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American Institute of Architects Orange County, Design Awards

AwardsNearly 250 people attended the AIA-OC Design Awards held at the newly completed Newport Beach Civic Center. The evening began in the pleasant outdoor courtyard where guests were served beer and wine, delicious appetizers,and delightful deserts. The 44 entries from Orange County were selected in various categories. The awardees are:






Non Residential/Commercial Design Awards Categories

Entries on Display


  • Grupo Gallegos Creative Headquarters – Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects
  • Jacobs Corporate Headquarters – Richard Keating c/o Jacobs


  • Newport Beach Civic Center and Park – Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
  • Coastline Community Campus – LPA Inc.
  • Riverside C.C. District – Center for Social Justice and Civil Liberties LPA Inc
  • RIMAC Annex – Bauer Architects

Unbuilt :

  • The Packing House – Tag Front


Student winnerResidential Design Awards Categories

Single Family:

  • Ullman Residence – Cynthia A Mabus AIA & Linda Taylor
  • Corona del Mar Residence – Bauer & Wiley Architects  

Multi Family:

  • Pitzer College Residential Life Phase II – Carrier Johnson + Culture


  • Wick Residence – Laidlaw Schultz Architects        



The Committee on the Environment known as the COTE

  • Student Recreation Center- LPA, IncGuests
  • Ernest McBride High School -LPA, Inc
  • Coastline Community College – Newport Beach Campus -LPA, Inc

Savings by Design: Commercial & institutional built projects in the State of CA and built in 2010 or later.

  • Ernest McBride High School – LPA Inc    

AIAOC Member’s Choice


  • Patrick Henry Arts Media and Entertainment Center-  PJHM Architects Inc
  • Newport Beach Civic Center and Park – Bohlin Cywinski Jackson


  • Ullman Residence – Cynthia A Mabus AIA in collaboration with Linda Taylor



Student merit awardeeStudent Design Awards

Architecture students from Saddleback College and Orange Coast College submitted entries that required creating a sustainable design for the former Newport Beach City Hall. The jurors were Betsy Dougherty FAIA, John Schroder, AIA, both former AIAOC Presidents and Jason Gant, AIA, and educator and Architect. Thad difficult decisions as there were many usual and innovative designs.

  • 1st Place: “The Hive” designed Dylan Bachar- $1,000.00 award
  • 2nd Place: was Jayson Champlain for  Sustainable Future-$750.00 awarded
  • 3rd Place:  Anne Rosen For:  Sustainable Mixed-Use -$500.00 award

8 other students received merit awards for their designs.

The 25 – Year Award  for  The Interpretive Center at Ralph Clark Regional Park was presented to:

  • Architect Ron Yeo FAIA.

President’s Awards

Rob Neal for his passion in preserving our architectural heritage through the renovation of the Arboretum by Richard Neutra at the ‘Crystal Cathedral’ for the Catholic Diocese of Orange

Service Award

Michael J Murtaugh, Murtaugh, Meyer, Nelson, & Treglia LLP