Michael Winstanley Architects & Planners is pleased to announce that it has won a national design award from the Society of American Registered Architects (SARA) for the Bay Harbour Waterfront Community Master Plan in Provincetown, Massachusetts. This award represents the third national award MWAP has received in the last three years. The Design Award of Honor will be formerly announced on October 16th at SARA’s Annual National Conference in Miami, Florida.
The concept for the Bay Harbour Community Master Plan was to create a unique luxury development at the site of a former beach hotel located on the east side of the Provincetown harbor. The community was to be developed by the establishment of a uniform plan implemented by both the developer and the individual property owners.. Sited on approximately 7 acres, the 10 homeowners are part of a newly formed association that would be required to maintain and enforce the qualify environment established in the original master plan.
To assure a uniform plan development, design guidelines were prepared for both the landscape design and the building architecture. The landscape guidelines were based on the simple principle of reflecting the natural environment of the site context. Similarly, the architecture guidelines were prepared to reflect and promote the regional aesthetic and scale.
The Society of American Registered Architects was formed in 1956 in Atlanta Georgia by Wilfred J. Gregson as is open to anyone who carries an architectural license. The Credo for the organization is “Architect Helping Architect”.