Wilmington architecture and planning firm Tevebaugh Associates has received the 2014 Architect Vision Award by the Mason Contractors Associates of America (MCAA).The annual national award is given to one firm for outstanding use of masonry in design and construction.
Both the University of Delaware Health Sciences Center and Widener University’s Founders Hall were cited as examples for their use of masonry in uniquely different and sustainable applications.
Jim Tevebaugh, company president, started the firm nearly three decades ago with a commitment to the basics: solid design, proactive leadership and responsible cost control.That formula has resulted in projects for private clients in addition to high-profile projects in Delaware and the immediate area – many of them in the academic, corporate and healthcare arenas.
The firm works on high quality, higher profile projects that boast a wide design aesthetic and a stunning architectural response to unique challenges, opportunities and inspiration. Their approach includes cutting edge technologies and sustainable features.
“One of the things we take real pride in is recognition of the challenge and hard work that goes into the projects,” Tevebaugh said.While peer recognition like the MCAA award is rewarding, it’s the feedback from the community that he finds the most rewarding.“When people tell you they like your building, that’s just the best.” What’s his favorite project over the last 27 years?“I’m always most proud of the last one,” he said.