2017 Silver SPUR Awards Luncheon
San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR)
Photo courtesy of ROMA Design Group
Architecture firm ROMA Design Group has been awarded the 2017 Silver SPUR Award for revitalizing declining urban areas and creating more livable and sustainable communities. ROMA Design Group was co-founded by CED alumna Bonnie Fisher, FASLA, (MLA ‘80) and Boris Dramov, FAIA, FAICP. The architecture firm is one of four other award recipients who will be honored at a luncheon on November 29, 2017.
The Silver SPUR Award is the most prominent award for lifetime civic achievement in San Francisco and is given to individuals who have made efforts to improve San Francisco and the greater Bay Area. SPUR is a nonprofit organization aimed at using research, education, and advocacy as tools to improve the planning and government of San Francisco and make the city a better place to live.
ROMA Design Group has become known for numerous award-winning international and local projects, including the Santa Monica Third Street Promenade and Civic Center, the Bahrain U.S. Embassy in Manama and the redevelopment of Suisun City, California. In 2000, ROMA Design Group won an international architectural design competition to design the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Fisher has been recognized for her excellence as a landscape architect, educator and author over the course of her career, and in particular for her planning and design of urban waterfronts and the public realm. She is a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects and played a leading role in the transformation of the San Francisco urban waterfront after the demolition of the Embarcadero Freeway.