Winstanley Architects and Planners is pleased to announce that two of our projects, Old Dominion Boat Club (ODBC) and National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) have been selected as winners in the AIA Potomac Valley 2021 Excellence in Design Awards competition.

On October 21, 2021 at the M-NCPPC Wheaton Headquarters, the AIA PV Design Awards Celebration have announced Winstanley Architects & Planners as one of the award recipients of their 2021 Excellence in Design Awards Competition.

The Old Dominion Boat Club (ODBC) received a Special Recognition Commercial Architecture award for its relationship to historic site. ODBC is a boat club on the Potomac River that has been a part of the waterfront of Alexandria since the 1880. Using materials and design aesthetics that rendered a building that looks like a boat and has interior elements that mimic shipboard interior construction components, the Old Dominion Boat Club now enjoys a brand-new multi-story club (like ships have multiple decks) which looks and “feels” like a boat.

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) received an Award of Merit in Interior Architecture. Our approach for the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association was to create an interior that could be immediately identifiable with NRCMA. Instead of an open layout, we embraced the concept of a dramatic concrete space by reducing the glazing to the office doors and applying an architectural wall-coating with concrete detailing. This set the tone for the entire space. The details are based on expressing concrete inspired elements such as the suspended rebar ceiling, concrete looking carpet-tile, coffered ceiling at the Lobby.

Photography: Jessica Marcotte’