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2015 AIA/HUD Secretary Awards Honor Housing Projects

08:00 - 4 June, 2015
2015 AIA/HUD Secretary Awards Honor Housing Projects, Step Up / Brooks + Scarpa. Image © John Edward Linden
Step Up / Brooks + Scarpa. Image © John Edward Linden

The American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Housing Knowledge Community, together with the Office of the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), has announced two selections for the 2015 AIA/HUD Secretary Awards, which recognize innovative housing projects with excellence in design. This year's projects were selected in the Excellence in Affordable Housing Design and Creating Community Connection categories. 

The Excellence in Affordable Housing Design Award was awarded to Brooks + Scarpa for their Step Up project in Santa Monica, California, which embodies the award’s recognition of “architecture that demonstrates overall excellent design responses to the needs and constraints of affordable housing."

Gossens Bachman Architects was announced as the winner of the Creating Community Connection Award for their Co-op Plaza Redevelopment in Brattleboro, Vermont. This award “recognizes projects that incorporate housing within other community amenities for the purposes of either revitalization or planned growth.”

More about the winners, after the break…

Brooks + Scarpa design Interfaith Chapel in Florida

01:00 - 15 January, 2013
© Courtesy of Brooks + Scarpa Architects
© Courtesy of Brooks + Scarpa Architects

The highly acclaimed Los Angeles-based practice Brooks + Scarpa Architects, along with KZF Design, have released plans for a new Interfaith Chapel at the University of North Florida. Drawing inspiration from a free-flowing wedding gown, its informally shaped footprint - reminiscent of an allegorical figure such as Justice, Faith, Hope, Charity, Prudence and Fortitude - flows upward and culminates at the top with a large skylight whose light is diffused by a wooden lattice spire that is derived from the symbol of infinity. 

The symbolic, 7000 square-foot structure will provide students with an intimate, spiritual space that may be used daily while also supporting a variety of diverse religious services, such as student ceremonies, weddings, lectures, meditative practices, musical performances and more.

Learn more about Brooks + Scarpa’s wooden chapel after the break.

Contemporary Art Museum / Brooks + Scarpa + Clearscapes

01:00 - 24 January, 2012
Contemporary Art Museum / Brooks + Scarpa + Clearscapes, © John Edward Linden
© John Edward Linden
  • Architects

  • Location

    409 W Martin St, Raleigh, NC 27601, USA
  • Project Team

    Lawrence Scarpa, FAIA; Steve Schuster, FAIA, Mark Buckland and Jon Zellweger, AIA-Project Architects, Angela Brooks, AIA, Brad Buter, Silke Clemens, Daniel Carper, Jordon Gearhart, Ching Luk, Matthew Majack, Sarah Dickerson, Brandy Thompson , AIA, Fred Belledin , AIA, Christian Karkow, John Reese, AIA, Thomas Sayre, Michael Dosier, Jedidiah Gant.
  • Client/Owner

    Contemporary Art Museum
  • Area

    22300.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

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Video: Brooks + Scarpa

13:00 - 24 September, 2011

The well established and nationally recognized architecture firm Brooks + Scarpa (2010 AIA National Firm of the Year) recently decided to shake things up a bit. “Our office has turned more into a conventional office over the years, and I was just really looking for something that could become a glorified cabinet shop where we could actually work and make things, have the space to do that, and have some outdoor space to build bigger things,” shares Larry Scarpa.

Step Up on Fifth / Brooks + Scarpa

01:00 - 29 November, 2010
Step Up on Fifth / Brooks + Scarpa, © Unknown photographer
© Unknown photographer
  • Architects

  • Location

    1548 5th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA
  • Architects

    Brooks + Scarpa
  • Principal In Charge

    Angela Brooks, AIA
  • Design Architect

    Lawrence Scarpa, FAIA
  • Project Team

    Brad Buter, Silke Clemens, Ching Luk, Matt Majack, Luis Gomez, Omar Barcena, Dan Safarik, Gwynne Pugh
  • Structural Engineering

    John Martin Associates
  • Mep Engineering

    IBE Consulting Engineers
  • Environmental Consultant

    Helios International
  • Metal Fabrication

    Breakform Design
  • Contractor

    Ruiz Brothers
  • Client

    Step Up, Tod Lipka, President and CEO
  • Area

    31600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

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Solar Umbrella / Brooks + Scarpa

01:00 - 22 November, 2010
Solar Umbrella / Brooks + Scarpa, © Marvin Rand
© Marvin Rand
  • Architects

  • Location

    Venice, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Architects

    Brooks + Scarpa
  • Principals In Charge

    Angela Brooks, AIA and Lawrence Scarpa, AIA
  • Project Architect

    Ching Luk
  • Project Design Team

    Peter Borrego, Angela Brooks, Anne Burke, Michael Hannah, Vanessa Hardy, Anne Marie Kaufman Brunner, Fredrik Niilsen, Tim Peterson, Gwynne Pugh, Bill Sarnecky, Lawrence Scarpa
  • Interior Design

    Lawrence Scarpa and Angela Brooks
  • Landscape Consultant

    SQLA, Inc
  • Structural Engineering

    Gwynne Pugh
  • Renderings

    Fredrik Nilssen, Ching Luk, Lawrence Scarpa
  • General Contractor

    Above Board Construction
  • Clients

    Angela Brooks and Lawrence Scarpa
  • Area

    1250.0 sqm
  • Photographs

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Colorado Court / Brooks + Scarpa

01:00 - 19 November, 2010
Colorado Court / Brooks + Scarpa, Courtesy of  brooks + scarpa
Courtesy of brooks + scarpa
  • Architects

  • Location

    502 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA
  • Architects

    Brooks + Scarpa
  • Project In Charge

    Lawrence Scarpa, AIA
  • Project Architect

    Angela Brooks, AIA
  • Project Team

    Gwynne Pugh, AIA, Anne Marie Burke, Heather Duncan, Vanessa Hardy, Bettina Hermsen, Tim Peterson, Ching Luk, Jackson Butler, Steve Kodama, FAIA
  • Project Energy Engineer

    Dr. John G. Ingersoll of Helios International Inc
  • Structural Engineering

    Youssef Associates
  • Mep Engineering

    Storms and Lowe
  • Landscape Architects

    Dry Design, Inc
  • Client

    Community Corporation of Santa Monica
  • Area

    30150.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2002
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of brooks + scarpa

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