AWARDS | ELIGIBILITY | JURY | NOMINATION DETAILS | HOW TO SUBMIT | QUESTIONS?
DEADLINE FOR ENTRY
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2018
AIA San Francisco’s Design Awards program celebrates the best in architecture, design, and sustainability in the Bay Area. The introduction of Community Alliance Awards expands the program to honor the individuals, firms, and organizations whose overall work, leadership and dedication shape the character and vibrancy of our communities and the future of our built environment.
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.
Recognition of an organization or individual outside the profession who have made significant contributions to the improvement of the Bay Area’s built environment. Contributions may include advancement or development of initiatives that promote excellence in architecture; the commissioning of notable additions to the built environment; or activities that raise the public’s consciousness of the importance of excellent design in the shaping of our world and culture.
EMERGING PROFESSIONAL AWARD
Recognition of an individual Associate AIA member or an AIA Architect member registered 10 years or less, or an organization practicing for 10 years or less, who exemplifies the highest qualities of leadership and demonstrates an unparalleled commitment to AIA San Francisco, to the design and construction industry, to the community, or to other professional organizations.
Recognition of an organization or individual for excellence in the advancement of architectural education through teaching, design, scholarship, research, or service.
Recognition of an organization or individual for their commitment in guiding their fellow professionals as they progress through all stages of their career.
Recognition of an individual student, student team, or student organization who have demonstrated a commitment to the community or the building industry.
FIRM ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Recognition of an architecture firm for outstanding contributions to the community, advancement of the profession, intern development, or for producing distinguished architecture.
SOCIAL IMPACT AWARD
Recognition of an organization or individual for extended commitment to community service or significant contribution evidenced by a positive impact on urban, environmental, or neighborhood issues.
LOCAL GOVERNMENT AWARD
Recognition of an elected or appointed organization or individual, public administrator, or institutional leader who establishes and contributes to the development of laws, regulations, policies, or initiatives that promote excellence in architecture.
CHAPTER SERVICE AWARD
Recognition of the work of an organization or individual who, by their skill, professionalism, dedication, ability and commitment, or volunteer contributions, have consistently advanced the common goals of AIA San Francisco.
Recognition of business owners, property owners, or a developer who have enhanced the community by making significant improvements to their properties, which have, in turn, had a positive impact on the surrounding area.
CITIZEN ARCHITECT AWARD
Recognition of life-long contributions to the community by individuals whose hard work and achievements have largely gone unrecognized.
Any individual, organization, or firm may be nominated. Those nominated need not be members of AIA San Francisco, however, nominations must be made by a member of the chapter. Individuals may nominate themselves.
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Each entry in the AIA San Francisco Community Alliance Award program is judged on the success with which it has met its individual requirements. No field trips will be taken. Entries are weighed individually, not in competition with others. At the jury’s discretion, we may recognize multiple organizations or individuals per award. The jury may consider previous nominations and may make additional nominations of its own. Posthumous awards may be given.
Robin Abad Ocubillo
Robin is an Urban Planner and Designer who has focused on civic innovation in in public space design, planning, evaluation, and policy for the last ten years. Currently a Senior Planner at the SF Planning Department, he is the lead policy planner for the Places for People Ordinance, the first placemaking legislation of its kind in the country to streamline government processes and lower barriers for communities creating and stewarding public spaces in underutilized streets and lots. Robin managed the City's Parklet Program during a period of intensive growth; doubling the parklet population, expanding partnerships to cultural and community institutions, and overseeing the development of an award-winning Parklet Manual. He manages the Central-Waterfront Dogpatch Public Realm Plan, multi-agency effort setting and implementing urban design policy in one of the City’s most dynamically changing neighborhoods; and the Islais Creek Adaptation Strategy, a long-range framework for securing infrastructure and social resiliency along the southeast Bay shoreline. Prior to his current role at the San Francisco Planning Department, Robin worked with LADOT People St. and the Mayor’s Great Streets Project on advocacy and performance evaluation of projects throughout L.A. Before that he served for several years as a Project Manager in the Golden Gate National Parks, working on cultural landscape and visitor access projects at sites throughout Bay Area parklands. Robin has also taught in the Architecture Division at the California College of the Arts, focusing on the intersection between urban design and civic governance.
Henry Siegel, FAIA
Henry Siegel founded Siegel & Strain Architects with Larry Strain in 1990. Since then, Henry has championed the idea that architects must engage change by making sustainable design central to how we design buildings. He has put this conviction into practice as lead designer for many of Siegel & Strain’s award-winning projects, insisting that sustainable design and design excellence are inseparable. Under Henry’s leadership, the firm has received over ninety national, regional, and local design awards, including four Top Ten Green Projects of the Year from the AIA’s Committee on the Environment (COTE). Henry is past chair of the COTE National Advisory Group and continues to advocate for incorporation of sustainable design values into architectural awards programs and architecture school curricula. Henry has taught sustainable design and architectural design studios at the University of California, Berkeley, and is a past member of the University’s Design Review Committee. He has spoken on ecological design and the work of Siegel & Strain at national conventions and universities and has served on many national and regional architectural awards juries.
Sandra I. Vivanco is the founding principal of A+D, Architecture + Design
in San Francisco. Based on the premise that inclusiveness and design excellence can and should co-exist, the work of A+D is globally recognized and operates at multiple scales. As one of a handful of Latina-owned architecture firms in the country, A+D explores cultural identity representation as design inspiration for new and invigorated public spaces. As a California College of the Arts Professor of Architecture and Diversity Studies
and Co-Director of the CCA BuildLab
; Vivanco skillfully synthesizes theory and practice in her work. Widely recognized as a rigorous modern architect with a deep commitment to public work, she is also well known as a LatinX cultural expert with profound knowledge of modern art and architecture in Latin America. In partnership with Pfau Long Architecture, A+D is currently the Architect of Record for The Mexican Museum in San Francisco, due to open in 2020. Vivanco was selected Architect of Community
as one of 10 Architects to Watch featured in California Home & Design magazine in 2010. Last year, she received the Education Award
in the AIA San Francisco Community Alliance Awards program. Vivanco is a San Francisco Mission neighborhood resident and activist, an avid dancer, a proud mother of two public school graduates and is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian.
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- 50-Word Nomination Statement:
- For an individual: including a 50-word bio (for reproduction), work history, honors, achievements, publications, presentations, etc.
- For an organization or firm: 50-word overview (for reproduction), principals, honors, achievements, publications, etc.
- 250-Word Statement: 250 words describing why a nominee should be considered for the selected award. Copy should be clear, concise, and well written, as it may be reproduced in print publications.
- Images: Up to 5 images, exhibits, photos, etc. Please include a headshot or a logo. Large format (2’x3’) artwork should be saved as JPGs at a minimum of 300 dpi.
HOW TO SUBMIT
DEADLINE FOR ENTRY
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2018
The submission form for AIASF's 2018 Community Alliance Awards program is available below:
Karsen Maruca, Program Manager
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