JM Holliday Associates Architecture + Interior Design was honored by Santa Barbara Beautiful at their 2012 awards program held Sunday afternoon at the Music Academy of the West. Along with a host of other award winners, the architects were recognized for the design of the 1100 Santa Barbara Street Commercial Building on the corner of Santa Barbara and Figueroa Street in the downtown area.
This project was recognized for it’s beautiful architectural design, landscaping, details and sensitive use of materials which compliment (not compete with) the adjacent Santa Barbara County Courthouse. “When one is designing a new building on the corner of such an important intersection, across from what has been widely recognized as one of the most beautiful public buildings in America, it is important to use restraint… to create a new architecture that compliments the existing context.” said Michael Holliday FAIA who was recently recognized by the American Institute of Architects as a Fellow for his contributions to the architectural profession. “The credit for the success of this building goes to team who made it happen, our clients Kip Bradley and Sep Wolf of Daketta Pacific, our contractor Bowman Construction, our Landscape Architect Arcadia Studios and even the City of Santa Barbara were real team players in making this project a reality” said Holliday. Local noted Architect Bill Mahan has called the new building ‘one of the nicest designs in Santa Barbara since the 30’s… beautiful composition, simple, compatible with it’s context, it’s a real standout.’
The 1100 Santa Barbara Street Building was one of several award winners honored at the 2012 SB Beautiful ceremony along with a host of other awards for philanthropy and public service. Paula Lopez was the Mistress of Ceremonies at the annual event which was co-hosted by Robert Adams President of SB Beautiful. Other award winners included Suzanne and Duncan Mellichamp receiving the Griswold Award for Philanthropy, Donald G. Sharpe receiving the Jacaranda Award for Community Service, Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary receiving the Playa de Santa Barbara Award for Environmental Stewardship, Lynda.com receiving the Business in Art Award. Other property awards were given to Cottage Hospital receiving the President’s Award, Memory Wall at Serenity House receiving the Hugh Petersen Art in Public Places Award, JT Kaden receiving the Multi-Family Residence Award, the City of Santa Barbara for the Carrillo Recreation Center receiving the Historic Revitalization Award, Ray Hicks of Casa Blanca receiving the Commercial Sign Award, the City of Santa Barbara Golf Club receiving the Public Open Space Award, Alan and Monica Gross receiving the Single Family Home Award, The Honorable and Mrs. Paul Flynn receiving the Single Family Estate Award. A number of other recognitions and tree plaques were given for public service to the community.
Since 1965 Santa Barbara Beautiful has been supporting art, planting trees, and recognizing outstanding buildings and individuals who make the community such a wonderful place to live, work and raise a family.
Michael Holliday AIA