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Design Awards

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AWARDS

COMMUNITY DESIGN ADVOCATE AWARD

Jeffrey Jackson – Educator/Instructor of Architecture, Engineering, and Design, Wilson High School, Long Beach, CA

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HONOR AWARD

California State University, Long Beach, College for Professional and International Education, Long Beach, CA
Ted Hyman, FAIA
ZGF Architects LLP

Jurors’ comments:
This is a confident design.  The project is properly oriented, the diagram is very clear, and there is a nice use of space that encourages social interaction at all levels.  We like how the screen creates a filtered buffer from surrounding buildings.

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HONOR AWARD

Courtyard House, Manhattan Beach, CA
Paul Miller, AIA
ras-a studio

Jurors’ comments:
The design of this house achieves a look of effortlessness.  The proportions feel right and it is appropriate to the challenging corner condition of the site.  It isn’t trying to do more than necessary and it is staying true to its roots in California modern informality.  We value the sense of ease that this house has.

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HONOR AWARD

Walk-Street House, Hermosa Beach, CA
Paul Miller, AIA
ras-a studio

Jurors’ comments:
This design has a light touch throughout.  The materiality is carried through consistently, and the house stiches nicely into the neighborhood.  The parking strategy is quite ingenious – very unique and effective for the size of the lot.  This is a supremely well detailed house.

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HONOR AWARD

Y-House, Torrance, CA
Paul Miller, AIA
ras-a studio

Jurors’ comments:
A brilliantly simple reinvention of a post-war suburban typology.  The restraint is appropriate and commendable.  This is a model prototype on how to creatively re-invigorate a house instead of tearing it down and replacing it with overscaled, generic architecture.  Extremely well done.

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MERIT AWARD

The Roost, Santa Ana, CA
Michael Bohn, AIA
Studio One Eleven

Jurors’ comments:
We see these urban infill projects across the country and this is a great example of this typology done especially well.  There is a smart understanding of the existing surrounding buildings and the intervention is appropriately scaled.  It works very well with the neighborhood.

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MERIT AWARD

District La Brea, Los Angeles, CA
Alan Pullman, AIA
Studio One Eleven

Jurors’ comments:
A very clever refreshing of an existing streetscape that effectively integrates mural artwork.  The infill is deftly woven into the existing. Streetscape is hard and this example feels authentic.  The development is well-integrated into the neighborhood.

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MERIT AWARD

Art Barn, Manhattan Beach, CA
Oonagh C. Ryan, AIA
Oonagh Ryan Architects, Inc.
Jurors’ comments:
This project has a nice sense of clarity.  There is a very seamless connection between inside and out.  The design has a simple diagram and lacks pretension, creating a nice informal outdoor room in keeping with the lifestyle of a beach community.  It cleverly screens the neighbors.  The Architects didn’t over-complicate this.

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CITATION AWARD

The West Hollywood AVSRS Parking Structure, West Hollywood, CA
Rick D’Amato, FAIA
LPA Inc.
Jurors’ comments:
Automated parking structures are an important building type and we want to encourage their development. The architecture responded well to an ambitious City program to address the need for parking on an infill site.

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CITATION AWARD FOR BUILDING DETAIL

Equinox, Culver City, CA
Mitra Esfandiari, AIA
Retail Design Collaborative
Jurors’ comments:
This design successfully creates a sense of identity within a larger complex.  The project’s entrance appears as a foreign entity grafted onto an otherwise generic and non-descript office building.  It’s nice the way the exterior strategy wraps to the interior.  It is very clever and compelling in that it looks to be its own building.

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