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AIA|LA Announces Finalists for 2018 AIA|LA Restaurant Design Awards
People’s Choice Awards Voting Opens

Friday, March 16, 2018 (Los Angeles)—Design fans and foodies, the American Institute of Architects Los Angeles chapter (AIA|LA) is delighted to announce that the finalists for the 2018 Restaurant Design Awards (RDAs) have been selected by a jury and voting for the 2018 Restaurant Design Awards People’s Choice Awards is officially open.

The public is invited to pick their fave in each of the following three categories: restaurants, cafes and bars, lounge and nightclubs. Last call is 12:00 noon, on Monday, April 2, 2018, when voting closes. To vote in the 2018 People’s Choice Awards, cut and paste this url:

http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07ef7pcl1kjerewime/start

The 2018 RDA People’s Choice Award Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on Friday, April 6, 2018, at Dwell on Design, in Los Angeles, California, along with the 2018 Restaurant Design Award winners the jury selected from the finalist pool they chose for People’s Choice.

Immediately preceeding the awards ceremony is the AIA|LA’s crowd pleasing panel “Behind Great Restaurant Design.” All finalists provide rapid fire stories that illuminate the design process and idiosyncrasies behind each entry. Jury members then provide their comments, live and in-person. The event provides a unique and useful view into the world of restaurant design.

Each year, the AIA|LA invites an architect, restaurateur and design writer, to serve on the RDA jury. This year our jury was composed of architect Christopher Warren, AIA, LEED AP / Founding Principal, WORD; professional chef/kitchen designer Ron Smoire / Ron Smoire Design; and design historian, journalist Maile Pingel.

Together the group selected twelve tasty projects from across the country for the public to vote on. (7 in the Restaurant category, 3 in the Café/Bar category, and 2 in the Lounge/Nightclub category).

To activate slideshow of winners click on a thumbnail below. Written List follows slideshow of images.

Restaurant: Asian Live, InterContinental Seoul COEX Hotel, Seoul, Korea. Designed by: CallisonRTKL. Photo: Yum Seung HoonRestaurant: ATX Cocina, Austin, TX. Designed by: Michael Hsu Office of Architecture. Photo: Casey DunnRestaurant: Born & Raised, San Diego, CA. Designed by: BASILE Studio. Photo: Robert BensonRestaurant: Campfire, Carlsbad, CA. Designed by: AERO COLLECTIVE. Photo: Lyudmila Zotova
Restaurant: Dekkadance & Sora, Los Angeles, CA. Designed by: AC Martin. Photo: Eric LaignelRestaurant: Frida Restaurant, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Designed by: Ezequiel Farca + Cristina Grappin. Photo: Jaime NavarroRestaurant: PAUSA Bar & Cookery, San Mateo, CA. Designed by: CCS Architecture. Photo: Paul DyerCafe/Bar: Coffee for Sasquatch, Los Angeles, CA. Designed by: Dan Brunn Architecture. Photo: Brandon Shigeta
Cafe/Bar: Don Francisco's Casa Cubana, Los Angeles, CA. Designed by: Omgivning. Photo: Emi KitawakiCafe/Bars: Jugo, Austin, TX. Designed by: Michael Hsu Office of Architecture. Photo: Chase DanielLounge/Nightclub: The Experience Floor, NH Brussels Bloom, Brussels, Belgium. Designed by: Virserius Studio. Photo: Eric LaignelLounge/Nightclub: Virgin Atlantic Airlines LAX, Los Angeles, CA Designed by: Slade Architecture. Photo: Tom Sibley


The 2017 AIA|LA Restaurant Design Awards Finalists are:
(for high rez images contact tibby@aialosangeles.org)

Restaurant Category
* Asian Live, InterContinental Seoul COEX Hotel, Seoul, Korea. Designed by: CallisonRTKL. Photo: Yum Seung Hoon
* ATX Cocina, Austin, TX. Designed by: Michael Hsu Office of Architecture. Photo: Casey Dunn
* Born & Raised, San Diego, CA. Designed by: BASILE Studio. Photo: Robert Benson
* Campfire, Carlsbad, CA. Interior Designed by: Bells + Whistles, Architect: AERO COLLECTIVE. Photo: Lyudmila Zotova
* Dekkadance & Sora, Los Angeles, CA. Designed by: AC Martin. Photo: Eric Laignel
* Frida Restaurant, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Designed by: Ezequiel Farca + Cristina Grappin. Photo: Jaime Navarro
* PAUSA Bar & Cookery, San Mateo, CA. Designed by: CCS Architecture. Photo: Paul Dyer

Cafe/Bars Category
* Coffee for Sasquatch, Los Angeles, CA. Designed by: Dan Brunn Architecture. Photo: Brandon Shigeta
* Don Francisco's Casa Cubana, Los Angeles, CA. Designed by: Omgivning. Photo: Emi Kitawaki
* Jugo, Austin, TX. Designed by: Michael Hsu Office of Architecture. Photo: Chase Daniel

Lounge/Nightclub Category
* The Experience Floor, NH Brussels Bloom, Brussels, Belgium. Designed by: Virserius Studio. Photo: Eric Laignel
* Virgin Atlantic Airlines LAX, Los Angeles, CA Designed by: Slade Architecture. Photo: Tom Sibley
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Last updated: 19-Mar-2018 11:14 AM
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