2016 Architectural Design Awards Exhibition July 24th - October 1st

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The 2016 Design Awards Exhibition presented by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Santa Barbara will be on view in the Betteravia Gallery, Santa Maria from July 24th to October 1st, 2017. The exhibition will show the 2016 awards program submissions from Santa Barbara AIA architects and AIA architects outside the county with local projects. The AIA of Santa Barbara conducts an annual, juried, Design Awards Program to honor the very best work of its membership. This year the exhibition of the Design Awards Submissions from 2016 was held in both the Channing Peake Gallery in Santa Barbara and, for the first time, the Betteravia Gallery in Santa Maria. The Betteravia exhibition is part of AIA Santa Barbara’s continuing outreach efforts with the North County community about the mission of the AIA and fostering public awareness of the built environment.

“The Design Awards Program entries reflect the values and aspirations of our region’s design community while focusing on larger, even global issues of the built environment such as sustainability, housing opportunities and urban revitalization. The submissions also reveal a strong sense of place, history or purpose, demonstrating how AIA Santa Barbara architects value artfully resolved design, but also celebrate the fact that architecture is much more than just beautiful buildings.” Keith Rivera, AIA

Entries were submitted in seven categories: Small Projects, Interior Architecture, Multi Family / Mixed Use, Historic Preservation /Renovation, Santa Barbara Architectural Heritage, Non-Residential and Residentialprojects. A select jury of three distinguished architects, Michael G. Imber, FAIA, Barbara Bestor, AIA, and Sandra Stannard, AIA,recognized the most outstanding projects with awards of Honorable Mention, Merit or Honor.

Follow this link to view hi resolution photos of award recipients. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/uodjcoxzp52jh9u/AABsXEul7-11sQoZltAQGPjQa?dl=0

About The Santa Barbara County of Arts & Culture
The Santa Barbara County Office of Arts & Culture serves under the County’s Community Services Department as the local governmental umbrella for arts and culture projects and programs within Santa Barbara County. The Office represents a longstanding partnership between the County of Santa Barbara and the City of Santa Barbara. For over 30 years, both governments have shared resources and staff to maximize support for Santa Barbara arts and culture institutions, programs, initiatives and projects.

About The American Institute of Architects
Founded in 1857, the American Institute of Architects consistently works to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities. Through nearly 300 state and local chapters, the AIA advocates for public policies that promote economic vitality and public wellbeing. Members adhere to a code of ethics and conduct to ensure the highest professional standards. The AIA provides members with tools and resources to assist them in their careers and business as well as engaging civic and government leaders and the public to find solutions to pressing issues facing our communities, institutions, nation and world. Visit www.aia.org.

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