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11th annual Restaurant Design Award Winners Revealed at Dwell on Design

Los Angeles, CA (May 30, 2015) - AIA Los Angeles proudly announced the winners of the Restaurant Design Awards (RDA) in both the People's Choice and Jury categories on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 5:00pm on the Dwell on Design expo floor at the LA Convention Center.
 

The distinguished jury - comprised of publisher Christopher Gialanella of Angeleno and Interiors California Magazines, architect Andre Kikoski, AIA, and restaurateur/architect Bryan Libit of Stir Market - selected fifteen projects as finalists for this year's competition: 7 in the Restaurant category, 6 in the Café/Bar category and 2 in the Lounge/Nightclub category.
 

After a month of People's Choice voting and almost 3000 votes from across the country, the winners were tallied up and ready to be honored at the awards ceremony. The Restaurant Design Awards are an annual competition that honors excellence in restaurant design. The competition was open to all individuals and practices with both restaurant owners and architects/designers invited to submit. With three main categories, Lounge/Nightclub, Café/Bar and Restaurant, the applicant pool was amazing this year, making our jury's job to choose Jury Award winners and to narrow down the finalists a difficult decision.
 

Our very special celebrity guest, the glamorous interior designer and restaurateur Barabara Lazaroff, ASID, who has become the godmother of the RDA's, hosted the annual awards ceremony, along with introductions from AIA|LA Board of Directors President, Ted Hyman, FAIA.
 

AIA|LA congratulates all the winners!
 

JURY WINNERS

RESTAURANT CATEGORY

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Odys+Penelope (Los Angeles, CA)
designed by Preen, Inc.
photo by Augusta Quirk

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TERRONI Downtown LA (Los Angeles, CA)
Designed by Giannone Petricone Associates Inc. Architects, architect of record Garai-Terramorse Associates, structural engineering by Walter P Moore & Associates
photo by Andrew Leeson, Leeson Creative

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The Bachelor Farmer (Minneapolis, MN)
designed by James Dayton Design Ltd. and Janet Gridley
photo by JohnReed Forsman

CAFE / BAR CATEGORY
 

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Idle Hour (Los Angeles, CA)
designed by Wadeco Design and Bobby Green Design
photo by William Bradford

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Verve Coffee + Juice Served Here (Los Angeles, CA)
designed by Studio MAI photo by Chris Jordon

LOUNGE / NIGHTCLUB CATEGORY

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Harlowe (Los Angeles, CA)
designed by Wadeco Design and Bobby Green Design
photo by William Bradford

PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD WINNERS

RESTAURANT CATEGORY

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Saul Bistro (Guatemala City, Guatemala)
designed by Taller KEN
photo by Andres Asturias

CAFE / BAR CATEGORY

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Flying Squirrel (Chattanooga, TN)
designed by Palmer Built Environments and Haskel Sears Design
photo by Mandy Rhoden

LOUNGE / NIGHTCLUB CATEGORY image
The Nice Guy (Los Angeles, CA)
designed by Built, Inc.
photo by John Sofio

For high res images of all winning projects, visit this link and please give proper credit using the information above: http://bit.ly/1LRWIVu

About AIA|LA
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is the voice of the architecture profession, dedicated to serving and empowering its members through advocacy, educational and outreach programs as well as educating the public on the value and importance of architecture. AIA Los Angeles is a not-for-profit professional membership association.

About the RDAs
The Restaurant Design Awards (RDA) - created by the American Institute of Architects Los Angeles (AIA|LA) -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 and 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.

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