Yes, things are slow these days, so we’re looking at every RFP we can. One of the biggest in Southern California is for the new San Joaquin Apartments at the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), which will include two buildings housing 1,000 students as well as a revitalized neighborhood center. The RFP was issued in June, and we just got our hands on the shortlist, which was posted on August 26. The winner should be announced very shortly. Below are the finalists, including some very impressive names.
AC Martin; Carrier Johnson + CULTURE; David Baker + Partners and Brooks + Scarpa Architects; Hornberger + Worstell and Lake Flato; KieranTimberlake; Koning Eizenberg Architecture; M+M Creative Studio; LMS Architects and DesignARC; Machado and Silvetti Associates and Cearnal Adrulaitis; Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners; RBB Architects Inc. and Frederick Fisher and Partners Architects; Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; Stanley Saitowitz/ Natoma Architects Inc.; STUDIOS Architecture; Wolf Architecture.