AIASF Awards highlight game-changing Bay Area designs

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AIASF Awards highlight game-changing Bay Area designs

AIA|SF has unveiled its 2019 design awards winners. Shown: The O'Donohue Family Stanford Educational Farm by CAW Architects (John Sutton Photography)

The American Institute of Architects, San Francisco chapter (AIASF) has announced the award recipients of its 2019 AIASF Design Awards program. This year, the group is honoring projects located throughout the San Francisco Bay Area as well as in other parts of the country in architecture and interior design categories with special awards highlighting projects that excel in historic preservation, community infrastructure, urban transformation, and other areas. 

Included in the list of winners this year are Aidlin Darling Design’s In Situ restaurant at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Saint Mary’s Student Chapel by Mark Cavagnero Associates, and the Rain installation in Washington, D.C., by Thurlow Small Architecture + NIO architecten, among many others.

The 2019 AIASF Design Awards program was juried in New York City in partnership with the AIA New York. The jury deciding the awards program includes Katherine Chia of Desai Chia Architecture, Stefan Knust of Ennead Architects, Jason Long of OMA, Susan T. Rodriguez, and Kim Yao of Architecture Research Office.

See below for a full list of winners:



Monterey Conference Center
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Ridge House
Mork Ulnes Architects

Roseland University Prep
Aidlin Darling Design

Saint Mary’s Student Chapel
Mark Cavagnero Associates


The Amador Apartments
jones | haydu

Tree House
Aidlin Darling Design


Kua Bay
Walker Warner Architects

SoMA Residence, Artist Gallery + Studio
Dumican Mosey Architects

The O’Donohue Family Stanford Educational Farm
CAW Architects

University of California, Merced, Pavilion at Little Lake
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Interior Architecture


In Situ
Aidlin Darling Design


Confidential Financial Services Firm

Studio Dental II
Montalba Architects

El Pípila
Schwartz and Architecture


Commendation for Historic Preservation

Lodge at the Presidio
Architectural Resources Group

Commendation for Urban Design

Hunters Point Shoreline
envelope A+D

Commendation for Social Responsibility

El Pípila
Schwartz and Architecture

Special Commendation for Commitment to Community Spaces

901 Fairfax Avenue
Paulett Taggart Architects + David Baker Architects

Special Commendation for Sustainable Community Infrastructure

Half Moon Bay Library
Noll & Tam Architects

Special Commendation for Urban Infrastructure Enhancement

Thurlow Small + NIO architecten

Special Commendation for Urban Transformation

1100 Ocean Avenue Supportive Family and Transitional-Aged Youth Housing
Herman Coliver Locus Architecture