Architects Hand Out Awards

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Newport Beach, San Clemente, Tustin and La Habra have received awards from the American Institute of Architects’ Orange County chapter (AIA/OC) for excellence in community design.

At the association’s annual Design Awards event on Friday, a four-member panel of design professionals from Orange County gave Honor Awards (the top prize) to Newport Beach for Pelican Wall on Newport Bay, designed by Tom Van Sant of Santa Monica, and to San Clemente for the San Clemente Metrolink Station, designed by Anil Verma Associates of Los Angeles in partnership with 30th Street Architects of Newport Beach.

Awards of Merit went to Tustin’s Residential Design Guidelines report, adopted last summer, and to the city of La Habra Child Development Center designed by Mosher, Drew, Watson, Ferguson of San Diego.


Honorable Mentions went to the Columbus-Tustin Gymnasium in Tustin, designed by Anthony & Langford Architects of Huntington Beach, and the city of La Habra Community Services Center, another project of Mosher, Drew, Watson, Ferguson.

AIA/OC awards in other categories were to have been announced later during the event.