2019 AIA|LA Design Awards, Next LA, and COTE Award Winners Announced by AIA Los Angeles Chapter

Press Release

2019 AIA|LA Design Awards, Next LA, and COTE Award Winners
Announced by American Institute of Architects Los Angeles Chapter (AIA|LA)

(Los Angeles, CA – October 29, 2019) The most competitive and prestigious awards bestowed by the American Institute of Architects Los Angeles were announced last night at the 2019 AIA|LA Design Awards Ceremony + Party. Selected from hundreds of entries, winners were chosen by juries composed of leading figures and experts in the architectural world.

“At a time when Los Angeles turns to its architects to address some our greatest challenges, these winning projects contribute to quality of life in Los Angeles and points beyond, through the realization of design excellence,” stated 2019 AIA|LA President Barbara Bouza, FAIA.

“Winning entries represent work which seamlessly blend aesthetic and function to produce buildings that elevate design excellence,” continued Bouza. “They also demonstrate attainment of demanding sustain ability performance goals, and new means for architecture to fulfill city building.”

For a full listing of winning projects and architects, scroll down. To view images of winning projects:

Design Award winnersclick here or follow this link: https://www.aialosangeles.org/awards/design-awards/da-winners-2019/
Next LA Award winnersclick here or follow this link: https://www.aialosangeles.org/awards/design-awards/next-la-winners-2019/
COTE LA Winners click here or follow this link: https://www.aialosangeles.org/awards/design-awards/cote-la-winners-2019/

The ceremony, which was followed by a party, took place at the Saban Media Center Wolf Theatre in North Hollywood and was presented by Sharpe Interior Systems, Inc. Six-hundred architects, designers, individuals from companies related to the field, and supporters of architecture gathered in the venue, which is located on the campus of the Television Academy.

“The evening is an opportunity for the entire design community to come together,” said AIA|LA Executive Director Carlo Caccavale, Hon. AIA|LA. “We are not only celebrating design, but the process of realizing architecture and those who do so. Each year, in staging the Design Awards, our intention is to provide a backdrop that encourages camaraderie and connection.”

In addition to the juried awards, Presidential Honorees, selected by Bouza and the 2019 AIA|LA Board of Directors and announced previously by the AIA|LA, were also celebrated. Among these was the winner of the 2019 AIA|LA Gold Medal, who received it posthumously, Norma Merrick Sklarek, FAIA. Sklarek becomes the first black woman to be presented with the medal. Though Sklarek passed away in 2012, her influence on the profession remains profound: through the buildings she oversaw—such as the Pacific Design Center’s Blue Whale, MOCA and Terminal One of Los Angeles International Airport—and as a mentor and inspiring figure to many. Bouza, who presented Sklarek’s Gold Medal to Sklarek’s son David Fairweather, first read about Sklarek when she was at university. The story, in Ebony magazine, confirmed for Bouza that she would be able to establish her own place in architecture.

Presidential Honoree recipients were announced on July 18, 2019. For more information: https://www.aialosangeles.org/news/press-releases/aiala-presidential-honorees-announced-for-2019/

The AIA|LA Design Awards program consider and award entries in four separate categories: AIA|LA Design Awards, NEXT LA awards, AIA|LA COTE (AIA|LA Committee for the Environment) and AIA|LA COTE NEXT. (Scroll to end of press release for category definitions.)*

Three levels of achievement are awarded in each category. Honor, Merit, Citation; Honor being the top ranking. This year the typology of each building is noted for reference purposes; for instance, Institutional or Single-Family Residential.

For high quality images of winners and for more information about the event, please call 213-639-0763 or email tibby@aialosangeles.org

2019 AIA|LA DESIGN AWARD WINNERS
(listed by typology, then award level)

Typology: Adaptive Reuse/Renovation/Historical Preservation

Merit Award
Robert Frost Auditorium (Los Angeles, CA)
Mithun | Hodgetts + Fung
Photo: Lane Barden

Merit Award
Rossmore & Weldon Affordable Housing (Los Angeles, CA)
Brooks + Scarpa
Photo: Tara Wujcik

Citation Award
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library (Los Angeles, CA)
Architectural Resources Group
Photo: Stephen Schafer

Typology: Commercial/Mixed-Use

Honor Award
Bio-Esfera (Guadalajara, Mexico)
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Photo: Rafael Gamo

Merit Award
2510 Temple (Los Angeles, CA)
Patrick Tighe Architecture
Photo: Matt Momberger

