SGA, a Boston and New York City-based national award-winning architecture, interior design, planning, branded environments and virtual design and construction practice, today announced that the company has received a Special Mention in the category “Architecture+Preservation” in the 9th Annual Architizer A+Awards for their work on Peabody College of Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.
The Special Mention in the “Architecture+Preservation” category recognizes works that preserve and enhance their existing built environment.
In partnership with Centric Architecture in 2020, SGA’s higher education group led the process as Design Architect on 71,000 square feet of renovations and additions for Peabody College at Vanderbilt University.
Included in the 71,000 square feet of renovations and additions was a “jewel box” connector addition that serves as a new student center for graduate programs and active learning classrooms, fulfilling Peabody College’s wish to create a new school center. The redesign split the boxy building in two; replacing the concrete walls with glass which added depth to the façade and created a light-filled atrium lobby with café and lounge.
“We are honored to receive this Special Mention from the Architizer A+Awards,” said David Enriquez, LEED AP BD+C, Architect and Senior Designer at SGA. “The preservation of existing buildings and space in any design requires a unique architectural disposition and a specialized skill-set, and we are pleased to have our efforts in the Peabody College project recognized by such a well-known publication.”
In addition to Architizer A+Awards, SGA’s design at Peabody College previously received an Honor Award at the AIA Middle Tennessee 2020 Design Awards. In 2020, SGA received about a dozen awards for its pioneering design and architectural work.