Architectural League Announces 2013 Winners of Emerging Voices Award

Kukje Art Gallery, Seoul (South Korea) / SO-IL, credit: Iwan Baan

Emerging Voices is an award developed by the Architecture League of New York that annually selects eight practitioners in a juried portfolio selection.  Award recipients are selected from the disciplines of architecture, landscape design and urbanism and display the sensibility of the profession in light of the larger issues related to the built environment.  This year’s selection includes: SO-ILPRODUCTORAOgrydziak Prillinger ArchitectsMASS Design Groupgraciastudio , dland studioDIGSAU, and cao | perrot Studio.

Details after the break. 

Gallery House / Ogrydziak Prillinger Architects

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Architects: Ogrydziak Prillinger Architects
Location: , CA,
Principals: Luke Ogrydziak, Zoë Prillinger
Project Team: Haemi Chang, Leo Henke, Yasmin Vobis, Gisela Schmoll
Daylighting Consultant: Loisos + Ubbelohde
Building Structural Engineering: Santos + Urritia
Façade Structural Engineering: DeSimone Consulting Engineers
General Contractor: Forsythe General Contractors
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Tim Griffith

San Francisco 2011 AIA Design Awards Winners

Gallery House / © Tim Griffith

The San Francisco chapter of the American Institute of Architects, announced the winners of the 2011 AIA San Francisco Design Awards program.

At the gala, winners were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the built environment in the categories of Energy + Sustainability, Excellence in Architecture, Historic Preservation and Innovation in Rehabilitation, Integrated Practice, Special Achievement, Unbuilt Design, and Urban Design in the Bay Area. Each of these award categories was divided into three subcategories-Honor, Merit, and Citation.

All the winners, after the break.

Turrell Skyspace / Ogrydziak Prillinger Architects


Architects: Ogrydziak Prillinger Architects
Location: Sonoma County, CA,
Project area: 325 sq. ft.
Photographs: Ogrydziak Prillinger Architects

Honighaus / Ogrydziak Prillinger Architects

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This project – a comprehensive interior remodel and penthouse addition which opens to views of the Golden Gate and Alcatraz – exemplifies what is becoming an increasingly common aesthetic dilemma in San Francisco. It was born of the tension between the owners’ desire for a contemporary home and the San Francisco Planning Department’s historicizing planning mandate – in this case with regard to the home’s Pacific Heights neighborhood.

Following the break are photographs and a description of how the architects created a design that was within the parameters of the historical neighborhood with the contemporary feel the clients were looking for.

Architects: Ogrydziak Prillinger Architects
Location: San Francisco,
Project Team: Luke Ogrydziak, Zoe Prillinger, Leo Henke, Haemi Chang, Gisela Schmoll
Structural Engineer: Santos + Urrutia
Contractor: Webb Construction
Project Area: 3,500 sqf
Project Year: 2005-2009
Photographs: Courtesy of Ogrydziak Prillinger Architects

Concrete House / Ogrydziak Prillinger Architects

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This project involved an extensive remodel and transformation of an existing 1974 cast-concrete and brick house for two into a house for a family. Known unaffectionately in the neighborhood as ‘the bunker’ when the new owners bought the house in 2001, the original house turned its back to the street, and from external appearances was extremely private. Within, the open plan supported a fluid arrangement of program which resulted in no dedicated private space.

Architects: Ogrydziak Prillinger Architects
, California
Landscape Architects: Lutsko & Associates
Contractor: Ryan Associates
Project Year: 2007
Contractor: Ryan Associates General Contractors

Hundred Foot House / Ogrydziak Prillinger Architects

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Architects: Ogrydziak Prillinger Architects
Location: Orinda, , USA
Project Team: Luke Ogrydziak, Zoë Prillinger, Diana Martinez
Structural Engineering: Julia Chen
General Contractor: Jon Gasparini
Project Area: 2,400 sq ft
Project Year: 2004-2009
Photographs: Courtesy of OPA

Public Lecture / Triskelion: The Presidio Habitats Exhibition Pavilion

Presidio Habitats is a site-based art exhibition celebrating the wild Presidio. It began with an invitation to an international group of artists, architects, and designers to submit a proposal for a temporary habitat sculpture serving a Presidio “animal client.”

Architects Zoe Prillinger and Luke Ogrydziak (Ogrydziak Prillinger Architects), known for their progressive, modern designs that include new media technologies, discuss their creation of the Presidio Habitats Exhibit Pavilion from repurposed shipping containers arranged at 120 degree angles around a central atrium.

The public lecture will be held next Thursday, July 8, 7-8 pm at The Log Cabin, San Francisco Presidio (get directions here). For more on the Log Cabin Lecture Series click here.