Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners Receive A

Washington, DC, December 13, 2005--The Board of Directors of The American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced that Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners, a California firm, is the recipient of the 2006 AIA Architecture Firm Award. The AIA Architecture Firm Award, given annually, is the highest honor the AIA bestows on an architecture firm. The AIA Architecture Firm Award recognizes a practice that has consistently produced distinguished architecture for at least 10 years. The award will be presented at the American Architectural Foundation Accent on Architecture Gala, February 10, 2006 at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. Previous recipients include Murphy/Jahn (2005), Lake/Flato Architects (2004), and The Miller/Hull Partnership (2003). “This is a wonderful honor, which we share with our colleagues and clients,” said Moore Ruble Yudell founding partners, Buzz Yudell, FAIA, and John Ruble, FAIA, when notified by AIA President Douglas L Steidl, FAIA, MRAIC, that their firm had been selected for the award. “We hope to do more and do better as we go forward.” The firm’s leadership includes principals Krista Becker, AIA, LEED AP, Jeanne Chen, AIA, Michael S. Martin, AIA, Neal Matsuno, AIA, LEED AP, James Mary O’Connor, AIA, and Mario Violich, ASLA, who each share in the design and management of the office with the partners. Tina Beebe continues her recognized leadership as a colorist, and Stanley Anderson, AIA, IIDA heads the interior design team. Moore Ruble Yudell, in practice for 28 years, employs a staff of more than 60 people. The firm’s primary work began with residential designs and has since evolved to a broad spectrum of public and private projects, as well as institutional and cultural spaces. In nominating the firm, Michael Franklin Ross, Chair, AIA’s Committee on Design, praised the firm by explaining, “the firm has consistently produced an outstanding body of work rooted in a deep commitment to humanistic architecture. Their work is widely admired for its spirited celebration of habitation at many scales and its respect for people, context, and place.” Mr. Ross added, “The firm continues to evolve in response to new challenges and opportunities while remaining true to the fundamental principles of humanism.” Moore Ruble Yudell declares that architecture is inherently the act of habitation, part of a continuum that seeks connections between people, place and culture. Its vision, centered on careful examination of site and climate, qualities of light, and the human experience, is credited in its development of spaces and buildings of every scale. The firm has become a major influence in the integration of light and color in design. This can be seen in its design of the United States Embassy in Berlin, Tango Housing at the Bo01 Exhibition in Malmö, Sweden, and the Joseph A. Steger Student Life Center at the University of Cincinnati. Moore Ruble Yudell’s work in the international arena is credited with bringing to the foreground issues in sustainability, social housing, construction practices, and the need to work collaboratively with diverse civic groups, clients, and consultants throughout the lifecycle of a project. Moore Ruble Yudell is widely acclaimed as a regional, national and international design leader. In the 28 years since its inception, the firm has received numerous awards including two AIA Committee on Architecture for Education Merit Awards (2005), the AIA California Council Merit Award (2005, 2004), the AIA Los Angeles Merit Award (2005), the AIA Los Angeles NextLA Citation Award (2004), the Westside Urban Forum Westside Prize (2005, 2004), the National AIA Honor Award for Architecture (2003), the Council for New Urbanism Charter Award (2002), and the National AIA Honor Award for Urban Design (1999).

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