The Cathcart Site Ardmore Elementary School Cherry Crest Elementary School
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Design Principal
SUMMARY STATEMENT
By fostering wonder, exploration and inquiry through dynamic spaces interconnected with site and program, Boris’ designs present a stimulating paradigm for learning environments. In combination with his concern for healthier, sustainable and inspiring spaces, his approach elevates the civic quality of these buildings. Boris’ projects have been recognized for their design excellence by more than 20 national design awards over the last decade.
SELECTED PROJECT STORIES
SELECTED AWARDS
World Architecture News (WAN) Awards:
Hazel Wolf K-8 ESTEM School, Finalist, Second Place, Future Projects Award
AIA Committee on Architecture for Education, Educational Facility Awards:
Ardmore Elementary School, Riverview Elementary School, The Cathcart Site (Including Little Cedars Elementary and Glacier Peak High School)
AIA Northwest and Pacific Region Honor Awards:
The Cathcart Site (Including Little Cedars Elementary and Glacier Peak High School)
AIA Washington Council Civic Awards:
Snohomish High School, Merit Award
Rainforest Arts Center, Honorable Mention
Cherry Crest Elementary School, Ardmore Elementary School, Riverview Elementary School, The Cathcart Site (Including Little Cedars Elementary and Glacier Peak High School), Eastgate Elementary School
Association for Learning Environments (formerly CEFPI) Awards:
Cherry Crest Elementary School, Finalist for James D. MacConnell Award
Riverview Elementary School, School Planning & Architectural Exhibition Awards, Project of Distinction
Snohomish Elementaries (Including Machias and Riverview Elementary Schools), Finalist for James D. MacConnell Award
International Design Awards (IDA):
Ardmore Elementary School, Finalist
Wilson High School, Third Place in Institutional Category
Learning By Design magazine, Grand Prize Awards:
Cherry Crest Elementary School, Riverview Elementary School, Ardmore Elementary School, First Creek Middle School
American School & University magazine, Crow Island School Citation, Educational Interiors Showcase:
Cherry Crest Elementary School, Oak Harbor High School
RECENT SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
Moderated a round panel discussion on Louis Kahn’s design thinking during the exhibit, “Louis Kahn: Power of Architecture,” 2016
Association for Learning Environments (formerly CEFPI) LearningScapes Conference, San Diego, CA
Outside Out, Influences from the Outside
"Get Out! Benefits and Opportunities of Outdoor Learning" (co-presented with Lauren Scranton and Christine Benita), 2015
Association for Learning Environments (formerly CEFPI) Washington State Chapter Conference, Marysville, WA
Art and Culture: History, Community, Classroom, "Interpreting Schools’ Community, History and Culture through Design" (co-presented with Kyle McLeod and Tammy Jones), 2015
Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) International Study Tour, Croatia, Montenegro, and Bosnia & Hercegovina, Europe
Croatia at Crossroads of Time and Space, professional tour leader, with three featured lectures, 2014
  • "History of Dubrovnik" – from a small refugee colony to the "Pearl of Adriatic"
  • "Layers of Civilizations" – explanation of how layers of different times in 4 cities on the Adriatic coast influenced the contemporary school of architecture
  • "An Authentic School of Architecture" – overview of formation and values of contemporary Croatian school of architecture
Wilsonart Creativity Tour: Denver, CO, (events in nine cities nationwide)
"Nature as Context – Interaction of Magnitudes," 2014