Chatham Courthouse Wins Top NC Architecture Award for Historic Preservation
PITTSBORO— At the Nov. 17 meeting of the Chatham County Board of Commissioners, the county received a copy of the Tower Award that honored the reconstruction of the Historic Courthouse. This is the top statewide award for historic preservation sponsored by the North Carolina AIA (American Institute of Architects).
The courthouse project architects, Hobbs Architects PA in Pittsboro, presented the award certificate to the commissioners. They submitted the project for award consideration, which required it to meet strict criteria.
“It was a huge honor to work on this project,” said Taylor Hobbs. “This award belongs to the community and to the county for rallying around the courthouse after the fire and supporting efforts to return it to its rightful place as the centerpiece of Chatham County.”
The Tower Award specifically recognizes well-designed projects by AIANC members that exemplify historic preservation and adaptive reuse in renovation, restoration or rehabilitation of a historic structure.
Nominated projects must be one of the following: on the National Register of Historic Place; a contributing building in a National Register historic district; a contributing building in a locally-designated historic district, or a locally designed landmark.
The AIA North Carolina Design Awards program recognizes architects for exceptional design expertise. Each project is carefully chosen by juries composed of some of the nation’s most elite architects. Award winners must exceed benchmarks for outstanding architectural design, structural composition, and application of design theory.
2009 Eastern Section Design Awards
Project Name: Carolina Nephrology
Completion Date: 2004
Location of Project: Goldsboro, North Carolina
(Partin-Hobbs & Associates, PA)