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Announcing 2015 AIASF Community Alliance Awards Honorees
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San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing + Community Development Receives Top Honors

(SAN FRANCISCO, CA) November 16, 2015 | AIASF is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2015 Community Alliance Awards program, including naming the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing + Community Development as the recipient of the program’s top honor, the AIASF Alliance Award.

“The AIASF Community Alliance Awards honors the individuals, design firms and community organizations whose overall work, leadership and dedication shape the character and vibrancy of our communities and the future of our built environment,” states AIASF Executive Director Jennifer Jones, CAE. “Countless individuals across a multitude of disciplines help to influence the structures that define the city in which we live by the work that they do every day and we are excited to take this opportunity to honor their achievements and contributions.”

In recognition of their contributions to the advancement and enrichment of the quality of life in the Bay Area through their commitment to design excellence, AIASF strives to acknowledge these extraordinary individuals and organizations for their service to the Chapter, to the community, and to the profession. Their continued efforts to engage, educate, collaborate, and advocate elevates the value of design and its impact on the experiences of our daily lives.

Nominations were reviewed by a jury consisting of prominent members of the community, including Julie Christensen of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, Tim Culvahouse, FAIA of CulvaHOUSE, John King of the San Francisco Chronicle, and Adrianne Steichen, AIA of Pyatok Architecture + Urban Design.

Community Alliance Award honorees will be honored at the AIASF Community Alliance Awards Ceremony on December 4 at the California College of the Arts Perry Family Event Center. 
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To recognize individuals, firms or organizations outside the profession who have made significant contributions to the improvement of the Bay Area’s built environment. 
San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development

To recognize the work of an individual who, by their skill, professionalism, dedication, ability and commitment, or volunteer contributions, have consistently advanced the common goals of AIA San Francisco. 
Charles M. Salter Associates 
Build San Francisco Institute 
Leap, Arts in Education

To recognize an individual Associate AIA member or an AIA Architect member who has been registered 10 years or less who exemplifies the highest qualities of leadership and who has demonstrated an unparalleled commitment to AIA San Francisco, to the design and construction industry, to the community, or to other professional organizations. 
Daniel Johnson, WRNS

To recognize an architecture firm for outstanding contributions to the community, advancement of the profession, intern development, or for producing distinguished architecture. 
Herman Coliver Locus Architecture

To recognize individuals who serve as elected or appointed officials, public administrators or institutional leaders who establish and contribute to the development of laws, regulations, policies or initiatives that promote excellence in architecture. 
Lizzy Hirsch, San Francisco Public Works

To recognize an individual for their commitment in guiding their fellow professionals as they progress through all stages of their career. 
Michael Bernard, Virtual Practice Consulting 
Roland Lau, Perkins Eastman

To recognize property owners and developers who have enhanced the community by making significant improvements to their properties, which have, in turn, had a positive impact on the surrounding area. 
ACT Strand Theater 
Friends of the Urban Forest

To recognize an individual or organization for extended commitment to community service or significant contribution evidenced by a positive impact on urban, environmental, or neighborhood issues. 
CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) 
Precita Eyes Muralists Association 
Public Architecture 1+