Thursday, August 06, 2009

Unbuilt Design Awards Call for Entries

AIA East Bay proudly announces its Call for Entries for Above & Beyond: 2009 Unbuilt Design Awards.

This program encourages submittals by students, recent graduates, and artists--in addition to architects and design professionals. It was developed in response to the 2009 economic climate to recognize work that is "on the boards" and highlight design excellence. In the spirit of the program's intent, registration fees are kept low.

The jury is impressive:

Richard W. Thompson, FAIA, AICP, Los Angeles

Richard Thompson, FAIA is principal in charge of the Urban Design and Planning Studio at AC Martin Partners. Under his leadership, the studio has produced an award-winning portfolio in campus master planning, new community planning, urban mixed-use development and urban revitalization here and in Asia . As evidence of their success, all of AC Martin's master plans have been approved by their respective communities and institutions and guide the architectural design that follows. Richard has also directed the preparation of 16 college and university master plans, each defining a vision for growth and enhancement.

Anne Fougeron, AIA, San Francisco

Anne Fougeron, AIA founded the nationally-recognized design firm Fougeron Architecture more than 20 years ago on the premise that designing great buildings and providing more personal service were not mutually exclusive goals. The firm's projects exhibit a strong commitment to clarity of thought, design integrity and quality of architectural detail, receiving awards from all levels of the AIA and other organizations. Ranging in scale from residential and mixed-use housing to commercial, civic and health care, Anne's work has been widely featured in publications such as Architectural Record and the San Francisco Chronicle.

Jeffrey L. Day, AIA Omaha

Jeffrey Day, AIA is the Omaha-based principal of Min | Day, an architectural partnership spanning locations in San Francisco and Omaha , Nebraska . The practice draws on the principals' backgrounds in art, landscape and building design to provide informed and flexible design that serves individuals to institutions, urban to rural sites, and projects ranging from furniture to large buildings. Jeffrey's widely-published work has won recognition and numerous awards, including the 2007 AIA California Council Emerging Talent award and the 2009 New Practices San Francisco award.

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