Last week, the American Institute of Architects San Francisco (AIASF) announced the winners of the 2018 Design Awards at a ceremony held at the San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center's Herbst Theatre. Each year for nearly 50 years, the program has recognized "outstanding achievements in architecture and design of Bay Area individuals and organizations," according to an AIASF press release.
“AIASF received over 200 submissions, featuring a wide spectrum of projects from across the globe,” said AIASF executive director Jennifer Jones in another press release. “Each project is uniquely innovative and inspiring; it is an honor for our chapter to recognize and celebrate the creative work of our talented local design community.”
This year, AIASF recognized 13 projects in the architecture category (three honor awards, six merit awards, and four citations) and four projects in the interior architecture category (three merit awards and one citation). Additionally, two other projects received special commendation. The jury also chose to acknowledge projects that demonstrated "the values of good design within the context of historic preservation and social responsibility," according to the same press release.
The 2018 Design Awards jury took place in Boston. The jurors comprised Jeffry Burchard, AIA, principal at Boston-based architecture and urban design firm Machado Silvetti; Jean Carroon, FAIA, principal at Goody Clancy, an architecture, planning, and preservation firm based in Boston; Alex Diaz, a designer at Boston- and New York–based architecture and urban design firm NADAAA; Sara Elsa-Beech AIA, an architect at Baker Design Group in Boston; and Bre'Anna Romulus, Assoc. AIA, of architecture, urban design, and real estate development firm Dream Collaborative.
Interior Architecture Category