AIA San Francisco Announces 2023 Design Awards Recipients


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AIA San Francisco Announces 2023 Design Awards Recipients

(SAN FRANCISCO, CA) May 4, 2023 | AIA San Francisco (AIASF) recognized the 2023 AIASF Design Awards honorees for a special evening in the resplendent War Memorial and Performing Arts Center to celebrate this year’s Design Awards recipients recognizing 22 honorees for their achievements in a broad range of architectural work in the categories of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Unbuilt Design with commendations in the areas of Historic Preservation and Technology Excellence.

We send our warmest congratulations to all 2023 Design Awards honorees and many thanks to our program jury, partners, sponsors and volunteers for their invaluable contributions to this celebration.

This year’s program featured a diverse range of project types that highlighted the Bay Area’s rich history of design leadership. Award recipients included Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Quezada Architecture + SHoP Architects, Fougeron Architecture, Paulett Taggart Architects + Studio VARA, IwamotoScott Architecture, Gensler with Kuth Ranieri Architects, HKS, Woods Bagot, ED2, KYA, Hamilton + Aitken Architect, David Baker Architects, Aidlin Darling Design, Mark Cavagnero Associates, Jayson Architecture, Handel Architects, and Sidell Pakravan Architects

The 2023 AIASF Design Awards was juried in a full-day virtual session by five esteemed leaders in architecture and design which included Katherine Chia, FAIA, Desai Chia Architecture; Johnathan Moody, AIA, NOMA, NCARB, LEED AP, Moody Nolan Architects; Kevin Daly, FAIA, NCARB, LEED AP, Kevin Daly Architects; Meryati Johari Blackwell, AIA, ASID, LEED AP, Marlon Blackwell Architects; and Takashi Yanai, FAIA, Ehrlich Yanai Rhee.

The AIASF Design Awards submissions were divided into three main categories—Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Unbuilt Design—with three optional concentrations for Commendations that gave special acknowledgment to projects that further encompass the values of good design within the context of Historic Preservation, Social Responsibility, and Urban Design. The Design Awards program incorporated the fulfillment of sustainable design principles into all categories.

This year’s AIASF Design Awards program was made possible by the generous support of sponsors including: Ideate Software, Forell | Elsesser Structural Engineers, Sixteen5hundred, Tipping Structural Engineers, XL Construction, AssuredPartners, and 21st Amendment Brewery.

In existence for nearly half a century, AIA San Francisco's Design Awards program recognizes the outstanding achievements in architecture and design of Bay Area individuals and organizations. It celebrates exceptional architectural design as well as the work of allied professionals from afar who contribute to our local built environment's framework. The program serves to inform the public of the breadth and value of the architectural practice.

The 2023 Design Award Honorees are featured in an online gallery that includes project images.


Architecture Honor Award
603 Tennesse
Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects
© Richard Barnes Photography

Architecture Honor Award
Caymus-Suisun Winery
Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
© Matthew Millman Photography

Architecture Honor Award
Uber Headquarters
Quezada ArchitectureSHoP Architects
© Jason O'Rear Photography

Architecture Honor Award
Suspension House
Fougeron Architecture
© Joe Fletcher Architecture


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Serving the Bay Area for over a century, AIA San Francisco (AIASF), is committed to enhancing the quality of life in the Bay Area by promoting excellence in architecture, design, and the built environment. AIASF represents members practicing architecture, as well as allied community professionals in San Francisco and Marin counties. As a resource for our members and the public, AIA San Francisco strives to improve the quality of life in the Bay Area through community involvement, education, advocacy, public outreach, and member services.

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The Center for Architecture + Design (the Center) is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to creating a public-focused dialogue on architecture, design, and the built environment in the San Francisco Bay Area. Established in 2005 by the San Francisco Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, the Center enhances public appreciation for architecture and design through virtual and in-person exhibitions, lectures, tours, film series, and other programs, including the annual Architecture + the City festival. Located on the street level space of the historic Hallidie Building, the Center was designed by a "Community of Builders," spearheaded by Aidlin Darling Design, BCCI, and Salter. AIA San Francisco’s new Center for Architecture + Design will inform, educate, and inspire innovative ideas about architecture and design in the Bay Area.