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Design Awards

2010

AWARD OF RECOGNITION
International Interior Design Association (IIDA)
Memorial Hospital at Gulfport Food Court, Gulfport, MS

AWARD OF RECOGNITION
International Interior Design Association (IIDA)
Manhattan Athletic Club, Harvey, LA

BEST K-12 EDUCATION
South Central Construction Best of 2010
New Campus for Holy Cross School, New Orleans, LA

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
South Central Construction Best of 2010
Daughters of Charity Health Center at St. Cecilia, New Orleans, LA

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
South Central Construction Best of 2010
Army Aviation Support Facility, Hammond, LA

GOLD AWARD
2010 Brick in Architecture Awards
New Campus for Holy Cross School, New Orleans, LA

2009

OUSTANDING DESIGN:  RENOVATION/MODERNIZATION
American School & University Architectural Portfolio
Nicholls State University, Vernon G. Galliano Hall Cafeteria Renovation,Thibodeaux, LA

2007

AIA LOUSIANA MEDAL OF HONOR
Awarded posthumously to James Buchanan Blitch, Sr., FAIA

RECOGNIZING EXCELLENCE IN HEALTHCARE DESIGN AWARD
International Interior Design Association (IIDA)
PACE at St. Cecilia, New Orleans, LA

2006

EXCELLENCE IN CONSTRUCTION AWARD – EXTERIOR FINISHES
Mississippi Associated Builders & Contractors
Memorial Hospital at Gulfport, Gulfport, MS

2005

AIA SERVICE AWARD
Service Award to Ronald B. Blitch – AIA – Design for Aging Chairman – 1982 – 2005

2004

CITATION FOR DESIGN EXCELLENCE – American Institute of Architects (AIA) and American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA)
PACE at St. Cecilia, New Orleans, LA

2002

EXCELLENCE IN CONSTRUCTION AWARD – INTERIOR FINISHES
Mississippi Associated Builders & Contractors
Gulfport Medical Office Building, Gulfport, MS

2001

AWARD OF MERIT
American Concrete Institute, Louisiana Chapter
New Orleans Regional PET & Gamma Knife Center/Touro Infirmary/Tulane University/LSU, New Orleans, LA

MERIT AWARD, RENOVATION
Historic District Landmarks Commission
Swiss Confectionery, New Orleans, LA

EXCELLENCE IN CONSTRUCTION AWARD, Institutional
Associated Builders and Contractors New Orleans Bayou Chapter
Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church, LaPlace, LA

FIRST PLACE, Category I General Construction over $15 million
Mississippi Associated Builders and Contractors
Memorial Hospital at Gulfport Tower Addition, Gulfport, MS

BRONZE, Healthcare – ASID, Louisiana District Chapter
Our Lady of Wisdom Skilled Nursing Facility, New Orleans, LA

GOLD, Healthcare – ASID, Louisiana District Chapter
New Orleans Regional PET & Gamma Knife Center/Touro Infirmary/Tulane University/LSU, New Orleans, LA

2000

AWARD OF MERIT – American Concrete Institute – Louisiana Chapter
Lambeth House at Uptown Square, New Orleans, LA

ABC EXCELLENCE IN CONSTRUCTION AWARD – Tennessee Chapter
Our Lady of Wisdom, New Orleans, LA

BEST OF 2000 AWARDS –
Louisiana Contractor Magazine
Best Design Project of 2000
University of Louisiana at Monroe – New Library, Monroe, LA

BEST OF 2000 AWARDS – Louisiana Contractor Magazine
Award of Excellence – Design
Our Lady of Wisdom, New Orleans, LA

HONOR AWARD – AIA Louisiana
University of Louisiana at Monroe – New Library, Monroe, LA

AWARD OF MERIT – AIA Louisiana

Our Lady of Wisdom, New Orleans, LA

ALPHA AWARD
Interior Design, Commercial
Our Lady of Wisdom, New Orleans, LA

BEST PRACTICE AWARD – “CRAFTING CONTEMPORARY APPEAL”
Contemporary Long Term Care Magazine
Malta Square at Sacred Heart, New Orleans, LA

CITATION FOR DESIGN EXCELLENCE – American Institute of Architects (AIA) and American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA)
Our Lady of Wisdom Skilled Nursing Facility, New Orleans, LA

CITATION FOR DESIGN EXCELLENCE – American Institute of Architects (AIA) and American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA)
Malta Square at Sacred Heart, New Orleans, LA

