AIA Los Angeles recognizes crème de la crème of residential architecture and architectural photography


AIA Los Angeles recognizes crème de la crème of residential architecture and architectural photography

Shin Shin Architecture's Peach Pit, a Merit Award winner in the Additions and Accessory Dwelling Units category of the AIA|LA's 2022 Residential Architecture Awards. (Eric Staudenmaier)

The results are in for the 2022 Residential Architecture Awards and the Architectural Photography Awards, the Los Angeles chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA|LA) announced at a May 20 cocktail party held in West Hollywood. Twenty-eight exceptional residential projects received awards across eight categories and 18 photographs were recognized in three categories.

The winning residential projects were grouped by typology: Single Family (small, medium, large), Multi-Residential (small, medium, large), Adaptive Re-Use, Additions and Accessory Dwelling Units, Affordable Housing, Sustainable Housing, and Temporary Housing. Projects within each category were also distinguished by level of award—honor, merit, and citation—with honor being the highest distinction.

Central themes highlighted in this year’s awards include addressing issues such as the housing crisis and climate change. In addition to receiving a Merit Award in the Affordable Housing category, Koning Eizenberg Architecture also received the Climate Positive Award for Flor 401 Lofts.

“Flor 401 Loft exemplifies how climate-sensitive design is inseparable from a truly equitable housing solution,” commented the 2022 AIA|LA Residential Architecture Awards jury, a panel comprised of Flora Lee, associate partner, MAD Architects; Gisela Loehlein, Head of Architecture at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, and Stacy Williams, Bunche Center Librarian at the UCLA Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies

view of an afforable multifamily housing complex in la
Koning Eizenberg Architecture’s Flor 401 Lofts, a Merit Award winner in the Affordable Housing category and a recipient of a Climate Positive Award. (Eric Staudenmaier)

The 2022 AIA|LA Residential Architecture Awards also spotlighted women- and minority-owned firms, including Design, Bitches and Shin Shin, the latter also being a part of a handful of newcomers to the awards.

The Architectural Photography Awards were grouped into three categories: Best Image, Best Rendering, and Best Instagram Feed. A total of 18 images by 15 photographers were recognized based on how successfully they were able to create new ways of seeing well-known work. The panel deciding the Honor, Merit, and Citation awards consisted of architectural photographer Ashok Sinha, Montalba Architects founding partner David Montalba, and Elizabeth Parker, chief creative officer at Shimahara Visual.

Below is the full list of winners of both the 2022 AIA|LA Residential Architecture Awards and the Architectural Photography Awards. All winning projects in the Residential Architecture Awards are located in the City of Los Angeles or L.A. County unless otherwise indicated. And while we’ve included photographs of the Honor Award winners from both awards programs in the below list, images of all this year’s AIA|LA-lauded residential projects and photographs can be viewed here and here.

Residential Awards

Additions and Accessory Dwelling Units


Stop Making Sense Accessible Dwelling Unit, Los Angeles | Bunch Design

Peach Pit, Los Angeles| Shin Shin Architecture

Affordable Housing


Flor 401 Lofts, Los Angeles | Koning Eizenberg Architecture

Magnolia Villas, Santa Monica | DE Architects, AIA

Gramercy Senior Housing, Los Angeles | kevin daly Architects


PATH Villas at South Gate, South Gate | Torti Gallas + Partners

Hope on Alvarado, Los Angeles | KTGY

Adaptive Re-Use/Renovation/Historic Preservation



exterior of a restored historic home

Veneklasen House, Los Angeles | Chu–Gooding

exterior of a renovated mid-century home in california
Veneklasen House by Chu–Gooding (Nils Timm)

Temporary Housing


Hilda L. Solis Care First Village, Lost Angeles | NAC

HOPE ON LAFAYETTE, Los Angeles | DeMaria Design

Multi-Residential – Small


Monterey Co-Living, Los Angeles | Warren Techentin Architecture [WTARCH]

exterior of a small multi-family building with a colorful textured facade
Monterey Co-Living by WTARCH (Eric Staudenmaier)

FRAME, Tijuana, Mexico | Design Opera

a stacked multi-family home in tijuana
FRAME by Design Opera (Taiyo Watanabe)

