Potash Hill Residence Hall Receives AIAVT 75 Year Award

December 30, 2023

Potash Hill’s “Out of the Way” residence hall is one of just 11 Vermont buildings to be honored with The American Institute of Architects, Vermont Chapter’s (AIAVT) 75 Year Award. Coinciding with AIAVT’s 75th Anniversary, the awards celebrate 75 years of architectural design excellence in the state of Vermont. All are architectural works constructed in Vermont since 1948.

Completed in 2002, Out of the Way was designed by Turner Brooks, AIA as a dormitory for 18 students. It is one of of Potash Hill’s newer residential buildings, offering five well-equipped apartments tucked into a beautiful wooded area at the top of campus. Each apartment has a kitchenette, bath, and private entrance; one unit is ADA accessible. The units connect directly to a generous meandering common space which has been designed to accommodate both small and larger group activities. Situated near the top of a hill, the building overlooks the campus buildings on the slope below, with lovely forest views and golden southern light.

The AIA Design Awards program celebrates outstanding architectural design in Vermont and around the world, and the Citation Award represents exemplary achievement in a specific aspect of a project. Winning designs are selected by an esteemed jury, demonstrate exceptional skill and creativity in the resolution of formal, functional, and technical requirements, and address issues including ecological stewardship and social responsibility.

The 75 Year Award winners were announced at the 75th Annual AIAVT Design Awards celebration at HULA Lakeside in Burlington on December 7, 2023. For more information, visit aiavt.org.