About the Phoenix Architect.
Richärd | Kennedy Architects of Phoenix designed two projects which have won the firm the overseas awards for the second year in succession. Established in 1996, Richärd Kennedy Architects is known for their innovation and commitment to creating spaces that bring beauty and environmental sustainability together.
The firm’s portfolio includes numerous healthcare, municipal, libraries, higher education, academic research labs, and corporate clients.
Richärd Kennedy Architects was founded on the premise that sustainable design infuses every aspect of their work, from site to landscape, building envelope, building systems, interior spaces, and furnishings.
Official US Dept of State Statement.
The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations’ (OBO) new consulate general projects in Hermosillo, Mexico, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, were recognized by The Chicago Athenaeum’s prestigious 2022 American Architecture Awards for innovative design leadership and pioneering architectural vision.
The design for U.S. Consulate General Hermosillo received special recognition as an award recipient in the civic/government building category. U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro’s design was awarded an honorable mention.
Richärd|Kennedy Architects of Phoenix is the design architect for both projects, with HGA Architects & Engineers of Minneapolis as the associate architect. Carte Arquitectos, a local architecture firm in Mexico, is the local associate architect for Hermosillo and Page is the architect of record.
The American Architecture Awards are organized by The Chicago Athenaeum with The European Center for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. The awards are recognized as some of the nation’s highest public awards for new architecture and urban planning by the most prominent architecture firms in the United States.
Since the start of the U.S. State Department’s Capital Security Construction Program in 1999, OBO has completed 174 new diplomatic facilities and has more than 50 active projects in design or construction worldwide.
OBO provides safe, secure, functional, and resilient facilities that represent the U.S. government to the host nation and that support U.S. diplomats in advancing U.S. foreign policy objectives abroad.
The Phoenix based architecture firm Richärd|Kennedy Architects has won a prestigious American Architecture Award for their innovative design leadership in the civic/government building category.
The U.S Consulate General Hermosillo project received special recognition as an award recipient, while the U.S Consulate General Rio de Janeiro’s design was awarded an honorable mention.
These awards are given by The Chicago Athenaeum with The European Center for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, and are some of the nation’s highest public awards for new architecture and urban planning.
Congratulations to Richärd|Kennedy Architects on this fantastic achievement!
Sources: Nouvelles THX, US Dept. of State & Richärd | Kennedy Architects.