‘Reimagination Essex River House’ Project Wins Statewide Architectural Award

NEW HAVEN – The Connecticut Chapter of the American Institute of Architects celebrated its annual awards gala on November 16 at Aria in Prospect.

The Essex River House, on Main Street in Essex, won a partner citation for the ‘Reimagination Essex River House’ project, with Robert Orr & Associates, according to a press release.

The project includes an entrance garden, rose garden and a “secret garden tucked away next to the main house,” according to the Robert Orr & Associates website.

The 1845 Greek Revival-style house, located behind a “humble” white picket fence, sits on a small, slender lot that tapers to just 30 feet at its waterfront end, the website said. .


The event celebrates residential and commercial architecture, “the power of architecture to shape business performance, emerging professionals who have already made exceptional contributions to their profession and the impact that an individual or group can make. have about the world of architecture and our organization, ”according to a press release.

Forty-five prizes were awarded to individuals and companies. The recognition of the 25 and 50 year membership milestones has also taken place.

AIA Connecticut, a state-wide chapter of the American Institute of Architects, serves the architectural profession, encourages design excellence, and strives to improve society by caring for the quality of built and natural environments, according to its website.

For more information, visit aiact.org.

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