AW sponsors Brookline High School’s 21st Century Fund

November 18th, 2014

AW sponsored the BHS 21st Century Fund’s annual Gala.  The 21st Century Fund supports academic innovation at the public high school, raising private funding that provides seed money for new courses, inter-disciplinary programs, and learning opportunities for both students and teachers.


Red Rock on ArchDaily

October 27th, 2014

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Ankara Office Tower curtain wall framing and glazing nearing completion

October 24th, 2014

The 14-story office tower in Ankara, Turkey features an innovative curtain wall composed of exterior aluminum cover caps and interior wood louvers that provide solar shading and glare control.


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Red Rock is Architectural Record’s House of the Month

October 1st, 2014

AW’s Red Rock House, a single family home located in New York’s Berkshire mountains, is Architectural Record’s October House of the Month. Embracing a “machine in the garden” design approach, this project’s contemporary vocabulary and minimal form amplify by contrast its relationship with the natural landscape.


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AW concludes 2nd season supporting YouthDesign mentorship program for Boston high school students

September 8th, 2014

Congratulations to Nadalia on a great summer! Nadalia worked on a variety of design projects and was a great addition to our office. She will be attending college in the fall and we wish her all of the best on her future endeavors.


Nick Winton attends 2014 SCUP Conference, AW’s Joukowsky Institute honored in Architecture/Adaptive Re-use category

July 20th, 2014


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Structural substrate for astronomical observatory’s zinc cladding is completed

July 18th, 2014


Alex Anmahian attends as Community Rowing Boathouse is honored at 2014 AIA Conference in Chicago

June 26th, 2014


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Steel frame erected for astronomical observatory

June 17th, 2014

The steel structure for AW’s new observatory in central New Hampshire has been completed. This frame will support the observation platform and rotating telescope enclosure.


AW featured in ARCHITECT Magazine’s video series

May 20th, 2014

Architect Magazine interviewed Alex Anmahian and Nick Winton for the “ARCHITECT Visits” video series. They discussed the history of the firm and how its working environment reflects the culture of the AW practice. Click here to view the video


Cast your vote for the Community Rowing Boathouse in the 2014 AZ Awards People’s Choice Awards

April 10th, 2014

The Community Rowing Boathouse has been named a finalist for an AZ Award in the category
of Architecture, Commercial and Institutional Buildings over 1000 square meters. Finalists from
all categories will be posted on the AZ Awards website, where beginning April 10th, the public is
invited to vote for their favorite project as part of the People’s Choice Awards.

Telluride Retreat on Architizer

April 9th, 2014

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Joukowsky Institute Receives SCUP 2014 Merit Award

April 4th, 2014

The Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) has awarded AW’s Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology & the Ancient World at Brown University a Merit Award for Excellence in Architecture-Building Additions / Adaptive Reuse. The building’s open, flexible plan mirrors the Institute’s goal to bring together faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates from a variety of disciplines under one roof, providing new opportunities for cross-departmental interaction. Previous recognition for the Joukowsky Institute includes the 2012 AIA Honor Award for Interior Architecture, the 2012 BSA Honor Award for Design Excellence and LEED Gold certification.


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Red Rock House on Architizer

March 10th, 2014

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Community Rowing Boathouse featured in Materials For Design 2

March 7th, 2014

AW’s Community Rowing Boathouse is featured in a 4-page spread of photographs and drawings in Princeton Architectural Press’s Materials For Design 2, by Victoria Ballard Bell and Patrick Rand. The book chooses recent projects from around the world that illustrate how materials’ qualities affect a structure’s form and appearance.


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Red Rock House wins BSA Award

February 25th, 2014

The Boston Society of Architects has recognized Red Rock House with an Award in their 2014 awards program for Design Excellence. The jury noted the fine use of materials throughout as well as the effort that was taken to preserve as much of the site’s natural topography as possible, creating terraces for buildings and gardens and opening the site to daylight and longer views.


