AIA California Council’s 2012 Design Award Recipients

Surfhouse, Hermosa Beach / – Image courtesy of Art Gray.

The American Institute of Architects, California Council () has announced the 2012 Design Award Recipients. Since 1982, has recognized excellence in architecture and design through the Design Awards Program. An esteemed Design Awards jury has selected these award winners out of 300 submittals. Continue after the break to review the projects!

AIACC names Dreyfuss & Blackford Architects as 2013 Firm Award Recipient

American Institute of Architects, California Council () has awarded Dreyfuss & Blackford Architects with the 2013 AIACC Firm Award. The jury praised the practice’s ability to achieve a delicate balance between producing high quality architecture and having a long-standing commitment to mentorship. This award is the highest honor the AIACC can bestow on an architectural practice and is the first Sacramento-based firm to receive it.

The official press release:

David Baker on Hedonistic Sustainability

h2 Hotel by © Brian Rose

will lecture this coming Wednesday on the topic of ‘Hedonistic Sustainability’ specifically referencing the LEED certified h2 Hotel.  David Baker & Partners green design for the hotel, along with the challenges and opportunities of building a design business with a social commitment, will be the focus of the discussion.  The lecture will be held at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising and is free and open to the public

David Baker recently received the 2012 AIACC Distinguished Practice Award.  Highlighting Baker’s career which has shown a dedication of commitment to the built environment, the award is given annually and recognizes significant contributions toward a specific building type, responses to challenges, ability to collaborate, innovation and design excellence.