2013 Design Award Winners Announced

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Award Recipient Gallery

Interior Architecture
Small Projects
Urban Design

From a cantilevered residence that plays tricks with the eye, to an inner-city charter school and over to a geology museum in China, all the recipients of this year’s awards have a unique spin on how they contribute to the environment and increase the value of design.

Since 1982, The American Institute of Architects, California Council (AIACC) has celebrated outstanding architecture through the AIACC Design Awards program. Once again, The AIACC proudly recognizes excellence in architecture and design, announcing the recipients of this year’s Design Awards competition and celebrates the value of design.

The awards program includes architecture, urban design and sustainability and each has their own jury.

Design Awards Jury

Gabrielle Bullock, AIA – Perkins + Will
Merrill Elam, AIA – Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects
Vivian Lee, AIA – Edmonds + Lee Architects
Jenna McKnight – Architizer Magazine
Ronnette Riley, FAIA – Ronnette Riley Architect

Urban Design Awards Jury

Brian Fletcher, ASLA – Callander Associates
Frank L. Fuller IV, FAIA – Field Paoli Architects
Mia Lehrer, FASLA – Mia Lehrer + Associates
Maria Ogrydziak, AIA – Maria Ogrydziak, AIA Architect
Stephanie Reich, AIA, LEED AP – City of West Hollywood
Andrew Spurlock, FASLA – Spurlock Poirier

Sustainability Awards Jury

Stephan Castellanos, FAIA – California Commission on Disability Access
Diane McClean, AIA – Southern California Edison
David Kaneda, PE, AIA – Integrated Design Associates, Inc.
Dan Heinfeld, FAIA, LEED AP – LPA

The caliber of all work submitted was very high—even the submittals which did not make it to the final rounds received oohs and ahhs and accolades.

Following is a list of all the winners. Check back soon for a featured gallery of all winning projects.

2013 Awards for Architecture

Honor Awards
GreenDot Animo Leadership High School, Los Angeles BROOKS + SCARPA
NYC Multifamily, New York NMDA, Inc
Health Sciences Education Building, Arizona CO Architects
Buck Creek Residence, Big Sur Fougeron Architecture
Merit Awards
Center for Manufacturing Innovation Metalsa CIDeVec,
Monterrey Mexico
Broadway Housing, Los Angeles Daly Genik
UCLA Outpatient Surgery and Oncology Center,
Santa Monica
Michael W Folonis Architects
UC Davis Health System Parking Structure, Sacramento Dreyfuss & Blackford
Venture Capital Office Headquarters, Menlo Park Paul Murdoch Architects
University of California, Berkeley Biosciences Building, Berkeley SmithGroupJJR
28th Street Apartments, South Los Angeles Koning Eizenberg Architecture, Inc.
Flip House, San Francisco Fougeron Architecture
Adobe Systems Utah Campus, Lehi, Utah WRNS Studio
Cedars Sinai Medical Center Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion, Los Angeles HOK
Wild Beast Pavilion, Valencia Hodgetts + Fung
Dapeng Geology Museum and Research Center,
Shenzhen, China
lee + mundwiler architects
Hallidie Building, San Francisco McGinnis Chen Associates, Inc.
eHouse, Tel Aviv, Israel Axelrod + Stept Architects
West Hollywood Affordable Housing, West Hollywood Patrick Tighe Architecture
Yin Yang House, Venice Brooks + Scarpa

2013 Awards for Interior Architecture

Merit Awards
Grupo Gallegos Creative, Huntington Beach Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects
Skid Row Housing Trust Management Office, Los Angeles Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects
Heavybit Industries, San Francisco IwamotoScott Architecture
One Kearney Lobby, San Francisco IwamotoScott Architecture
Gensler Office, Los Angeles Gensler

2013 Awards for Small Projects

Honor Award
Voussoir Cloud, SCIArc Gallery, Los Angeles IwamotoScott Architecture
Merit Awards
[C]SPACEPAVILION, London, England Synthesis Design + Architecture / Nex Architecture
PDU – Portable Dining Unit, San Rafael EDG Interior Architecture + Design
Montrose Residence, Montrose Warren Techentin Architecture
The Offices of Buck O’Neill Builders, Inc., San Francisco jones | haydu

2013 Awards for Urban Design

Merit Awards
Xiasha New Economic Business Park, Hangzhou China Woods Bagot
Nanhu New Country Village Master Plan, Jiaxing, China Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
The Willowbrook MLK Wellness Community Vision and Campus Plan, Los Angeles Gensler

2013 Awards for Sustainability

Honor Awards
GreenDot Animo Leadership High School, Los Angeles BROOKS + SCARPA
Yin Yang House, Venice BROOKS + SCARPA
Sweetwater Spectrum Community, Sonoma Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Los Altos EHDD
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Headquarters, Agoura Hills ZGF Architects LLP
Merit Awards
Campus Center at the San Diego County Operations Center, San Diego RJC Architects
Center for Manufacturing Innovation, Metalsa CIDeVec, Monterrey, Mexico BROOKS + SCARPA
Lands End Lookout and Visitor Center, San Francisco EHDD
AT&T The Foundry, Palo Alto Gensler
Los Gatos Library, Los Gatos Noll & Tam Architects
Merritt Crossing Senior Apartments, Oakland Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects


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