2014 Exceptional Residential: Bay Area Regional Design Awards

Exceptional Residential: Bay Area Regional Design Awards is a unique design awards program. It was established to recognize the best in the Bay Area housing design. ExRes 2014 emphasizes the important impact excellent design has on everyday living and our communities.

Registration for project entries has closed.

Jury Presentation and Reception:
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 | 6 pm
$25 AIA East Bay members/$45 non-members
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  • Residential projects located in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, Sonoma Counties.  Projects must have been completed since September 1, 2007.
  • Projects that have won earlier design awards, other than previous AIA East Bay design award winners, or that have been previously published remain eligible.
  • Applicant need not be a registered architect nor an AIA member, but must be responsible for the design of the project. All significant contributors to the design of the project must be given credit as part of the submission.

Please click here for Submission Guidelines. Entry numbers and additional documents will be emailed upon registration.

Project Types

Residential/Remodel/Additions, Interiors or New Construction
in either:
Single Family Residential Design
and/or Multi-Unit Residential Design (Complexes or Individual Units)
and/or Small Budget/Great Space (Projects under $30,000)

2014 Jury

davidbaker2012_cgregorycrowley.slideshow_mainDavid Baker, FAIA
David Baker Architects
San Francisco, CA

David Baker, FAIA, LEED AP founded San Francisco-based David Baker + Partners in 1982. With a focus on sustainable affordable housing, the firm has come to be known for combining social concern with a signature design character. A leader in the affordable housing sphere, the firm has designed and built more than 8,000 affordable units in the San Francisco Bay Area and has received more than 160 local and national architectural design awards, including the 2012 ULI Global Award for Excellence for the multi-generational Armstrong Place Senior and Family Housing. David was selected as the AIA California Council’s 2012 Distinguished Practice, in recognition of a career of dedicated commitment to the built environment. In 2010 he was given Hearthstone Builder Humanitarian Award, which honors the housing industry’s 30 most influential and innovative people of the past 30 years.

julieeizenbergJulie Eizenberg, AIA
Koning Eizenberg Architecture Inc
Santa Monica, CA

Julie Eizenberg, AIA is a founding Principal of Koning Eizenberg Architecture, and brings design vision to the firm’s wide range of projects. Under her leadership, the firm has earned over 100 awards for design, preservation and sustainability including the World Architecture Festival’s Housing Award in 2013 and the 2012 AIA Los Angeles Gold Medal in recognition of a lasting influence on the theory and practice of architecture. Julie teaches and lectures around the world, is a frequent advisor to the U.S. Mayor’s Institute on City Design, and is the author of Architecture Isn’t Just for Special Occasions that outlines her practice’s philosophy on the role of architecture in everyday life. Notable work includes the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, Hancock Lofts in West Hollywood, the Otis Booth Campus in Los Angeles, Pico Branch Library and Belmar affordable housing in Santa Monica.

Noyes PortraitNick Noyes, AIA
Nick Noyes Architecture
San Francisco, CA

Nick Noyes, AIA founded Nick Noyes Architecture in 1992, this nationally and internationally published and award-winning firm concentrates on new residential construction and residential renovations. The firm is noted for consistently producing work that is both rich in formal clarity and expressive of the material nature of construction. Operating out of a converted warehouse in the Dogpatch/Potrero district of San Francisco, Nick Noyes Architecture has found a prominent place in the architectural community of the Bay Region and beyond. Along with his practice Nick has also taught architecture at the University of California, Berkeley and most recently as an Adjunct Professor at the California College of the Arts.

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Learning Objectives

1. Attendees will be able to state at least two commonalities in the design of multi-family housing by David Baker + Partners.

2. Attendees will be able to describe Nick Noyes’ design solution in adding a modern addition to a historic San Francisco home.

3. Attendees will be able to identify two zoning and/or planning limitations faced in a new transit-oriented development by Koning Eizenberg Architects, and what the solutions were.

4. Attendees will be able to identify at least two design approaches that the 2014 Design Awards jury determined were features of award winners ten years ago and are now “the norm” in almost all submitted designs.

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