerbach Pollock Friedlander

Acoustical Consultant: Akustiks

Completion Date: 2011

Construction Cost: $10M

Bridge Theatre, London, UK

Architect: Haworth Thompkins

Theatre Consultant: NA

Acoustical Consultant: Gillieron Scott Acoustic Design

Completion Date: September 2017

Construction Cost: £50M

Royal Academy of Music, London, UK

Architect: Ian Ritchie Architects Ltd.

Theatre Consultant: Fisher Dachs

Acoustical Consultant: Arup Acoustics

Completion Date: January 2018

Construction Cost: £20.3M

Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Washington D.C.

Architect: LBA-CGS Joint Venture

Theatre Consultant: Fisher Dachs

Acoustical Consultant: Polysoncis Corporation

Completion Date: August 2017

Construction Cost: $160M