AIASD Member News: Jonathan Segal, FAIA Recipient of Two AIACC Honor Awards

Jonathan Segal FAIA proudly announces it is the 2016 recipient of two Honor Awards from the American Institute of Architects State of California Chapter.

San Diego, CA — Jonathan Segal, FAIA has been recognized for both the mixed-use Mr Robinson Project in Hillcrest, San Diego and the “The Cresta” a single family concrete home built in La Jolla.

Over 250 entries were submitted and only seven Honor Awards were given, Jonathan Segal, FAIA was awarded two of these seven alongside internationally renowned firms.

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The Mr. Robinson Project is a seven story mixed use project, which fuses residential, retail, and office space into one cohesive structure.  Prior to the development this corner was home to a blighted car repair shop, however it is now a lantern of the entry to the public transit corridor of Park Blvd.   This building has already started to initiate redevelopment density in this area and provides an affordable housing component free with no tax benefits from the City of San Diego.  Instead of spending time and significant resources on LEED certification we instead were able to apply those funds to practical energy saving means and methods.  The entire building core is naturally powered and all common corridor spaces and garage areas are naturally ventilated.

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The Cresta, is an internationally published single family home which we feel delicately illustrates our design direction in both material and form.  Located in the Lower Hermosa Area of La Jolla, this energy neutral home stems, like the Mr. Robinson, from a solid form that is slowly eroded into indoor and outdoor spaces. Due to the unordinary small property in an area with typical adjacent properties three to four times the size, every square foot was important.  The delicate roof forms an exterior private courtyard space although the buildings overall form is kept intact.  By slowly removing from the original form visually the object of the home reflects the original whole mass but is much more elegant and light.

About Jonathan Segal, FAIA
San Diego based Jonathan Segal, FAIA & Development Company is responsible for the design and development of over 300,000 square feet of medium-to-high density urban residential, mixed-use and live/work units. He has been the recipient of numerous accolades, including 24 local, state and national AIA awards for residential and Urban Design. He is Co-Chair of the MArch|Real Estate Development at Woodbury School of Architecture, and has a well-known penchant for fast classic cars.

About AIA California Council
The AIACC represents the interests of more than 11,000 architects and allied professionals in California. Founded in 1944, The AIACC’s mission supports architects in their endeavors to improve the quality of life for all Californians by creating more livable communities, sustainable designs and quality work environments. Today, The AIACC is the largest component of the National AIA organization.

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