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Loudoun Design Cabinet To Unveil 9 Winners For 2011 Signatures Of Loudoun Design Excellence Program
Loudoun Design Cabinet To Unveil 9 Winners For 2011 Signatures Of Loudoun Design Excellence Program

The Loudoun County Design Cabinet, together with the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors and selected Loudoun County high school students, will unveil the 2011 winners in the Signatures of Loudoun Design Excellence program Monday, June 13. The awards presentation will be at 5 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors Room in the Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison Street, S.E. in Leesburg. The public is encouraged to attend.

The cabinet formed the Signatures of Loudoun Design Excellence Program seven years ago to recognize outstanding projects and architectural elements countywide, and recruits for public nominations each winter. This year the Design Cabinet and the student panel evaluated approximately 55 nominations.

"We attracted an exceptional selection of submissions to the Signatures of Loudoun Design Excellence Program for 2011. Project types included renovated historic Loudoun landmarks and current, pace setting designs. Each of the winners help brand Loudoun as a community of high quality, sustainable design, well suited for its setting or context," said Alan L. Hansen AIA LEED AP, chair of the Design Cabinet since its founding in 2002.

For the fourth year in a row, the Design Cabinet invited a panel of Loudoun County high school students to work with the Design Cabinet in the awards selection. This year’s students, each of whom have expressed interest in studying architecture, engineering, or design in college, were able to interact with the professionals on the Cabinet, as well as interview two former student participants now studying architecture at the University of Virginia and Virginia Tech.

The Loudoun County Design Cabinet was formed in 2002 by the Department of Economic Development with a mission of encouraging the highest quality physical design in order to complement Loudoun’s natural beauty, and to reinforce its sense of place, identity and community. The cabinet is comprised of professional architects, planners, and engineers.