PERRY — In. Site: Architecture (I.S:A) has received one of three Merit Awards presented by the Rochester Chapter of the American Institute of Architects at its 2011 Design Excellence Awards.

I.S:A’s “cohesiveCAMPUS” projects at the Rochester Institute of Technology developed a language for RIT’s new goal to “green” its dynamic campus — creating bike shelters, bus stops and pedestrian spines that connect and protect alternative modes of transportation. In partnership with Environmental Design & Research (EDR) of Rochester and Syracuse, In. Site: Architecture’s projects also include an eco-swale and rain gardens that heighten the sustainability — and beauty — of the campus core.

Founded in 2001 by partners Rick Hauser and Ali Yapicioglu, In. Site: Architecture employs six full-time staff at its offices in Perry and Geneva. I.S:A has garnered seven awards in the past four years. The practice includes sustainable, innovative design from residential to institutional scales, new construction to adaptive re-use, throughout New York, in Pennsylvania and Madagascar.

The cohesiveCAMPUS Awards Competition Board is among the many resources located on the I.S:A blog at www.insitearch.com/blog. Awards were presented by the Rochester AIA at a Gala event June 4 at RIT’s new Golisano Institute for Sustainability.

Don Cochran

This bus stop at Rochester Institute of Technology’s Gleason Circle was designed by In. Site: Architecture of Perry and Geneva. (Courtesy of In. Site: Architecture)