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AIA|LA Announces 2017 AIA|LA Design Award, Next LA, and COTE Winners!


Los Angeles, CA – October 31, 2017 – The American Institute of Architects Los Angeles (AIA|LA) announced the winners of its prestigious 2017 Design Awards, Monday night, October 30, 2017, during an evening that celebrated design excellence, Los Angeles-based architects and architecture, and the contribution that designers offer the region.

“As the voice of architects in Los Angeles, the AIA|LA is delighted to share these examples of design excellence with our greater community. Though each project receiving a design award is different, all demonstrate the possibilities that architects bring to our area: design that benefits individual lives and our society as a whole,” noted Executive Director Carlo Caccavale, Hon. AIA|LA.

Monday night’s ceremony, which took place at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica, California, recognized four individual awards programs: the 2017 AIA|LA Design Awards; 2017 AIA|LA Next LA Awards; 2017 AIA|LA COTE Awards; and the 2017 AIA|LA Presidential Honorees.

SCROLL DOWN FOR WINNERS AND WINNER SLIDE SHOWS IN ALL CATEGORIES: DESIGN AWARDS, NEXT LA AWARDS, COTE LA AWARDS

Individual juries with expertise particular to the given program area, evaluate and select award winners in the first three programs. The fourth group of honorees, the Presidential Honorees, previously announced on August 17 and bestowed at the ceremony, was chosen by the 2017 AIA|LA President Douglas Teiger, AIA, and the 2017 AIA|LA Board of Directors. (Mr. Teiger, the Managing Principal of Abramson Teiger Architects, has headed and contributed to numerous AIA|LA initiatives for over a decade.)

The AIA|LA Design Awards honor design excellence by noting some of the most significant completed projects in the country at this time. The caliber of work submitted and volume of submissions make the program amongst the most competitive that AIA chapters host.

Excellence in design of projects that are as yet unbuilt or are-still-to-be-completed-commissions are recognized through the AIA|LA Next LA awards program. While, AIA|LA COTE award (Committee for the Environment, AIA|LA chapter) recipients are recognized for demonstrable achievement in the implementation of sustainability features. These winning projects were noted for performance, systems integration and other key elements in addition to design.

Design Award, Next LA and COTE LA awards are given in three classifications: Honor, Merit and Citation, with Honor being the highest category. Completed projects, located anywhere, that are designed by AIA members from firms based in the LA area, and architecture constructed in Los Angeles by any AIA member, no matter their base of operations, are eligible for submission for Design Awards.

For high quality images of winners and for more information about the event, please call 310.994.1423 or email tibby@aialosangeles.org

(List below includes photographer credits for Press.)

2017 AIA|LA DESIGN AWARD WINNERS

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Citation: Corner Pocket House (Manhattan Beach, CA) Edward Ogosta Architecture. photo: Steve KingCitation: Ayzenberg Group (Pasadena, CA) Corsini Stark Architects. photo: Steve KingCitation: Platform (Culver City, CA) Abramson Teiger Architects. photo: Benny ChanCitation: Desert Palisades Guardhouse (Palm Springs, CA) Studio AR&D Architects. photo: Lance Gerber
Citation: Evelyn and Mo Ostin Music Center at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music (LA, CA) Kevin Daly Architects. photo: Iwan BaanCitation: Rice University Moody Center for the Arts (Houston, TX) Michael Maltzan Architecture, Inc. photo: Michael Maltzan Architecture, Inc. and Nash BakerCitation: Saddle Peak Residence (Topanga, CA) Sant Architects. photo: Joe FletcherCitation: Mar Vista House Addition and Renovation (Los Angeles, CA) Sharif, Lynch: Architecture. photo: Taiyo Watanabe
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HONOR AWARDS

New United States Courthouse
(Los Angeles, CA)
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
photo: Bruce Damonte

Crest Apartments
(Van Nuys, CA)
Michael Maltzan Architecture, Inc.
photo: Michael Maltzan Architecture, Inc.

MERIT AWARDS

Road to Awe (RtA)
(West Hollywood, CA)
Dan Brunn Architecture
photo: Brandon Shigeta

Hyundai Capital Convention Hall
(Seoul, South Korea)
Gensler
photo: Nacasa & Partners, Inc.

