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2016 AIA|LA Presidential Honourees announced by American Institute of Architects Los Angeles Chapter

Architects, individuals, and structures that demonstrate design excellence or expand the possibilities of the profession—these are the recipients of the American Institute of Architects Los Angeles (AIA|LA) annual Presidential Honouree Awards. The 2016 winners are:

  • 25-Year Award: Chiat/Day Building
  • Emerging Practice: Alvin Huang, AIA; SDA | Synthesis Design + Architecture 
  • Design Advocate: Simon Pastucha, Urban Designer, Urban Design Studio
  • Educator Award: Annie Chu, FAIA; Professor, School of Architecture, Woodbury University
  • Community Contribution: Paul W. Welch, Jr., Hon. AIA, Executive Vice President, 

AIA California Council

  • Honorary AIA|LA

Brian K. Stewart, Partner, Collins Collins Muir+Stewart 

Steve Tanner, Membership Director, AIA|LA

  • Building Team: Expo Line Phase II
  • Gold Medal: Michael Maltzan, FAIA

Conferred by the AIA|LA Board of Directors, the Presidential Honouree program recognizes excellence in design, and individuals whose passion, talent, and dedication make an undeniable contribution to Los Angeles. 

“This year’s recipients share a deep passion for architecture and dedication to the profession. The impact of their contributions extend well beyond the people and projects they have directly influenced,” said AIA|LA President Debra Gerod, FAIA. “I am honoured to recognize those that have advanced our profession and enriched our community.”

Presidential Honourees are bestowed in conjunction with the chapter’s annual design awards. The 2016 event to honour awardees takes place on Monday, October, 24, 2016 at the newly refurbished Palace Theatre. The evening kicks-off with a reception at 6PM, followed by an awards ceremony at 7PM. Après-ceremony festivities include a party + dinner + assorted-revelry-activities at the historic Clifton’s Cafeteria. For location addresses note the link to the AIA|LA event page below.

Join us at the AIA|LA’s October 24 celebration of architecture, design, and 2016 award recipients. For information, ticket purchase, and contact info, use this link: http://tinyurl.com/AIALA-Design-Awards-Party-2016 or visit: www.aialosangeles.org

ABOUT THE AIA|LA DESIGN AWARDS. 

Recognizing excellence in design, the AIA|LA Design Awards, Next LA Awards and COTE LA awards are prestigious honours bestowed on Los Angeles-based architects and practices that qualify for AIA|LA membership. The organization is one of the top three largest American Institute of Architects chapters in the United States. Submissions are reviewed by a select group of architects, fellows, critics, professors and theorists, who form a jury that represents the best in the design field. For a complete list of 2016 jury members visit this AIA|LA web page.

The AIA|LA wishes to thank the following 2016 AIA|LA Design Awards sponsors:

Gold Sponsor: ARC Document Solutions

Silver Sponsors: BuroHappold Engineering, MATT Construction, Perkins+Will, Walter P. Moore    

Bronze Sponsors: BrightView, Degenkolb Engineers, David Lena Photography, DLR Group, EPT Design, Light Build Design,  ME Engineers, Inc., Moore Ruble Yudell,  Prudential Lighting Products, Rulon International, Shimahara Illustration, Tangram Interiors, Thornton Tomasetti, Vantage Technology Consulting Group

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