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Community Rowing Boathouse featured on homepage

January 24th, 2014

The Community Rowing Boathouse, winner of the 2014 AIA Institute Honor Award, is featured in a new CNN video profiling the “11 coolest buildings in North America”.


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Community Rowing Boathouse receives AIA Honor Award

January 16th, 2014

The Community Rowing Boathouse has won the 2014 AIA Honor Award for Architecture. The awards jury considered the project “beautiful not just in aesthetics, but also in operability,” noting its clear conceptual strategy and the kinetic cladding system that dramatically animates the building skin.

Photo by Mike Champion

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Red Rock House awarded in Annual Design Review 2013

December 19th, 2013

Architect magazine has awarded Red Rock House an honorable mention in its Annual Design Review 2013. This single family home in the Berkshire mountains was recognized for its rigorous attention to detailing and materials, and how they supported the program for both building and landscape.


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Nick appears on panel at ABX 2013

November 22nd, 2013

Nick Winton participated in a workshop on Office Culture and Award-Winning Design at ArchitectureBoston Expo. He was one of several experts discussing the positive effects workplace culture can have on high quality design.


Alex lectures at USF and presents AIA Tampa Bay Design Awards

November 13th, 2013

Alex Anmahian spoke about AW Architects’ current work last week at the Universtity of Southern Florida, closing out a month-long celebration of Architecture and Design sponsored by AIA Tampa Bay.  Alex also presented the Chapter’s Honor and Design Awards, having chaired the awards jury earlier this fall.


AW sponsors Horizons for Homeless Children’s Women’s Breakfast

November 6th, 2013

AW supported the Women’s Breakfast for the third year in a row. Horizons serves homeless children and their families throughout the state, building playspaces in family shelters, providing early education in their family centers, and partnering with families as they break the cycle of homelessness and move into permanent housing.



AW breaks ground on a new private observatory in New Hampshire

October 16th, 2013

AW breaks ground on a new private observatory at the summit of Ford Hill in central New Hampshire.

The observatory eschews the traditional domed typology, in favor of an asymmetrical dome, warming room, workspace, and observation deck that are synthesized into a singular architectural expression.


Kit of Parts: Red Rock House, lecture by Nick Winton at RISD Architecture

October 8th, 2013

Nick’s lecture for the Department of Architecture at RISD on October 7th described the evolution and process of design for the recently completed Red Rock House, a new residence in the Berkshires in upstate New York.



Nick Winton returns to RISD to teach fall semester advanced studio

October 2nd, 2013

Nick will be teaching an advanced design studio this semester at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Students will examine the role of the virtual classroom and online teaching in a university setting, and design a building to house the B.O.O.M. (Brown Open Online Mediatech) at nearby Brown University.



AW Principal, Elizabeth Zachos, new Board Chair for Brookline High School’s 21st Century Fund

September 19th, 2013






Elizabeth Zachos has been named Chairman of the Board of the BHS 21st Century Fund.  The Fund supports curriculum innovation to enhance the academic achievement and future of Brookline High School students and provides opportunities for leadership and creativity to its faculty.

AW collaborates with James Dayton Design of Minneapolis, MN on a Beacon Hill townhouse complete renovation

September 4th, 2013



Alex Anmahian at Convergence Symposium, Harvard University Graduate School of Design

April 18th, 2013


Alex Anmahian joined other contemporary practitioners at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design’s first annual Convergence Symposium last Friday evening to talk about the convergence of design and research in practice. Anmahian’s presentation entitled “Design / Research / Design” focused on design research in the firm.


AW’s office tower in Ankara, Turkey featured in Critical Exchange exhibit at the BSA

January 30th, 2013

AW’s project in Ankara, Turkey is a 14-story speculative office tower intended to serve high technology companies interested in embracing the technopole model of economic development, capitalizing on nearby educational and research institutes.


