Young Guns: Best New Practices 2009

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By Miyoko Ohtake / Published by Dwell
In 2005, the AIA New York launched the New Practices program to showcase promising new and emerging architectural firms. This year, the AIA San Francisco launched the West Coast debut of the competition and exhibition by highlighting the most innovative offices in the City by the Bay.

Showcasing firms that are of--and even more so, before--the times in strategies and practice, the New Practices San Francisco competition kicked off earlier this summer. The work of the winners--CMG Landscape Architecture, Edmonds + Lee Architects, Faulders Studio, Kennerly Architecture + Plannng, Min|Day, and Public Architecture--and the honorable mentions--Axelrod Architects and Envelope A+D--was exhibited from June to September at the Center for Architecture in New York and opened at the AIA San Francisco gallery on November 5.

Young Guns: Best New Practices 2009 - Photo 1 of 22 - A photography studio and workshop in Marin County, California, designed by Kennerly Architecture and Planning, winner of the New Practices San Francisco 2009 competition.

A photography studio and workshop in Marin County, California, designed by Kennerly Architecture and Planning, winner of the New Practices San Francisco 2009 competition.

In addition to the exhibition, the AIA San Francisco will be hosting a panel with the winners of New Practices San Francisco on November 18. On the table: tips on how to start and develop a firm, lessons learned, and best works and practices from their offices. The event is free for AIA members and just $10 for nonmembers.

Young Guns: Best New Practices 2009 - Photo 2 of 22 - A photography studio and workshop in Marin County, California, designed by Kennerly Architecture and Planning, winner of the New Practices San Francisco 2009 competition.

A photography studio and workshop in Marin County, California, designed by Kennerly Architecture and Planning, winner of the New Practices San Francisco 2009 competition.

The firms will also be opening their doors for studio visits in December, January, and February as follows:

Young Guns: Best New Practices 2009 - Photo 3 of 22 - A private residence in San Francisco, California, designed by Kennerly Architecture and Planning, winner of the New Practices San Francisco 2009 competition.

A private residence in San Francisco, California, designed by Kennerly Architecture and Planning, winner of the New Practices San Francisco 2009 competition.

  • CMG Landscape Architecture: December 3 at 4 pm
  • Edmonds + Lee Architects: December 10 at 4 pm
  • Kennerly Architecture + Planning: January 8 at 4 pm
  • Min|Day: January 15 at 4 pm
  • Public Architecture: January 22 at 4 pm
  • Axelrod Architects: January 29 at 4 pm
  • Envelope A+D: February 5 at 4 pm
Young Guns: Best New Practices 2009 - Photo 4 of 22 - The Cityview Residence in San Francisco, California, designed by Edmonds + Lee Architects, winner of the New Practices San Francisco 2009 competition.

The Cityview Residence in San Francisco, California, designed by Edmonds + Lee Architects, winner of the New Practices San Francisco 2009 competition.

Watch photos of the work by the winning firms as well as those that received the honorable mentions by visiting our slideshow.

Young Guns: Best New Practices 2009 - Photo 5 of 22 - The Cityview Residence in San Francisco, California, designed by Edmonds + Lee Architects, winner of the New Practices San Francisco 2009 competition.

The Cityview Residence in San Francisco, California, designed by Edmonds + Lee Architects, winner of the New Practices San Francisco 2009 competition.

Young Guns: Best New Practices 2009 - Photo 6 of 22 - The Summerhill Residence in Kenwood, California, designed by Edmonds + Lee Architects, winner of the New Practices San Francisco 2009 competition.

The Summerhill Residence in Kenwood, California, designed by Edmonds + Lee Architects, winner of the New Practices San Francisco 2009 competition.

Young Guns: Best New Practices 2009 - Photo 7 of 22 - The Summerhill Residence in Kenwood, California, designed by Edmonds + Lee Architects, winner of the New Practices San Francisco 2009 competition.

The Summerhill Residence in Kenwood, California, designed by Edmonds + Lee Architects, winner of the New Practices San Francisco 2009 competition.

Young Guns: Best New Practices 2009 - Photo 8 of 22 - The Crack Garden in San Francsico, California, designed by CMG Landscape Architecture, winner of the New Practices San Francisco 2009 competition.

The Crack Garden in San Francsico, California, designed by CMG Landscape Architecture, winner of the New Practices San Francisco 2009 competition.

