HGA Wins Two AIA Wisconsin Design Awards


HGA Architects and Engineers (HGA) has won two AIA Wisconsin Design Awards for architectural excellence in AIA Wisconsin's annual awards program.

Winners include Virtua Voorhees Hospital in Voorhees, New Jersey, which won an Honor Award, and Cambridge Commons at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, which won a Merit Award.

Virtua Voorhees Hospital, Voorhees, New Jersey (Honor Award)

Virtua Voorhees Hospital focuses on work processes and the patient experience. Located on a 120-acre campus, the 368-bed, 680,000-square-foot state-of-the-art hospital is defined by three major areas of care: Women and Children, Obstetrics, and Adult Medical and Surgical. The building program fits into two primary masses: A curved patient bed tower and a regular-shaped testing, surgical and support-services block. Natural materials are used throughout to create an inviting, healing environment.

Cambridge Commons, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Merit Award)

Cambridge Commons is a mixed-used, market-rate residence hall for UW-Milwaukee students. Located in a busy urban neighborhood, the U-shaped building forms a protective, grassy courtyard with outdoor dining, recreation and green playing field overlooking the Milwaukee River bluffs. The residence hall includes a series of shared suites and apartment-style units for approximately 700 students, common spaces and lounges, learning spaces, and underground parking. Street-level retail reinforces the urban grid.