Arlington Recognizes Hyatt within 2017 DESIGNArlington Winners

Arlington Recognizes Hyatt within 2017 DESIGNArlington Winners


  • Ten winning projects recognized for design excellence
  • New construction and renovations honored
  • Jury of local design professionals selected winners

The Arlington County Board today recognized ten 2017 DESIGNArlington award-winners, honoring achievements in outstanding architectural or landscape design in the County.

“We created DESIGNArlington to encourage and acknowledge great architecture in public and private projects,” Arlington County Board Chair Jay Fisette said. “By honoring creative, functional design that respects neighborhood character, we send a clear message to developers and design experts about what our community values in its built environment.”

Judges examined 34 entries. The winners include public art, new construction and renovations of private homes and commercial spaces. Images of the winning works can be found on the DESIGNArlington website.

Evaluation process

The entries were not in competition with each other, but rather evaluated on their own merits, including visual composition and aesthetics, sustainable design and development, accessibility to all people regardless of their age or ability, and preservation of historic buildings, façades, elements and character. A panel of jurors examined the quality of each overall design and determined the number of awards to be granted.

The five jurors were:

  • Dr. Elizabeth Morton, Ph.D, Associate Professor of Practice, Urban Affairs and Planning School of Public and International Affairs, Virginia Tech
  • Roxanne Edwards, Architect, McNeill Maker Design Associates
  • Bill Spack, Architect/Preservationist, Cox Graae + Spack Architects
  • Shawn M. Balon, ASLA, PLA, Career Discovery and Diversity Manager, American Society of Landscape Architects
  • Laurent Odde, Ph.D., Program Manager, Art in Transit, Washington Metro Area Transit Authority