AIA/LA Names 2010 Restaurant Design Awards Nominees
by Nicholas Tamarin | Wednesday, June 2, 2010 | 7 Comments
Rest assured, the Restaurant Design Awards are back—and bigger than ever. The American Institute of Architects Los Angeles chapter has just released the list of finalists for the 2010 RDA’s, its beloved awards program for the eateries and watering holes that often outshine the stars in the City of Angels and beyond.
This year, finalists include the not only the usual suspects from California but also hotspots from as far away as Colorado and New York—any project submitted from a U.S.-based firm or venue was eligible for consideration. A panel of jurors from the design demimonde, including Shimoda Design Group principal Joey Shimoda and Clive Piercy of Air Conditioned Design selected the finalists in three categories: Restaurants, Cafés, and Bars and Lounges. The Peoples Choice Award is also back by popular demand with foodie fans and design aficionados once again encouraged to vote for the their favorite finalists on AIA/LA’s website.
The winners will be announced at the 6th Annual Restaurant Design Awards Ceremony at Mobius LA on Friday, June 25 while the Jury and People’s Choice Awards will be announced separately the same day following a panel with the judges.
Restaurant category finalists:
Café category finalists:
Bar and Lounge category finalists: