Awards 2005
2005 Recognition Awards
2005 Design Awards Winners
Recognition Awards 2005
Regional & Urban Design Recognition Award
This award recognizes an individual or project team that has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to promoting community livability through Planning, Design Excellence and/or Public Policy. This award also celebrates individuals or teams who have engaged allied industries, professions, and government groups to advance the AIA’s agenda on sustainability, smart growth, transportation, and land use.
Raymond Girvigian, FAIA
Raymond GirvigianHe has been variously called Pioneer, Hero and the Godfather of the Historic Preservation movement. Raymond Girvigian’s nearly half century of passionate dedication to this cause is unparalleled in both experience & innovation. It includes major & important restoration & rehabilitation projects, preservation law & landmark campaigns.

Raymond initiated or assisted in creating a number of California and the nation’s laws, codes and regulations for historic landmarks. And, he was the California Landmark Commission’s first appointed, historical architect.

Raymond proposed the California Historical Building Code in 1973 & it became effective in January 1976 & he was its chair for 15 years. The enabling legislation was carried by James R. Mills, whose later Mills Act came about greatly due to Raymond’s work & strong advocacy.

He co-founded the Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Ordinance.

With others, he founded the Society of Architectural Historians Southern California Chapter in 1962. Nationally, as a Historic American Building Survey charter member & Board vice-chairman in Washington, Raymond helped advance many federal reservation programs.

One could argue, however, that the consummate example of Raymond’s many preservation achievements is his work on the restoration of California State Capitol building in Sacramento. As the restoration architect on this enterprise he not only fought doggedly for its authentic treatment, but went on to establish the Art & Antiquities Furnishings Program, its historic museum and co-founded the State Historic Capitol Commission becoming its long-serving chair.

\Raymond Girvigian, FAIA, is clearly well deserving of the Chapter’s first Recognition Award for Regional & Urban Design. A pioneer, a leader & a passionate protector of the historic urban fabric.

Educator Recognition Award
This award recognizes educators who have gone beyond basic school requirements in the professional preparation of architects, specifically through the promotion of initiatives that focus on integrating architecture education and practice; encouraging leadership development among young architects; and advocating excellence in architectural design.
Richard Koshalek
KoshalekRichard Koshalek became President of Art Center College of Design in 1999. And, it can’t escape your attention that this event is being held in the school’s award-winning, new South Campus.

Previously, he served as Director of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA). His many contributions to Los Angeles’ civic and cultural life include chairing the committee that selected Frank Gehry as the architect of the recently completed Walt Disney Concert Hall.

In 2003, Koshalek was profiled in Newsweek magazine’s first-ever design issue, which recognized him as being “a force for grappling with humanitarian issues locally and globally.”

Quoting him from the Newsweek article, “I think designers are the alchemists of the future.” “We want to train our students not only in tangible skills but in intangibles,” he continues. “We want them to make valuable contributions. It’s no longer the lone genius in a closed room obsessing over an object. Designers have to open themselves up to the world.”

Since1999, the world-class institution has embarked on a 10-year multi-million-dollar program to help designers open themselves up to the world, what Koshalek calls “creative leadership.” Design is a pragmatic solution to any number of intractable global problems, he says, taking that message to some of today’s most-impressive leaders at events such as the World Economic Forum.

"At the End of the Century: One Hundred Years of Architecture,” a monumental exhibition exploring the history of architecture and urbanism in the twentieth century, was conceived by Richard Koshalek. After an international tour it concluded its run in April, 2000 at MOCA.

The exhibit drew upon recent, groundbreaking scholarship in the field of architectural history to present a sequence of episodes, movements, and thematic developments characterizing the architecture and urbanism of the past century. These include the complex relationship between innovation and tradition, the profound impact of technology on architecture and on patterns of living throughout the world, and visions for large-scale urban environments as well as the intimate realm of the domestic sphere. It also provides a context in which to imagine and appreciate future architectural innovations. And, an extraordinary opportunity to survey and assess the architectural accomplishments of the past century.

