A3C is excited to announce that we have been selected as a winner of the AIA of Huron Valley Honor Awards. This marks our third win within the last three (3) years! We couldn’t be more thrilled!

For the 2020 American Institute of Architects, Huron Valley Chapter, Honor Awards, A3C – Collaborative Architecture was awarded for the Building Award for New Construction, Addition or Renovation. Below is an overview of the project.

The Project: A contemporary clubhouse designed as a community center just outside of downtown Ann Arbor, the buildings its on an elevated plinth overlooking natural wetlands that offer spectacular views of the native wildlife and vegetation. Designed to marry the beauty of the site with a contemporary aesthetic inspired by Ann Arbor’s rich Mid-Century Modern heritage, this project was designed to be respectful of both the natural habitat and the city’s architectural history.

A program developed to provide all of the modern amenities of today’s residential community centers with a functional flexibility that enriches its neighborhood ensures that this three-story facility will remain a community resource for decades to come. Sensitive site placement, community engagement, and expansive views inform the overall design of the North Oaks Clubhouse. Natural materials and dramatic experiential transition combine to create a compelling recreational space and enduring community jewel.