News | February 24th 2017

Western Dining Commons Receives BSA Honor Award for Education Facilities Design

We are thrilled to announce that CBT’s design for Western Dining Commons at Miami University has been honored with the Boston Society of Architect’s 2016 Hobson Honor Award for Design Excellence in Education Facilities Design. The project was honored at the Annual BSA gala on February 16, 2017, where hundreds of industry professionals gathered to celebrate the 2016 award winners across series of categories.  

The jury commended the project's elegant and distinctive design and seamless integration with the landscape from the inside-out:

“All of the client’s goals—to establish an eclectic dining experience; create a destination for all students; bridge the gap between campuses; celebrate the topographic nature of the western campus—were achieved. And the building is elegant, too, organized as a series of well-crafted pavilions that create a sense of community while establishing an architectural identity. The exterior is broken down to fit with the landscape, and recedes in a quiet way despite its large-scale. Daylight breaks up volumes and brings natural light into the middle of what is a deep plan with a large footprint. We love the extension of the building into the landscape, especially the series of dams that echo the rhythm of the building while mitigating the water flow. It’s a very clever project that uses purposefulness and finesse to make campus dining a more nuanced, intimate experience.” - 2016 BSA Jury 

See all 2016 BSA Award Winners