The 2016 American Institute of Architects California Council (AIACC) end-of-year Design Awards, one of the most prestigious design competitions in the state, recognized College of Environmental Design faculty and alumni for their work.
Faculty recipients included Professor of Architecture Lisa Iwamoto and Joseph Esherick Visiting Professor of Practice Craig Scott. Their architecture firm IwamotoScott received a Merit Award in Interior Architecture for its design of the Pinterest Headquarters in San Francisco. The Pinterest project also recently won the prestigious AIA National Award for Interior Architecture for 2017.
Associate Professor of Architecture Raveevarn Choksombatchai’s design firm VeeV Design was awarded a Merit Award for its design of the Grace Street Residence in San Francisco. Choksombatchai, and a graduate student team, recently designed a remodel of rooms 170 and 172 on the first floor in Wurster Hall.
CED alumni awardees included Mark Cavagnero (M.Arch ‘83) of Mark Cavagnero Associates, who received a Merit Award for his design of the outdoor terrace at the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park. The project is a 1,570 square foot freestanding steel and glass café building located in the garden and continues the museum’s vision and commitment to the environment with a highly-sustainable structure housing a café offering environmentally conscious menu options.
Alumnus Kevin Daly (BA Arch ‘80) and his firm Kevin Daly Architects (KDA) won the Merit Award for their installation at the Oscar de la Renta Retrospective at the De Young Museum in Golden Gate Park. Following the narrative arc established by the museum and curators, KDA arranged over 130 ensembles on snowflake-shaped pedestals to create varying viewing angles so that the installation read like set design for a dramatic production.