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California Architects Honored with Residential Design Awards 

Sacramento, Calif.— American Institute of Architects California is proud to officially announce the recipients of the 2019 Residential Design Awards.  

This year’s jury included Kevin Daly, FAIAEd Ogosta, AIAAnne Marie Decker, AIA, and Marcy Wong. They had their work cut out for them as they combed through more than 100 projects, narrowing down the best of the best. Though opinions and aesthetics varied, all agreed they were searching for the exceptional—for execution that rises well beyond the status quo. One juror described what they were looking for as “well executed modesty.” 

This year’s submission platform also required sustainability metrics, which the jurors also found helpful in discussing the ways architects are resolving climate action issues. 

Ultimately, 8 projects were selected—8 projects that exemplified the best of California design. Sophisticated, thoughtful homes, and affordable housing solutions rose to the top of the list for their clever design schemes and response to social issues. The jury all agreed that the list of winning projects were sophisticated and obviously done with confident hands, and commended the California architects for the skill needed to design here. 

All will be celebrated at the AIA California Design Awards Celebration November 6 in Los Angeles. The distinction of Merit and Honor will be announced at this event. 

Following is a list of the for projects awarded. A full gallery of winning entries will be available on the website in the near future. To find out more or to schedule an interview, contact Shannon Calder at 916.642.1718. 


Blue Oak Cottage | Craig Hartman & SOM 

Coeur D’ Alene | bau10

Goto House | IwamotoScott Architecture 

Kua Bay Residence | Walker Warner Architects 

Los Altos Residence | Bohlin Cywinski Jackson 

LR2 Residence | Montalba Architects  

The Louisiana | Jeff Svitak, Inc. 

Williams Terrace | David Baker Architects  

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