1999

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
LIVABLE COMMUNITIES TRANSIT DESIGN COMPETITION
Grand Prize Winner
Big 4 Depot Plaza / Main Street Bridge Intermodal Development, Lafayette, IN

BEST OF 1999 AWARDS – Louisiana Contractor Magazine
1999 Private Architecture Project of the Year
Lambeth House at Uptown Square, New Orleans, LA

ALPHA AWARD – Bronze
Interior Design, Residential
Lambeth House at Uptown Square, New Orleans, LA

1998

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD – AIA Louisiana
Ron Blitch – First recipient of Award

BEST OF 1998 AWARDS – Louisiana Contractor Magazine
1998 Public Architecture Project of the Year
Xavier University Living/Learning Center, New Orleans, LA

1997

AWARD OF MERIT – AIA New Orleans
AIA Legacy Project for the Homeless, New Orleans, LA
AIA National Legacy Program

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD – AIA New Orleans / Gambit Weekly
Xavier University Library and Resource Center, New Orleans, LA

GOLDEN HAMMER AWARD – New Orleans, LA
“Adaptive Reuse Project of the Year”

Volunteers of America, SRO Housing, New Orleans, LA

GOLDEN HAMMER AWARD – New Orleans, LA
“Renovation Commercial – Council District E”

Pendleton Memorial Methodist Hospital, New Orleans, LA

HONOR AWARD – AIA New Orleans
Studio di Architettura, Ron Blitch Residence

HONOR AWARD – AIA Louisiana
Studio di Architettura, Ron Blitch Residence

1996

GOLDEN HAMMER AWARD – New Orleans, LA
“Adaptive Reuse of a Historic Building”
Swiss Confectionery, New Orleans, LA

HONOR AWARD – ASID Regional Conference (LA, MS, AL)
Touro Infirmary – Oncology Unit, New Orleans, LA

1995

HONOR AWARD – AIA Louisiana
Xavier University Library and Resource Center, New Orleans, LA

AWARD OF MERIT – AIA Louisiana
East Jefferson General Hospital – Critical Care Pavilion, Metairie, LA

1994

HONORABLE MENTION FOR DESIGN – National Institute of Seniors Housing
Lambeth House at Uptown Square, New Orleans, LA

CITATION FOR DESIGN EXCELLENCE – American Institute of Architects (AIA) and American Association of Homes for the Aging (AAHA)
Lambeth House at Uptown Square, New Orleans, LA

1993

INTENSIVE CARE UNIT DESIGN CITATION – Society of Critical Care Medicine,
American Association of Critical Care Nurses and the AIA/Committee on Architecture for Health

East Jefferson General Hospital, Critical Care Pavilion

1992

GAMBIT MAGAZINE, Commercial Design Award
WLAE – Channel 32 “FOCUS” Set Design

ALPHA AWARD for Excellence
Interior Design, Commercial
East Jefferson General Hospital, Critical Care Pavilion

HONOR AWARD – Louisiana Architects Association
St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Fairhope, Alabama

ALPHA AWARD for Excellence
Interior Design, Commercial
WLAE – Channel 32 “FOCUS” Set Design
Archdiocese of New Orleans

1990

PANELIST – Seniors Housing Forum
National Association for Senior Living

Ronald B. Blitch – May 13-15, 1990 – Nashville TN

ALPHA AWARD for Excellence
Interior Design, Residential
Grimstad Residence

1988

HONOR AWARD – Louisiana Architects Association
The Lutheran Center, New Orleans, LA

DESIGN AWARD – Louisiana Architects Association
Design/Build Birdhouse Competition
“Untitled”/For Tree Swallows & California Wren

1987

HONOR AWARD OF EXCELLENCE – Louisiana Architects Association
Blitch Residence

HONOR AWARD – CBD Historic District Landmarks Commission
757 St. Charles Building – Renovations and Additions
Offices for Blitch Architects, Inc.

