PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Tuesday, December 1, 2015

AB design studio sponsors FAIA Plaque Event

Distinguished Figures in Architecture to Be Honored by AIA Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, California, November 12, 2015 – AIA Santa Barbara, A Chapter of the American Institute of Architects honors Robert Ooley, FAIA and J. Michael Holliday, FAIA with the AIASB Fellowship Plaque for their architectural contributions to the community. These architects are the only living Fellows to originate from the Santa Barbara Chapter. Known for its artistic collective, Santa Barbara has been at the forefront of many national and global design movements.
“We are pleased to be sponsors of this event. AB design studio believes in inspiration through collaboration and it has been influential to work within a community of diverse and passionate architects, designers and builders,” says Clay Aurell, Principal of AB design studio. “It is our privilege to recognize their important contributions.”
AB design studio would like to express its gratitude to the local vintners who generously donated to the event- Hilliard Bruce Vineyard and Winery, Tyler Winery, Samsara & Melville Vineyards and Winery, and Chanin Wine. These proprietors are all patrons of the arts and create influence within their respective industry.

About AB design studio
AB design studio (ABds) is a premier design firm impacting and inspiring architecture and design on a global level. AB design studio is a full service architecture, interior design and urban planning firm. We value creativity and a rigorous process of problem solving. ABds strives to unleash explorative context-based designs that allow us to creatively re-assess what a built environment can provide for its users and the future. We believe in our opportunity to make a difference in the world through inspired design. Visit

About The American Institute of Architects
Founded in 1857, the American Institute of Architects consistently works to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities. Through nearly 300 state and local chapters, the AIA advocates for public policies that promote economic vitality and public wellbeing. Members adhere to a code of ethics and conduct to ensure the highest professional standards. The AIA provides members with tools and resources to assist them in their careers and business as well as engaging civic and government leaders and the public to find solutions to pressing issues facing our communities, institutions, nation and world. Visit

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