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Brooks + Scarpa, Witold Rybczynski Win Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award

00:00 - 1 May, 2014
Brooks + Scarpa, Witold Rybczynski Win Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award, AIA 2014 Housing Award Recipient: Cherokee Studios / Brooks + Scarpa
AIA 2014 Housing Award Recipient: Cherokee Studios / Brooks + Scarpa

Angela Brooks and Lawrence Scarpa of Brooks + Scarpa have been recognized for their “leadership in sustainable and socially progressive design” by the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. The Los Angeles-based architects will receive one of 10 National Design Awards given by the Museum in honor of “lasting achievement in American Design.” 

Witold Rybczynski, writer and professor of architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, will also receive a National Design Award for his many written contributions to architecture, urbanism and design. 

A complete list of the 2014 National Design Award winners, after the break...

AIA Names 10 Most Impressive Houses of 2014

00:00 - 8 April, 2014
AIA Names 10 Most Impressive Houses of 2014, Sol Duc Cabin; Seattle / Olson Kundig Architects
Sol Duc Cabin; Seattle / Olson Kundig Architects

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected ten recipients for their 14th annual Housing Awards. Considered to be the year's most impressive works, the awards are designed to "recognize the best in U.S. housing design" and "promote the importance of good housing as a necessity of life, a sanctuary for the human spirit and a valuable national resource." The winners, after the break... 

Pico Place / Brooks + Scarpa Architects

01:00 - 13 February, 2014
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  • Architects

  • Location

    430 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405, USA
  • Architect in Charge

    Emily Hodgdon
  • Area

    38250.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

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Metalsa / Brooks + Scarpa Architects

00:00 - 10 October, 2013
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Green Dot Animo Leadership High School / Brooks + Scarpa Architects

01:00 - 6 March, 2013
Green Dot Animo Leadership High School / Brooks + Scarpa Architects, © John Linden
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  • Architects

  • Location

    11044 South Freeman Avenue, Inglewood, CA 90304, USA
  • Principal in Charge

    Lawrence Scarpa, FAIA
  • Project Architect

    Angela Brooks, AIA, Mark Buckland, Ching Luk
  • Project Design Team

    Brad Buter, Silke Clemens, Emily Hodgdon, Gwynne Pugh, Sri Sumantri
  • Engineering

    Thorton Thomassetti-Structural
  • Area

    53500.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

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Brooks + Scarpa design Interfaith Chapel in Florida

01:00 - 15 January, 2013
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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.

Reactor Films / Brooks + Scarpa Architects

01:00 - 11 May, 2012
Reactor Films / Brooks + Scarpa Architects, © Marvin Rand
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  • Architects

  • Location

    1330 4th Street, Santa Monica, California, USA
  • Principal In Charge

    Lawrence Scarpa
  • Design Team

    Angela Brooks, Jackson Butler, Adam Davis, Mike Ferguson, John Jennings, Gwynne Pugh, Lawrence Scarpa
  • Furniture And Fixture Design

    Mike Ferguson; John Jennings; Lawrence Scarpa (with Dave Scott)
  • Steel And Furniture Fabrication

    Dave Scott of DESU
  • Construction Team

    Brian Crommie and Tom Hinerfeld of BT Builders
  • Client/Owner

    Stoney Road Productions and Reactor Films
  • Costs

    $35.000 ($50.00/sq. ft.) includes building shell upgrades
  • Area

    7000.0 ft2
  • Photographs

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Orange Grove / Brooks + Scarpa Architects

01:00 - 4 April, 2012
Orange Grove / Brooks + Scarpa Architects, © Marvin Rand
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  • Architects

  • Location

    West Hollywood, CA, USA
  • Project Team

    Lawrence Scarpa, FAIA - Principal- in-Charge. Angela Brooks, AIA, Silke Clemens, Vanessa Hardy, Ching Luk, Project Architect, Gwynne Pugh, AIA, Lawrence Scarpa, Katrin Terstegen - Project Design Team
  • Structural Engineering

    Oxford Engineering MEP: Helfman Halloossim
  • Client

    Urban Environments, Inc.
  • General Contrator

    Becker General Contractors – Sandy Becker
  • Area

    6700.0 ft2
  • Photographs

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AD Interviews: Lawrence Scarpa

09:55 - 16 December, 2010

Back in June we had the chance to interview Lawrence Scarpa in Miami, at the AIA Convention when Pugh + Scarpa Architects received the 2010 AIA Firm Award.

Fuller Lofts / Brooks + Scarpa Architects

01:00 - 3 November, 2010
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Architects

    Brooks + Scarpa Architects
  • Structural Engineering

    Nabih Youssef and Associates
  • Mep Engineers

    Innovative Engineering Group (IEG)
  • Landscape Architect

    Rios Clemente Hale Studio
  • General Contractor

    Lee Homes
  • Client

    Livable Places
  • Area

    158000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

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