Kirkpatrick Architects is proud to announce that our "Balance Hill" project has won an AIA Design Award from the Long Beach / South Bay Chapter of the American Institute of Architects Biennial Design Awards Program.

Every two years since 1968, the AIA Long Beach/South Bay Chapter has celebrated outstanding architecture through its Biennial Design Awards Program. The Design Awards Program recognizes achievements for a broad range of architectural works that elevate the general quality of architectural practice, establish a standard of excellence against which all architects can measure performance, and inform the public of the breadth and value of architectural practice.

A variety of building type categories and sizes were considered and projects were submitted in September 2015. Awards were conferred in the categories of Honor, Merit, and Citation and were presented at the Design Awards Dinner & Ceremony on October 10, 2015. The Jury for 2015 was Mr. Hank Koning, FAIA, FRAIA, Mr. Gwynne Pugh, FAIA, ASCE, LEED AP, and Mr. Michael Rotondi, FAIA.

Comments from the Jury...

"This home feels very special with a well-executed front entrance. The pavilion that pushes out from the home has a very nice quality to it. The interior staircase is gorgeous. The light quality of the shape is beautiful. The home takes good advantage of its spectacular location."


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