Free speech wins [November 9]

Free speech wins [November 9]

Tonight Charlottesville’s First Amendment Monument will receive a Jury Citation Award for Excellence in Architecture from the Virginia Society of the American Institute of Architects (VSAIA). Along with 20 other projects around the state, the monument, designed by Charlottesville architects Peter O’Shea and Robert Winstead, will be honored at the Visions of Architecture gala in Richmond. "It’s rare that you find a piece of urban furniture that invites a kind of provocation, while also being very beautiful in its own right," said the jury that selected the awards.

Viva la chalk: The Virginia Society of the American Institute of Architects will award the Free Speech Monument with a Jury Citation tonight.

Other awards went to the National Museum of Marine Corps in Quantico, a meditation room in Blacksburg that was built for a segment of the ABC show "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," and the Lexington Presbyterian Church, by Charlottesville’s Train & Partners. 

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