The San Francisco chapter of the American Institute of Architects recently announced the winners of their annual Design Awards, which honor Bay Area-based architects and designers who made a significant achievement the previous year.
Winners were chosen in five categories: architecture, interior architecture, energy and sustainability, historic preservation, and unbuilt design. While most of the buildings are located in San Francisco, a few are imagined by architects based in the City by the Bay, but located elsewhere.
From a house floating on stilts to a new startup office space, there's plenty of eye-popping design to be seen.
CITATION, ARCHITECTURE: This LEED-certified natatorium aims to be a force for positive social and environmental change in East Oakland.
CITATION, ARCHITECTURE: A renovated storefront on San Francisco's hip Valencia Street incorporates a perforated metal screen overhead.
MERIT, ARCHITECTURE: The stunning glass and stucco building at 300 Cornwall Street consists of six homes and corner retail space.
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