March 23, 2005 12:00
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Honoring the recipients of The Independent Weekly's first INDesign architecture and design awards










At its best, architecture tells stories about our values and reflects our way of life. From the biggest corporate office to the most intimate home, a building's architecture and design sends a message about its owners' principles, standards, and sensitivity to their neighbors.

With that in mind, The Independent Weekly set out to honor the most innovative and thoughtful commercial and residential architecture, historical preservation projects and interior and landscape design in Acadiana ' and build awareness of the role they play in our community. We tapped a panel of four respected local and regional professionals to serve as judges and ensured that none of the judges had business or personal connections to any of the entrants. All commercial and residential projects completed in the 2004 calendar year were eligible.

COMMERCIAL ARCHITECTURE

GOLD

  • MBSB Group Architects/Allen Bacque, J. Wallace James Elementary School, 1500 West Willow St., Scott

SILVER

  • Sellers Group Architects/Gene Sellers, Vermilion Parish Library, 405 East Saint Victor St., Abbeville

BRONZE

  • No awards given

HONORABLE MENTION

  • UL Lafayette Building Institute Projects/W. Geoff Gjertson, Hector Lasala Acadiana Outreach Center, 125 S. Buchanan St.

RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURE

GOLD

  • Mike Landry Planning & Design, Sammy and Rosary Russo residence, 312 Princeton Woods Loop, River Ranch

SILVER

  • No awards given

BRONZE

  • Environmental Design/Ed Cazayoux, Adrian-Bossard residence, 5561 Highway 31, Opelousas

HISTORICAL PRESERVATION

GOLD

  • Environmental Design/Ed Cazayoux, Levieux Presbytere Church, 205 Iry Lejeune Road, Church Point

SILVER AND BRONZE

  • No awards given

COMMERCIAL INTERIOR DESIGN

GOLD

  • Liz & Todd, Dr. Kirby Guidry's office, 1101 South College Road.

SILVER

  • Architects Southwest ' Lafayette Surgical Specialty Hospital, 1029 Kaliste Saloom Road.

  • Charles Seale, ASID ' The Courtyard at Nicks', 125 South Second St., Eunice

BRONZE

  • Paulette Hebert Ph.D.esign Inc., First Baptist Church of Lafayette (foyer and worship area), 1117 Lafayette St.

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