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9th annual Restaurant Design Award Winners Revealed at Dwell on Design

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Los Angeles, CA (June 22, 2013) – The American Institute of Architects Los Angeles (AIA|LA) announced the People’s Choice and Jury winners of the 9th annual Restaurant Design Awards (RDA) on Friday, June 22, 2013 on the expo floor of Dwell on Design at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

The distinguished jury – comprised of writer/editor Margot Dougherty, restaurateur Warner Ebbink, and architect George Kelly, AIA – selected sixteen projects as finalists for this year’s competition: 9 in the Restaurant category, 4 in the Café/Bar category and 3 in the Lounge/Nightclub category. The jury was so captivated by one entry in particular that they created a special award on the spot and presented a “Best New Concept” for the first time in the history of the RDA’s.

The Jury’s nominees in each category were released to the public and the general public was given four weeks to vote for their favorite designed restaurant, café/bar and lounge/nightclub. Nearly two thousand votes later, from across the country, the results were tallied and the winners of the popular vote determined.

Following a special panel discussion featuring the 2013 nominees and jurors, Behind Good Restaurant Design, on Friday, June 21 at Dwell on Design, the Restaurant Design Awards Ceremony took place about 24 hours later on the same stage. AIA|LA President Scott Johnson, FAIA was joined by George Kelly, AIA; Barbara Lazaroff, ASID; Margot Dougherty; and Carlo Caccavale, Hon. AIA|LA to reveal the big winners.

And without further delay, the 2013 Restaurant Design Award (RDA) Winners are…


JURY WINNERS

Restaurant Category

Belcampo Meat Co. (Larkspur, CA) – designed by BCV Architects
photo by Ed Anderson
Nobu Malibu (Malibu, CA) – designed by Montalba Architects, Inc. & Studio PCH, LLC
photo by Ivan de la Luz
Superba Snack Bar (Venice, CA) – designed by Design, Bitches & Reed Architectural Group
photo by Ray Katchatorian
Café / Bar Category

Beer Belly (Los Angeles, CA ) – designed by MAKE Architecture
photo by Jory Cordy
Northern Lights Bar (Iceland) – designed by Minarc,
photo by Ragnar Th Sigurdsson
Lounge / Nightclub Category

Chambers Eat + Drink (San Francisco, CA) – designed by Samonsky + Pometta Architects, LLP & Mr. Important Design
photo by Jeff Dow
SHOREbar (Los Angeles, CA) – designed by Built: a design/build company
photo by John M. Sofio
BEST NEW CONCEPT AWARD WINNER

Belcampo Meat Co. (Larkspur, CA) – designed by BCV Architects
photo by Ed Anderson
PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD WINNERS

Restaurant Category

Outliers Eatery (Portland, ME) – designed by Remi Design
photo by Stephen Davis Phillips
Café / Bar Category

Northern Lights Bar (Iceland) – designed by Minarc
photo by Ragnar Th Sigurdsson
Lounge / Nightclub Category

SHOREbar (Los Angeles, CA) – designed by Built: a design/build company
photo by John M. Sofio
For high res images of all winning project, visit this link and please give proper credit using the information above: http://we.tl/wUCyKWsYPX

About AIA|LA

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is the voice of the architecture profession, dedicated to serving and empowering its members through advocacy, educational and outreach programs as well as educating the public on the value and importance of architecture. AIA Los Angeles is a not-for-profit professional membership association.

About the RDAs

The Restaurant Design Awards (RDA) – created by the American Institute of Architects Los Angeles (AIA|LA) –honor excellence in restaurant design. The competition is open to all individuals and practices with both restaurant owners and architects/designers invited to submit. Either the project itself must be located in the United States or the submitting individual/firm must be US-based. Submissions are accepted in three main categories: restaurants, cafés/bars and lounges/nightclubs. The annual RDA Ceremony recognizes both Jury Award Winners as well as People’s Choice Award Winners, as selected by votes collected from the general public on the AIA|LA website.

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Programming by Neil Arnold / Design by Jason Spooner

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