Ward + Blake Jackson Hole Architecture Firm Receives Custom Home and International Design Awards

May 01, 2012 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Jackson, Wyoming-May 1, 2012 Ward + Blake Architects, a Jackson Hole residential and commercial architecture firm, received First Prize in the Architecture Categories Competition of the International Design Awards for "Catskills Retreat," an unbuilt design for a luxury New York state resort that incorporates sod roofs and other sustainable features. The Jackson, Wyo. architecture firm also received third prize in the awards in the Architecture Categories Competition for its in-progress "Sharp Residence" as well as an Honorable Mention in Conceptual for "Catskills Retreat."

The International Design Awards have a stated purpose to celebrate the world's most visionary designers, discover new and emerging talent, and promote the appreciation of design worldwide. The competition received entries from 65 countries. Winners' projects are published in the International Design Awards Book of Designs to be distributed nationwide.

In addition to the international awards, Ward + Blake Architects received a Merit Award in the Detail Category from the 2012 Custom Home Design Awards for its "Wilson Doors," massive custom entry doors created for a Wyoming residence. More than 400 entries were received by the Custom Home judges who chose 29 winners. A complete list of winning projects is available here, and full details and photographs will be published in Custom Home's May/June 2012 issue. Web-exclusive images and details about the winners also will appear on customhomeonline.com.

"It's fulfilling when competitions like these recognize the excellent work produced by the Ward + Blake staff," says Tom Ward, principal. "We are constantly challenging ourselves to exceed expectations and I feel awards recognize this effort."

Ward + Blake Architects was built on a distinctive vision: to be provocative in thought, flexible in nature and disciplined in execution. Since 1996, the Jackson Hole residential and commercial architecture firm has earned recognition for architecture that is sensitive to its environment and successfully integrated with its surroundings. Ward + Blake creates buildings that are tactile, modern, bio-climatically responsible, honestly expressed, technologically sound and artfully crafted. For additional information, visit Ward + Blake online at www.wardblakearchitects.com or call 307.733.6867.