The American Institute of Architects, Spokane Chapter, recently honored Prentiss + Balance + Wickline Architects’ “Lot 6 Cabin” at their 2018 Design Awards Gala. The 1,100-square-foot cabin, nestled at the toe of a steep slope in Mazama, received a Merit Award. It was the only residential project recognized by the presiding jury, made up of architects from across the country.
The judges praised the cabin’s concept design, which dissolves the boundary between indoor and outdoor spaces, as well as its “rigorous” use of materials and detailing. They referred to the small cabin, built in 2014 on a relatively tight budget, as a “delightful surprise,” saying it “left us all smiles.” Methow Valley resident Margo Peterson-Aspholm, a member of AIA Spokane and Project Architect for the Lot 6 Cabin, accepted the award on behalf of Prentiss + Balance + Wickline.
Over the past few decades, Prentiss + Balance + Wickline Architects (formerly Balance Associates) has built more than 30 projects in the Methow Valley. This is the third time a PBW project has been honored by AIA Spokane.