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2014 AIA National Photography Competition





photo by Frank Rosario, AIA


AIA St. Louis presents the 2014 AIA Photography Competition.  All entries must be submitted on a CD ROM (see; click on Features for entry form &and prospectus). You may submit black & white or color images.  The top 14 entries will be exhibited at the 2014 AIA National Convention in Chicago and in AIArchitect and posted to


The Competition is open to any and all architects actively registered in the US.  The contest is also open to Associate members of The AIA, and student members of AIAS in good standing.  Professional Affiliate or Allied members are not eligible.


First Place Award             $500

Second Place Award       $400

Third Place Award            $300

Fuller Award                      $200 (American Architecture Subject)

Entry fee of AIA members (AIA & Assoc. AIA) is $30 for five images.

Entry fee for AIAS members is $15 for five images.

Entry fee for non-member registered architects is $60 for five images

Entries must be postmarked no later than April 1, 2014 and must include:

a.   Completed & legible entry form.

b     Entry fee (check or money order) payable to AIA St. Louis.

c.    Images on CD ROM (Please note:  35mm slides will no longer be accepted).

To read the guidelines and to obtain an entry form, visit; click on Features; click on Photo Contest or call 314-621-3484

2013 Design Awards

2013 AIA East Bay Design Awards
Click here for project images.

Honor Award

Physical Sciences & Engineering Center, Foothills Community College
Los Altos Hills, CA
Architect: Ratcliff
Photographer: David Wakely Photography

Merit Awards

Los Gatos Library, Los Gatos, CA
Architect: Noll & Tam Architects
Photographer: David Wakely Photography

Ashland Youth Center, San Leandro, CA
Architect: RossDrulisCusenbery Architecture, Inc.
Photographer: Mark Singer Photography

Berkeley Bowl West, Berkeley, CA
Architect: Kava Massih Architects
Photographer: Ethan Kaplan



Media & Learning Center De Anza Community College
Cupertino, CA
Architect: Ratcliff
Photographer: David Wakely Photography; Skyhawk Photography

Lipson Residence, Berkeley, CA
Architect: Regan Bice Architects
Photographer: Regan Bice Architects

Montana Cookhouse, Clyde Park, MT
Architect: Fernau & Hartman Architects
Photographer: Richard Barnes Photography

Temple Sinai, Oakland, CA
Architect: Mark Horton Architecture & Michael Harris Architecture
Photographer: Ethan Kaplan

The Freight and Salvage, Berkeley, CA
Architect: Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects
Photographer: Billy Hustace Photography

Carmel Middle School Green Classroom
Carmel, CA
Architect: Arkin Tilt Architects
Photographer: Eric Wolfinger

BorderTown, Oakland, CA
Architect: Baran Studio Architecture
Photographer: Scott Hargis

Mojave Rivers District Ranger Station, Acton, CA
Architect: Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects
Photographer: John Edward Linden Photography

Laney College Athletic Fields and Field House, Oakland, CA
Architect: Gould Evans
Photographer: Matthew Millman

SE Division Street Housing, Portland, OR
Architect: Kava Massih Architects
Photographer: Stephen Miller Photography

2013 Jury: Robert Harris, FAIA (Lake Flato Architects); Marsha Maytum, FAIA (Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects); Mark Jensen, AIA (Jensen Architects)

HEINSER-04Marsha Maytum, FAIA, Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects, has focused her career on community, cultural, and socially-conscious projects that promote sustainable design. Her education in the 1970s at the University of Oregon and Royal Academy in Denmark was founded upon responsible environmental design. Her work has included the creation of new buildings, rehabilitation of historic buildings, and adaptive reuse of existing structures.

rharris_fnBob Harris, FAIA, LEED Fellow, Lake Flato Architects has established expertise in combining award winning design and sustainable practice in buildings that respect nature, enhance place, and exhibit the craft of construction. He has more than 20 years of project experience with a focus on environmental issues ranging from land preservation advocacy to sustainable urban design.

