AIA|LA Announces Restaurant Design Winners

Over a month ago, the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Institute of Architects announced voting was open to the public for the annual Restaurant Design Awards People's Choice nominees. At the whirlwind Dwell on Design conference last week, the AIA|LA announced both the jury selections as well as the winners chosen by the public.

The jury consisted of architect Dean Larkin, restaurateur Mark Peel of Campanile, and design publicist and writer Haily Zaki. The awards ceremony was hosted by Barabara  Lazaroff, interior designer and co-owner of Spago, and actress Michelle Kursiecs.

Lukshon by MASS Architecture

So without further ado, the winners are:

RESTAURANT
Lukshon designed by MASS Architecture and Design (Jury award)
Pitfire Pizza designed by Bestor Architecture (Jury award)
The Wright at the Guggenheim Museum (NYC) designed by Andre Kikoski Architecture (Jury award)
Grace Restaurant, Portland, ME, designed by R. Dean Bingham & Tivi Design (People's Choice award)

Earl's Gourmet Grub by FreelandBuck

CAF√Č/BAR
City Center's Aria Pool Deck (Vegas) designed by GRAFT (Jury award)
Earl's Gourmet Grub designed by FreelandBuck (Jury award)
Mendocino Farms designed by Poon Design Inc. (People's Choice award)

LOUNGE/NIGHTCLUB
Icenhauer's (Austin) designed by Michael Hsu Office of Architecture (Jury award)
The Spare Room designed by (fer) Studio (People's Choice award)

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