The Alabama Council of The American Institute of Architects (AIA) honored building projects as outstanding examples of architecture during the 2016 Design Awards Luncheon held at the Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach. The Alabama Council’s Design Awards Program encourages excellence in architecture and selected a panel of distinguished architects from Louisiana to judge 63 entries.
From this group of statewide entries, the jury awarded one Honor Award, four Awards of Merit, and two Honorable Mention Awards. Chambless King was honored to receive a Merit Award for the Tankersley Residence.
The Tankersley Residence is a single-family dwelling for a husband and wife couple and their pets and is sited on a 30 acre plot of countryside in Prattville, Alabama. Designed with a modern farmhouse feel, the house focuses on natural materials, simple detailing and physical and visual connections to the outside. The exterior is simple and strives to recall the iconic farmhouse image with vertical board & batten siding, steep gables with shed dormers, large picture windows and metal standing seam roofs. The interior main level of the house features open spaces with exposed wood and steel framed ceilings and access to a large wrap-around screened in porch. A simple scissor stair with heart pine treads & a steel handrail takes you to the second level where the form of the roof is expressed with white walls and pine tongue & groove ceilings. Visual connections to the exterior are major part of each space within the house and allow for constant interaction with the outside.
“We are honored to win this award and to be recognized by our peers,” stated John Chambless, Owner and Principal of Chambless King.
Chambless King Architects is an award-winning, multi-faceted architectural firm that offers a variety of services related to architecture, interior design, project management, master planning/urban planning, programming, and cost management.