Merit Award
Kolon One & Only Tower (Seoul, South Korea)
Morphosis Architects
Photo: Jasmine Park

Citation Award
Profiles (Mexico City, Mexico)
Belzberg Architects
Photo: Adiranne Montemayor

Citation Award
Studio-MLA Offices & Plaza (Los Angeles, CA)
Lehrer Architects LA
Photo: Lehrer Architects LA

Typology: Educational

Honor Award
Student Services Building, California State Polytechnic University (Pomona, CA)
CO Architects
Photo: Bill Timmerman

Merit Award
The Mo Ostin Basketball Center at UCLA (Los Angeles, CA)
Kevin Daly Architects
Photo: Eric Staudenmaier

Citation Award
Geffen Hall, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Photo: David Lena

Typology: Installations

Citation Award
Napavilion (Xi’an, Shaanxi, China)
Geoffrey von Oeyen Design
Photo: Zhang JunHui

Typology: Institutional/Civic

Honor Award
LAPD Metropolitan Division Facility (Los Angeles, CA)
Perkins&Will
Photo: James Steinkamp

Typology: Interior Architecture

Honor Award
UC San Diego Jacobs Medical Center (La Jolla, CA)
Yazdani Studio of CannonDesign
Photo: Christopher Barrett

Citation Award
TRUE HQ (Seattle, WA)
LOC Architects
Photo: Steve Hanson

Citation Award
Delarive Headquarters (Pully, Switzerland)
Montalba Architects
Photo: Delphine Burtin

Typology: Multi-Unit Residential

Honor Award
University of California, Santa Barbara, Tenaya Towers Student Housing (Goleta, CA)
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Photo: Bruce Damonte

Merit Award
Ashland Apartments, Santa Monica, CA
KoningEizenberg
Photo: Eric Staudenmeir

Citation Award
Metro at Western, Los Angeles, CA
The Architects Collective
Photo: Kelly Barrie

Typology: Single-Family Residential

Honor Award
R3 Ranch House (Santa Ynez, CA)
agps architecture
Photo: Marc Angelil

Citation Award
Bridge Residence (Los Angeles, CA)
Belzberg Architects
Photo: Bruce Damonte

Citation Award
Thayer Brick House (Evanston, IL)
Brooks + Scarpa
Photo: Marty Peters

2019 AIA|LA Design Awards Jurors Were:

Anne Carrier, MOAQ, FIRAC, RCA – Principal, AnneCarrier Architecture
Mark Ginsberg, FAIA, LEED AP – Principal, Curtis + Ginsberg Architects LLP
Alex Krieger – Principal, NBBJ

 

2019 AIAILA NEXT LA WINNERS
(listed by typology, then award level)

Typology: Commercial/Mixed-Use

Merit Award
Aurora (Mexico City, Mexico)
Belzberg Architects
Rendering: Belzberg Architects

Typology: Competitions

Honor Award
Chicago Housing & Library (Chicago, IL)
Michael Maltzan Architecture, Inc.
Rendering: Michael Maltzan Architecture, Inc

Citation Award
William & Mary Memorial (Williamsburg, VA)
Standard
Rendering: Standard

Typology: Educational

Citation Award
Wonderland Elementary School Kindergarten Classroom Building (Los Angeles, CA)
John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects (JFAK)

Typology: Institutional

Merit Award
Orange County Museum of Art (Costa Mesa, CA)
Morphosis Architects
Rendering: Morphosis Architects

Typology: Multi-Unit Residential

Merit Award
Little Berkeley (Santa Monica, CA)
Kevin Daly Architects
Rendering: KDA

Typology: Single-Family Residential

Citation Award
CICASA DEL SOL (Mykonos, Greece)
P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S
Rendering: P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S

Comprising the jury for this year’s Next LA awards were:
Alda Ly – Founder, Principal, Alda Ly Architecture (ALA)
Edward Ogosta, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP – Principal, Edward Ogosta Architecture
Stephen Phillips – Principal, Stephen Phillips Architects (SPARCHS)

2019 AIA|LA COTE AWARDS
(listed by typology, then award level)

Typology: Educational

Honor Award
Student Services Building, California State Polytechnic University (Pomona, CA)
CO Architects
Photo: Bill Timmerman

Citation Award
Tepper Quad Project (Pittsburgh, PA)
Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners
Photo: Albert Vecerka

Typology: Multi-Unit Residential

Merit Award
The Arroyo Affordable Housing (Santa Monica, CA)
KoningEizenberg
Photo: Eric Staudenmeir

