AIA|LA Announces 2012 Restaurant Design Award Winners

Last Updated: June 22, 2012


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AIA|LA Announces 2012 Restaurant Design Award Winners

Los Angeles, CA - June 22, 2012 - AIA Los Angeles proudly announced the winners of the Restaurant Design Awards (RDA) in both the People's Choice and Jury categories on Friday, June 22, 2012 at 5:30pm on the Dwell on Design expo floor at the LA Convention Center.

The RDA jury, comprised of KCRW's Good Food host Evan Kleiman; Architect and Principal at Rios Clementi Hale Studios, Mark Rios, FAIA and Chef and winner of Bravo TV's Tops Chef Season 6, Michael Voltaggio, came to the AIA|LA offices in May to decide the Jury Award Winners and to choose the finalists for the People's Choice Awards voting. After a month of People's Choice voting and over 1500 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.

As part of AIA|LA's Design Conference at Dwell on Design, the annual awards ceremony was hosted by our very special celebrity guest, the glamorous interior designer and restaurateur Barabara Lazaroff, ASID, who has become the godmother of the RDA's!

AIA|LA congratulates all the winners!

People's Choice Award Winners

Lounge/Nightclub:

  • Salvage Bar – Los Angeles, CA - Designed by Straight Designs and Tima Winter, Inc.

Café/Bar:

  • Le Zinque – Venice, CA - Designed by Modern Arc Inc. and Eric Ryder, AIA

  • Le Zinque – Venice, CA - Designed by Modern Arc Inc. and Eric Ryder, AIA

Jury Award Winners: (in alphabetical order)

Lounge/Nightclub:

  • La Descarga – Los Angeles, CA - Designed by Houston Hospitality
  • Salvage Bar – Los Angeles, CA - Straight Designs and Tima Winter, Inc.

Café/Bar:

  • Le Zinque - Venice, CA - Designed by Modern Arc Inc. and Eric Ryder, AIA

Restaurant:

  • A-Frame – Los Angeles, CA - Knibb Design Corp
  • Beachwood Café – Los Angeles, CA - Designed by Bestor Architecture
  • La Birreria – New York, NY - Designed by TPG Architecture
  • Talisker on Main – Park City, UT - Designed by Denton House Design Studio

About the RDAs

The 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 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.

Last updated: 23-May-2013 09:53 PM
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