The Loudoun County Design Cabinet and the Loudoun County Department of Economic Development honored the winners of the 12th annual “Signatures of Loudoun” awards in a presentation to the Board of Supervisors on June 7.
The Signatures of Loudoun Design Excellence Awards encourage and recognize high quality design projects throughout the county, soliciting public nominations for outstanding design in seven categories, including ‘public spaces,’ ‘details’ and ‘the familiar.’
The winners were decided by the Design Cabinet, which includes designers from the fields architecture and planning, as well as engineers.
Among the winners were Ida Lee Park and Recreation Center in Leesburg, which won the icon award, the Barn at One Loudoun in Ashburn who won in the makeover category, and Northern Virginia Community College’s Robert G. Templin, Jr. Higher Education Center in Sterling for pace setting.
The Vision in Design award, the Design Cabinet’s highest honor, was given posthumously to Powell Harrison, who died in 2000, for his lifelong work in preserving the historic buildings in the county.
“The ‘Signatures of Loudoun’ program recognizes architectural, landscaping and interior design excellence in the places where we live, work and play,” said Department Executive Director Buddy Rizer. “Companies want to locate in a community that their staff and customers can be proud of.”
Selected past winners are displayed in a special exhibit at Washington Dulles International Airport.