Barton Myers awarded 2014 Maybeck Award
Barton Myers, FAIA has been awarded the 2014 Maybeck Award from the California Council of the American Institute of Architecture. The Maybeck Award recognizes outstanding achievement in architectural design as expressed in a body of work produced by an individual Californian architect over a period of at least ten years. The award is intended to honor the individual rather than the firm. The basis for the award is the quality of the body of work designed during one’s career. Past winners have included Thom Mayne, Frank Gehry, Pierre Koenig, Ray Kappe, William Turnbull and Joseph Esherick, among others.

Please see AIACC Website for more information on the award

Barton Myers: Works of Architecture and Urbanism
September 12 – December 12, 2014 Opening Reception: Thursday, October 2, 2014; 5:30-7:30pm The Art, Design & Architecture Museum at the University of California Santa Barbara will be opening an exhibition of selected work covering nearly fifty years of architecture and urbanism by Barton Myers on Friday, September 12, 2014. The Barton Myers papers were donated to the Architecture and Design Collection of the AD&A Museum, UC Santa Barbara in 2000. The archive covers Myers’s work from 1968 through 2002 and includes sketches and computer drawings, watercolors, images by well-known photographers, detailed study models and models of blocks-long sections of cities, as well as research notes, correspondence, lectures, and writings. More information on the exhibit may be found at
The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is scheduled to open November 6, 2014
The first stage of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Orlando, Florida is scheduled to open this coming November 6, 2014. Stage one includes the 2,700-seat Disney Hall, and the 300-seat Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater and the CNL Arts Plaza. Stage two, scheduled to open in 2018, will include the 1,700-seat acoustic hall, a unique multiform hall which will primarily host opera, ballet and symphonic music.
BMA Steel Projects Receive American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) IDEAS2 Awards
Montecito Residence and  Santa Monica Production Studios have earned national recognition in the IDEAS22011 awards program. Conducted annually by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), the IDEAS2 awards (Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel) are the highest honor bestowed on building projects by the structural steel industry in the United States. BMA’s longstanding and close collaborator, noted structural engineer Norman Epstein (who was engineer-of-record for the iconic Art Center College of Design in Pasadena), played a key role on the Montecito Residence. The Santa Monica Production Studios, completed recently for a young independent film company, were designed in collaboration with Buro Happold in Los Angeles. Please see AIAC Website for more information on the awards.
BMA to Participate in the Building Enclosures Sustainability Symposium 2011 at Cal Poly Pomona
Thomas Schneider, AIA will be will be moderating a session on First Principles on Friday 04/29/2011, with presentations by renowned architect Gwynne Pugh & Rome Prize Winner Matthew Bronski. For details and full list of lectures and presentations, please see
Montecito Residence Selected as a 2011 Architectural Record House
Architectural Record has selected Barton Myers Associates' Montecito Residence as one of six Record Houses for 2011. "In their selection of RECORD Houses, the editors seek both innovative design and timeless architectural responses to the residential program." This is the second time that a BMA residence has been selected for Record Houses. In 1977, the Wolf Residence, Toronto also earned this prestigious honor.
Montecito Residence Featured in Santa Barbara Seasons Magazine
The Montecito Residence is featured in the Spring, 2011 issue of Santa Barbara Seasons, on newsstands now. The story "Architectural Alchemy" discusses Myers' unique steel residential design and how to build safer in wildfire prone settings.

Barton Myers, FAIA Featured in "Success By Design, Revealing Profiles of California Architects" by Jenn Kennedy
Barton Myers, FAIA is one of more than two dozen California architects featured in photographer Jenn Kennedy's new book "Success By Design, Revealing Profiles of California Architects". The publication pairs Kennedy's portraits with interviews discussing thoughts on design, art and professional practice.


Barton Myers, FAIA Receives the 2011 Distinguished Practice Award from the American Institute of Architects California Council
Barton Myers, FAIA has been honored by the American Institute of Architects, California Council with the 2011 Distinguished Practice Award, one of the AIACC's three Council Awards which will be presented at the Awards and Installation Celebration on November 4, 2010 in Calistoga, California.

The Distinguished Practice Award recognizes significant contributions and accomplishments by an individual architect in response to the challenges of a specific building type or practice area, acknowledging design excellence, innovations within the design and construction process, and a demonstrated collaborative spirit. This award given to Barton Myers, FAIA is in recognition of his contribution to Theater Design and dedicated commitment to the built environment.

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