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Make It Right Partners Pugh + Scarpa Architecture Win AIA’s Highest Honor

Congratulations to our partners Pugh + Scarpa Architecture, winners of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Architecture Firm Award. The AIA bestows their highest honor in recognition of practices that consistently produce “distinguished architecture for at least 10 years.” When Pugh + Scarpa are presented with the award in June at the 2010 AIA National Convention in Miami, they will join an elite group of past winners including another Make It Right partner, KieranTimberlake Associates. The Make It Right home designed by Pugh + Scarpa is currently under construction in the Lower 9th Ward - click here to see their design.

Commenting to Interior Design magazine, Thom Mayne of Morphosis, a Make It Right partner, said, “Pugh + Scarpa’s practice is known for both design and its commitment to running a socially and environmentally responsive practice. Comfortable with aesthetic, practical, political, and functional issues, they have mapped an architectural path that is as didactic as it is successful.”

PUGH + SCARPA is an architecture, engineering, interior design, and planning firm founded in Santa Monica in 1991. Principals Gwynne Pugh, AIA, ASCE, LEED AP, Lawrence Scarpa, AIA, and Angela Brooks, AIA, LEED AP, have garnered international acclaim for their success in marrying an innovative modern aesthetic with leadership in sustainable and socially progressive design. Their exploratory, inventive approach has led to seminal work such as the Colorado Court affordable housing project and the Solar Umbrella home, both recognized for their achievements in design and sustainability. With offices in Santa Monica, California and Charlotte, North Carolina, Pugh + Scarpa is currently working on a wide variety of commissions for public, private and institutional clients.

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