Mark Jensen lrMark Jensen, AIA As the founder of Jensen Architects, Mark Jensen cultivated his view of the art and science of architecture into an award-winning design practice that celebrates inquisitiveness, craftsmanship, and partnership. These values came naturally to Mark, who grew up among artisans and designers, and deepened through his academic and early experience in the United States and Italy. Mark’s work is noted for bridging culture and construction: His recent notable projects include SFMOMA’s sculpture garden, offices for Goodby Silverstein and Partners and IDEO, graduate studios for CCA, and SHED, a modern grange in Healdsburg.

  • Projects must be designed and submitted by an architect.
  • Projects must have been completed after January 1, 2006.
  • AIA East Bay members may submit projects from all-over.
  • Non-member architects may submit projects located in the chapter’s four counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Napa and Solano.
  • Projects that have won earlier design awards, other than previous AIA East Bay design award winners, or that have been previously published remain eligible.

Project Types

Projects of all types will be viewed, including, but not limited to:

  • Commercial, office, and mixed-use
  • Industrial, laboratories, and hospitals
  • Transportation and parking structures
  • Places of worship
  • Libraries, schools, and other institutions
  • Historic preservation, adaptive reuse, renovation and restoration
  • Single & multi-residential, dormitories, affordable & temporary housing

AIA East Bay thanks the following sponsors for their support of  design excellence and the architectural community.

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Call for Entries: Berkeley Design Advocates Awards

Berkeley Design Advocates is pleased to announce its 10th Biennial Design Awards Program for acknowledgement of excellence in urban planning and architecture, innovative and creative design solutions, and preservation of historic strictures and places. BDA is a membership organization of architects, landscape architects, planners, builders and design professionals established in 1973 to promote excellence in the built environment of Berkeley.

The BDA Design Awards Committee and jury will nominate candidate projects, and will also consider applications submitted from design professionals, owners, and builders for building projects, renovation and restoration works, and urban design plans completed within the period from October 1, 2010 to December 31, 2012. Projects that exemplify the best in architecture, landscape architecture, preservation and planning will be selected by the jury.

To submit a project to be considered for an award, please send your project information with an application fee of $50 (Fifty Dollars), including up to six jpg format digital images no later than January 31, 2013, to Berkeley Design Advocates, P.O. Box 7233, Berkeley, CA 94707, or to, in MS Word format for text. (The application fee provides a year’s membership to BDA.   BDA Members will receive a membership renewal for 2013.) Click here for the application form.

Award recipients will be notified by March 7, 2013.  The Awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, March 21, 2013 from 6:30-8PM in Berkeley at a venue to be determined.

ExRes 2012

AIA East  Bay announces its 2012 Design Awards, which focuses solely on residential projects in the nine Bay Area counties. We are pleased to present the 2012 Jury: John Carney, FAIA; Mary Griffin, FAIA; and Peter Pfau, FAIA.

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 2012 emphasizes the important impact excellent design has on everyday living.

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, 2005.

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.

Awards Reception and Presentation:
6:00pm, Friday, July 13, 2012
AIA East Bay
1405 Clay Street
Oakland, CA 94612

$20 AIA East Bay Members/$30 Non-members
Includes a dinner reception, presentation by the jury of their own work, and the awards announcement.
Click here for tickets.

Please note: winning projects will not be announced prior to the Awards Presentation. We strongly encourage all entrants to attend the Awards Reception and Presentation.

2012 Jury

John Carney FAIA

John Carney, FAIA
Carney Logan Burke Architects
Jackson, WY

John Carney, FAIA is committed to expanding the design vocabulary of the mountain west while remaining grounded in tradition and local context. His reinterpretation of vernacular architecture synthesizes modernist and classical principles within a regional aesthetic. The firm’s range of projects includes private residences the Jackson Hole Center for the Arts Theatre and Music Pavilion, and the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve in Grand Teton National Park.


Mary Griffin FAIAMary Griffin, FAIA
Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects
San Francisco, CA

Mary Griffin is owner and principal of the award-winning firm Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects in San Francisco. Principal since 1986, she has served as juror for numerous architectural design competitions, including the AIA National Institute Honor Awards for Architecture, the AIA Honor Awards, the AIA LA Design Awards, and the Sunset Western Home Awards. Her firm’s work focuses on site-specific residential and small-scale institutional architecture, and has won over sixty awards, most consistently over the last two decades.

