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NING This years AIAIC Design Awards and Ceremony was held on October 4, 2012 at the Riverside Art Museum in colaboration with the Museum’s exhibit Julia Morgan : Foundation and Transition. The event was part of the City of Riverside’s inaugural Long Night of Arts & Innovation program. The AIAIC Chapter Design Awards Program recognizes achievements for a broad range of architectural works that elevate the general quality of architectural practice, establish a standard of excellence against which all architects can measure performance; and inform the public of the breath and value of architectural practice. To achieve these goals, the AIAIC Chapter Design Awards Program seeks to recognize both Architecture and Interior Design. A variety of building type categories and sizes are considered. Awards are conferred in the categories of Honor, Merit, and Citation.

To determine this years award recepients the design jury consisted of the following members: Anne Laird-Blanton, AIA, AIA California Council President 2011 Clark Manus, FAIA, AIA National President 2011 Philip K. White, AIA, AIA Honolulu President 2012 Peter Barsuk, AIA, LEED AP, Savings by Design A special thanks to the Savings by Design Program whom partnered with the AIAIC Chapter to make this event possible and to all the participants whom submitted their work. So without further ado the winners are.....








Designed to serve a growing community, LAUSD’s Elementary School (ES) #9 began with a simple goal: create an open, welcoming campus for students while maximizing convenience to parents and administration. The community was in need of the school to alleviate overcrowding at the other six regional Los Angeles elementary schools. The new campus is home to over 650 children in kindergarten through fifth grade and consists of a 12,500-SF multi-purpose building, a 62,000-SF classroom building, and a variety of outdoor playground areas. In response to the neighborhood context, the design strategy is rooted in minimizing the building footprints, making them as efficient as possible in order to gain desired playground areas. The project incorporates sustainable features and is targeting 32 Collaborative for High Performance Schools(CHPS) points.


Center for So Restoration by LPA, INC.

The Citrus Belt Savings and Loan Building Improvements include natural day lighting be utilized for special exhibits, and expose building’s original ornate Spanish baroque is a two-level exhibition gallery and researc interned during World War II in a Japanese housed in this restored Building appropriat

ocial Justice & Civil Liberties

g Original Constructed in 1926 as a single story bank building has been renovated and restored. and access to views, new technology and building infrastructure, a preserved bank vault that will ed original bow-truss roof framing. Most important of all the improvements is the restoration of this façade to its original and intended character celebrating the city’s architectural history. The result ch facility to be the new home for Riverside born artist Mine Okubo, who died in 2001. Okubo was e-American camp and left her collection of letters, paintings and drawings to be permanently tely named the Center for Social Justice & Civil Liberties.


The Alta Canyada Residence is located in the Southern California foothills of La Canada Flintridge. Originally design by Period Revival architect Authur Kelley, in 1925, the residence was 3-bedroom, 3 bath and totaled 2,300 sf. The new addition and renovation doubled the size of the house . It included adding an office with private entry and bathroom facilities. Upgrading the Master Bedroom in addition to adding a second Master Bath and dressing area. Reworking the entry, adding a Powder Room, Library, Study & Family Room (both with new fireplaces); upgrade and enlarging

the kitchen; adding a Pool, Spa & Fountain; relandscape the yard, upgrade all Bathrooms, adding a third Garage bay. The house as completed has 5 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, Study, Library, Family Room, Living Room & Formal Dining Room. One of the major design challenges was to keep the home street presence as close as possible to being viewed single-story residence. This was acheived by excavating a basement under the house for the Family Room & Garages. Office/Loft was added as a 2nd story. All in all the New Spanish Colonial Revival Style detailing was carried out with beamed or vaulted ceilings throughout. Extensive use of new Tunisian Tile. New stenciling to match existing. Spanish Colonial Revival gardens with fountains

Spanish Colonial Revival Michael Burch Architects addition to and renovation of a Spanish Colonial Revival home of noted Period Revival architect Arthur Kelly.


