AIA|LA 2014 Restaurant Design Awards

10th Annual Restaurant Design Awards Ceremony, hosted by Dwell on Design 

We are excited to once again partner with Dwell for the Restaurant Design Awards at Dwell on Design LA, June 20-22. 
These popular awards attract an array of industry-leading architects, interior designers, celebrity chefs, and restaurant owners, as well as design media from all over the world. The awards recognize both Jury winners, as well as People's Choice winners, which are voted on by the general public at

When: Saturday, June 21 at 4 PM
Where: Los Angeles Convention Center GE Monogram Innovation Stage


AIA|LA is pleased to announce our special presenter for the ceremony:


BARBARA LAZAROFF: Restaurateur and interior designer Barbara Lazaroff, A.S.I.D., is renowned for her innovative restaurant concepts. As President of Imaginings Interior Design, Inc., Lazaroff created the original concept and design of the now legendary, Spago restaurant.


Barbara joins a panel of distinguished personalities that make the Restaurant Design Awards so successful, including our jurors Jonathan Gold (LA TIMES Food Critic), Quinn & Karen Hatfield (Restaurateurs) and Barbara Bestor, AIA (Architect) who convened to review this year's entries and select the list of nominees, as well as the AIA|LA Board Vice-President, Ted Hyman, FAIA.

Don't forget, Dwell and AIA|LA will welcome the finalists and the judges together onstage ahead of the awards ceremony for an in-depth presentation and symposium on their work. 

Behind Great Restaurant Design: Meet the 2014 AIA/LA Restaurant Design Awards Finalists
When: Friday, June 20 at 3:30 PM
Where: Los Angeles Convention Center GE Monogram Innovation State
CEU Credit: 1.0 AIA, or .1 AIA
CEU Registration Fee (for credit): $35

AIA LA members receive $5 Off Show Passes! USE PROMO CODE AIA14 NOW.

Important 2014 Dates

  • February 11: Call for Entry Opens
  • April 1: Registrations Due
  • May 2: Materials Due
  • May 20: People's Choice Voting Begins
  • June 20: RDA Ceremony at Dwell on Design

About the Restaurant Design Awards

AIA|LA’s Restaurant Design Awards (RDA) honor excellence in restaurant design. The competition is open to all individuals and practices with both restaurant owners and architects/designers invited to submit.

Either the project itself must be located in the United States or the submitting individual/firm must be US-based.

Submissions are accepted in three main categories:

  • restaurants,
  • cafés/bars
  • lounges/nightclubs
The annual RDA Ceremony recognizes both Jury Award Winners as well as People's Choice Award Winners, as selected by votes collected from the general public on the AIA|LA website.


Last updated: 17-Jun-2014 01:02 PM
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