Gresham Smith Healthcare Project and Young Leader Recognized by AIA Richmond
Gresham Smith celebrated two awards at the AIA Richmond Honors & Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, April 23. The firm’s design for an addition and facade renovation at the Novant Health UVA Health System Prince William Medical Center won a Merit Award while Aviation Project Coordinator Sarah Stumpo received the Richard L. Ford, Jr. Award. The Richard L. Ford, Jr Award is given to a young chapter member who has demonstrated vision, passion and excellence in the design community.
“Gresham Smith prides itself on our dedication—we deliver tailored, creative and functional solutions to our clients because we know the impact the built environment has on our communities. We have the responsibility and privilege of designing vital infrastructure and in the process we promote our industry,” said Dave King, AIA, regional vice president, Gresham Smith. “Through their hard work, the Novant Health UVA Health System Prince William Medical Center project team and Sarah help advance architecture and design and we are proud to share their recognition.”
After years of disjointed renovations and additions, Novant Health UVA Health System Prince William Medical Center needed an upgrade to improve aesthetics as well as the patient experience. Gresham Smith designed a new façade, two-story lobby and connector which creates a more cohesive, modern look and separates public and private circulation for better wayfinding and efficiency.
Sarah Stumpo is a project coordinator in the firm’s Aviation market. She joined Gresham Smith in 2017 and has over four years of architecture experience. Stumpo is an integral part of the Richmond International Airport design team, currently working on a concourse expansion project. She is actively involved in AIA Richmond, advocating for licensure and helping other aspiring architects gain a better understanding of The Architect Registration Examination (ARE). Stumpo is a graduate of Clemson University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture as well as the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she earned Bachelor of Architecture.
AIA Richmond’s Design Awards recognize projects that have achieved excellence in architecture while The Richard L. Ford, Jr Award is considered the Chapter’s highest individual award presented to a young architect, associate member, or intern. It is given in honor of one of the Chapter’s leading and skillful mentors, Richard L. Ford, Jr. FAIA. The award shall be made by the Chapter Board, based on nominations by the Honors Committee.