Oak Pass Main House
(Beverly Hills, CA)
Walker Workshop
photo: Joe Fletcher Photography

House Noir
(Malibu, CA)
Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects
photo: Paul Vu

CITATION AWARDS

Helmut Lang Flagship Store
(Los Angeles, CA)
Standard
photo: Benny Chan

Southern Utah Museum of Art
(Cedar City, Utah)
Brooks + Scarpa
photo: Tim Hursley

South Los Angeles Pool Renovation
(South Los Angeles, CA)
Lehrer Architects LA
photo: Michael B. Lehrer, FAIA

Sunset La Cienega Residences
(West Hollywood, CA)
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP + Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects
photo: David Lena

Prototype | A True Starter Home
(South Los Angeles, CA)
Lehrer Architects LA
photo: Ben Lehrer

The Salkin House
(Los Angeles, CA)
Bestor Architecture
photo: Laure Joliet

Corner Pocket House
(Manhattan Beach, CA)
Edward Ogosta Architecture
photo: Steve King

Ayzenberg Group
(Pasadena, CA)
Corsini Stark Architects
photo: Steve King

Platform
(Culver City, CA)
Abramson Teiger Architects
photo: Benny Chan

Desert Palisades Guardhouse
(Palm Springs, CA)
Studio AR&D Architects
photo: Lance Gerber

The Evelyn and Mo Ostin Music Center at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music
(Los Angeles, CA)
Kevin Daly Architects
photo: Iwan Baan

Rice University Moody Center for the Arts
(Houston, TX)
Michael Maltzan Architecture, Inc.
photo: Michael Maltzan Architecture, Inc. & Nash Baker

Saddle Peak Residence
(Topanga, CA)
Sant Architects
photo: Joe Fletcher

Mar Vista House Addition and Renovation
(Los Angeles, CA)
Sharif, Lynch: Architecture
photo: Taiyo Watanabe

2017 AIA|LA Design Awards Jurors Were:
Gabriela Carrillo - Co-Founder, Taller | Mauricio Rocha + Gabriela Carrillo Lance Evans - Associate Principal and Senior Vice President, HKS Architects, Inc.; and Neil M. Denari, FAIA – Professor, Department of Architecture and Urban Design at UCLA; Principal of NMDA, Neil M. Denari Architects Inc.


2017 AIAILA NEXT LA WINNERS

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Honor: West Hollywood Belltower (West Hollywood, CA) Tom Wiscombe Architecture, Inc.Merit: Los Angeles Residence (Los Angeles, CA) Baumgartner + UriuCitation: St. Georges Church (Beirut, Lebanon) PARALXCitation: A4H Office Building (Glendale, CA) P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S
Citation: Varna Library (Varna, Bulgaria) XTEN ArchitectureCitation: Sberbank Technopark Moscow, Russia Eric Owen Moss ArchitectsCitation: Silver Lake Duplex (Los Angeles, CA) Warren Techentin ArchitectureCitation: Twin Villa (Beijing, China) Patrick TIGHE Architecture & John V Mutlow Architects
Citation: Second House (Los Angeles, CA) Freeland Buck


HONOR

West Hollywood Belltower
(West Hollywood, CA)
Tom Wiscombe Architecture, Inc.

MERIT

Los Angeles Residence
(Los Angeles, CA)
Baumgartner + Uriu

CITATION

St. Georges Church
(Beirut, Lebanon)
PARALX

A4H Office Building
(Glendale, CA)
P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S

Varna Library
(Varna, Bulgaria)
XTEN Architecture

Sberbank Technopark
Moscow, Russia
Eric Owen Moss Architects

Silver Lake Duplex
(Los Angeles, CA)
Warren Techentin Architecture

Twin Villa
(Beijing, China)
Patrick TIGHE Architecture & John V Mutlow Architects

Second House
(Los Angeles, CA)
Freeland Buck

Comprising the jury for this year’s Next LA awards were:
Mark Foster Gage - Principal & Founder, Mark Foster Gage Architects, Assistant Dean, Yale School of Architecture
Alvin Huang, AIA - Founder and Design Principal, Synthesis Design + Architecture; Associate Professor at the USC School of Architecture
Julia Koerner - Founder and Director, JK Design GmbH.


