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Alumni Win 2013 National AIA Honors Award for Interior Architecture

Alumna-led firm RA-DA has won the 2013 National AIA Institute Honors Award for Interior Architecture. Principal Rania Alomar (MArch ’97), together with fellow alumni Sofia Ames (M.Arch ’97) and Jesse Madrid (B.Arch ’08) were awarded an AIA honor for their design of Doc Magic–the offices of a Torrance, Calif. based technology company.

Doc Magic, Torrance, Calif │ RA-DA │ Photo by Ralf Strathmann

The project features strategic use of light in the interior corridors of the building to epitomize the blur between the physical and virtual world.

"We approach each of our projects with a goal of exploring and implementing something new. It often takes us a while to reach the solution that we settle upon," says Alomar. "For Doc Magic, we wanted to convey the company's virtual presence in a physical reality—we envisioned it as a "fuzzy space."

For more information on Doc Magic and RA-DA, see the full article on the AIA website or visit

A slideshow with project images is available at