Critical Exchange is a multimedia exhibition currently on show at the Boston Society of Architects, examining work in the Middle East by local Boston architects.


The exhibition was curated by over, under, and runs through January 31, 2013.

Telluride Retreat is Architectural Record’s House of the Month

January 18th, 2013

Anmahian Winton Architects in collaboration with Karen Swett Architect designed this mountain retreat in Telluride, CO. Architectural Record’s 2013 opening issue has featured the project as House of the Month:

Sitting 10,000 feet above sea level in the San Juan Mountains, the vacation home is designed to withstand extreme weather and takes advantage of the dramatic site, while minimizing the adverse effects of the climate.

“Anmahian Winton Architects’ low profile Telluride House stands up to harsh weather with a palette of hearty materials, from copper to Colorado Limestone.”–Laura Raskin, Architectural Record


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Anmahian Winton’s exhibit at the Farnsworth Museum continues

October 26th, 2012

The Homestead Project at the Farnsworth Museum in Rockland, Maine exhibits 10 architects’ conceptual designs that re-imagine the original 1850 Farnsworth Family Homestead.  The exhibition has been extended through December 9th, 2012.

Image by Jane Messinger

Design study complete for Winchester’s Waterfield Block

September 13th, 2012

AW presented a Conceptual Design Study for Winchester Town Center on Thursday night.  Winchester requested the study to generate ideas for development that will accompany a projected 2014 renovation to their MBTA commuter rail station.

The Town Planning Board, residents, and the Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance attended, participating in the discussion that followed, addressing questions of population density, symbolism, and community engagement.

AW’s proposal examined the possibility of creating a contemporary icon for the Town with the renovated MBTA station, focusing on activating the site’s edges and strengthening its connection to Town infrastructure and resident activity.

AW’s Community Rowing Boathouse featured in new AsBuilt publication

August 13th, 2012

Princeton Architectural Press’s new volume in the AsBuilt series—Details, Technology, and Form, edited by Christine Killory and René Davids—features AW’s Community Rowing Boathouse in a 10-page spread of photographs and drawings.

The volume highlights formal and material innovation in 25 projects built during the last three years in the United States and Canada.

AW’s new office tower is under construction in Ankara, Turkey

July 24th, 2012

AW’s new technologically advanced office center in Ankara will integrate environmental design strategies with a state-of-the-art IT infrastructure. The tower will be set back from the street to make space for an urban garden and a public pedestrian link to surrounding neighborhoods.

The project is scheduled to be completed in January of 2015

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Joukowsky Institute Highlighted in Architect Magazine and AIA book Designs for the New Decade

June 13th, 2012

After receiving a 2012 AIA Honor Award for Interior Architecture, the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology & the Ancient World has been reviewed in Architect Magazine.

Susan Alcock, the Director of the Joukowsky Institute said that the project “fulfilled all our hopes and more. It offers all the basic elements: teaching space, offices, a library, work space—but all are integrated in a way that keeps people moving and talking. The design is beautiful and quirky. People can inhabit it in many ways: for lectures, for silent study, for small group discussions, for parties, for snoozing. But what really makes it is the light.”

Images: Warren Jagger, Jane Messinger, and Peter Vanderwarker

The Institute was also included in the AIA’s collection of Designs for the New Decade:

Alex Anmahian in discussion at the BSA

April 2nd, 2012

As part of the BSA’s IN FORM exhibition at their new Congress Street space, Alex Anmahian joined William Rawn, Cliff Gayley, and Tim Love last Thursday night to discuss “New/public: The state of Boston’s cultural spaces.” The architects gave brief presentations, followed by a discussion moderated by Tina Cassidy, the former editor of the Boston Globe.

Anmahian Winton at the Farnsworth Museum, Rockland, ME

March 26th, 2012

The Homestead Project at the Farnsworth Museum in Rockland, Maine is an exhibition of 10 conceptual designs that re-imagine the original 1850 Farnsworth Family Homestead. To mark the show’s opening, Nick Winton took part in a panel discussion with the other exhibiting architects on Saturday, March 24 in the Farnsworth Auditorium.

