2006 RADA

  • modern speakeasy, lawrence, kan.

    Dan Rockhill may be the only architect in the country who's designed a home restaurant. The zoning-be-damned outbuilding he fashioned for a Lawrence, Kan., chef serves as the dining room of a not-quite-legal establishment run by the owner and his wife.

     
  • bougainvillea courtyard homes, vero beach, fla.

    These four Spanish colonial homes differ dramatically from their 1970s-style ranch neighbors, but thanks to careful planning and simple massing they blend right in. Our judges noticed, with appreciation, “the real thought” given to the project.

     
  • barrio metalico, tucson, ariz.

    These nine homes were conceived as idiosyncratic, low-budget specials to jump-start a mixed-use neighborhood while the architects worked on an adjacent three-year conversion of an old icehouse into lofts.

     
  • curran house, san francisco

    The judges observed that Curran House has “great street smarts,” and what more could you ask of high-density housing for economically struggling families in San Francisco's gritty Tenderloin District?

     
  • k lofts, san diego

    An affordable project at the edge of downtown San Diego, K Lofts looks like any other progressive, market-rate building—which is exactly the point, says Jonathan Segal, FAIA.

     
  • back of house, dallas

    If outdoor spaces are unappealing they go unused. So Dan Shipley, FAIA, made sure his renovations to this 1960s ranch house shaped its previously uninteresting, alley-facing backyard into a favorite hangout.

     
  • clean drinking house, chevy chase, md.

    Keep it simple. This was Richard P. Williams' mantra as he renovated his family's 1943 kit house. The architect knew even before he started sketching that he would upgrade the windows and add a copper roof.

     
  • orange grove, west hollywood, calif.

    Although Orange Grove looks nothing like the pitched-roof bungalows that surround it, a judge pronounced it “a good neighbor.

     
  • adams row at 2301 champlain street, n.w., washington, d.c.

    This upscale condo building in Adams Morgan, a vibrant multicultural neighborhood in northwest Washington, D.C., got the nod from our judges, who admired its human element, the thoughtful use of brick, and the “Florentine palazzo concept.”

     
  • langston lofts, washington, d.c.

    Located in a historic Washington, D.C., neighborhood where automobile showrooms were standard streetscape fixtures, Langston Lofts’ scale, rhythm, and materiality put a contemporary spin on the area’s industrial past.

     
 
 
 
 
 
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