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July 17, 2006

BAR Architects Wins Regional and National Awards

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--BAR Architects was recently honored with both local and national awards.

On Thursday, June 22nd, the Gold Nugget Awards honored BAR Architects with the Grand Award for the Greenwood Residence and a merit award for our office located at 543 Howard. That same evening, BAR received the Award of Excellence from the Society of Professional Services' (SMPS) San Francisco Chapter for the design of the firm's website.

The Greenwood Residence, a mid-century modern inspired 3,466 sf home in Palo Alto, CA, was awarded the Grand Award for "Best Custom Home - Under 5,000 sf". Situated on a modest 0.18 acre lot that is just 50 feet wide, the Greenwood Residence capitalizes on space while at the same time reinforcing the relationship between indoor and outdoor space. BAR's office in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood was awarded a merit award for "Best Rehab Commercial/Industrial Project". The 18,000 sf office, which reflects the firm's modern sensibilities and sustainable beliefs, is designed to meet LEED™ (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver criteria by utilizing green design principles and materials throughout and comfortably accommodates BAR's future growth. The Gold Nugget Awards recognizes achievement in architecture and land planning for residential, commercial and industrial projects. The awards presentation was held during the annual Pacific Coast Builder Conference at the Moscone Center on June 22nd.

In addition to the Gold Nugget Awards, BAR has also been recently recognized for its website by the Society of Marketing Professional Services (SMPS). The firm was honored for its website by the SMPS' San Francisco chapter during the organization's Founders Award ceremony in June and will also be recognized nationally in August with a SMPS Marketing Communications Award. The new website easy navigation and clean graphics effortlessly exhibits the firm's timeless, high-quality and diverse architectural styles, project types and modern design capabilities. The Marketing Communication Awards is national award program given out annually which recognizes excellence in marketing communications in the professional services industry. The award will be presented during the annual national SMPS conference in Los Angeles on August 17th.