Awards

Design Awards


2016

Honor Award, Southern California Chapter of the ASLA for “Conrad Hilton Foundation Headquarters: Reclaiming Nature”

2014

US Green Building Council 2014 Award for The Conrad Hilton Foundation Headquarters

Goleta Valley Beautiful Award 2014 for The Bluffs

2013

AIA California Council, Sustainability, Honor Award for the Conrad Hilton Foundation Headquarters

Engineering News Record Awards 2013, Southern California Region Project of the year for the Conrad Hilton Foundation Headquarters

Engineering News Record Awards 2013, Southern California Region Best Green Project for the Conrad Hilton Foundation Headquarters

Los Angeles Architectural Awards, Award of Excellence 2013 for the Conrad Hilton Foundation Headquarters

USGBC Council-LA Chapter, Sustainable Innovation Award, Energy & Atmosphere for the Conrad Hilton Foundation Headquarters

USGBC Building Council-LA Chapter, Sustainable Innovation Award, Project of the Year for the Conrad Hilton Foundation Headquarters

ENR California, Best Projects Southern California, Green Project Winner for the Conrad Hilton Foundation Headquarters

ENR California, Best Projects Southern California, Project of the Year Winner for the Conrad Hilton Foundation Headquarters

Los Angeles Business Council, Architectural Awards Grand Prize for the Conrad Hilton Foundation Headquarters

2012

AIA Ventura County Honor Award in Unbuilt Project Category, Ventura 101 Freeway Capping (Beach + Town) Project

Merit Award, So. Cal Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects for Coyote House

2011

National Honor Award, American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) for Casa Nueva

Honor Award, The American Institute of Architects (AIA), Ventura County Chapter, for VCCCD Sheriff and Fire Training Facility

2010

Award of Excellence, Southern California Chapter of the ASLA

Honor Award, Southern California Chapter of the ASLA for Casa Nueva

Honor Award, Southern California Chapter of the ASLA for “The Southern California Native Flower Garden”

The President’s Award, Santa Barbara Beautiful for Santa Barbara Zoo California Trails Exhibit

2008

National Honor Award, ASLA for “Lagoon Park: Living at the Edge of Wilderness”

2007

Honor Award, Southern California Chapter of the ASLA for “Lagoon Park: Living at the Edge of Wilderness”

Honor Award, Southern California Chapter of the ASLA for “Two Pacific Rooms”

Honor Award, Southern California Chapter of the ASLA for “A Community on the Green”

Award for Sustainable Design, Environmental Protection Agency for Sheffield Open Space

Helen Putnam Award, League of California Cities for Sheffield Open Space

Award of Recognition, California Transportation Foundation; the California Office of Historic Preservation; Santa Barbara Beautiful; and California Redevelopment Association for the Santa Barbara Railroad Station

2005

Honor Award, Southern California Chapter of the ASLA for Cluff Vista Park

Honor Award for Savings by Design, American Institute of Architects for Casa Nueva

Design Award for Multiple Dwellings, Santa Barbara Beautiful for Villa Del Mar

Design Award for Historic Renovation, Santa Barbara Beautiful for Westmont College

2004

Design Award for Historic Restoration, Santa Barbara Beautiful for Santa Barbara County Bowl

Sustainable Development Award, Goleta Valley Beautiful for Casa Nueva

Design Award for Public Park or Open Space, Goleta Valley Beautiful for Storke Ranch

Green Building Award, The Sustainability Project for Casa Nueva

2003

Green Building Award, Santa Barbara Chapter of the American Institute of Architects for Hayward Design Center

Merit Award, Savings by Design for South Coast Watershed Resource Center

Design Award for Residential Renovation, Santa Barbara Beautiful for 1616 Grand Avenue

Design Award for Architectural Feature, Santa Barbara Beautiful for Storke Placita

2002

Award of Honor, Santa Barbara Chapter of the American Institute of Architects for Watershed Resource Center

Design Award for Building Renovation, Santa Barbara Beautiful for South Coast Watershed Resource Center

2001

Cornerstone Excellence Award for Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice

2000

Award of Excellence, California Parks & Recreation Society for Carpinteria Salt Marsh Nature Park

Design Award for Sustainable Building, Santa Barbara Beautiful for Van Atta Design Studios

Design Award for Commercial Building, Santa Barbara Beautiful for 1301 Santa Barbara Street

Design Award for Historic Renovation, Santa Barbara Beautiful for Santa Barbara Railroad Depot

Design Award for Commercial Building Renovation, Santa Barbara Beautiful for Cold Springs School

1999

Honor Award for Sustainable Design, Boston Society of Architects and AIA for Van Atta Design Studios

Design Award for Commercial Buildings, Santa Barbara Beautiful for Van Atta Design Studios

1998

Design Award for Water Conservation, Santa Barbara Beautiful for State & La Cumbre Retail Center

1995

Design Award for Water Conserving Landscape, Santa Barbara Beautiful for 2980-2984 State Street

Design Award for Water Conserving Landscape, Santa Barbara Beautiful for 905 Park Lane

1990

Design Award, Santa Barbara Beautiful for 1027 East Ortega Street

1989

Design Award, Santa Barbara Beautiful for Hotel de Riviera

1988

American Planning Association Award, Santa Barbara Water Demand and Conservation Study

Firm Award


2006

Green Award, Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District

Miscellaneous


2004

Estate Garden selected for the “Friends of Robinson Gardens” Annual Tour

Community Affiliations


Santa Barbara Land Trust, Advisory Committee Member

Guest Lecturer: Westmont College, UC Santa Barbara, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, L.A. Arboretum, Strybing Arboretum, The Garden Conservancy, California Historical Society, and the Congress for the New Urbanism, South Coast Xeriscape Seminars, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, and more.

Professional Affiliations


Registered Landscape Architect, No. 2928, State of California

Member, American Society of Landscape Architects

Founding Member, The Sustainability Project Board of Directors

Member, Innovative Building Review Committee, County of Santa Barbara

Design Competitions


Honor Award, AIA and Central Valley Center

Metropolitan Transit District Housing

Design Competition Award – Inspiration Point, Newport Beach

Design Competition Award – Art in Public Places, San Luis Obispo