On Tuesday, October 30, 2018, AIA East Bay awarded five projects with jury honors for the 2018 Exceptional Residential Design Awards.
The AIA East Bay Exceptional Residential: Bay Area Regional Design Awards is a unique design awards program established to recognize the best in the Bay Area housing design. ExRes 2018 emphasizes the important impact excellent design has on everyday living and our communities. Criteria to be used by the jury include quality of design, resolution of the program idea, sustainable responsibility, innovation, thoughtfulness, and technique.
Glen Ellen Aerie, Glen Ellen
Aidlin Darling Design
Photographer: Matthew Millman
Upper Rockridge Residence, Oakland
AAA Architecture and Benjamin Parco, AIA
Photographer: Cesar Rubio Photography
The Modern on Eames Walk, West Sacramento
Studio Skaggs Kennedy
Photographer: 5k Photography & Chad Davies
Historic District House, San Rafael
Photographer: Marion Brenner Photography
Two Way House, San Francisco
Studio Sarah Wilmer, Architecture
Photographer: Jasper Sanidad
Brian Johnsen, AIA
Johnsen Schmaling Architects
Brian Johnsen, AIA, is a founding partner of Johnsen Schmaling Architects, a design and research studio whose work has garnered critical acclaim for its conceptual clarity, formal discipline, astute detailing, and an unequivocal commitment to architectural innovation and environmental sustainability. Widely recognized as leading voices in contemporary American architecture, Johnsen and his partner Sebastian Schmaling, AIA, LEEP AP, received an Emerging Voices award from the Architectural League of New York and were featured in Architectural Record’s Vanguard issue as one of ten “exceptional global architecture firms to watch.” Residential Architect selected Johnsen Schmaling for the Top Firm Award, praising the “stoic brilliance” permeating its work, and Architectural Digest named the office one of “Ten Rising Stars in American Architecture.”
Luke Ogrydziak, AIA
Luke Ogrydziak, AIA is a principal of OPA, an idea-driven architectural studio committed to finding design solutions that both expand the discipline and resonate within their particular context. Shaping and choreographing spatial experiences through the consideration of movement and formal logic results in work that is distinctive for its conceptual clarity and physical presence. OPA has been internationally published and exhibited for both built projects and research work. Luke Ogrydziak received BA and M. Arch degrees from Princeton University and has taught at Harvard University and the University of California, Berkeley.
Paulett Taggart, FAIA
Paulett Taggart Architects
The work of architect Paulett Taggart Architects is based on the premise that excellence in design enriches the lives of the people who live in, work in, and make use of their buildings and enhances the public realm. Whether the project at hand is multifamily housing, a community facility, or a private residence, Paulett Taggart Architects focuses on making enduring, sustainable, contemporary architecture that is particular to its place. The quality of the firm’s work has been recognized by dozens of awards and by Paulett’s elevation to AIA Fellow in 2007.
Many thanks to the following sponsors who make this program possible.
Cover photo: 2017 AIA East Bay Design Award Winner, Creek House, Faulkner Architects
Photo credit: Joe Fletcher