AIA Colorado awarded the Royal Norwegian Embassy Renovation Award of Merit
AIA Colorado has selected Fentress Architects’ Royal Norwegian Embassy Renovation for an Award of Merit. This award recognizes exemplary projects that reinforce the value of outstanding architecture and its positive contributions to the community. The Royal Norwegian Embassy Renovation includes a new at-grade main entrance, a comprehensive interior remodel, exterior enhancements to maximize natural daylight, and the addition of the Atlantic Ocean Hall, a versatile indoor-outdoor ceremonial space. The renovation’s primary goals were to provide a sustainable, functional, and contemporary office environment for foreign diplomats and staff while preserving the embassy’s historic character. Upgrades such as an improved thermal envelope, energy-efficient windows, and sustainable landscaping align with the project’s environmental objectives, ensuring it maintains a dignified yet distinctive presence on Washington D.C.’s Embassy Row.