Merit Award
University of California, Santa Barbara, Tenaya Towers Student Housing (Goleta, CA)
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Photo: Bruce Damonte

Typology: Single-Family Residential

Merit Award
Passive House LA (PHLA+) (Culver City, CA)
PARAVANT Architects
Photo: Fraser Almeida

COTE NEXT
(listed by typology, then award level)

Typology: Institutional/Civic

Honor Award
Santa Monica City Services Building (Santa Monica, CA)
Frederick Fisher and Partners
Rendering: courtesy Frederick Fisher and Partners

Merit Award
LADWP West LA Power Yard, Los Angeles, CA
HDR Inc.
Rendering: courtesy HDR Inc.

Merit Award
Orange County Sanitation District Administrative Headquarters (Fountain Valley, CA)
HDR Inc.
Rendering: courtesy HDR Inc.

The jury for this year’s COTE and COTE NEXT awards was composed of:
Holly Hill, LEED AP, WELL AP – Chair, Executive Committee, Senior Sustainability Program Manager, Southern California Edison
Joann Gonchar, FAIA, LEED AP – Senior Editor, Architectural Record
Matthew Porreca, AIA, LEED AP, BD+C – Principal, BNIM Architects

As previously announced, the 2019 AIA|LA Presidential Honorees are:

Gold Medal (posthumously): Norma Merrick Sklarek, FAIA
Emerging Practice: Jose Herrasti, AIA, and Fernanda Oppermann, AIA – MUTUO
25-Year Award: Donald C. Tillman Water Reclamation Plant and Japanese Garden
Community Contribution: Los Angeles LGBT Center
Building Team: LA Plaza Village
Design Advocate, Builder: Morley Builders
Design Advocate, Developer: Clifford Beers Housing
Robert Kennard, FAIA, Award for Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity: Gabrielle Bullock, FAIA – Director of Global Diversity, Perkins&Will
Educator Award: Neil Denari, FAIA – Professor, UCLA Architecture and Urban Design Department
Citizen Architect: Ric. Abramson, FAIA
Citizen Architect: Deborah Weintraub, AIA
Honorary AIA|LA: Linda Dishman – President and CEO, Los Angeles Conservancy
Honorary AIA|LA: Gary Krakower, Affiliate AIA|LA – Senior Account Executive, ARC Document Solutions

For high quality images of winners and for more information about the event, please call 213-639-0763 or email tibby@aialosangeles.org

*The AIA|LA Design Awards program consider and award entries in four separate categories: AIA|LA Design Awards, NEXT LA awards, AIA|LA COTE (AIA|LA Committee for the Environment) and AIA|LA COTE NEXT. The first, the namesake AIA|LA Design Awards, recognizes the design excellence of some of the most significant completed projects in the country at this time. Unbuilt or are still-to-be-completed-commissions are considered and awarded through the AIA|LA Next LA awards program. AIA|LA COTE (Committee for the Environment, AIA|LA) Award recipients are bestowed for demonstrable achievement in sustainable design and acknowledged for performance, systems integration and other such components. COTE NEXT awards recognize COTE projects that are as yet unbuilt.

Completed projects, located anywhere, that are designed by AIA members from firms based in the Los Angeles area, and architecture constructed in Los Angeles by any AIA member, no matter their base of operations, are eligible for submission for Design Awards entry.

To view the entire slate of entries to all 2019 AIA|LA Design Awards categories, visit: https://www.pinterest.com/aialosangeles/

The 2019 AIA|LA Design Awards are sponsored by:
Presenting Sponsor: Sharpe Interior Systems, Inc.
Printed Material By: ARC Document Solutions
Cocktail Sponsor: Workpoint Engineering
Photo Booth Sponsor: Clark Construction Group
3D Glasses Sponsor: Perkins Eastman
Registration Sponsor: Risha Engineering Group, Inc.
Dessert Sponsor: Budlong & Associates, Inc.
Silver Sponsors: Burohappold Engineering
Bronze Sponsors: ARUP, Boswell Construction Inc., Brandow & Johnston, CASSETTE, Degenkolb Engineers, inter-lux, Kimley Horn, KFA Architecture, MATT Construction,
Morley Builders, NOUS Engineering, PLP SoCal, SALT Architecture, Syska Hennessy Group
Vantage Technology Consulting Group, Walter P Moore
Graphics and Animations: Shimahara Visual
Special Thanks to: DLR Group, David Lena Photography, Stickermule, VIM AEC

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