04 Feb 09
LDA designs honored at 2008 AIA/LA Restaurant Design Awards
Posted by Chip Israel
Katsuya Glendale by Starck wins Jury Award in the Restaurant Category and oneworld Lounge at LAX wins People's Choice Award in the Lounge/Nightclub Category.
This marks the fourth year of the AIA/LA's much-anticipated awards program that recoginzes the very best in restaurant, cafe, and lounge design. The competition is open to all individuals and practices (both restaurant owners and architects/designers) for projects located in the greater Los Angeles area or projects outside of LA done by LA-based archtiects/designers. Submissions are accepted in three main categories: restauratns, cafe/bar and lounge/nightclub. Projects were evaluated in detail by an esteemed jury for the project's design concept, operational layout and overall packaging. "We evaluated projects for their excellence both from an asthetic perspective but also from an operational standpoint," explained Joachim Splichal. "A good restaurant, cafe, or lounge must be supremely functional behind the curtain of design."
- Excerpt from 2008 AIA/LA RDA Press Release