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AWARDS & PUBLICATIONS

Bennett Frank McCarthy Architects is recognized by Washingtonian Magazine as a top local firm and is included annually on their listing of the best design firms in the Washington DC metro area.

 

Bennett Frank McCarthy Architects, Inc.

Houzz.com:
"Best of Houzz 2013 to present: Design" - highly rated design portfolio
"Best of Houzz 2013 to present: Service" - highly rated in client satisfaction
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Clarksburg Village

Maryland National Capital Building Association - 2013 Great American Living Award for "Best Innovative Land Planning - Residential" awarded to Bennett Frank McCarthy with Elm Street Development and Charles P. Johnson Associates.

 

Private Residence

Houzz.com - "Best of Remodeling 2013: Exterior Category" - DC Metro Area
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Private Residence

Remodeling Magazine Merit Award for Whole House Remodel under $250k - 2011 Design Awards Program

 

Private Residence

American Institute of Architects Potomac Valley Chapter Merit Award for Architectural Excellence - 2009 Chapter Awards Program

 

Grace House

National Association of Home Builders Gold Award, Assisted Living; 2008

 

Bartholomew House

Affordable Housing Conference 3rd Place Award for Architectural Excellence in Affordable Housing; 2004

Maryland Society American Institute of Architects, Citation Award for Architectural Excellence; 2003 State Awards Program.

American Institute of Architects Potomac Valley Chapter Citation Award for Architectural Excellence; 2001 Chapter Awards Program

ALFA Assisted Living Federation of America – "Best of Home" – Special Merit Award; 2000

National Council on Seniors Housing - Merit Achievement Award for Assisted Living; 1999 NCOSH Awards Program.

Masonry Institute Design Competition - First Award - Design and Craftsmanship; 1998.

National Council on Seniors Housing - Gold Seal Award for Senior's Housing, "On the Boards" category for unbuilt schematic design; 1996 NCOSH Awards Program.

 

Private Residence

American Institute of Architects Potomac Valley Chapter Merit Award for Architectural Excellence; 2003 Chapter Awards Program.

 

Private Residence

Maryland Society American Institute of Architects Merit Award for Excellence; 2003 State Awards Program.

American Institute of Architects Potomac Valley Chapter Citation Award for Architectural Excellence; 2003 Chapter Awards Program.  Designed and completed with William Bechhoefer, FAIA.

 

Marian House

National Council on Seniors Housing - Recognized for Renovation Greater than $500,000; 2002 NCOSH Awards Program.

Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers – Best Project; 2001 HAND Awards Program.

 

Byron House

National Council on Seniors Housing - Silver Achievement Award for Affordable Assisted Living; 2001 NCOSH Awards Program.

 

Mary's House

National Council on Seniors Housing - Silver Achievement Award for Assisted Living; 2000 NCOSH Awards Program.

Chrysalis Award, Professional Remodeler Magazine, for Remodeling Excellence in the South, 1999

 

The Grove at Patuxent Woods

1996 Building Innovation for Home Ownership Project of the National Partners in Home Ownership of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. The project was selected for award and recognition.

1995 Maryland Affordable Housing Competition Award from the Maryland Secretary of the Department of Housing and Community Development. Awarded commission for seven house Charles County portion to encourage innovative designs for improvement of affordable housing.

 

Private Residence

1995 Preservation Award from Montgomery Preservation Inc. for the renovation and addition to their house. The house is a Sears Roebuck Crescent house in Brookmont. Project designed and completed with William Bechhoefer, AIA

 

Raphael House

National Council on Seniors Housing Gold Seal Award for Affordable Senior's Housing and Silver Seal Award for Assisted Living; 1993 NCOSH Awards Program

Award for Residential New Construction, 1992 Finish First, Annual National Exterior Design Contest, sponsored by Wolverine Technologies

 

Private Residence

American Institute of Architects Potomac Valley Chapter Merit Award for Architectural Excellence; 1992 Chapter Awards Program. Project designed and completed with William Bechhoefer, AIA.

 

Private Residence

American Institute of Architects Potomac Valley Chapter Citation for Architectural Excellence; 1991 Chapter Awards Program. Project designed and completed with William Bechhoefer, AIA.

 

Halfway House for Women

Designated team in design-build competition for Montgomery County facility; 1992.

 

East Germantown Elementary School

Second place in an invited competition in l985 for a proposed school in Germantown, Md.; Ralph Bennett Architects was Associated Architect with Eugene Delmar, FAIA.

 

Louis W. Foxwell, Sr. Memorial Community

This 185 unit housing project for the Deaf was given an Award of Merit in l984 by the Maryland Governor's Committee on the employment of the Handicapped for the design features provided for the tenants.

 

Lake Seneca Elementary School

First Prize in a 1983 invited design competition for the first new Montgomery County Elementary School in nine years. Ralph Bennett was Associated Architect with Grimm and Parker, Architects, with special responsibility for energy related design features including classroom lighting and demonstration facilities.

First Prize for all Building Types in EnComp '84, a competition sponsored by Maryland and Virginia utilities and engineering societies.

American Institute of Architects Potomac Valley Chapter Award of Excellence; 1985 Chapter Awards Program

 

Potomac Horse Center Housing

Second prize among 16 entries in a development competition for 48 units of passively solar heated family row houses in Potomac, Maryland sponsored in l982 by the Montgomery County Economic Development Commission.

 

"Solar Heated Houses for New England"

Winner of an award in the Research category, 1976 Annual Awards Program, Progressive Architecture Magazine.

 

Karlsruhe, Federal Republic of Germany

First Prize group in l970 open international competition for urban redevelopment of 30 acres with Pfister, Ruegg, Marbach

 

Fremont, California Civic Center

Honorable Mention in 1966 national competition for government center for newly incorporated city.

 

Print Publications

Cottages & Bungalows Magazine, April 2013, "Curb Appeal - 10 Expert Tips for Having the Best House on the Block"

Washingtonian Magazine, March, 2009, Bennett Frank McCarthy Architects listed among "more good architects," for five years running.

AIA DC Magazine, Spring / Summer 2002, Porch Renovation, "The Good Client"

"Where Church and Seniors Create Family,"  Washington Post, March 6, 1999, Bartholomew House

The Grove at Patuxent Woods; Building Innovation for Homeownership; U.S.Department of Housing and Urban Development, April, 1998

Progressive Architecture, July, 1993, young architects in with an older partner

Builder Magazine, March, 1993, Raphael House

The Washington Post, 1989, Mary's House

Charles Street: An Urban Prototype; 1986 Competition Entry Published 1988

North End Skating Rink; International Asbestos Cement Review (Switzerland) #94; 4/79

Killington Village Center; Architecture and Urbanism (Japan); August l977