AWARDS FOR CORNERSTONE DESIGN AND ITS PRINCIPALS:
- CDI President David Esau, AIA, was awarded the 2003 Vander
Hyden Award by the Washtenaw Contractors Association, for his extensive civic
involvement in support of the design and construction industry. David is the
first individual architect to receive the award since it was established in
David was named Young Architect of the Year by AIA Huron Valley on the basis
of design quality and community involvement, 2002.
Cornerstone Design has worked on several projects with Avalon Housing,
an Ann Arbor based non-profit providing low income housing. One of those
projects, shown here, is Arbordale Apartments, a renovation of an existing
39 unit complex, to address deferred maintenance issues and provide
an accessible unit.
- Avalon Housing awarded David its Community Service Award for
contributions to the organization’s efforts to develop low-income housing,
- The Arbordale Apartments renovation project, in Ann Arbor, MI,
was awarded the Pyramid Award for Best Project Team (under $3 million), by
the Washtenaw Contractors Association, 2001. Recipients were Avalon Housing
(owner), Cornerstone Design (architect), and Phoenix Contractors (general
- In a previous employment, CDI Principal David Esau designed a
church classroom addition to historic Marion Presbyterian Church, in Marion,
KS. The project was the recipient of the Kansas Society of Architects Award
for Excellence, 1988; and the Kansas Preservation Alliance Award, 1988.