21 Recipients Receive Awards in California

California Architects Honored with Prestigious State Awards Program

Sacramento, Calif.-American Institute of Architects, California Council (AIACC), proudly announces this year’s Design Award Recipients-a list honoring a broad range of innovative design.

On Jul. 11th, five jurors deliberated between more than 250 entries and narrowed the project list down to 21. The projects range from interior office headquarters to memorials and museums; from affordable housing to historic interpretations. Projects with “good bones,” “resolute in power,” and with the “ability to both understand and inspire,” were carefully chosen as the jurors commented, narrowing down the amount with accurate, careful and extreme specificity.

This year’s jury was comprised of four dynamic voices within the architecture world and included Andrea Cochran, Anne Fougeron, FAIA, Marlon Blackwell, FAIA and Craig Dykers, AIA.

These four sought out projects that weren’t just standing there doing things well, but rising above to the exceptional. The looked for consistency and structures which were all aglow with a diamond brilliance rather than just having one stone sparkle in one place.

“I am always so impressed with the architecture happening in California and by California architects,” said Marlon Blackwell. It is no secret the bar is set high for California’s architects, and those who belong to the profession should take great pride.

Following is a list of all the recipients, but each have their own unique story-both the firm and the structure. To find out more or to schedule an interview, contact Shannon Calder: 916.642.1718, scalder@aiacc.org.

A full gallery of this year’s recipients will be available to view on the AIACC website in the near future. A notification will be sent out once it is ready to be viewed.

2016 Honor Awards:

The Six Affordable Veteran Housing: Brooks + Scarpa

Mr Robinson: Jonathan Segal, FAIA

The Cresta: Jonathan Segal, FAIA

Perot Museum of Nature and Science: Morphosis Architects

The Strand, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.): Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Stanford University Central Energy Facility: ZGF Architects LLP


Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP in San Francisco, CA: Gensler

2016 Merit Awards:

Apple Store, Upper East Side: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive: Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Temple Hill Residence: Dimster Architecture

John M. Roll United States Courthouse: Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects

Shulman Home and Studio: Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects

The Terrace, California Academy of Sciences: Mark Cavagnero Associates

Flight 93 National Memorial Visitor Center: PAUL MURDOCH ARCHITECTS

Poly International Plaza: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Double Stick Studio: Pali Fekete architects [SPF:a]

Grace Street Residence: VeeV Design

Little Ground Cafe: WORD (Warren Office for Research and Design)

Shoreheights Remodel: WORD (Warren Office for Research and Design)


Pinterest HQ: IwamotoScott Architecture in collaboration with Brereton Architects

Small Projects:

Oscar de la Renta: The Retrospective: Kevin Daly Architects

About The AIACC
The AIACC represents the interests of more than 11,000 architects and allied professionals in California. Founded in 1944, The AIACC’s mission supports architects in their endeavors to improve the quality of life for all Californians by creating more livable communities, sustainable designs and quality work environments. Today, The AIACC is the largest component of the national AIA organization. For more information, visit www.aiacc.org.

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