Finalists for 2016 AIA|LA Restaurant Design Awards Announced

People's Choice Awards Voting Opens

People Choice Voting Now Open


The AIA|LA is delighted to announce the finalists for this year's AIA|LA Restaurant Design Awards.

As selected by the distinguished jury of restaurateur Bill Chait; architect Frank Clementi, AIA, Partner, Rios Clementi Hale Studios; designer Alexis Readinger, Assoc. AIA, Founder, Preen Inc; and food writer Valentina Silva (The Guardian, Conde Nast Traveler, Vice Munchies, and Eastside Food Bites)

They are:

Category: Restaurant  

  • Bird Dog, Palo Alto, CA. Architect: Studio Ren Architecture. Interior Design: Jamie Bush & Co. Photo: Eric Wolfinger & Bernard Andre
  • Officine Brera, Los Angeles, CA. Designed by: (fer) studio, LLP. Photo: Jack Coyier
  • Ozu East Kitchen, Los Angeles, CA. Designed by: ANX / Aaron Neubert Architects. Photo: Alen Lin and ANX / Aaron Neubert Architects 
  • Redbird, Los Angeles, CA. Designed by: Robert Weimer Design. Photo: Laure Joliet
  • Sway, Austin, TX. Designed by: Michael Hsu Office of Architecture. Photo: Ryan Farnau
  • Uchi Dallas, Dallas, TX. Designed by: Michael Hsu Office of Architecture. Photo: Casey Dunn

Category: Cafe/Bars

  • Button Mash, Los Angeles, CA. Designed by: Design, Bitches. Photo: Laure Joliet
  • Craftman & Wolves Patisserie, San Francisco, CA. Designed by: Zack deVito Architecture. Photo: Bruce Damonte
  • Girard, Philadelphia, PA. Designed by: OTTO ARCHITECTS. Photo: Sam Oberter
  • Juice Served Here, Los Angeles, CA. Designed by: A-Industrial Design Build. Photo: Jackie Munoz and Andrew Hernandez

Category: Lounge/Nightclub 

  • Bootsy Bellows, West Hollywood, Designed by: Built Inc. Photo: Elizabeth Daniels
  • The Fillmore Philadelphia, Philadelphia. PA. Designed by: EwingCole. Photo: Halkin/Mason Photography

Voting is now open and will be available until 12:00pm noon on Monday, June 20, 2016. The highest recipient of votes in each category, as well as the Jury winners, will be announced in person at a ceremony on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Dwell on Design. 

Last updated: 24-May-2016 12:10 PM
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