Awards and Recognition

BAR's projects have been featured in a variety of print and online news media, representing innovative, cost-efficient and successful best practices. Our design ability has been recognized with over 180 design awards for projects of all types and sizes, including the AIA California Council Firm of the Year award in 2000. However, the highest measure of our success is the support and recognition we receive from our numerous repeat clients and the satisfied people who inhabit our buildings.

Award of Citation
AIA California Central Coast, 2018
Law Winery »

Real Estate Deals of the Year
San Francisco Business Times, 2018
One Henry Adams »

Real Estate Deals of the Year
San Francisco Business Times, 2018
Bay Meadows – Quimby »

Real Estate Deals of the Year
San Francisco Business Times, 2018
Bay Meadows – The Russell »

Merit Award, Best Multifamily Housing Community – 15-30 du/acre
PCBC, 2018
Annadel Apartments »

2018 Top 300 Architecture Firms
Architectural Record, 2018

ENR California Top Design Firms 2018
Engineering News-Record, 2018

Garden-Style Walk-Up: Grand Award
Multifamily Executive, 2017
Gunbarrel Center

Merit Award, Best Multifamily Housing Community – 18-30 du/acre
PCBC, 2017
Gunbarrel Center

Architecture & Design Award – International
Senior Housing News, 2017
Kobe Tower »

Architecture & Design Award – CCRC
Senior Housing News, 2017
Kobe Tower »

2017 Top 300 Architecture Firms
Architectural Record, 2017

ENR California Top Design Firms 2017
Engineering News-Record, 2017

Top Projects Award
North Bay Business Journal, 2016
Annadel Apartments »

2016 Top 300 Architecture Firms
Architectural Record, 2016

ENR California Top Design Firms 2016
Engineering News-Record, 2016

Livable Buildings Award
Center for the Built Environment, 2015
UC Davis Student Community Center »
Center for the Built Environment Livable Building Awards

Outstanding Home Award
Tahoe Quarterly, 2015
Tahoe Mountain Home »
Tahoe Quarterly: Outstanding Home

Special Recognition Award
AIA California Council and PG&E Architecture at Zero Competition, 2015
UCSF ØeMission Bay Housing »

Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards – Award of Merit, New Construction-Large Project
The Structural Engineers Association of California, 2015
Film Archive and Preservation Center »

Excellence Award, Best New Development - Mid-Rise
Multi-Housing News, 2014
38 Dolores »

Jack Kemp Award: Excellence in Affordable & Workforce Housing
Urban Land Institute, 2014
Emerald Vista

Excellence Award, Public Housing
Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Awards, 2014
Emerald Vista

Award of Merit - Multifamily
Builder Magazine, 2014
38 Dolores »

Pillar Awards - Best Mid-Rise Apartment, Finalist
NAHB, 2014
38 Dolores »

Pillar Awards - Best Mixed-Use Community, Finalist
NAHB, 2014
38 Dolores »

Best Practice in Architecture and Engineering
CSU Facilities Management Conference, 2014
Green Music Center at Sonoma State »

Overall Best Practice Award
CSU Facilities Management Conference, 2014
Green Music Center at Sonoma State »

Best Projects, Award of Merit - Residential
ENR California, 2014
38 Dolores »

Award of Merit, Best Affordable Project – 30 to 60 du/acre
PCBC, 2014
636 El Camino »

Grand Award, Attached Residential Project of the Year
PCBC, 2014
38 Dolores »

Grand Award, Best Multifamily Housing Project over 60 du/acre
PCBC, 2014
38 Dolores »

Award of Merit, Best Renovated or Restored Project
PCBC, 2014
2130 Post Street »

Best Metal Building
Metal Architecture, 2014
Law Winery »

Julia Morgan Award, Residential Architecture - New Construction Under 5,000 sf
Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, 2014
Dolores Heights Residence »

Julia Morgan Award, Honorable Mention – Interior Design & Decoration, Residenital
Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, 2014
Pacific Avenue Residence »

Pinnacle Award of Merit - Commercial Exterior
Marble Institute of America, 2014
Film Archive and Preservation Center »

Social Impact Design - Citation Award
AIA San Francisco and Public Architecture - Constructed Realities, 2013
Haiti Partner's Academy »
AIASF Construced Realities Awards

Published Project Award
AIA/Leading Age Design for Aging Review 12, 2013
Kobe Tower »

Best in Class Award, Architecture/Interior Design
Interactive Media Awards, 2013
BAR Architect's Website

Trends Top 50 American Homes
Home & Architectural Trends , 2013
Cloudy Meadow Ranch »

Best Affordable Housing Outside San Francisco
San Francisco Business Times Real Estate Deals, 2013
636 El Camino »

Green Building Award - Multifamily Housing
Sustainable San Mateo County, 2013
636 El Camino »

Top Real Estate Projects - Special Award
North Bay Business Journal, 2012
Green Music Center at Sonoma State »

Merit Award
Design Build Institute of America (Western Pacific Region), 2012
UC Davis Student Community Center »

California Preservation Award for Craftsmanship/Preservation Technology
California Preservation Foundation, 2012
Presidio Buildings 101 & 103

Best Renovation/Restoration Project
ENR California, 2012
Presidio Buildings 101 & 103

Award of Merit - Historic Preservation
Structural Engineers Association of Northern California, 2012
Presidio Buildings 101 & 103

Published Project Award
AIA/Leading Age Design for Aging 11, 2011
Showa Kinen Koen »

Excellence Award, Rural Housing
Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Awards, 2011
Foss Creek Court »

Readers' Choice Award - Senior
Affordable Housing Finance, 2011
The Coronet

Readers' Choice Award - Rural
Affordable Housing Finance, 2011
Foss Creek Court »

Gold Nugget Merit Award
PCBC, 2011
Foss Creek Court »

Best Designed Store of the Year - Finalist
DDI Portfolio Awards, 2010
American Eagle Outfitters, Times Square »

Best Multi-Family Residential/Hospitality
ENR California/McGraw-Hill Construction, 2010
The Madison Club »

Retail Store of the Year - Exterior
Chain Store Age, 2010
American Eagle Outfitters, Times Square »

Awards