Canyon Drive, Los Angeles | Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects [LOHA]

a unique so-cal multi-family home
Canyon Drive by Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects (Paul Vu)


Huntley, West Hollywood | Albert Group

Multi-Residential – Large


Granville1500, Los Angeles | Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects [LOHA]

photo of a multi-family residential buidling
Granville 1500 by Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects (Paul Vu)


The Fitz on Fairfax, West Hollywood | OFFICEUNTITLED

Single Family Residential – Small


HT Residence, Manhattan Beach | Laney LA

interior of a home with a pitched roof
HT Residence by Laney LA (Joe Fletcher)


Sunset Terrace, Laguna Beach | Martin Fenlon Architecture

B+B House, Venice | Design, Bitches 

Single Family Residential – Medium


TrussHaus, Los Angeles | Space International

exterior of a home
TrussHaus by Space International (Taiyo Watanabe)

Desert Palisades, Palm Springs | Woods + Dangaran

a modenrist home in the desert
Desert Palisades by Woods + Dangaran (Joe Fletcher)


Project Name: 31st Street • Hermosa Beach, Hermosa Beach | LMD Architecture Studio

Single Family Residential – Large


Sail House, Bequia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines | Studio of Environmental Architecture

Sail House by Studio of Environmental Architecture (Kevin Scott)

Mar Vista, Los Angeles | Woods + Dangaran

a sleek modern home as seen from a street
Mar Vista by Woods + Dangaran (Joe Fletcher)


Twentieth, Santa Monica | Woods + Dangaran

The Tree House, Southern California | KAA Design

Climate Positive Award

Jigsaw Small Lot Net Zero Townhomes, Culver City | Kendall Architecture Planning + Design

Jigsaw Small Lot Net Zero Townhomes by Kendall Architecture Planning + DesignJigsaw (Alison Kendall)

Project Name: Flor 401 Lofts, Los Angeles | Koning Eizenberg Architecture

Photography Awards


Surface, Absence, The Return [Triptych], undisclosed location, Arizona |  Scott Lorenzen, Affiliate AIA LA
Architect: Atelier David Telerman

a photograph of a long shadow against outdoor stairs
The Return, Scott Lorenzen

Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico | Ryan Gobuty, Assoc. AIA
Architect: Legoretta

a photograph of sante fe architecture
Sante Fe, Ryan Gobuty

Colnaghi lV,  London | Marcus Peel
Architect: Crawford and Gray Architects

architectural photograph of twisting forms
Colnaghi lV, Marcus-Peel


Wrap the Triomphe, Paris | Jonathan Ducrest
Architect: Original Arc de Triomphe designed by Jean-François-Thérèse Chalgrin; wrapped by artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude

C-Glass House, Dillon Beach, California | Taiyo Watanabe
Architect: Deegan Day Design and Architecture, Joe Day

Monolith, La Jolla, California | Darren Bradley
Architect: William Pereira


Foggy and Slow Day, Los Angeles | Lung Chi Chang, AIA
Architect: N/A

Mission Bay, San Francisco | Tim Griffith
Architect: Legorreta + Legorreta

Musubi House #1, Pa’auilo, HI | Darren Bradley
Architect: Craig Steely Architecture

Woman on a Bridge, Paris | Jonathan Ducrest

Roter Punkt, Weil am Rhein, Germany | Luis Ayala, AIA
Architect: Herzog & de Meuron

Best Rendering


Hill House, Montecito | Robin Donaldson, AIA

an architecture rendering of a curvy form
Hill House, rendering by Robin Donaldson


Dolford residential master plan by Brooks Murray Architects, United Kingdom | Miguel Rodrigo Gonzalez + Alvaro Monfort Pardo from Here and Now Agency Location: United Kingdom


Quantor Office Scheme by ncbham, Brussels, Belgium | Miguel Rodrigo Gonzalez + Alvaro Monfort Pardo from Here and Now Agency
Location: Brussels,

Best Instagram Feed – Firm

Arturo + Lauren Engel (@arturo.and.lauren) | Arturo+Lauren

Best Instagram Feed – Individual

@360photo | Paul Marquez