The exhibition will be on display at the Farnsworth until September 2012.

AW’s Dana Maringo appears in ArchitectureBoston

March 26th, 2012

Dana Maringo, a designer at Anmahian Winton, recently took part in a conversation with other young professionals at the BSA about what it means to be an architect in Boston today. You can read highlights from the conversation in the Spring issue of ArchitectureBoston magazine.


Community Rowing Boathouse in exhibition: IN FORM at the BSA

February 10th, 2012

AW’s Community Rowing Boathouse is included as a ”New/Public” project, referring to public designs and buildings that shape our view of Boston, both as it is and as it could be.  IN FORM is now on display in the BSA’s new space on Congress Street in Boston.

Chris Grimley, Mark Pasnik, and Michael Kubo of over,under designed and curated the exhibit. Image by over,under.

Joukowsky Institute wins BSA Honor Award

January 26th, 2012

The Boston Society of Architects has awarded the Joukowsky Institute at Brown University an Honor Award for Design Excellence.  Noting the impressive conceptual strategy and commitment, the awards jury was struck by the project’s remarkable flow of space and AW’s “strategic…elegant insertions” into the fabric of the historic building.

Joukowsky Institute library by AW

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Joukowsky Institute receives AIA Honor Award

January 11th, 2012

The Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World has won the 2012 AIA Honor Award for Interior Architecture. This project restored the exterior of historic Rhode Island Hall on the Brown University campus and completely renovated the interior to create an academic research institute supporting archaeological field work, classroom instruction, and graduate studies as part of the University curriculum.


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Anmahian Winton’s Joukowsky Institute featured on ArchDaily

August 10th, 2011

The Joukowsky Institute is written up on by Jesse Ganes.

Image by Peter Vanderwarker

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AW announces new Senior Associates

August 3rd, 2011

AW is pleased to announce the appointment of Julia Davis, Aaron Bruckerhoff, and Makoto Abe as Senior Associates, in recognition of their individual and collaborative work, and of their important contributions to the firm.


Alex Anmahian to take part in Common Boston

June 9th, 2011

Alex will be presenting a tour of AW’s design for the American Meteorological Society’s editorial offices on Beacon Hill as part of the BSA’s Common Boston citywide festival of architecture and design. June 18th, 1pm.

Image by Peter Vanderwarker

Anmahian Winton Announces New Principal

May 16th, 2011

Anmahian Winton Architects is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Zachos is joining the firm as Principal in charge of Business Development. Elizabeth brings more than 20 years of experience to AW, including a substantial background in client relationships and marketing strategy. We look forward to incorporating her unique skills into our work and our process.


Anmahian Winton’s Community Rowing Boathouse in the Wall Street Journal

March 19th, 2011

In a Wall Street Journal article on what’s hot in Boston right now, Jill Medvedow, Director of the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, was one of four local icons asked to weigh in on the best places to visit.  She named Anmahian Winton Architects’ design for the Community Rowing Boathouse as “Nautical Chic.”

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Anmahian Winton launches new website

March 19th, 2011

Anmahian Winton is pleased to announce the launch of, a new website showcasing the firm’s best and most recent work.

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Alex Anmahian lectures at SUNY, Buffalo’s School of Architecture

October 7th, 2010

Alex Anmahian gave a lecture about Anmahian Winton’s designs for the Community Rowing Boathouse and the Joukowsky Institute last night at Buffalo’s School of Architecture, as part of their Fall Lecture series for 2010.

Anmahian has taught design studio, lectured and has been a visiting critic at Harvard University, MIT, RISD, Northeastern University, Roger Williams University, The American University of Beirut, and the Boston Architectural College.

