Laguna Beach, CA — On September 19th at the Newport Beach Civic Center, the American Institute of Architects/Orange County Chapter (AIAOC) recognized BAUER Architects with a prestigious Award of Merit for its outstanding contribution of design for the Festival of Arts façade replacement.
“There is no greater honor than peer recognition – in this case made even more gratifying given the privilege we have working with an organization as creative and community minded as the Festival of Arts,” said Jay Bauer, founder of BAUER Architects in Newport Beach.
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the American Institute of Architects is comprised of licensed architects and associated professionals who adhere to a code of ethics and professional conduct to assure clients and the public of AIA members’ dedication to the highest standards in professional practice. The AIA Orange County Design Awards celebrate innovative solutions to the architectural challenges facing Orange County. From the largest urban planning solution to the smallest home on a constrained lot, each award-winning project stands on its own merit as an example of exceptional work by exceptional architects.
Awards are conferred in broad categories at the discretion of the independent jurors selected by the chapter each year to conduct the program. This year categories included commercial and residential. Within those categories awards were given to built projects, un-built projects, and interiors.
BAUER Architects received two Merit Awards in the commercial un-built category – one for the Festival’s Facade Project and another project for The Noyo Center for Science and Education in Northern California.
This award comes just as the Festival of Arts is preparing to break ground on the building of the façade project. “I am pleased that BAUER Architects received the recognition that they deserve. It is a pleasure working with such a professional, innovative and creative team,” commented Festival of Arts President Fred Sattler.
He continued, “The façade design is a reflection of the Festivals’ commitment to the arts. This beautiful and functional structure adorning the front of our art show and Pageant of the Masters, beginning the summer of 2015, will be just the first step in the beautification of the arts district and Village Entrance in Laguna Beach. ”
About BAUER Architects
BAUER Architects is an architecture and interior design firm specializing in the planning, programming, and design of original buildings, interiors, and sites. The firm’s practice includes sustainable design, product and graphic design, and advanced technology applications. Founded in 1992, the firm’s award-winning portfolio includes higher education corporate workplace, retail, civic, museums and cultural centers. The firm’s work is notable for a longstanding and enduring commitment to environmentally sustainable and energy conscious design.
About the Laguna Beach Festival of Arts
The Laguna Beach Festival of Arts is a 501c3 with a mission to promote, produce, and sponsor events and activities that encourage the appreciation, study and performance of the arts. Throughout each year the Festival of Arts sponsors art education and provides art scholarships and grants. Every summer the organization hosts California’s premier open-air fine art show and produces the Pageant of the Masters. For general information, call 949-494-1145 or visit LagunaFestivalofArts.org.