(June 20, 2014) – The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors honored the winners of the 2014 Signatures of Excellence Design Awards at its meeting on June 18, 2014. The Loudoun County Design Cabinet, which is supported by the Loudoun Department of Economic Development, launched the awards program ten years ago to recognize outstanding projects and architectural elements countywide.
This year, the annual architecture and design competition honored eight projects. In addition, the Design Cabinet announced that longtime developer, the late Bruce M. Brownell, was selected for the cabinet’s inaugural Vision in Design award, honoring significant individual contributions to Loudoun design.
Brownell was a Loudoun native who was regarded by many as one of the county’s most creative, visionary developers until his death in 2004. Brownell’s achievements as a planner, builder and preservationist are exhibited in numerous projects throughout the county, including Magnolia’s in Purcellville and Market Station in Leesburg. Brownell’s son, Jason, accepted the award.
The other “Signatures of Loudoun” winners are:
- The Goose Creek Bridge, near Middleburg;
- The Catoctin Creek Distillery, in Purcellville;
- The Signs of Middleburg (Winner of the Students’ Choice Award);
- The Walker Pavilion, in Lovettsville;
- Saint John the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, in Leesburg;
- The Lodge at Willowsford, in Aldie;
- The Equinix DC6-DC11 IBX Data Center and Regional Headquarters in Ashburn; and
- Ferrari Maserati Lamborghini of Washington, in Sterling.
Details about the Signatures of Excellence Awards program are online at biz.loudoun.gov/designawards.