AIA SF Design Awards 2009
San Francisco is a hotspot for incredible architecture—and this past year was no exception. Last week the American Institute of Architect’s San Francisco chapter celebrated the best of the best with their 2009 Design Awards ceremony.
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- The International Interior Design Association Northern California Chapter threw their party of the year on March 2 to toast the 2011 IIDA NC Honor Award winners.
- Each January, the American Institute of Architects awards its annual Honor Awards to the top designs in architecture, interior architecture, and regional and urban design.
- If you’re the blaming type, you might fault Le Corbusier for making the white facade so utterly irresistible.
- Todd Goddard and Andrew Mandolene have a spring in their step since completing their restoration of the near-derelict 1957 home of architect Arthur Witthoefft, who says, “I can’t get over…
- Visions of the future have long captivated audiences—science-fiction fans, designers, and architects alike.
In the past decade the city has been the setting for some extraordinary projects aimed at bringing historic buildings back to life. This half-day symposium will showcase some of those projects, highlighting the various and sometimes controversial approaches to preserving the past while accommodating the needs of modern life. Panelists include interior designer Eric Cohler; interior designer Jamie Drake; architect Cleary Larkin of Beyer Blinder Belle; senior designer of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill Frank Mahan; architectural historian Matthew Postal, and executive director of the Historic House Trust Franklin D. Vagnone. Join the panelist for a discussion on bringing New York historic building back.
- Last week I got a sneak preview of the Oakland Museum of California, a Kevin Roche-designed museum in Oakland that's set to reopen on Saturday, May 1st.
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