Young Guns: Best New Practices 2009 - Photo 9 of 22 - Mint Plaza in San Francsico, California, and other urban spaces designed by CMG Landscape Architecture, winner of the New Practices San Francisco 2009 competition.

Mint Plaza in San Francsico, California, and other urban spaces designed by CMG Landscape Architecture, winner of the New Practices San Francisco 2009 competition.

Young Guns: Best New Practices 2009 - Photo 10 of 22 - The Panhandle Bandshell in San Francsico, California, designed by CMG Landscape Architecture, winner of the New Practices San Francisco 2009 competition.

The Panhandle Bandshell in San Francsico, California, designed by CMG Landscape Architecture, winner of the New Practices San Francisco 2009 competition.

Young Guns: Best New Practices 2009 - Photo 11 of 22 - The Deformscape backyard in San Francsico, California, designed by Faulders Studio, winner of the New Practices San Francisco 2009 competition.

The Deformscape backyard in San Francsico, California, designed by Faulders Studio, winner of the New Practices San Francisco 2009 competition.

Young Guns: Best New Practices 2009 - Photo 12 of 22 - Airspace Tokyo designed by Faulders Studio, winner of the New Practices San Francisco 2009 competition.

Airspace Tokyo designed by Faulders Studio, winner of the New Practices San Francisco 2009 competition.

Young Guns: Best New Practices 2009 - Photo 13 of 22 - House on Lake Okoboji in West Lake Okoboji, Iowa, designed by Min|Day, winner of the New Practices San Francisco 2009 competition.

House on Lake Okoboji in West Lake Okoboji, Iowa, designed by Min|Day, winner of the New Practices San Francisco 2009 competition.

Young Guns: Best New Practices 2009 - Photo 14 of 22 - House on Lake Okoboji in West Lake Okoboji, Iowa, designed by Min|Day, winner of the New Practices San Francisco 2009 competition.

House on Lake Okoboji in West Lake Okoboji, Iowa, designed by Min|Day, winner of the New Practices San Francisco 2009 competition.

Young Guns: Best New Practices 2009 - Photo 15 of 22 - House on Lake Okoboji in West Lake Okoboji, Iowa, designed by Min|Day, winner of the New Practices San Francisco 2009 competition.

House on Lake Okoboji in West Lake Okoboji, Iowa, designed by Min|Day, winner of the New Practices San Francisco 2009 competition.

Young Guns: Best New Practices 2009 - Photo 16 of 22 - Project designed by Public Architecture, winner of the New Practices San Francisco 2009 competition.

Project designed by Public Architecture, winner of the New Practices San Francisco 2009 competition.

Young Guns: Best New Practices 2009 - Photo 17 of 22 - Day Labor Station Installation at the Cooper-Hewitt in New York City, designed by Public Architecture, winner of the New Practices San Francisco 2009 competition.

Day Labor Station Installation at the Cooper-Hewitt in New York City, designed by Public Architecture, winner of the New Practices San Francisco 2009 competition.

Young Guns: Best New Practices 2009 - Photo 18 of 22 -

Residence designed by "a href="http://www.axelrodarchitects.com">Axelrod Architects, honorable mention in the New Practices San Francisco 2009 competition.

Young Guns: Best New Practices 2009 - Photo 19 of 22 -

Residence designed by "a href="http://www.axelrodarchitects.com">Axelrod Architects, honorable mention in the New Practices San Francisco 2009 competition.

Young Guns: Best New Practices 2009 - Photo 20 of 22 - Washington Street Residence in San Francisco, California, designed by Envelope A+D, honorable mention in the New Practices San Francisco 2009 competition.

Washington Street Residence in San Francisco, California, designed by Envelope A+D, honorable mention in the New Practices San Francisco 2009 competition.

Young Guns: Best New Practices 2009 - Photo 21 of 22 - Pizzeria Delfina in San Francisco, California, designed by Envelope A+D, honorable mention in the New Practices San Francisco 2009 competition.

Pizzeria Delfina in San Francisco, California, designed by Envelope A+D, honorable mention in the New Practices San Francisco 2009 competition.

Young Guns: Best New Practices 2009 - Photo 22 of 22 - Octavia Boulevard Housing in San Francisco, California, designed by Envelope A+D, honorable mention in the New Practices San Francisco 2009 competition.

Octavia Boulevard Housing in San Francisco, California, designed by Envelope A+D, honorable mention in the New Practices San Francisco 2009 competition.