FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Shannon Calder
California Architects Honored with Prestigious State Awards Program
Sacramento, Calif.—American Institute of Architects, California (AIA CA), proudly announces this year’s Design Award Recipients—a list honoring a broad range of innovative design.
Although the time is uncertain and unrest is looming, there is perhaps no better reason than to honor and celebrate designs which make lives better somehow. Last month, five jurors deliberated between hundreds of entries and narrowed the project list down to 11.
This year’s jury was comprised of five dynamic voices within the architecture world and included Julie Hiromoto, FAIA; Claire Maxfield; Allison Williams, FAIA; Thomas Robinson, AIA, and Ralph Roesling, FAIA. This group searched for projects that also maintained high sustainability performance as they believed that was a part of a design’s overall story. They also sought to give a nod to historic preservation and reuse because there are so many constraints and complexities in those projects. Social impact was also of great consideration as structures must also speak to and for their communities.
The conversation was intense and flowed with many differing opinions from these experts, and the list of more than 100 projects went back and forth, with only one design receiving a unanimous vote. In the end, the goal was the same: to recognize smart, innovative design.
The following is a list of all the recipients, but each have their own unique story—both the firm and structure. To find out more or to schedule an interview, contact 916.642.1718, firstname.lastname@example.org.
A full gallery of this year’s recipients will be available to view on the AIA CA website, and a virtual celebration to honor and present the awards is in the works. Stay tuned for details on both the gallery and the celebration.
Honor & Leading Edge:
The Continental Jonathan Segal, FAIA
Health Sciences Innovation Building CO Architects
Oakland Museum of California Mark Cavagnero Associates
Harmon Guest House David Baker Architects
WETA Richmond Ferry Terminal Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects – Marcy Wong
Flor 401 Lofts KoningEizenberg Architecture
49 South Van Ness Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
An Historic Shipyard Reincarnation Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects – Marcy Wong