2005 Maybeck Award
Rob Wellington Quigley, FAIA
At the center of Quigley’s design philosophy is his concern for social issues and human values. He foundedhis architecture and planning practice in San Diego in 1978, beginning with small single-family residences whose groundbreaking passive solar designs brought attention to sustainable California architecture long before “green” became a buzzword. Later, Quigley expanded into civic and academic projects, still focused on sustainability but also on addressing the needs of the working poor through innovative affordable housing, such as 1987’s acclaimed Baltic Inn.
Quigley’s firm now includes a branch office in Palo Alto, and he continues to bring his social consciousness to the communities in which he builds. His work, as the 2005 AIACC Design Awards jury put it, “consistently celebrates urban living and design in California.”