As a leader, educator & innovator in the area of design who believes that “designers are the alchemists of the future,” Mr. Koshalek is certainly worthy to the Chapter’s first Educator Recognition Award.

Builder Recognition Award
This award recognizes industry professionals who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to promoting the use of high-performance design criteria, codes, and standards for architecture. This award also celebrates individuals who have generated and shared information on technologies, materials, methods of construction, and how best to use building science to create energy-efficient, sustainable, and durable enclosures.
David Charlebois
CharleboisDavid Charlebois has spent his life working in historic and architectural restoration. Beginning as far back as High School, he has been involved with the construction trades and has extensive hands-on experience with various crafts. Prior to establishing his own firm, David worked as a Vice President, project manager, project estimator, as well as carpenter, mason, and painter for a number of Los Angeles area contractors.

Then, in 1987, he founded California Restoration & Waterproofing and has served as its President since that time. California Restoration & Waterproofing has completed a number of significant and highly-visible restoration projects throughout California for which the firm has received several prestigious awards from both local and state-wide preservation organizations. These include:

 Pasadena City Hall
 A 1990 California Preservation Foundation Award
Castile Green, Pasadena
1993 California Preservation Foundation Award
A Los Angeles Conservancy Award
The Gamble House. Pasadena
2005 A Los Angeles Conservancy Award
2005 California Preservation Foundation Award
2005 Pasadena Historic Preservation Commission Award
Mission San Gabriel Arcangel, San Gabriel
1994 & 1998 California Preservation Foundation Award
1994 Los Angeles Conservancy Award
San Fernando Mission, Los Angeles
1997 California Preservation Foundation Award
Clearly, Southern California has benefited from David’s and CRW’s special restoration craftsmanship. California Restoration & Waterproofing has become the premier restoration contractor in Southern California.

David has a Certificate of Construction Management from the University of California, Los Angeles; is a Certified Stone and Terra Cotta Repair Specialist and is currently a Candidate for Masters Degree, Historic Preservation at USC. He served for seven years as a Trustee for the California Preservation Foundation from 1993 to1999 and has been a lecturer, University of Southern California, School of Architecture, Restoration Seminars since 1994.

Clearly, David Charlebois and California Restoration & Waterproofing are an excellent choice for the Chapter’s first Builder Recognition Award.

Heritage Recognition Award
This award recognizes distinguished architecture of enduring significance which has retained its central form and character with the architectural integrity of the project intact and built prior to 1980.
Heritage Recognition Award 2005
Glendale Federal Savings and Loan Complex
The Jewelry BuildingIn 1958, W.A. Sarmiento was commissioned by Glendale Federal Savings and Loan to design a new headquarters building that was modern and completely different from any other building around1. There were three requirements: It must be (a) modern and completely different from any other building around; (b) protected against the harsh Southern California sun, and (c) compliant with a new fire code requiring that stair towers be separated from the main building .

The new building was so successful that four years later, a new addition doubling the footage of the original was planned by architect, Max Starkman. It is this combined architectural genius and these two architects that we celebrate today.

Viewed from Brand and Lexington, the entire structure seems balanced on two-points. The upper floor louvers rotate to deflect the sun and transform the tower’s appearance throughout the day. The stairwell is isolated from the main floorplate in a parabolic prow. When viewed from Brand and Lexington, the massive prow all but disappears.

Starkman’s solved the problem of a site bisected by an alley by attaching his addition via a four-story skybridge. To tie his addition to the original building, Starkman similarly extended the floor plates of the upper floors beyond the window plane, and employed the same alternating light and dark solar operated louvers and anchored his addition with an enclosed stairwell featuring the same scored, red concrete. Starkman also created a broad patio to serve as a public plaza and attract people around the corner.

Viewed from virtually any elevation, the Glendale Bank Complex has a seamless visual appearance and unified architectural identity unique in the region. The complex and its two architects are certainly worthy of this Chapter’s first Heritage Recognition Award.

Outstanding Service to Chapter
Diana Barnwell, Honorary P&F AIA
Diana Barnwell

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