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March 25, 2015

Patrick Tighe Architecture was awarded 2 Best of Year Awards by Interior Design Magazine. The work of Patrick Tighe Architecture was included in the top 10 list of the best residential projects by Azure Magazine. Patrick Tighe Architecture recently completed a hill side residence featured as cover story in Interior design magazine.

Nefeli Chatzimina recently completed a Flagship store for Orizon Insurance Company in Athens- which has been nominated to enter Phase 2 for the 'Mies Van Der Rohe Awards 2015'

The American Institute of Architects California Council (AIACC) has announced the Lawrence Scarpa, FAIA, as the recipient of the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Service. This award is the most significant honor presented by the AIACC for service to the profession and is presented to an individual as recognition of outstanding contributions to the improvement of the built environment and contribution to the goals of the architectural profession. 

Mr. Scarpa’s record of accomplishments stretching some 30 years runs the gamut, from award-winning design, to outstanding firm leadership, to creative and innovative service.  His record of individual design awards is significant by itself, yet Mr. Scarpa has served on countless AIA National, AIACC and AIALA, boards, steering committees, editorial advisory boards, nominating committees, awards juries, etc., for nearly two decades.  He has also served on an equal number of significant advisory boards for the Federal, State and Local Governments and several other important and prominent national organizations.

Design Leadership – Having received more than 100 significant design awards including the 2014 Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum Award in Architecture, the 2010 National AIA and AIACC Architecture Firm Award, Interior Design Magazine’s Lifetime Achievement Award, 14 National AIA Institute Design Awards, 5 AIA COTE Top Ten Green Building Awards and a host of other significant national and international honors including several AIA Presidential Citations, Scarpa has been a internationally recognized leader on design.

Community Impact - A professor in architecture for more than two decades Scarpa is currently on the faculty at USC. He has pioneered new ways of delivering sustainable buildings and affordable housing. His work in this area has received international recognition. He has co-founded Livable Places, The Affordable Housing Design Leadership Institute and The A+D Museum, non-profit organizations that have positively impacted the built environment.  He has served on several prominent community boards and advisory groups including the US General Services Administration, US Department of State, MacArthur Foundation, Enterprise Community Partners and The Mayor’s Institute on City Design.

Scarpa's life's work is exemplified by his commitment to the promotion of architecture and the profession through design excellence, as well as community and professional outreach and education."    




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