The 2015 R+D Awards

Architect Magazine has announced the 2015 R+D Award Winners. We are pleased to announce that Synthesis Design + Architecture was fortunate enough to be granted an award for the Pure Tension Pavilion. In Architect Magazine's words:

Research can be hard to justify, even in an industry that prides itself on results. Regardless of whether success is measured in portfolio-perfect pictures or kilowatts of energy savings, innovation in architecture wouldn’t happen without individuals willing to put themselves out there. It is this dogged spirit of purpose-driven risk-taking that jurors Marc Fornes, Joyce Hwang, AIA, and Steven Rainville, AIA, chose to celebrate in this year’s R+D Awards. From 120 submissions, they identified nine projects—one first award, two awards, and six citations—crafted by teams that are blazing trails in the built environment, with little more than conviction as their guide.

You can find the full article about the winners here; and you can find the full write-up and video for the Pure Tension Pavilion here.

Full List of Winners

First Award: Pulp Pavilion by Ball-Nogues Studio

Award: Bar Raval by Partisans

Award: Pure Tension Pavilion by Synthesis Design + Architecture

Citation: Bands by Eric Owen Moss Architects

Citation: Breathe Brick by Both Landscape and Architecture

Citation: Co-Robotics and Construction: OSCR 1–4 Prototypes by Rust Belt Robotics Group

Citation: Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum by Teeple Architects

Citation: Queen Richmond Centre West by Sweeny &Co Architects

Citation: Radical Railbanking by Master of None