by TruexCullins, January 6, 2011
To all our loyal followers, fans and friends: Happy New Year! Our resolution for 2011 is to (continue to) feed the blog on a regular basis with news, events, and plenty of random musings on architecture and design.
There are certainly many great stories to tell. The new year at TruexCullins is off to a roaring start, with new people, exciting projects, and further recognition of our work. We’re very pleased to say that the Maltex Building was one of the winners of the 2010 AIA Vermont Excellence in Architecture Design Awards: the People’s Choice Award.
Unlike the other categories that are awarded by jury, the People’s Choice award is determined by popular vote, from the general public’s viewing of all the design entries on display. The new Maltex façade is a very engaging piece of architecture that reactivates one of the busiest pedestrian stretches of the emerging Pine Street corridor, so it makes sense that the general public relates so well to this project and voted it their favorite. Thank you to all who voted.
The former 1950s warehouse building was transformed into a modern landmark, with a contemporary palette of corrugated metal and wood panels. The newly renovated commercial building complements the adjoining 1899 historic brick structure, and has become a very desirable place to work.
We had a little fun with this view of the building for our annual holiday card this year. It’s all in good spirits, and good wishes to all our clients and colleagues for a healthy and prosperous year ahead!