Congratulations to the Restaurant Design Awards Winners!
Last Updated: June 27, 2011
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AIA|LA Announces Restaurant Design Award Winners
With help from people's choice voters and a distinguished jury panel, AIA Los Angeles announced the Restaurant Design Awards winners in conjunction with the AIA|LA Design Conference on the Dwell on Design expo floor at the LA Convention Center, Friday, June 24, 2011 at 5:30pm.
AIA|LA's Restaurant Design Awards (RDAs) are an annual competition that honor 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 available, 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.
The RDA jury, comprised of architect Dean Larkin, AIA; Campanile restaurant owner and chef, Mark Peel and Chief Operative of Secret Agent PR, Haily Zaki, came to 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, the winners were tallied up and ready to be honored at our ceremony!
As part of AIA|LA's Design Conference at Dwell on Design, the evening was hosted by two very special celebrity guests, the glamorous Barabara Lazaroff, Interior Designer and co-owner of the world-renowned restaurant, Spago's and the beautiful TV and film actress, Michelle Kursiec.
AIA|LA congratulates all the winners!
People's Choice Award Winners
- Spare Room, Hollywood, CA, designed by FER Studio, LLP and Studio Collective
- Mendocino Farms, Marina del Rey, CA, designed by Poon Design Inc.
- Grace Restaurant, Portland, ME, designed by R. Dean Bingham, AIA and Tivi Design
- Edamame Sushi Bar + Grill, Columbus, OH, designed by Bass Studio Architects
Jury Award Winners: (in alphabetical order)
- Icenhauer's, Austin, TX, designed by Michael Hsu Office of Architecture
City Center's Aria Pool Deck, Las Vegas, NV, designed by GRAFT
Earl's Gourmet Grub, Los Angeles, CA, designed by FreelandBuck
Lukshon, Culver City, CA, designed by MASS Architecture and Design
Pitfire Pizza, Los Angeles, CA, designed by Bestor Architecture
The Wright at the Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, designed by Andre Kikoski Architecture.