Announcing American Institute of Architects, San Francisco (AIASF) Community Alliance Awards Honorees 

AIASF, American Institute of Architects, San Francisco, Bay Area
2015 CAA Revitalization Awardee | Photo courtesy of Dirk Wyse Photography

Carla Jean Johnson* and Steven H. Oliver Receive Top Honors

(SAN FRANCISCO, CA) September 30, 2016 | AIASF is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2016 Community Alliance Awards program, including naming Carla Jean Johnson* and Steven H. Oliver as the recipient of the program’s top honor, the AIASF Alliance Award. Community Alliance Award honorees will be recognized at the AIASF Community Alliance Awards Ceremony on December 9, 2016 at the California College of the Arts Perry Family Event Center.

“The AIASF Community Alliance Awards recognizes the individuals, design firms, and community organizations that shape the city in which we live and inspire us to be leaders in the creation of vibrant communities,” states AIASF Executive Director Jennifer Jones, CAE, IOM. “The diversity of disciplines and work recognized exemplifies the multidisciplinary nature of the built environment and the creativity required to ensure its economic, environmental, and social resiliency.”

In recognition of their contributions to the advancement and enrichment of the quality of life in the Bay Area, through their commitment to design excellence, AIASF strives to acknowledge these extraordinary individuals and organizations for their service to the Chapter, to the community, and to the profession. Their continued efforts to engage, educate, collaborate, and advocate elevates the value of design and its impact on the experiences of our daily lives.

Nominations were reviewed by a jury consisting of prominent members of the community, including Shalini Agrawal, Director at CCA’s Center for Art and Public Life; Michael S. Bernard, AIA, Founder of Virtual Practice Consulting; Susie Coliver, Principal at Herman Coliver Locus Architecture; and Patrick Otellini, Chief Resilience Officer at City and County of San Francisco.

Community Alliance Award honorees will be honored at the AIASF Community Alliance Awards Ceremony on December 9, 2016 at the California College of the Arts Perry Family Event Center. Tickets are available by visiting http://aiasf.me/AIASFallianceawards.

2016 AIASF COMMUNITY ALLIANCE AWARD HONOREES

ALLIANCE AWARD
To recognize individuals, firms or organizations outside the profession who have made significant contributions to the improvement of the Bay Area’s built environment.
Carla Jean Johnson*
Steven H. Oliver

CHAPTER SERVICE AWARD
To recognize the work of an individual who, by their skill, professionalism, dedication, ability and commitment, or volunteer contributions, have consistently advanced the common goals of AIA San Francisco.
Catherine Nueva-España
John Sealander, AIA, Ratcliff
Gregor Stewart, ALR

CITIZEN ARCHITECT AWARD
To recognize an individual who uses insight, talent, training, and experience to contribute meaningfully, beyond self, to the improvement of the community and human condition.
Roseanne McNulty, AIA*
John Schlesinger, AIA

EDUCATION AWARD
To recognize an organization or individual for excellence in the advancement of architectural education through teaching, design, scholarship, research, or service.
Archibald Woo, AIA

EMERGING PROFESSIONALS AWARD
To recognize an individual Associate AIA member or an AIA Architect member who has been registered 10 years or less, or an organization that has been practicing for 10 years or less, who exemplifies the highest qualities of leadership and who has demonstrated an unparalleled commitment to AIA San Francisco, to the design and construction industry, to the community, or to other professional organizations.
KIDmob
Lily Weeks, Assoc. AIA, WRNS

FIRM ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
To recognize an architecture firm for outstanding contributions to the community, advancement of the profession, intern development, or for producing distinguished architecture.
The Community Design Center
Siegel & Strain Architects

LOCAL GOVERNMENT AWARD
To recognize individuals who serve as elected or appointed officials, public administrators or institutional leaders who establish and contribute to the development of laws, regulations, policies or initiatives that promote excellence in architecture.
Diana Sokolove, San Francisco Planning Department

MENTOR AWARD
To recognize an individual for their commitment in guiding their fellow professionals as they progress through all stages of their career.
Doris Guerrero, AIA, California College of the Arts

REVITALIZATION AWARD
To recognize property owners and developers who have enhanced the community by making significant improvements to their properties, which have, in turn, had a positive impact on the surrounding area.
PROXY

SOCIAL IMPACT AWARD
To recognize an individual or organization for extended commitment to community service or significant contribution evidenced by a positive impact on urban, environmental, or neighborhood issues.
Lava Mae
Rebuilding Together San Francisco
Deanna Van Buren, Designing Justice + Designing Spaces

SOCIAL IMPACT AWARD
To recognize of an individual student, student team, or student organization who have demonstrated a commitment to the community or the building industry.
ARH 250 Studio, Academy of Art University
Guerrilla Street Museum, California College of the Arts

* Posthumous recognition

About the American Institute of Architects, San Francisco
Serving the Bay Area for more than a century, the American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter, one of the largest of the AIA’s nearly 300 chapters, represents more than 2,000 members in San Francisco and Marin County. As a resource for our members and the general public, AIA San Francisco strives to improve the quality of life in the Bay Area by promoting architecture and design. We further this goal through community involvement, education, advocacy, public outreach, member services, and professional excellence.

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