Santa Barbara Design Awards presented to architectural firms
Ever watch HGTV and have house envy? Then the American Institute of Architects Santa Barbara Design Awards Exhibition isn’t about to make it any better.
On view Sunday through March 29 are images of some of the most stunning structures around — local and otherwise — that members submitted in the competition. Winners will discuss their projects during an opening reception at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Central Library’s Faulkner Gallery, 40 E. Anapamu St. The seven categories include Small Projects, Interior Architecture + Design, Multi-Family Residential, New Single Family Residential, Commercial Buildings & Interiors, Historic Preservation/Renovation, and Santa Barbara Architectural Heritage.
The firms taking home awards are:
? Anacapa Architecture, Single Family Residential, HR 53 GUESTHOUSE
? Anacapa Architecture, Commercial, Autocamp Russian River Club House
? Anacapa Architects, Interior Architecture + Design, HR 53 GUESTHOUSE
? PMSM/ 19six Architects & Thomas Bollay Architects, Santa Barbara Architectural Heritage, Hind Hall, Music Academy of the West
? Harrison Design, Preservation/ Renovation, Alhecama Theatre
? DesignArc, Historic Preservation/ Renovation, Hotel California
? SOM Craig Hartman in SFO, Multi-Family Residential, UCSB Tenaya Towers Student Housing
? Shubin + Donaldson, Commercial, Castaway Commons
? NMA Architects, Single Family Residential, Holly Road Residence
? Anacapa Architecture, Single Family Residential, HR 77
? Shubin + Donaldson, Single Family Residential, Skyline Residence
? NMA Architects, Single Family Residential, Rincon Ranch
? KBZ Architects, Commercial, SBCC West Campus Center
? AB Design, Historic Preservation/ Renovation, Juarez-Hosmer Adobe
? Shubin + Donaldson, Multi-Family Residential, Mayumi
“The Design Awards Program entries reflect the values and aspirations of our region’s design community while focusing on larger, even global issues of the built environment such as sustainability, housing opportunities, and urban revitalization,” said Robert Ooley, AIA Santa Barbara president, in a statement. “The submissions also reveal a strong sense of place, history or purpose, demonstrating how AIA Santa Barbara architects value artfully resolved design, but also celebrate the fact that architecture is much more than just beautiful buildings.”
The judges, from outside Santa Barbara, are architects Takashi Yanai, Milford Wayne Donaldson and Doug Ewing.
Also on view will be drawings from youth of all ages and abilities in the Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara’s “Kids Draw Architecture” program.
The free Design Awards Exhibition is open during library hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.