PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Design Matters: 2012 AIA Santa Barbara Design Awards

The 2012 AIA Design Awards, Design Matters exhibition, will be on display at the Channing Peake Gallery, 1st floor of the Santa Barbara County Administration Building, from January 28 through May 31, 2013.

The exhibit features the works of all seventy four entries received in the competition, which takes place every three years. Entries encompass a diverse field that includes private residences, public buildings and intimate interiors. A jury of renowned architects selects those projects that excel in design excellence. This year’s AIA SB Chapter Awards Jury includes Lawrence Scarpa, FAIA, Michael Folonis, FAIA, and Tibby Rothman, L.A. Weekly Architectural Critic.

Winning Entries are:


• Project - Tice Residences

Architect - DesignARC

• Project – Carpinteria Foothills Residence3

Architect - Neumann Mendro Andrulaitis Architects


• Project - French Ranch Historic Preservation

Architect- Thomas Bollay Architects, Inc

• Project - Santa Barbara Airport New Terminal

Architect - HNTB Architecture and PMSM Architects


• Project - CL20: Suburban House Addition Prototype

Architect- Shubin + Donaldson Architects, Inc

• Project - Chough Beach House

Architect - DesignARC



• Project - Jones Harmony Ranch

Architect – DesignARC

• Project -Park Place

Architect- Shubin + Donaldson Architects, Inc


• Project - Isla Vista Student Housing

Architect- Shubin + Donaldson Architects, Inc


• Project – The Glass Bar: Channel Island Residence

Architect- Shubin + Donaldson Architects, Inc

The Jury looks for projects that lift the spirit, sustain natural resources and enhances the environment. AIA Santa Barbara received seventy four entries from licensed architects or firms within the SB County and or eligible AIA architects or firms from around the country. Each entry was judged on its own merit and evaluated for design resolution, contextualism and innovation. The criteria were to demonstrate exemplary skill in resolving formal, functional and technical requirements, achieve successful sensitivity and response to its surrounding community and include innovations in building materials and techniques if possible. All seventy-four submissions will be available on exhibit at the Channing Peake Gallery. Please join us for opening reception on 1st Thursday, February 7th, and for the next three consecutive 1st Thursdays for gallery design and discussions, March 7th, April 4th and May 2nd.

Exhibition: Design Matters: 2012 AIA Santa Barbara Design Awards

Location: Channing Peake Gallery, Channing Peake Gallery (1st floor of the Santa Barbara County Administration Building), 105 E. Anapamu St., Santa Barbara, CA

Gallery Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8am-5pm

When: January 28 – May 31, 2013

Opening Reception Date: 1st Thursday, February 7, 2013, 5-8pm; opening remarks at 6pm

Opening reception at the Channing Peake Gallery, 1st floor of the Santa Barbara County Administration Building, 105 E. Anapamu St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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