Quinn Evans Architects' Detroit employee Ann Phillips, AIA, SEED, was honored with the AIA Associate Award at the Celebration of Architecture held at Detroit's Eastern Market. The event takes place each year during the annual week-long Detroit Design Festival.
"Ann believes that as a designer, she has an obligation to the public and that all people deserve access to design and architectural services. She is most passionate about people, and about helping them--from clients and colleagues to contractors and community members. Continuing to build a career focused on helping those who compose the communities in which she practices, Ann looks forward to contributing her skills and expertise to a profession that has the power to create social change."
Following the Recognition Awards, Quinn Evans then received an Honor Award for the Davidson-Gerson Gallery of Glass at the Henry Ford Greenfield Village. QEA collaborated with James Carpenter Design Associates to transform the former machine shop into a new exhibit space for the museum's diverse collection.
Inspired by the art glass pieces housed within the space, the design team converted a defunct machine shop into a transparent jewel box of a gallery. Located on the campus of Greenfield Village, the glass gallery’s design creates a modern counterpoint to the surrounding historic buildings and supports the museum’s mission by demonstrating the versatility of glass as a medium.
The Glass Gallery also received the AIA Huron Valley Honor Award.