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California Architects Honored with Prestigious State Awards Program

Sacramento, Calif.—American Institute of Architects, California Council (AIACC), proudly announces this year’s Residential Design Award Recipients—thirteen living spaces with programs equally as different and equally as well-thought out and executed.

On a sunny September Friday in San Francisco, four jurors convened to deliberate, discuss and cull down a cadre of projects from an outstanding pile of submissions from California architects, or residences in California. The jurors had a difficult job ahead of them, but they succeeded in determining the best from the best. They intensely discussed as they narrowed with accurate, careful and extreme specificity.

This year’s jury was comprised of four dynamic voices within the architecture world and included Matthew Kreilich, AIA, Mary Griffin, FAIA, Lawrence Scarpa, FAIA, and James Zack, AIA. These four worked on a finely-honed instinct combined with a palette of deep understanding of how residential programs can work at their best and still encompass the proverbial definition of high design

They picked a range within the thirteen ultimately chosen, but were particularly impressed with the caliber of work. One juror commented on a strategy of theirs. “I look for lively yet restrained with a large amount of real intellect and play, if that makes sense.” Turns out this jury, despite some friendly debate over certain projects, were all looking for the exceptionally smart—and looking also to residences that can solve problems within the community as well as be aesthetically pleasing.

Following is a list of the for projects awarded. However, like every architect and every structure, there is a unique story. To find out more or to schedule an interview, contact Shannon Calder at 916.642.1718.

To view a full gallery of this year’s projects, click here.



La Moraleja Villa | XTEN Architecture + EXTUDIO + Losada Garcia Arquitectos

Miner Road | Faulkner Architects

Prototype | A True Starter Home | Lehrer Architects LA



450 Hayes | Handel Architects LLP

Alamo Square Residence | Jensen Architects

Casa Mallorca | XTEN Architecture + EXTUDIO + Losada Garcia Arquitectos

Cut-Out House | Fougeron Architecture

Double Stick | Studio Pali Fekete architects [SPF:a]

Dr. George W. Davis Senior Residence and Senior Center | David Baker Architects

Garden Village | Nautilus Group, Inc. in partnership with Natoma Architects | Stanley Saitowitz

Mr Robinson | Jonathan Segal, FAIA

Potrero 1010 | David Baker Architects

The North Parker | Jonathan Segal, FAIA

For more information or to schedule an interview, contact Tibby Rothman, at 916.642.1718, or



The AIACC represents the interests of more than 11,000 architects and allied professionals in California.  Founded in 1944, The AIACC’s mission supports architects in their endeavors to improve the quality of life for all Californians by creating more livable communities, sustainable designs and quality work environments. Today, The AIACC is the largest component of the national AIA organization. For more information, visit

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