Awards for CDI
The CDI team is honored by the recognition we’ve received from our local and industry communities.
CDI Principal David Esau, AIA, was recognized in 2015 with the Distinguished Community Service Award by AIA Huron Valley.
The firm was recognized by AIA Huron Valley in 2009 for 20 years of architectural practice.
The Hands-On Museum Legacy Gallery renovation project, in Ann Arbor, MI, was awarded the Pyramid Award for Best Project Team (under $3 million), by the Washtenaw Contractors Association, 2008. Recipients were Hands-On Museum (owner), Cornerstone Design (architect), and JS Vig (general contractor).
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 1977.
David Esau was named Young Architect of the Year by AIA Huron Valley on the basis of design quality and community involvement, 2002.
Avalon Housing awarded David its Community Service Award for contributions to the organization’s efforts to develop low-income housing, 2001.
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 contractor).
In a previous employment, 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.
Cornerstone Design is proud to have worked on many 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. We worked on the same complex 15 years later when Avalon qualified for additional funding to make more improvements. See more CDI Portfolio highlights here.