From a diverse field that includes private residences, public buildings and intimate interiors, the Jury honors those projects that excel in design excellence.
The Jury looks for projects that lift the spirit, sustain natural resources and enhances the environment. AIA Santa Barbara received sixty-two entries from licensed architects or firms within the SB County and or eligible AIA architects or firms from around the country. Each entry was judged on its own merit and evaluated for design resolution, contextualism and innovation. With criteria to demonstrate exemplary skill in resolving formal, functional, and technical requirements, entrants were challenged to achieve successful sensitivity and response to its surrounding community incorporating innovations in building materials and techniques if possible.