The virtual polls are open for the People's Choice winner of the 11th annual Restaurant Design Awards Competition, from the American Institute of Architects Los Angeles (AIA|LA). The jury, which includes publisher Christopher Gialanella of Angeleno and Interiors California magazines, architect Andre Kikoski, AIA, and restaurateur/architect Bryan Libit of Stir Market, picked 15 projects as finalists, including seven in the Restaurant category, six in the Café/Bar category and two in the Lounge/Nightclub category.
As partners with Dwell on Design and Dwell Magazine, the AIAILA will collaborate on a panel discussion, "Behind Good Restaurant Design," on May 29 from 3 to 4 p.m. at the L.A. Convention Center, while the awards ceremony, flanked by the "godmother" of the RDAs, interior designer and restaurateur Barbara Lazaroff, will be held on May 30.
Bachelor Farmer, in Minneapolis
The Flying Squirrel, in Chattanooga
Prova Pizzeria, in West Hollywood
The Nice Guy, in Los Angeles
The Water Trough, Austin
Voting will be open until May 30: http://www.aialosangeles.org/content/restaurantdesign-awards.html.VUqI4dpVhBc. The finalists for this year's awards include:
• Blenheim Restaurant (New York, New York), designed by CCS Architecture and Morton Sohlberg
• Saul Bistro (Guatemala City, Guatemala), designed by Taller KEN
• Verve Coffee + Juice Served Here (Los Angeles, CA), designed by Studio MAI Lounge/Nightclub
• Harlowe (Los Angeles, CA), designed by Wadeco Design and Bobby Green Design