Peter Pfau FAIAPeter Pfau, FAIA
Pfau Long Architecture
San Francisco, CA

Peter W. Pfau, FAIA is a modernist who balances conceptual rigor with a love for building.  Peter established a passion for design and construction through training in the fine arts and working as a woodworker, carpenter and contractor.  Pfau Long Architecture award-winning projects including single family and multi-unit housing, educational facilities, exposition and museum spaces, and places of worship.  Evident in the firm’s work is an underlying commitment to thoughtful design, environmental stewardship, building craft and details, and an appeal to the emotional and experiential encounter of the user.

AIA East Bay thanks the following sponsors for their support of ExRes, design excellence and the architectural community.

American Soil & Stone
Associated Building Supply
Dealey Renton & Associates
Ideate, Inc
IOA Insurance
Jeld-Wen Windows & Doors
Pacific Coast Building Products

Tour: East Bay Center for the Performing Arts

Saturday, April 21
$5 AIA members; $10 non-members. Please register in advance as there is a space limit.

East Bay Center for the Performing Arts
Architect: Mark Cavagnero Associates
Photographer: Tim Griffith

Recipient of an  Honor Award in the 2011 AIA East Bay Design Awards

Located in a neighborhood known as the Iron Triangle, the historically-significant Winters Building is a former 1920’s dance hall and has been transformed into a new urban center for music and dance. The East Bay Center for the Performing Arts is a nationally-recognized training and production center, dedicated to the underserved youth of the community.

The project includes a complete new structure and build out of systems within the historic shell. At the exterior, a new glass storefront wraps the first floor façade with large, rhythmically-arranged openings intended to express the interior vitality of the center, while at the same time complementing the historic exterior façade of the upper stories. Designed for maximum flexibility for educational, performance, and administrative needs, the program includes classroom/performance spaces; a 200-seat auditorium with raked seating and a flat floor venue with flexible platform seating; and classrooms, practice studios, and offices.

Client statement: The primary objectives of the renovation project are grounded in East Bay Center’s core values of affecting endemic local violence, improving the scholastic performance of our youth, increasing their self-esteem, and nurturing parental, family and civic involvement in their education. As part of the City of Richmond’s urban redevelopment effort, the renovated facility will serve as leverage for $200 million of redevelopment projects in the chronically depressed downtown area of the city and at the same time benefit the larger community of Contra Costa County and the East Bay region.

Jury Comments: Gutsy. This could have been so easily messed up. This shows a tour-de-force ability to take on the circumstances and have such an elegant result. We applaud the architect for the building’s grace. Like how it harkens back to the tough, industrial local shipbuilding history.

Click here to register.

Partners in Preservation Awards


About the Award: 

Each year, the Oakland Heritage Alliance honors individuals, organizations, agencies, institutions, projects and programs demonstrating a commitment to excellence in historic preservation. In doing so, they hope to inspire others to take action to preserve, protect, and promote Oakland’s historic and cultural resources.

To Apply: 

Submit the application form, along with required materials and application fee to:  Oakland Heritage Alliance, PIP 2012, 446 Seventeenth Street, Suite 301, Oakland, CA 94612.

Important Dates:

April 1, 2012 – Nomination Deadline
May 2012 – Awards will be announced following jury review
June 14, 2012 - 2012 Partners in Preservation Awards Ceremony

2011 Partners In Preservation Awards

Photographs from the May 12, 2011 event, along with a slide presentation and winner project descriptions, are available:

2011 PIP Ceremony Photo Album

2011 PIP Awards Presentation Slides

2011 PIP Awards Project Descriptions

Past Awards

If you were unable to attend the last three Partners in Preservation ceremonies, you can still view the award winning projects by following the links below.

2010 PIP Winners

2009 PIP Winners

2008 PIP Winners

2011 Design Awards



AIA East Bay 2011 Design Award Winners
For special issue of ArchNews featuring the 2011 Design Awards click here.



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Editorial contributions and letters to the editor are welcome. All material submitted for publication must be in electronic form via e-mail.  The deadline for materials is the 15th of each month.

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