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PAR wins the 2014 AIA Los Angeles Emerging Practice Award
Posted: Friday, August 08, 2014 |

Our friends at PAR — or Platform for Architecture + Research — were announced as the 2014 recipient of the Presidential Emerging Practice Award from the AIA Los Angeles. In a constantly evolving setting like the City of Angels, the award is the highest honor that the AIA|LA Presidential Board presents to an emerging architecture firm in recognition of consistently creating innovative work. It also highlights individuals who take leadership roles in advancing the architectural profession.

An evening awards ceremony will take place at the Million Dollar Theatre & Grand Central Market in downtown Los Angeles on October 29, 2014.

PAR office in Los Angeles.

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PAR office in Los Angeles.

Full list of AIA|LA 2014 Presidential Board Honorees

  • 25-Year Award: Kate Mantilini – Morphosis Architects & ROTO Architectshttp://www.aialosangeles.org/
  • Emerging Practice: PAR – Jennifer Marmon, AIA
  • Design Advocate: Michael Webb, Hon. AIA|LA
  • Educator Award: Norman Millar, AIA – Woodbury University
  • Community Contribution: A+D Museum – Tibbie Dunbar & John Dale, FAIA
  • Honorary AIA|LA: Tibbie Dunbar, A+D Museum
  • Honorary AIA|LA: Adele Yellin
  • Building Team: Emerson College
  • Gold Medal: Chris Martin, FAIA & David Martin FAIA – AC Martin Partners

Jennifer Marmon, PAR founding partner.

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Jennifer Marmon, PAR founding partner.

"Platform for Architecture + Research is committed to advancing the art and science of architecture. Our practice is grounded in architecture's potential to enhance everyday life and develop socially responsible solutions to complex real-world problems. Established as a platform for exchange within a global context, our research-based approach is fundamentally integrative: mixing analysis, spatial exploration, and pragmatic performance in an effort to realize project aspirations." -- PAR mission statement. 

Have a look at some of their work below.

Helsinki Central Library parkview

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Helsinki Central Library parkview

Keelung Harbor Gateway entrance

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Keelung Harbor Gateway entrance

Lemesos Museum streetview

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Lemesos Museum streetview

Taichung Cultural Center, center park

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Taichung Cultural Center, center park

All images courtesy of PAR.

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