Brown Daily Herald highlights sustainable design at Joukowsky Institute

October 6th, 2010

In an article featuring the LEED success of Brown’s most recent addition to its campus, the Brown Daily Herald quoted Nick Winton’s philosophy behind AW’s design for the Joukowsky Institute at Rhode Island Hall: ‘”The architecture really comes first, and the sustainable design came alongside it … LEED gold is just part of that equation,” Winton said.’

The Herald reported AW’s success in collaborating with the building’s new tenants, and going above and beyond the University’s strict requirements for sustainable design.

Community Rowing Boathouse wins R+D Citation

August 11th, 2010

Image by Jane Messinger

The Boathouse has won a 2010 Architect Magazine R+D Citation for its cladding design: 18-foot tall operable vents, louvers and glass shingles. The project appeared in Architect Magazine’s September issue and will be on display for the R+D Symposium at Trump Tower in Chicago next month.

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Anmahian Winton’s iconic building on Brown campus awarded LEED Gold

August 9th, 2010

The Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World reinvents Rhode Island Hall, a historic Greek Revival building at the center of the Brown University campus.

This project was recently awarded LEED Gold certification from the US Green Building Council.

Images by Warren Jagger & Jane Messinger

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Holyoke Center office achieves LEED Gold

April 20th, 2010

Anmahian Winton’s project for the Dean’s offices of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University has achieved LEED Gold certification.

Image by Jane Messinger

Deans from different disciplines were relocated to this new space. With this work, Harvard wished to establish a new standard for administrative offices that would foster collaboration and would be contemporary, sustainable, and comfortable. You can also read about the project on Harvard’s Office for Sustainability website.

Harleston Parker Medal Awarded at City Hall, Boston

April 20th, 2010

Image by Peter Vanderwarker

The BSA has awarded the prestigious Harleston Parker Medal to Anmahian Winton’s Community Rowing Boathouse, naming it “the most beautiful building in Boston” for 2009.

Robert Campbell, FAIA wrote in the Boston Globe, “the architecture of the exuberant new Community Rowing Boathouse in Brighton is such a joy. This is a building that is happy to look, fresh, new, democratic and up-to-date… This is one of the best new pieces of architecture in Boston.”

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Joukowsky Institute featured in Architect Magazine

April 6th, 2010

Architect Magazine’s April issue features Anmahian Winton’s design for the Joukowsky Institute at Brown University, with an article by Joseph Giovannini and photographs by Peter Vanderwarker (above) and Warren Jagger.

The Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World is an academic research lab that supports archaeological fieldwork, classroom instruction, and graduate studies as part of the Brown curriculum.

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Anmahian Winton at University of Minnesota—Duluth

March 1st, 2010

Anmahian Winton has been appointed lead design architect for the new American Indian Learning Resource Center at University of Minnesota, Duluth. Anmahian Winton will be working with Duluth-based DSGW Architects on the project.


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Davis Museum furniture design by Anmahian Winton

October 4th, 2009

Anmahian Winton Architects’ new collection of custom furniture for the Davis Museum & Cultural Center at Wellesley College has just been unveiled.

The furniture system becomes an integral part of the Museum’s new interactive Sight and Sound Gallery, which combines art with furniture and sound, and is part of a thematic installation titled Perceiving Space in Art.

Images by Jane Messinger

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Blue Rock House wins New England Award

October 3rd, 2009

Image by Jane Messinger

The Blue Rock House, Austerlitz, NY has been given a Special Mention Award for Excellence in Architecture by the American Institute of Architects, New England.

The Awards were announced at the AIANE Design Awards Banquet, October 3, 2009.

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Community Rowing Boathouse in “Green Civic Buildings” article

October 1st, 2009

The Community Rowing Boathouse is featured in Architectural Record’s October article “Green Civic Buildings.”

Beth Broome writes, “The handsome new facility eschews nostalgic, Victorian pastiche and in a Modern language lifts the shroud of exclusivity from an age-old sport, bringing it down to earth and into the present day.”

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