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05.07.10
Housing Project by Alumna-led Firm Wins 2010 National AIA Award

Step Up on 5th, a Santa Monica apartment building for the homeless and mentally ill designed by Pugh + Scarpa Architects, is one of the winners in the 'specialized housing' category of the 2010 AIA National Housing Awards for Architecture. The housing project was featured in LA Times's Home section in April 2009, in a cover article on thoughtful housing for the formerly homeless. The AIA jury praised the design's “elegance for the underprivileged.”

Santa Monica-based Pugh+Scarpa Architects—the firm of SCI-Arc alumna Angela Brooks (M.Arch ‘91) and partners Gwynne Pugh and Lawrence Scarpa—is one of two Southern California architecture firms to receive an AIA National Housing Award in 2010. Eighteen winners in four categories are being honored this year.

Click HERE for a complete list of winners.

Read a preview article in the LA Times >>