The AIA Santa Barbara chapter has announced the winners of its 2015 Design Awards. Ten projects, nine in California and one in Hawaii, were honored for exceptional design excellence.

The annual awards program recognizes outstanding small projects, residential architecture, restoration and renovation, and urban design projects. Criteria for winning designs include quality of design, resolution of the program idea, sustainable responsibility, innovation, thoughtfulness, and technique. The 2015 jury consisted of Joan Soranno, FAIA, design principal at HGA Minneapolis Office; Heidi Gibson AIA, LEED NC, architect and owner of Studio 2G Architects; and Tom Jones, AIA, professor at the Cal Poly College of Architecture and Environmental Design.

To view the winning projects, click on the project name to jump to ARCHITECT'S Project Gallery.

Honor Awards

Benny Chan

Via Lido, Newport Beach, Calif., by Shubin + Donaldson Architects

Erin Feinblatt

Funk Zone, Santa Barbara, Calif., by AB Design Studio

Benny Chan

Murad Skin Care, El Segundo, Calif., by Shubin + Donaldson Architects

Jim Bartsch

ME:OU, Santa Barbara, Calif., by AB Design Studio

Merit Awards

Ciro Coelho

Coastal Residence, Santa Barbara, Calif., by Neumann Mendro Andrulaitis

Patrick Price

Santa Barbara Public Market, Santa Barbara, Calif., by Cearnal Andrulaitis

David Franzen

Louis Vuitton, Ala Moana Center, Honolulu, by Winick Architects

Kurt Jordan

Pool House, Somis, Calif., by Archipelago Workshop

Honorable Mentions

Max Mironov

Isla Vista Student Housing, Goleta, Calif., by Shubin & Donaldson Architects

Lucky Penny, Santa Barbara, Calif., by AB Design Studio