The D.C. chapter of the American Institute of Architects has announced its 1985 awards for excellence in architecture, honoring five Washington architectural firms for their design work.
Bowie-Gridley Architects won its citation for the design of the Green Acres School Activities Center at 11701 Danville Dr., Rockville. The facility includes a gymnasium, a stage area, an exercise area, a faculty office and a tutorial room.
The Joseph Boggs Studio/Architects received its award for the architects' studio and gallery it created for itself at 1333 H St. NW.
Hartman-Cox Architects was honored for its creation of the new U.S. Embassy Office Building in Kuala Lumpur, Malayasia. The 80,000-square-foot, tile-roofed building surrounds a fountain court.
Arthur Cotton Moore/Associates was cited for its design of the Rockville Town Center, which includes an arcade for art and craft shows, farmers' markets and various events.
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill won awards for two projects -- the curving office building at 1300 New York Ave. NW and the Regent Hotel and Office Building, at 2300 and 2350 M St. NW. The 1.1 million-square-foot office building includes a central atrium of marble and painted plaster, reminiscent of a classic Italian plaza.