Orcutt/Winslow Partnership Honored as AIA 2005 Western Mountain Region Firm of the Year

-- Award Recognizes Company's Commitment to Excellence in Professional Growth, and Use of ArchiCAD's Virtual Building Modeling Approach --

PHOENIX, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The Orcutt/Winslow Partnership, the largest architectural firm in Arizona, was named the 2005 Western Mountain Region Firm of the Year by the American Institute of Architects (AIA). This award annually recognizes a firm across the states of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming, not only for its innovative design work, but also its commitment to professional and community growth, leadership, and top- quality architectural work.

"The Orcutt/Winslow Partnership exemplifies the type of firm this award was created to honor," said Ron Peters, AIA Western Mountain Region Firm of the Year Chair. "Its national leadership and creativity in the development of Technology in Architecture Practice and use of ArchiCAD has changed how our profession produces contract documents, and it is evident in the quality of the firm's architectural work. The award committee also sought to recognize the strong foundation in both community and professional leadership that the founders have provided by example over the years."

This year's award submission focused on The Orcutt/Winslow Partnership's team of employees and corporate culture. The firm established an in-house University program, enabling its employees to maintain AIA continuing education credits. In addition, Orcutt/Winslow encourages employee collaboration and communication on projects and supports both professional and community growth. The firm is committed to innovation in architectural practices, utilizing cutting-edge design tools and employing a team of architectural professionals who flourish in Orcutt/Winslow's environment.

"It is our business philosophy to ensure the continued professional growth and development of our team," said Paul Winslow, partner, The Orcutt/Winslow Partnership. "This, combined with our utilization of advanced technologies like ArchiCAD, guarantees that our clients consistently receive top-quality services. We are truly honored that our practice and our staff's work have been recognized by the AIA."

With a portfolio that spans three decades and has resulted in more than $2 billion in construction projects, The Orcutt/Winslow Partnership has implemented a ground-breaking management style and ArchiCAD-based business strategy that allows designs to be developed through an interactive, technology-based process.

"The Orcutt/Winslow Partnership is truly setting a new standard for how architectural firms can incorporate Virtual Building technology into their practices to great acclaim," said Donald Henrich, vice president, Graphisoft North America. "We are proud to hear that ArchiCAD has assisted the firm on its path to increasing success."

About Graphisoft

"The best way to predict the future is to invent it," Alan Kay.(1) Graphisoft is the pioneer and leader in developing Virtual Building(TM) Solutions. It is widely acknowledged as the world's #1 supplier of model-based software and services for the building industry. Our clients are at the forefront of the industry -- delivering projects that are better designed, more predictable to construct and less expensive to operate.

Graphisoft and ArchiCAD are registered trademarks of Graphisoft. All trademarks are property of their respective owners.

About The Orcutt/Winslow Partnership

The Orcutt/Winslow Partnership is a multi-disciplinary design firm offering specialty services including architectural and interior design, special communications/data systems consulting and facilities management- systems development. Established in 1971, The Orcutt/Winslow Partnership has expanded from a two-architect practice, to more than 80 professional architects, designers and technical staff, making it one of the largest architectural firms in the State of Arizona.

    (1) Alan Kay. Inventor of Smalltalk -- the inspiration behind subsequent
windowing-based systems.

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  • October 09, 2008
    Reviewed by 'Stave Newport'
    What a great article. I'm going to be purchasing Archicad soon and would like to talk with someone at Orcutt Winslow about how they've maximized their production effeciency.

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