2017 AIA|LA COTE AWARDS

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Honor: UC Irvine, Mesa Court Towers (Irvine, CA) Mithun. photo: Bruce DamonteHonor: J. Craig Venter Institute La Jolla (La Jolla, CA) ZGF Architects, LLP. photo: Nick Merrick © Hedrich BlessingHonor: New United States Courthouse (Los Angeles, CA) Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP photo: Bruce DamonteHonor: The SIX Veterans Housing (Los Angeles, CA) Brooks + Scarpa. photo: Tara Wujick
Citation: Kaiser Permanente, Kraemer Radiation Oncology Center Anaheim, CA Yazdani Studio of Cannon Design. photo: Bruce DamonteUCLA Hitch Suites & Commons Building (Los Angeles, CA) Steinberg. photo: Tim Griffith


HONOR

UC Irvine, Mesa Court Towers
(Irvine, CA)
Mithun
photo: Bruce Damonte

J. Craig Venter Institute La Jolla
(La Jolla, CA)
ZGF Architects, LLP
photo: Nick Merrick © Hedrich Blessing

New United States Courthouse
(Los Angeles, CA)
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
photo: Bruce Damonte

The SIX Veterans Housing
(Los Angeles, CA)
Brooks + Scarpa
photo: Tara Wujick

CITATION

UCLA Hitch Suites & Commons Building
(Los Angeles, CA)
Steinberg
photo: Tim Griffith

Kaiser Permanente, Kraemer Radiation Oncology Center
Anaheim, CA
Yazdani Studio of Cannon Design
photo: Bruce Damonte

The jurors for the 2017 AIA|LA COTE Awards were:
Ezequiel Farca - Creative Director and General Director, Ezequiel Farca + Cristina Grappin
Dan Heinfeld, FAIA, LEED AP BD + C – - President, LPA
Ben Loescher AIA | LEED AP - Founding Principal, Loescher Meachem Architects

In addition to the juried awards program, 2017 Presidential Honorees were celebrated during the course of the evening. Honorees are individuals, firms or companies who have re-defined the possibilities of design, produced meaningful bodies-of-work in an overall context, or contributed significantly to the profession and its practitioners.

“This distinguished group of architects, and advocates on behalf of design, demonstrate the best our profession offers. These are individuals who inspire those within the field and beyond,” noted AIA|LA President Douglas Teiger, AIA.

The 2017 AIA|LA Presidential Honorees are:
Gold Medal: Lawrence Scarpa, FAIA - Design Principal, Brooks + Scarpa
Emerging Practice: Design, Bitches - Catherine Johnson, AIA; Rebecca Rudolph, AIA
25-Year Award: Grand Central Market 1984 Restoration
Building Team: The Building team responsible for Wilshire Grand Center
Community Contribution: Southern California Chapter, National Organization of Minority Architects (SoCalNOMA)
Design Advocate, Builder: Steve Matt, Affiliate AIA|LA, Co-Founder, MATT Construction; and the late Paul Matt, Co-Founder, MATT Construction
Design Advocate, Developer: Mike Alvidrez, Chief Executive Officer, Skid Row Housing Trust
Educator Award: Dr. Douglas E. Noble, FAIA, Ph.D; Discipline Head, Building Science, Director of the Master of Building Science, University of Southern California, School of Architecture
Honorary AIA|LA: Tibby Rothman, Marketing Strategist, AIA|LA | journalist, writer, creative

Over six hundred attendees—architects, designers, sponsors, design aficionados, friends + family—enjoyed the formal proceedings followed by a packed and convivial Apres Party, first in the Broad Stage then throughout the surrounding plaza.

This year’s Design Awards’ committee arranged for several new DA features to entertain, celebrate and take home. Bright buttons declaring different AIA Core Values: Sustainability, Diversity, Equity, and Design Excellence, in bright pink, orange, yellow and blues were a nod to the chapter’s year long initiatives to catalyze positive change in areas important to membership.

Arrivals were greeted with an exhibition of over three-hundred images, inset into the plaza —the dazzling entries into the Design Awards competition, itself.

Guests were feted with dinner and libations and partook in a photo booth, grabbing snaps with longtime and new friends. While the Design Awards are held to recognize the tremendous effort and serious work that goes into realizing a piece of architecture, the party that hosts them is one of revelry and engagement. #ArchitectsNightOut.

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Last updated: 31-Oct-2017 11:59 AM
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