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Honors

Northampton Historical Commission, Historic Preservation Awards 2013
Smith College’s Dewey House

American Institute of Architects New England, Design Awards 2011
People’s Choice Award for Two Pond Farm

Pioneer Valley Planning Commission Smart Growth Ideas Competition 2010
First Place for the Southampton Larrabee School site

Boston Society of Architects Sustainable Design Awards 2009
Citation for “Social Sustainability” to Jamaica Plain Cohousing Community

Pioneer Valley Planning Commission Smart Growth Awards 2007
Category: Traditional Neighborhood Development
Award of Excellence to Pioneer Valley Cohousing Community
Certificate of Merit to Pomeroy Commons
Certificate of Merit to Pathways Cohousing Community

 The 2006 Boston Architectural College Distinguished Alumni Award in Practice
To Laura Fitch, Class of 1991
“Architect, Facilitator, Visionary. You have been an essential force in forming dynamic, new communities. Your exceptional skill as a mediator has earned you the respect and admiration of your clients and colleagues. Because of you, Laura, many people have found more neighborly and sustainable ways to live. Through your work, our world is a better place.”

 “Top 10 Green Architects ”, Kraus Fitch Architects listed in Natural Home and Garden magazine 2005

 Massachusetts School Building Authority, School Building Design Award 2006
Crocker Farm Elementary School
Laura Fitch as Project Architect for Margo Jones, Architects

Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA)
Quality Building Council Award 2000, to Pathways Cohousing Community for New Multifamily Residential Category

Northeast Green Building Award 2001, to Sanderson Academy | the Ashfield-Plainfield Elementary School
Laura Fitch as Project Architect for Margo Jones, Architects; with Mary Kraus as materials consultant
Judges’ Comments: “A successful, healthy building. It includes a remarkable collection of green attributes given the budget realities of small-town public school financing. The building teaches its inhabitants about the region and history through its form and materials.”

Western Massachusetts AIA (WMAIA), Excellence in Design 1998
Sanderson Academy | the Ashfield-Plainfield Elementary School
Laura Fitch as Project Architect for Margo Jones, Architects; with Mary Kraus as materials consultant