HONOR AWARD – New Orleans Chapter, AIA
St. John of the Cross Church, Lacombe, LA

AWARD OF MERIT – New Orleans Chapter, AIA
Blitch Residence

1986

MERIT AWARD – Interfaith Forum on Religious Art and Architecture
St. John of the Cross Church, Lacombe, LA

HONOR AWARD OF EXCELLENCE – Louisiana Architects Association
St. John of the Cross Church, Lacombe, LA

HONOR AWARD OF EXCELLENCE – New Orleans Chapter, AIA
Offices for Blitch Architects, Inc.
757 St. Charles Building – Renovations and Additions

MERIT AWARD – International Illumination Design Award, IES
Vatican Pavilion, 1984 Louisiana World Exposition

MERIT AURORA AWARDSoutheast Builders Conference
Offices for Blitch Architects, Inc.
757 St. Charles Building – Renovations and Additions

MERIT AWARD – New Orleans Historic District Landmarks Commission
Bethany Nursing Home

1985

HONOR AWARD – AIA Gulf States Region
Offices for Blitch Architects, Inc.
757 St. Charles BuildingRenovations and Additions

HONOR AWARD OF EXCELLENCE – Louisiana Architects Association
Offices for Blitch Architects, Inc.
757 St. Charles BuildingRenovations and Additions

1984

HONOR AWARD OF EXCELLENCE – New Orleans Chapter, AIA
Vatican Pavilion   1984 Louisiana World Exposition, New Orleans, LA

HONOR AWARD – Louisiana Architects Association
WDSU Telecommunications Center 1984 Louisiana World Exposition,
New Orleans, LA

HONOR AWARD – New Orleans Chapter, AIA
WDSU Telecommunications Center 1984 Louisiana World Exposition,
New Orleans, LA

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE – Gambit Magazine
Vatican Pavilion – 1984 Louisiana World Exposition

1982

HONOR AWARD OF EXCELLENCE – Louisiana Architects Association
The Bullis School, Founder’s HallPotomac, Maryland

HONOR AWARD – Southwest Chapter, ASID
Corporate Offices for Price Waterhouse Co., New Orleans, LA

COMPETITION FOR THE VATICAN PAVILION1984 WORLD’S FAIR
Competition Finalist – Architect chosen to complete project

1980

HONOR AWARD – Louisiana Architects Association
American Rent-All, Metairie, LA

COMMENDATION – Department of the Navy
Bachelors’ Enlisted Quarters, New Orleans, LA

1979

HONOR AWARD – American Planning Association – Award for Project Excellence
Abita Springs Historic District and Zoning Plan, Abita Springs, LA

1978

HONOR AWARD, Louisiana Architects Association
St. Ann’s Church and Shrine, Metairie, LA

1977

MERIT AWARD – PLAYTHINGS MAGAZINE
Merchandise Achievement Award for Department Design
Children’s Circus Toy Shop, New Orleans, LA

1976

HONOR AWARD – Louisiana Architects Association
Alfred Bonnabel High School, Metairie, LA

HONOR AWARD – Louisiana Architects Association
John Ehret High School, Marrero, LA

HONOR AWARD – Louisiana Architects Association
St. Patrick’s Church, Robertsdale, Alabama

1974

HONOR AWARDAIA Gulf States Region
Christ Episcopal Church, Bay St. Louis, Mississippi

1972

HONOR AWARD – Louisiana Architects Association
St. John the Evangelist Church, Gulfport, Mississippi

HONOR AWARD – National Guild for Religious Architecture
Christ Episcopal Church, Bay St. Louis, Mississippi

1969

HONOR AWARD – AIA Gulf States Region
St. Mary’s Dominican CollegeCabra Hall Dormitory, New Orleans, LA

HONOR AWARD – Louisiana Architects Association
St. Mary’s Dominican CollegeCabra Hall Dormitory, New Orleans, LA

1964

HONOR AWARD – AIA Gulf States Region
Holy Cross High School – Brothers’ Residence, New Orleans, LA

HONOR AWARD – Louisiana Architects Association
Holy Cross High School – Brothers’ Residence, New Orleans, LA

1962

HONOR AWARD – AIA Gulf States Region
Walter Antin Residence, Hammond, LA

HONOR AWARD – AIA Gulf States Region
St. Christopher Convent, Metairie, LA

1961

HONOR AWARD – AIA Gulf States Region
Our Lady of the Gulf School, Bay St. Louis, Mississippi

1958

HONOR AWARD – AIA Gulf States Region
Lakeshore Residence, New Orleans, LA
(J. Buchanan Blitch, Sr.Partner in Charge of Design)

1957

HONOR AWARD – AIA Gulf States Region
La. Forestry Commission HQ, Baton Rouge, La.
(J. Buchanan Blitch, Sr. – Partner in Charge of Design)

1956

COMMENDATION – Department of the Navy
Advance planning:  Naval Air Station, New Iberia, LA
(J. Buchanan Blitch, Sr. – Partner in Charge of Design)