SURFS Hermosa Beach Rest


Hermosa Beach is known for its beaches, for surfing, volley ball tournaments, and bars. The City was looking to replace several partially subterranean restrooms that were in very poor condition. The stipulation was to not obstruct the view of the horizon. The design concept emerged out of the project’s environment—sandy beaches, blue sky, rolling waves, and marine creatures. It is carried through form and color yet remains subordinate to the natural surroundings.

room by Adrian Gaus Architects, Inc


Guest House Yu-Ngok Lo, AIA, LEED AP

For the new independent guest house we propose a design that beams modernity, simplicity and elegance. Our proposal does not only satisfy the existing site constraints but efficiently organizes all of the owner’s aggressive programmatic needs. Maximizing the flood of bright natural sunlight was a primary element of this process and coupling this spectrum with a simple “voided” planter is meant to enhance the natural feel of the space. In lieu of the traditional choice of stud wall construction, the use of fiber cementitious panels on Structural Insulated Panels provides a more durable and cost effective solution.




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ODERN OASIS of the Desert V isual Arts Building by Perkins + W ill Visual Will

de of a palm oasis, a new 14,000 sf Visual Arts facility extends the core nd reinterprets the 1960s architectural language at College of the Desert in ert. The program includes indoor and outdoor classrooms and labs, exhibit d a multipurpose room for interdisciplinary classes, lectures, and exhibits.

ct, conceived as a vessel for the celebration of the craft of art making, provides nectivity from passing students to interior exhibit and critique spaces. This ransparency’ is a primary goal and serves as the prime catalyst for a campusgement of the art program. Daylight from rooftop monitors floods the interiors stable north light while their projecting profiles evoke the surrounding mountain palette of concrete block and stucco in desert tones couples with exposed custom perforated panels to protect the building and outdoor spaces from the . Currently tracking LEED Gold.



Restoration Architect Richa

The New Riverside Fox is an adaptive renovation and expansion of a former duplex cinema and 2-story commercial building for self-sustaining performing arts presentation to a 2-million audience demographic.

A victim of urban blight th City as centerpiece of a dow

Deficient for live performa additions provide a major-r movable-lift stage-thrust to added, and capacity increas

Former commercial spaces lighted from the skylighted


ard McCann, FAIA

he Fox remained unused and unattended over 17-years before purchase and renovation by the wntown re-development that began in 2009.

ances and public assembly, visually intimidating and without daylight penetration, new repertoire music-dance-drama stage with fly space, scenic, lighting and sound systems and o orchestra-pit. Stylistic plaster and paint were replaced, above-ceiling theatrical systems were sed from 1400 to 1650-seats.

s integrate with vintage audience areas for intermission/reception and performer support dayd atrium addition and window replacements.




The center consists of a 56,000-sq.-ft. city hall, a 28,000-sq.-ft. library, a 30,000-sq.-ft. sheriff’s facility, and a 15,000-sq.-ft. fire department. All these elements are choreographed around a central plaza that becomes the heart of civic life for this new community.

In creating a ‘civic heart’ where none existed before, native planting are used to anchor the complex to the region while saving water. As visitor arrives at the entry to the plaza they are greeted by a grove of oaks trees and a reclaimed water feature wall that cools the entry and acts as an acoustical buffer for the interior spaces.

In collaborative design workshops with the community, a local history and environmental narrative was created with displays throughout the complex. The natural stone accents are profiled to announce the entries on the building and are an abstraction of the surrounding hills, which are visible from the site.

Modern Justice

LPA, INC. design of the Chino Hills Government Center




Rural Elegance

DLR Group, Inc. design of the Mead Valley Library

For a rural community in search of a social gathering place, the new library

serves as an extension of home life while also providing a haven of literature and learning. The 22,000 SF library brings an array of services to local families as well as a sense of pride to the residents of this unincorporated.

The library, which is anticipated to achieve LEED Gold certification, features reading rooms for children and teens, a public multi-purpose meeting room, study areas, and self-checkout. It has been designed to fit the scale of the rural residential community and includes an outdoor garden and amphitheater which utilize native materials. The building incorporates stateof-the-art library technology and colorful interiors to create spaces residents of all ages will want to use often.



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