2009 Design Awards

Every third year, a jury of renowned architects select the best of architectural design in Santa Barbara. From a diverse field that includes private residences, public buildings and intimate interiors, the Jury honors those projects that excel in design excellence. Award-winning Architects from California: Jon Jerde, FAIA, David Baker, FAIA and Grant Kirkpatrick, AIA participated as the 2009 Jury participants. For more information about our Jury go to: http://www.aiasb.com/awards2009jury.cfm

Honor Award Winners are:
Oxbow Cliff May Residence, residential by B3 Architects, a Berkus Design Studio
Granada Theatre Renovation, remodel by PMSM Architects, Inc.
Santa Barbara Bowl, institutional by Design Arc with Handel Architects, LLP

Merit Award Winners are:
Sugarbug Pediatric Dental Office, Commercial/Interior by AB Design Studio, Inc.
One Twenty One, Mixed-use/multi-family by Cearnal Andrulaitis, LLP
UCSB Manzanita Village, Institutional by Design Arc & Moore Ruble Yudell
Chapala One, Mixed-use/multi-family by Design Arc, Inc.
Mid-Century Modern, Residential/ single-family/remodel/interior by Ensberg Jacobs Design, Inc.
Casas las Ganadas Residential by Peikert Group Architects, LLP
Toro Canyon, Residential by John Mike Cohen and Shubin + Donaldson Architects, Inc.
Bisquit Filmworks, Commercial by Shubin +Donaldson Architects, Inc.
Casa De La Vista, Single-family by Thomas Bollay Architects, Inc.

The Jury looks for projects that lift the spirit, sustain natural resources and enhances the environment. AIA Santa Barbara received sixty-two entries from licensed architects or firms within the SB County and or eligible AIA architects or firms from around the country. Each entry was judged on its own merit and evaluated for design resolution, contextualism and innovation. With criteria to demonstrate exemplary skill in resolving formal, functional, and technical requirements, entrants were challenged to achieve successful sensitivity and response to its surrounding community incorporating innovations in building materials and techniques if possible.